Rerouting of some ESC wires to be less exposed. Before (top) and after. The Japalura is really made for 20mm stacks but it fits full-size also, but the side edges of the stack will stick out the sides of the body. Some wires will likely be exposed in this way; in this case, ESC wires to the AIO FC. Ideally I would have routed the wiring over the protected (front and rear) edges. 3 of the 4 wires are now routed as such; I would have to lengthen the remaining wire (ground or power, depending on which ESC) but was too lazy and just resoldered it as close to the body as possible.
#SoundOn! LOS Hover test of 4" Japalura. Sounds good! Don't know weather it is a prop difference, rotation difference (they are reversed), or the fact this hasn't been in the pond yet unlike the 3" haha. Real maiden hopefully later today!
Which would you fly? The guys are the same; except left is 4" with 4045x2 props and right is 3" with 3040x3 props. 3" is gonna get a makeover soon though with 4100kv motors instead of the 3600 in there now.
No-battery weight on the 4" Japalura. Only about 6g heavier than the 3" which is expected since the only difference in the frame is the baseplate arms. Swipe for AUW with 850mah pack (320g). You might also notice a black antenna now while it was white yesterday. I had a brain fail, massively. I actually ordered, by mistake, RPSMA anetenna. I then proceeded to put said RPSMA antenna onto an SMA connector (meaning, the centers aren't connected). I then fucking powered the vTX. As far as I know the vTX did not cook but it is becoming a tradition for me to power up any new vTX, that has a removable antenna, without said antenna. I'VE DONE IT ON ALL OF THEM. ♂️ ♂️♂️
The last minute of a #timelpse of the near-end of the Japalura 4" build, just minor odds and ends left (LockTite motor screws, battery pad, etc). I decided to shoot this with a #GoPro without realizing this time lapse settings are much closer to real time, whoops. (I think it was set to two pics per second.) Anyway yep she's gonna rock 4045 bi-blades. Rain tomorrow though so we'll try for maiden on Friday. Swipe for pic too.
Dance your cares away Worries for another day Let the music play Down at SCRAGGLE ROCK Oh wait that's not how it goes!! But that's how it was at this section of Forest Park in Queens, #NewYork, down at that bridge with the billy goats gruff! It was fucking scraggle city man! Hoards and hoards of little scraggly branches reaching up out of Earth to eat your quad. Oh and don't forget that Amazon Box, could be handy for "things". With @trash__master; @erikaeivor; and @maionhigh
Another #timelapse showing early work on the #Japalura 4" build. I had to replace & lengthen voltage/ground/signal/ground on two ESCs and add silicone wire for signal/ground on the other two (does not already have silicone for those wires, only for voltage/ground). Also soldered remaining two motors to their ESCs. Two motor/ESC packages are installed to the #JBF4, other two will be done tomorrow along with the rest of the build. Cutting it short tonight cuz I got ~ 4 hours sleep last night. Maiden hopefully by Friday.