I wanted to build a more powerful 7mm tiny whoop I did a rebuild of my second low-profile tiny whoop build.
Parts and Equipment
- Beecore Flysky AFHDS 2A flight controller
- Eachine VTX01 5.8GHz video transmitter
- Generic 600TVL 100 degree field of view camera
- Micro Motor Warehouse 7x16mm 17000KV Insane Motor
- X-Racer X-1 Frame Kit (for 7x16mm motors)
- Rakonheli 31mm 3-blade clear propellers
- Soldering iron
- Soldering wire
- Wire snips
- Double-sided tape
- First, I had to remove everything from the frame. This also required unsoldering the camera. After taking note of the contact points, I unsoldered all the wires from the camera.
- Prepare the frame
- Install rubber damping mounts
- Install flight controller along with the video transmitter.
- Mount the camera.
- Install the canopy.
- Install the motors
- Solder the wires from the video transmitter into their corresponding contact points on the camera. It’s just color matching: black to black, yellow to yellow, and finally red to red. I kinda forgot about this step. Safer to do this earlier away from the frame.
- Install the props. I realized the 1mm shaft diameter Rakonheli props I prepared were wrong. The holes were too big. And I didn’t have any more black 0.8mm shaft diameter props so I had to make do with stock props.
- Weighing in
And that’s it. I now have a low-profile 7mm tiny whoop. Now I have to wait to get my hand on those stick batteries.