Category Archives: DIY

Pagoda antenna – panelized version – results

Some time ago I ordered some Pagoda FPV antennas PCBs on elecrow. I modified Maartens ingenious python script to render multiple antennas in a 3×3 grid and into one single gerber file. My script added small breakaway tabs and they worked perfectly. The single PCBs snap away easily. A picture is worth a thousands words:… Read More »

tinyFISH FC — report of the first successful community built fc

The first community built tinyFISH fc is alive! I recently got an email from the rcgroups user Sevo. He  successfully managed to assemble and flash his tinyFISH fc. Congratulations, this is the first report of a working replica from the community! Even though he had no access to a microscope he managed to complete his… Read More »

SkyRC quattro mini / Hitec X4 – TinyWhoop battery connector mod

I recently bought a SkyRC quattro / Hitec X4 charger for my TinyWhoop and pepperF1SH batteries. Unfortunately this charger does not have the 1.25mm molex picoblade connector you find on the standard picoblade connector used on the TinyWhoop batteries. The MX connector is a close fit, but having a different spacing (1.5mm VS 1.25mm) damages… Read More »

tinyFISH FC – How to build your own! [revision 0.2]

UPDATE: please refer to the latest revision v0.2b! In this post I am going to share all the parts you need to build your own super lightweight tinyFISH flight controller with an integrated, FrSky compatible rx. All the following information applies to the current version 0.2 of tinyFISH (tagged as revision 0.2). Changes compared to… Read More »

Pagoda antenna – panelized version!

Even though my newest toy, the 32.4g brushless fpv copter pepperF1SH is not using circular polarized antennas, I started preparations for the next outdoor racing season. After seeing Maartens nice Pagoda antenna design, I realized that I will never again build those oldscool timewastingwirecage-antennas… So I needed some pagoda antenna PCBSs. Joined by some friends… Read More »