1For this build, I chose the popular Lumenier QAV-R frame, 2204-class
motors from Hobby King, a
Run Cam Skyplus camera, and
a Lumenier TX5GA variable-power video transmitter.
Most parts shown here were
sourced from getfpv.com.
2I start each build by prepping the motors for installation. I like these Multistar 2204 motors because their prop adapters come with left- and right-hand threads for clockwise and counterclockwise rotation. I think this is better than depending on locknuts
to keep the props from unscrewing.
3;e QAV-R frame is tout enough to shrug o ; some impressive
crashes. ;e 4mm-thick
carbon arms are attached to
the baseplate with a cluster of
M3 screws, and the assembly
is amazingly sti;. I recommend
using thread-lock, like Loctite
242, on all metal-to-metal
screws; just enough to wet the
first couple of threads is plenty.
4;e power distribution board is the heart of every FPV racer. ;is well-tested RedRotor OSD not only supplies power
to the speed controls, flight controller, and
video gear but also routes the video signal and
provides an on-screen display of voltage, flight
time, current, and power consumed. Here, I’ve
prepped the board by installing the main power
wires and leads for the flight controller, camera,
and video transmitter. ;e video leads were cut
from the wire harnesses that came with the
camera and video transmitter.