Category Archives: fpv

fpv related quadcopter posts

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 »

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 »

pepperF1SH – Part VI: new prototype & testing some flips

pepperF1SH This post is the sixths in a series of posts about the adventure of building the world’s lightest brushless FPV quadcopter: project pepperF1SH. I finished a new prototype of my pepperF1SH today 🙂 Its total weight including FPV gear and a 1S 200mAh battery is 32.4grams — yay! With having a new toy to… Read More »

tinyPEPPER – testing with an spracing f3 evo brushed (converted to brushless)

This post is an update about my 4in1 blheli_s ESC tinyPEPPER. I just did a first test using an old F3 evo brushed board that i converted to brushless operation (remove FETs and pulldown resistors). I will probably to the maiden with this board and an uSKY rx instead of using my tinyFISH fc as… Read More »

pepperF1SH – Part I: Frame & Motors

pepperF1SH This post is the first in a series of posts about the adventure of building the world’s lightest brushless FPV quadcopter: project pepperF1SH. Banggood recently released a new nice, cheap and lightweight brushless motor, the Racerstar 1103 8000KV ( also available as a 10000KV version). First thrust tests on the 8000KV motor on 1S… Read More »