|Dec 24, 2012, 12:01 AM|
DiaLFonZo-Copter - FPV SpyderQuad
Build up of my FPV SpyderQuad (V1)
I purchased this through Eric (DiaLFonzo) as a flat (G10) parts kit only, no hardware, standoffs or other parts. I requested a 2nd lower plate to mount the power distribution board due to the confined space within the upper and lower frame plates.
Due to this being a first run on his new design there were a few changes that he was in the middle of making before releasing it but I finally pressured him enough to make me one before the changes.
SpyderQuad (version 1)
T-Motor 2216-11 900kv
DJI 30A OPTO ESC
GemFan CF 10x4.5 Props
FrSky V8R7-II Rx
225mm booms = 508mm front M/M, 355mm rear M/M, 381mm FM/RM
First off, huge props to Eric, the manufactured parts where flawless and all packaged individually to prevent shipping damage.
Seeing that the Naza would just barely fit into the frame running the .75" boom blocks from the original design I opted to buy some 1" tall boom blocks but didn't want to run through bolts and nuts. I decided to build off Eric's boom block design using my 1" blocks. I reamed the lower block holes to .1875" and pressed the .75" hex spacers in the blocks, then reamed the upper block to .201" to allow it to hand fit over the hex spacers, this holds the booms in place without screws in the top plate so you can work on the interior.
On the motor side I ordered Eric's .75" tall blocks so the landing legs would still lock in as designed.
Re-skinned 30A OPTO ESC
Cramming the ESC's in the frame.. One of the changes to the released design will be ESC mounting pads on the motor plates, this help keep them cool and allows for more options with ESCs.
I got on a roll and forgot to take more pictures of the inside, it was going together so smoothly and I could wait to see it completed.
As of now, I'm still flying on the stock Naza setting, she hovers fantastically and is quite responsive. As I get more flight time on her I'll add the FPV equipment and readjust setting if necessary.
You can see his whole thread here.
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