AOS 5 V5

By RedFrog on May 12, 2024

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My second build coming out of what is rapidely becoming an assembly line to the despair of my wife (a 2.5" cinewhoop and 3" toothpick also on the way ;) )
I decided to add some complexity - it was just as I completed my first build so I was feeling invincible! So - GPS w GPS mate, external barometer as this FC did not feature any and some fancy flyhighfpv Led - super bright as fed by the main battery voltage.
The LED's took a bit more time to arrive than expected so I had the chance to fly a few packs already and it flies beautifully. It feels a bit more sedate than my 3.5" on 1604 but could likely improve by fitting higher pitch props.

Lee @ 3d-aqua (ebay UK) did some amazing prints for the arm guards to fit the LED strip (as well as those super snug side walls to protect the stack) - so I had to make use of them despite not being able to stick the strip around the arms as they have a porous texture. Luckily enough the AOS frame is a joy to work on and droping all the arms and the under plate is super easy.
I used some strong transparent tape to fix the strip keeping each arm independant just in case...
Anyway - I just love the result with those single color strips so it was well worth the extra effort :)



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Jodie Froster   May 13, 2024  

Super clean build!
Less zip than your 3.5? Are you running the 1750kv version of those motors?

RedFrog   May 13, 2024 

Yeah - I was also with some 5.1x2.5 props so loads of headroom there.

Jodie Froster   May 14, 2024 

The 1950's would make you SUBSTANTIALLY faster than the 3.5. Honestly a different class of fast. It will make you think that spaces that are appropriate for the 3.5" are WAY to small for the 5"

RedFrog   May 14, 2024 

Ha - I am interested in testing all this tbh. Still very new to the hobby and I assumed that you could match prop pitch to the kv for max thrust - which I linked more to stator size in my head. I have just ordered a set of 2020kv with an AOS5R frame - because of course I needed one :D . I can see myself adding some of those racewire boards and test different motor configs on both drones :)

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