Meteor 5" build

Discussion in 'Build Logs' started by Dugdog47, May 6, 2018.

  1. Dugdog47

    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

    Hello friends and fellow flyer folks of the fine quadcopter forum. It's time to begin my very first build!!

    This will be roughly based on the $99 build (although I'm spending slightly more.)


    I'm starting with the 5" meteor frame from space fpv:
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    Thinking about using the
    4X Racerstar 2306 BR2306S 2400KV motors:
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    Next is the racerstar all in one 20 amp escs:
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    Omnibus F4 pro V3 betaflight flight control board:
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    And the matex power distribution board: 09e7acb2-8839-4bca-b811-462a8d088de4.jpg

    And last but least the flysky X6B receiver:
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    The only thing I have so far is the frame so I decided to post this thread to see if someone can tell me if everything if picked will work well together or should I make any changes.

    Thanx for checking out my thread.

    Your friend,
    Doug.
     

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  2. DrAbsurd

    DrAbsurd Well-Known Member

    Im still new to this also but my first thoughts are: The frame looks thin and you may break a arm if you crash. The esc's look a little small for the size motors, maybe go up to 25-30amp. Everything else looks nice. No fpv info listed though. Also I would add an inch or so of wire to the power board battery terminal so you can tie strap it to something so a crash doesnt snap off the lead.
     
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  3. Dugdog47

    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

    FPV will be a runcam swift 2 and Eachine TX801 vtx:

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  4. Gyro Doctor

    Gyro Doctor Electronics Tech for over 45 years

    Those motors pull 33 Amps so you'll need a higher rated ESC.
    You should always rate the ESC higher than the expected pull of the motors so they (the ESCs) don't run hot and also as a safety margin.
    In this case you need 35 Amps ones or better yet 40 Amps.
     
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  5. Dugdog47

    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

    I kinda thought the same however since the meteor frame is the only thing I have so far I'm going to try it.

    What it lacks in strength it makes up for by being very lightweight so this thing should be a very light quad.
     
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  6. Dugdog47

    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

    Hey thanks so I guess that means weaker motors (not happening) or bigger escs?

    Okay the hunt for 40amp ESCs is on!!!!!
     
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  7. Gyro Doctor

    Gyro Doctor Electronics Tech for over 45 years

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    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

  9. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Nice @Dugdog47 - looking forward to see how it comes together.
     
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  10. BL Swagger

    BL Swagger Well-Known Member

    I agree with Gyro. I have that quad build, and been flying it for the last few months. The 4in1 20A esc has held up so far, but there is definitely not enough going through. There is an obvious drop on motor 4 from motor 1. I have to pitch the quad back slightly to keep level.
     
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  11. Dugdog47

    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah you'll hear about it but it's going to be at least a month until everything comes in from the slow boat from China.

    If this works out I'll have THE FASTEST quad on the block for under $200.:cool:
     
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  12. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Sneaky peek folks
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    Bare frame
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    Splash of colour.
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    I'm just waiting on the rest of my stack :(
     
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  13. BL Swagger

    BL Swagger Well-Known Member

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    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

  15. Gyro Doctor

    Gyro Doctor Electronics Tech for over 45 years

    Yes, It's got less processor, with more noise too, and one amp less BEC power, but at about half the price it's still a good buy ;)
     
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  16. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    It's a gofly 130mm off ebay..
    Tad too big but 3.5mm plate ain't gonna break from a fall.
     
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  17. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    The stickers took me 2hrs trimming it all down. But it will be worth it if someone says build me one if them.
    Parts £140 & sell for around £200 depending on how rich they look.
     
  18. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Get yourself some 22 size motors & that 20amp 4in1 esc will be ok. Just don't give it max throttle for more than 10 seconds.
     
  19. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Full stick with what you got will kill the esc.
     
  20. Gyro Doctor

    Gyro Doctor Electronics Tech for over 45 years

    I would not even bother to build anything if I had to "baby it" to keep it from frying ... lol ... my criteria is
    if I can't "hammer down" non-stop with it then I don't want it. ;)
     
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