2 - Build
At first sight the quad looks quiet sturdy.
The config is pretty good...
Some screw weren't correctly screwed. I Will have to totally disassembly the frame to fixe the screw #A1 .
The 6 stand-offs use 5xM3/6 and 1x M3/8 .
Unused wire from I0_1 connector (#B1) was snatch. Cable pins are still inside the
Thanks for the headach in case we decide to use any of those unused pins.
No vbat (#C2) so no buzzer (#C1 ) that's awful .
Camera is power direct on lipo
Both left leds are power on normal 5v.
1 - Add vBat
First we need Vbat in (From #F1 to #F2) :
#F1 - Solder 2 wires on PDB Battery out pins.
#F2 - Solder 2X2.54 Right angle connector pin.
2 - Add a buzzer
Then solder a 5v Buzzer (#G1). I prefered 2 pins connector.
3 - VTX Fixe :
Set the VTx as Seby Docky advised.
4 - Add a PPM Rx
Make sure the polarity is correct.
5 - FIRST TOUGHT
I end up with a 372g bad boy (as would have said Stew).
My first flight was FPV. I make sure it hovering in los before.
It was also my very first acro flight (Joshua Bardwell teached me .
Later on mattystunt as Joshua Bardwell will confirm the idea of ideal camera tilt).
Flight was great for a first acro flight eventhough i didn't
felt the simulator sensation.
After flight (i flown 3 to 4 battery), i noticed that some screws get unscrewed .
But the only true weak point is the camera by all means. First i would prefer the camera on 5v BEC to stabilize (and clean) courant and reduce heat. Second the camera dynamic range is " (…) horendous (…) ". You're totally right Stew.
Otherwise it definately worth it .
It would even be better if it has a buzzer and
a better camera to completly furfill it's purpose.
It is a beginner quad ? You're a beginner and you're fly LOS alone in the desert (in a safe area), yes it is a beginner quad. It would be even better if you know how to solder.
To enjoy it more i decided to (you'll probably have to) tun it up.
6 - X220 tuning
A) Remove evrything from the frame to loctite
B) Replace bottom stand-off'' M3/6 screws by M3/8 screws.
C) Hot glue motors to FC.
D) Connect camera on PDB 5v BEC with an extra jst connector (I also definatelly removed leds and motors protection..).
E) Uncase the 2.4Ghz PPM Rx
F) Add micro MinimOSD
G) Modify the frame to fit the OSD plug...
H) Remove the VTx extension cable (Put the VTx back as it was). Will change those props by 5X4X3 Kingkong.
I) Buy, wait, change the camera as soon as possible
. With the Foxeer HS1177 It's a new life
7 - Second Tought
I end up with a 360g bad boy (with propellers and
without battery). Less cute but more as i wish.
Next i went once again listen to Joshua Bardwell. I learned something then changed some betaflight parameters.
After some flights test, i went straight to the ideal camera tilt point.
Now it flys so great.
Needless to say i truly recommend
*** (...) And Happy Flying (...) ***
For config :
Get some spare batteries! Don't take the 2200, too much heavy!