A new pepperFIISH is born — Successful reproduction by jaap

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By | August 26, 2017

I just got some feedback from jaap, he successfully built himself a 2S pepperFIISH pocketrocket. His build features the new Racerstar BR1103B motors and uses the new frame design. Looks like he is having some serious fun with it! Jaap writes:

I’ve been having so much fun with this new micro quad. It’s amazingly small, bul hauls ass like nothing i’ve ever seen on this size. This is a pure joy to fly. Flying micro size drones no longer means having to hold back. This little beast can take it all. Powerloops, buildingdiving, racing. You name it.

But see yourself, his footage shows much better what this beast can do than all my crippled flight videos not showing much more than me trying not to crash it. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the video jaap!

Pepperfiish - The most powerfull micro FPV racer.

UPDATE: He just added a second video of him diving a windmill:

PepperFIISH - Not your run-of-the-mill micro quad

As always, if you built some of my stuff drop me an email, I am happy to hear about your stories and to see how it turned out for you!

Keep on flying!

16 thoughts on “A new pepperFIISH is born — Successful reproduction by jaap

    1. fishpepper Post author

      I am using this one. Not sure if the weight saving is worth the bad connector. I always fear to rip it apart. I do not like the red jst either…

      1. Curtis Ruin

        Hey Simon,
        do convert the battery connector some how?
        I ordered both version but I m not sure which connector I should use. I was thinking maybe to solder one of red JST as well!?
        Please advice.
        Many thanks in advance.

        1. fishpepper Post author

          You can use both. The red JST is listed to withstand more current so in principle it is better. I just do not like it because it is hard to separate and I once managed to plugg one into a copter in the reversed way on accident…

  1. Jurica

    Nice build!

    One question: Today i receive this frame (new version) from Armattan production and set of BR1103B motors, but they dont fit on the frame. Middle hole for motor shaft (on the arms) is too small and shaft C-clip cannot fit inside.

    To Simon, was this the case in your build? I can drill the hole a little bit. I hope that i will not destroy the frame πŸ™‚

    Maybe update of the frame is not bad idea? Bugger hole, from current 3.5 mm to maybe 4.2 mm, because C-clip on BR1103B is 4.0

    1. fishpepper Post author

      I still did not receive my frames from armattan πŸ™
      But Jaap reported the same, a fixed version is currently under approval by armattan πŸ™‚

      It’s fine to drill it bigger, use some wood as counterpresure and drill it in the bathroom sink with some flowing water (the dust is very toxic). Ah and do not use drills you want to keep sharp, cfk seems to eat drills.

      1. Jurica

        Yes, i know πŸ™‚

        Thanks for info.
        Also, banggood sent wrong screws with the motors πŸ™‚ They are trying to slow me down in my build πŸ™‚

      2. dex

        Hi fishpepper! Is this an updated version of the frame that has bigger motor holes?

        I just ordered it last night!

        Also, just curious how well it stands up to crashes, in your experience? It’s listed as only 1mm thick on the Armattan page, which makes me nervous that it won’t handle my frequent crashes that well πŸ˜‰

        1. fishpepper Post author

          This one should fit the 1103B motors. It survives crashes quite well as the copter is so light πŸ˜‰ It strongly depends on the underground you crash into πŸ˜‰

  2. Victor Johansen

    How did you solve the camera problem. My camera says not to use more that 5V. A 2S is 7.4 Plus. I burned up two cameras trying to get it to work. I all set to go but for the camera. I’m looking into stepup/stepdown boards. but can’t find enough current at 3.3v. Does your camera handle the 7.4V? Any help would be appreciated.

      1. nwbb

        The Pololu S7V7F5 is even smaller and is a step up / down converter to 5v. Can handle 2.7v – 11.8v – keep it 1s/2s compatible!

        1. Jaapp

          I just noticed that mine are actualle the 45-90C variant of these lipo’s


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