I’ve been wanting a setup for racing that can also be used for video in tighter spaces. I decided to go with one of the Emax 250. So far I’m pretty happy with the value and quality. Here is everything that came in the kit that costs about $130 on ebay.
-Frame w/ anti-vibration mount, stainless screws and alum standoffs
-EMax MT2204 Motors 2300KV
-5×3.0 carbon fiber Props
Here’s how I made a super cheap and easy in-line power distribution board. I used a blank piece of circuit board and first scored out two stripes before cutting it free. The black fiber reinforced demel wheels work best for this.
It came out to be a nice clean harness when finished. There is a JST connector to power the BEC unit on the NAZA and anything else I may want and the board is wrapped in shrink tube now.
Surprisingly the 4 ESCs and power distribution all fit in the 8mm wide space between the frame and the lower arm support that is off in this picture.
I like to test my platforms with my NAZA Lite MC because I know it so well and it’s very simple to setup.
Without a camera the battery balances it perfect on the top.
With this 3S 2300mha Battery on the back, it’s perfectly balanced with a Gopro Hero3 on the front. It flew so well with that I’m thinking it will have the power to add a micro gimbal eventually.
OK! Now on to the APM Mini and FPV!
Here is a bit of a messy first setup with the APM.