Introducing my custom designed compact mini quad frame for FPV flight: XL-RCM 6.0 EXO.
This frame kit designed for V929 or MQX/Hobby King Q-bot generic mini quad copter for FPV conversion. Now it looks like portable mini drone. Design to be ultimate solution to facilitate and ease building mini quad for fpv using common parts available at hobby shop as this kit already have place holder for generic FPV hardware available in the market. The quad complete FPV build weight not including lipo battery is only around 60gram. Flying weight estimated at 80gram if 808 #16 HD cam mounted as optional below the frame. 3D printed in ABS plastic provide lightwieght solution for endurance and long range flight. With TGY-9X radio and 200mw nano will provide 1~1.5km of flight range.
The main frame is compact and slim compare against commercial version and the rotor to rotor hub width is slightly longer due to arm displacement from the frame sockets thus provide better stability for outdoor flight.
- Max flight controller board placement from V929/MQX/Hobby King Q-bot size: (W/H/L)cm = 4.4cm/0.7cm/3.2cm
- Upper lipo bay fits 1s 500mah 15c main lipo battery for quad and 808 #16 HD cam size: (W/H/L)cm = 2.0cm/1.0cm/6.7cm
- Lower lipo bay fits 1s 200mah 5c lipo battery for video tansmission and main FPV cam (obained from 808 #16 internal battery) size: (W/H/L)cm = 1.9cm/0.5cm/3.1cm
- Adjustable pivoted camera angle for main fpv cam.
- 808 #16 place holder case.
- Lighter than commercial frame.
- "Snap-locking" coreless motor place holders/sockets.
- Support WL-V929, E-flite MQX, Hobby King Q-bot or similar cloned models (must be shaft/spur geared rotor) and similar mini quad hardware.
- Need good soldering skills.
- Plugs, screws and wires need to be cut or removed to tightly fit into the frame.
- Frame only support nano fpv camera 420/520TVL caseless.
- Support nano size video transmitter size: (W/H/L)cm = 2.0cm/0.5cm/2.4cm
- Support 808 #* series keychain camera.
- 2mm width zip tie for landing gear.
- You'll need to prepare a fast bonding glue to give extra rigid bonding between assembled parts.
- Do take not on V929 board or any equivalent receiver & FC integrated board the 2.4ghz antenna needed to resoldered upwards for better range and perfet fitting on this frame.
Complete assembly parts:
Youtube video preview:
Click to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5lOPKSo0hM
Fitting the electronics into the frame will need a lot of work and bunch of fine soldering skills. Because its so compact you will need to remove any plugs, surplus wirings and etc to get it fit perfectly and at the same time reduce weight as much as possible. This is where pure modders put their skills into it. Everything i made into this quad are direct soldering. This work is going to be pure DIY.
Please refer to the gallery folder for images reference/manual once done download the zip file and extraction. Set your 3D printed to more denser printing material for robust and rigid product output.
Your shopping list to buy parts to build the above model (100% fit unless mentioned "Compatible"):
- Platform/Airframe/Combo package:
- WLtoys V949 Upgraded V212 2.4G 6 Axis RC Quadcopter RTF Mode 2
- Ready to Fly version direct extractable hardware for 100% fittings: WL-TOY V929 RTF
- Bind and Fly version direct extractable hardware for 100% fittings: WL-TOY V929 RTF (fasttech dealer)
- Bind and Fly version direct extractable hardware for 100% fittings: WL-TOY V929 RTF (rc-fever dealer)
- Radio controller for V929 matching the above flight controller (Mode 2)
- WLtoys V911 V912 V913 V949 RC Helicopter Transmitter
- FlySky Upgraded 2.4G 9CH RC Helicopter Transmitter FS-TH9XB Mode 2 (Pro handling for V929 boards - highly recomended)
- Flysky FS-T6 V2 2.4GHz 6CH Transmitter For V959 Syma X1 Mode 2 (Pro handling for V959 boards)
- Integrated board/Flight controller:
- 8.5x20mm Motor For Walkera W100s V929 V949 V959 V9698.5x20mm Motor For Walkera W100s V929 V949 V959 V969
- Wltoys V929 V949 Spare Parts Motor Shaft Pinion Gear Mount
- Counter-clockwise Motor Set For V959 V212 V222 RC Quadcopter (Tips: Reverse Wire to Clockwise rotation)
- Old Version WLtoys V959 Motor Base
- Proppellers and necessities:
- WLtoys V929 V949 Beetle 4-Axis UFO Spare Parts Main Blade V929-02
- New Version WLtoys V959 V212 V222 RC Quadcopter Parts Main Blade
- Old Version WLtoys V959 RC Qaudcopter Spare Parts Blade
- New Version WLtoys V222 V212 V959 Orange&Black Blades Propellers
- 4x Rotor shaft
- 4x Rotor spur gear
- 8x Rotor bearings
- Screw set (To lock the propeller to shaft)
- WLtoys V929 949 Beetle 4-Axis UFO Spare Parts Arm Carbon Fiber V929-11
- WLtoys V929 Beetle 4-Axis UFO Spare Parts Shaft V929-07
- Video transmitter:
- Camera and secondary HD recording camera:
- Nano FPV HD Mini Ultra-Light 3g 520 Line Cable Camera for RC Model (Perfect fitting)
- Nano 600TVL camera (Compatible)
- Nano 520TVL camera - FH10C V9 wide voltage 90 degree FPV lens (PAL)
- Nano 520TVL - FH10C wide voltage (PAL)
- *Optional flight videography HD camera mods: Y3000 HD
- *Optional flight videography HD camera mods: 808 #16 V3 HD camera
- *Optional night accessories: Lightweight LED strips for V929
- Video receiver/Ground station/FPV pilot gear:
- Boscam FPV 5.8G 8CH 200mW AV Wireless Receiver RC305
- Boscam FPV 5.8G 8CH AV Wireless Receiver RC805
- Boscam GS920 640 x 480 2.4G 5.8G Wireless FPV AIO Goggle
- Boscam RX LCD 5802 5.8GHz LCD Diversity Receiver 7 Inch Monitor
- Boscam FPV 5.8G 4 in 1 D58-4 Audio Video Diversity Receiver
- Boscam FPV 5.8G D58-2 DUO5800 Dual Wireless Diversity Receiver
- Boscam GS922 FPV 5.8G 32CH Div AIO Goggles With DVR
- Skyzone SKY-700D FPV 5.8G 32CH Diversity 7 Inch TFT Monitor DVR
- Boscam Galaxy D4 FPV 5.8G 32CH LCD 8 Inch Monitor With DVR Receiver
- SkyZone SKY-01 FPV AIO Goggles 5.8G 32CH Frequency Head Tracking Glass