I wanted to keep the canopy for my first Tiny Whoop build but the VTX03 was a bit too big so I had to settle for a more technical look. And then I burnt the VTX out in a crash. So I got a VTX01 and did a rebuild.
Parts and Equipment
For this build, I used the following:
- Eachine VTX01 5.8GHz video transmitter
- Generic 600TVL 100 degree field of view camera
- Soldering iron
- Soldering wire
- Wire snips
- Double-sided tape
- I test-mounted the video transmitter and the camera first. I tried to put the video transmitter under the flight controller and it fit!
- I was afraid of damaging the densely packed video transmitter board so I decided to just use its wires to connect to the camera. I just cut them to length.
- After taking note of the contact points, I unsoldered the microphone and all the wires from the camera.
- I soldered the wires from the video transmitter into their corresponding contact points on the camera board. It’s just color matching: black to black, yellow to yellow, and finally red to red.
- I used double-sided tape to mount the video transmitter.
- With the video transmitter firmly in place, I soldered the wires for the power (thicker red and black wires) to the underside of the flight controller board.
- I also used hot glue to mount the camera.
- Finally, I reinstalled the canopy.
And that’s, it. I now have a low-profile, in both senses of the word, Tiny Whoop. And the electronics are better-protected. Hopefully, I donâ€™t burn anything this time around.