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DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:41 am

Andy Sayle has designed and had cut some cracking Carbon fiber frames for the DJI F330 equipment. Being a sucker for carbon bling I had to have a set so here are the build pics.

Frames are designed to make a more FPV friendly 330 size quad for close proxy flying and FPV racing

Start off with a New DJI F330 kit and some Andy Sayle Carbon Frames.

Quick mock up before the build starts, IPhone lends some scale




Into the workshop to start bolting things together, DJI Stock Motors First





Next stock DJI 18amp ESC and make up a power distribution harness





With that done, add the top deck and install the flight controller, in this case a KK 2.1 FC





A few more bits to do, then tidy the wires add RX and test fly, 1hr45 mins for the build everything very easy Andy did a great job with the frame design, lots of strapping points and holes for the KK board line up perfectly. Test flights done with a big 3000mah lipo underslung. now using 2200mah that fit into the rear battery cradle neat and tidy



















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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:45 am

Flight 5 and Im getting the gains sorted, added my camera to look at vibrations etc etc very pleased with the results. Pleased with the frames there very strong and the cheep £20 quid KK board is performing well.

Need to add my FPV VTX and were good to go

Please excuse the mess and flip flop sock combo lol


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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:14 am

good catch  Cool 

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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:56 pm

In full FPV mode






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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Andy Sayle on Tue May 06, 2014 10:52 am

Guys,

If anyone is interested in one of these little airframes, I'm selling off the prototype frames at cost price, due to a minor cutting error. It is a quick (2 min) fix with the use of a dremel, if you ask me nicely, I may even do it for you!.

Costs are:

Top and bottom plate out of lovely carbon fibre, plus spacers: £20.
Screw kit (all stainless, 2mm socket screws. 20 M2.5 arm screws, 6 M3 spacer screws, and 16 M3 motor screws. ) - £2
Airframe kit (Including 4 DJI arms, screws, plates and spacers) - £40.

So, if you add four 20A or 30A escs, 4 motors (2212 sized, around 900kv ish) and a flight controller (Kk2.1, naza, cc3d etc), 4 8x5 props, plus a 3 or 4s battery around 200-3000Mah, you could be in the air for way less than £200 Smile

The next lot of airframes will have the cutting error resolved, and a few other features, and the price will be a bit more (Probably £30 for the frames)

Cheers
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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Mark Barnes on Fri May 16, 2014 10:36 am

Great to see another 2 members getting hold of these kits last night. were not to fair away from the First RDMFC FPV GP.

Thanks also to Andy to for helping me with my set up on mine last night too its going really well now

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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Rich on Fri May 16, 2014 12:49 pm

Looks like I need a F350AS and a 550 Hex What a Face 

Go on Andy I'll have one of your 350AS, can I have that trick motor upgrade we talked about just after mark left last night.Shocked 

Don't forget to do the mod you mentioned further up the posts for free Very Happy

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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Andy Sayle on Fri May 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Good man!

Do you want a set of arms as well?  I've only got red ones at the moment.  They work, but can be a bugger to orientate when flying line of sight.  They would probably take some white paint nicely though.

As for motors, I've not got any spare.  You can use any around the 2212 - 900kv mark (same as the DJi F450 and F330 kits).  The DJI motors work well....  Speed controllers need to be 20A upwards.  I've got 30A beasties on mine, but they are way overkill.

In fact, I'll do a post with some kit options in a moment....

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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Andy Sayle on Fri May 16, 2014 1:30 pm

Motors: 2212 - 900kv sized. DJI stock ones, or anything around the same size and KV rating.

Speed controllers - 20A - 30A beasties. DJI stock ones work well, as do the Hobbyking "Afro" series : http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__49603__Afro_ESC_30Amp_Multi_rotor_Motor_Speed_Controller_SimonK_Firmware_EU_Warehouse_.html or http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__47810__Afro_ESC_20Amp_Multi_rotor_Motor_Speed_Controller_SimonK_Firmware_EU_Warehouse_.html

FLight controller can be a Naza Lite if you want GPS and easy to fly. Or you could go for an Open pilot CC3d (no gps, compass) or the budget end is a KK2.1 board: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__54299__Hobbyking_KK2_1_5_Multi_rotor_LCD_Flight_Control_Board_With_6050MPU_And_Atmel_644PA.html (there are mounitng holes pre drilled for the Open pilot (36mm) and KK (45mm) boards.

Then all you need is a 5 channel min receiver, and batteries. You can use anything from a 3s 2000mAh, to a 4s 3000mAh. I'm currently using 3s 3000mAh, and getting flight times of 12-15 minutes (putting about 2000mAh back in teh packs after).

Oh, and if you use opto ESCs (eg DJI ones), but not a Naza flight controller, then you will need a BEC to supply power to the flight controller. On mine, I have one Afro ESC being used to power the flight controller and RX, and the rest of the ESCs have their +ve supply wire removed from the connector.

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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Mark Barnes on Fri May 16, 2014 2:45 pm

For Referance I use the following

DJI 2212 Motors and DJI 18amp ESC
KK2.1 flight control flashed with the latest firmware
Hobbywing 5v Bec
3s1p 2200 25c lipos giving me 8 mins of flight using FPV putting 1800mah back in
Fatshark 250 VTX
Fatshark 600 FPV camera
Specktrum 6100 RX

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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:47 pm

Guys, if anyone is interested in one of these dinky sports quads, I have loads of plates available, and a limited number of moulded arms too. For the Princely sum of £25 (special club discount!) you get:

Premium 1.5mm thick carbon fibre top and bottom plates.
3 frame spacers
stainless steel bolt kit

Or, for £35, you get all of the above, plus four moulded plastic arms!

All you need to add is:

A flight controller (KK2.1, openpilot cc3d, DJI Naza lite or similar)
4 matching motors (2212 sized brushless motor, ideally around 900-1000kV).
4 props (8x5 or 9x5 recommended, two normal, two left handed)
4 speed controllers (18A or more recommended, the Hobbyking Afro 20A ones are perfect)
a receiver
a battery (3s 2200 is great, up to 3000mAh. 4s 2200 is ballistic!)

You can be in the air for way less than £200!

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Re: DJI F330 FPV Carbon Special

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:30 am

Morning folks,

If anyone wants a full airframe kit for this little beastie, I have just taken delivery of some more arms. I'm reducing the price now too, £30 will get you a set of plates, a screw and spacer kit, and 4 arms. I'll even chuck in a prototype camera mount plate for the front too....

You can realistically build one of these for around £150-£200 now, depending on the spec of the components you use!

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:33 am

Dont forget i need "packs" for the nats

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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:39 am

Aye, I'm doing a little printed insert today. Got some bags being delivered today too Smile

When are you leaving for the Nats?

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:47 am

Firday Morning 9am (although more likley dinner time)

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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:10 am

Good stuff. I'll get them ready for tomorrow clubnight then, all being well.

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