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Nov 02, 2014, 10:23 AM
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Hubsan H107D Custom FPV Setup


The following is from my post in the Hubsan H107d FPV thread, hopefully help someone else interested in customizing their quad: (just need to figure how to add the pics I posted as well)

Good day today, had time to finish some projects and started a few as well!
Finally got a chance to finish my build using the Nano 5.8g vtx and Pico V2 and have to say I'm amazed how good of an image the combo provides!

The wires on the cam and vtx are tiny so after measuring the distance I would need, I cut and soldered them up together. I ran the vtx power straight from the rx which worked great. After experimenting with the 1/4 wave dipole antenna placed up, straight back etc., I ended up using the prop protector, a tiny piece of tubing and some hot glue to hold and guide the antenna up for best performance.

Lastly, after getting it all sealed up, I removed the battery tray in the TX and soldered in a 2a buck converter to power the battery hungry tx with 6v using my 800mah 2s lipo and it works great! Since it's raining I couldn't test outside but flying around my house and my garage the image was crystal clear, plenty of power and I believe it will perform well!

The weight with prop protector is around 47.5g, I can trim some off but it seemed to fly with no issues.

I soldered the vtx to the main board which
Description: Just enough length to fit tightly over the battery tray but comfortable enough to take the top off easily. Views: 23

Just enough length to fit tightly over the battery tray but comfortable enough to take the top off easily.

Description: Shows the tubing guiding the 1/2 wave dipole antenna, for now it easily comes out but plan on moving to the side a bit to make it easier to remove the battery.

Shows the tubing guiding the 1/2 wave dipole antenna, for now it easily comes out but plan on moving to the side a bit to make it easier to remove the battery.
Showing the guts, the vtx heat sink sits on the bottom, hopefully keeping it cool!

Next was to remove the tx battery tray, once you slide the battery connectors up and out the whole tray removes easily.

Soldered in a 2a buck converter giving the tx 6v from my 800mah 2s

Using the spots where the battery connector was, I guided the new power JST into the tray, connected the 2s and it worked great!
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Nov 08, 2014, 12:05 AM
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That looks awesome! Post a video when you get a chance, I would like to see the quality!
Nov 09, 2014, 11:24 AM
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I always liked my husban, looking forward to more video...
Jan 06, 2015, 05:20 PM
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Great post, waiting for some videos as well!
Jan 09, 2015, 10:26 PM
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Help


Hi I really want to put a battery just like yours on my transmitter for the hubsan

can you add me on skype so you can talk and tell me where to buy those parts ?

Skype: Hipstery
Feb 12, 2015, 01:29 PM
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dang!! that looks wicked sweet. so what kind of range are you getting with this setup?
Mar 30, 2015, 10:00 PM
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Hello fellow marylander


I just got the DM 007 today. Soo excited. Im in Pasadena, but work in Annapolis. Maybe we can fly together sometime. this is my first quad. Great pics.
Apr 03, 2015, 07:38 AM
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Nice work sir. I am watching.
May 26, 2015, 04:12 PM
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Connecting ribbon cable?


Hey -

I had my transmitter for my 107D go bad and got a replacement thinking it wouldn't be that hard to attach.

I'm a little unsure how on to disconnect the old one or reconnect the new one (solder I guess).

Has anyone done this who can post a video / picture of how they did it? Do you have to "rip" the cable off or cut it? It doesn't seem to slide out? I heard that soldering it is a bitch, but not sure what else to do to get the FPV back.

Thanks,

Eric
May 28, 2015, 03:12 PM
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Thanks for starting this thread.

I'm expecting the Syma X11 (similar to the Hubsan frame) to arrive any day now and will be modding it for FPV. This thread gave me ideas on how to install the FPV equipment.
Jul 03, 2015, 04:49 PM
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looks like an awesome mod.... what range are u expecting to get on it now? any tests already?
Jul 27, 2015, 08:14 AM
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I love custom builds, making things unique. Looks great!
Nov 01, 2015, 06:16 AM
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I suspect I am being a bit thick and will continue to look through the thread, but just in case the info is not here, may I ask, where is the best place to look for the vtx and camera?
INcidentally my hubsan sans battery weighs 43Grammes, so if after all that modding you only gained 2 grams over stock, that's no bad achievement.
Apr 22, 2016, 05:45 PM
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Nice mod Water's. However, I still think my fpv conversion with a $50 va1100 vtx/camera (esp with goggles) is simpler. I still fly this little guy, mainly indoors. I also find the h107d tx very handy to take to the field, select the vtx freq, and let others watch it on the tx's monitor.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=6364
Apr 23, 2016, 07:13 AM
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lol, that's cool! The bumper view is a little distracting but without bumpers the view is actually pretty good! The cheaper hobbyking quanum cam/vtx for some reason lasts me a lot longer though compared to the va1100.


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Nice mod Water's. However, I still think my fpv conversion with a $50 va1100 vtx/camera (esp with goggles) is simpler. I still fly this little guy, mainly indoors. I also find the h107d tx very handy to take to the field, select the vtx freq, and let others watch it on the tx's monitor.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=6364


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