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Quad WASP 280 Mini FPV Quad Frame from BlueSky RC

Discussion in 'Multi-Rotor' started by Tasajara, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Tasajara

    Tasajara Active Member

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    I just picked up a NEW WASP 280 mini FPV Quad from BlueSky RC


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    This little quad is designed to use the Super 600tvl FPV Camera with 2.1mm Lens
    They also will have the combo WASP 280 Mini FPV Quad Frame with 600tvl FPV Camera
    The WASP will have enough room to place a Mobius Action Camera (Wide Lens Version) - 1080P HD
    on the top or bottom

    I will be using the RCX 1804 2400kv motors I got my motors from
    MyRcMart.com because they had both the RCX 1804 (2400KV *R) Micro Outrunner Brushless Motor (Clockwise)
    and the RCX 1804 (2400KV) Micro Outrunner Brushless Motor (Anti-Clockwise)
    this will keep the props from ever spinning off or ever coming loose.

    I picked up some ESC's from Ready to Fly Quads , F-12A Fire Red series SimonK-(RapidESC)
    My control board will one of two I ordered also from RTF Quads the Flip MWC Flight Controller 1.5 or the Flip32 (V2.1_Rev5.)

    The battery I have on the way is the ZIPPY Compact 1800mAh 3S 25C

    I have a 250mw 5.8gHz VTX I will be placing on board and most likely run this one on 2.4gHz being I want fly it to far out. Use a FrSky 4ch rx Futaba compatible.

    Right now the only thing stopping my build is work, maybe by next week I will time to get started..



    Parts List run down:::::

    WASP 280 Mini FPV Quad Frame or WASP 280 Mini FPV Quad Frame with 600tvl FPV Camera BlueSkyRC.com
    RCX 1804 (2400KV) Micro Outrunner Brushless Motor clockwise and anti-clockwise MyRcMart.com
    Gemfan 5030 2-Blade (Quad Pack) BlueSkyRC.com they have Yellow, White, Orange, Green and always Black
    Super 600tvl FPV Camera with 2.1mm Lens BlueSkyRC.com for fast delivery or SurVeilZone cheaper but may take a few weeks to get
    Flip 1.5 or Flip32 (V2.1_Rev5.) the Flip 32 is a copy of the Acro Naze32 but I can't find them in stock any where so that is why I wanted to they the Flip 32


    As always you can pick up most of the items at a lot of different sights on the web, just get what works best for you.

    BTW The BlueSkyRC Wasp 280 V1 on SALE 25% off, a little spoller is the V2 will have a modded camera mount that will make the Mobuis ride above the Board cam SWEET.....


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    You can still Put the Mobius on the bottom as in this pic




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    Here are all my parts laid out, the arms are ABS plastic and the cam mount frame is removable... gives you easy access to the control board
    Also all the hardware comes with the frame to mount the board cam and flight controller

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    You can get an Idea how small these little motors are, just smaller that a quarter..

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    I have the Wide angle lens Mobius, so I will be adding the Mobius Action Cam - LENS SAVER by bophoto
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    CAN"T WAIT TO GET STARTED !!!


    Here is a little video to get an Idea how well it handles



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  2. Stambo

    Stambo Well-Known Member

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    That looks pretty cool, I wonder how durable that plywood frame is.
    be interesting to get your impressions.
    I have a set of those motors, some simonk flashed 12a ESCs some 3 blade 5" props and a KK2 ready for a frame I was gonna make up.
    Maybe I'll wait and see how yours goes. :)
     
  3. Tasajara

    Tasajara Active Member

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    I have had 5 of the laser cut frames from BlueSkyRC.com they always work very well...
    2 Spider, 1 IFrame, 1 xRotor and a Tri copter.
     
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    i hax the spider quad frame from them myself been a good quad it is the avatar i use

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    i might just have to get this lil quad very nice and compact looking
     
  5. Tasajara

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    Had a little time today and I got building on my WASP 280...


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    Got all the legs fitted to the top and bottom plate, may need to sand just a tiny bit so they will slide in the slots pretty easy
    The legs want be glued in. This way you can replace them if you ever have a crash
    I did glue the bottom of side piece


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    I put a little tape on the arms before paint so the ABS arms would stick better when glued



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    Time to put the canopy together



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    I test fit the sections on both plates


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    I only installed the front pieces because it will go together better, plus the last two sections can be installed from the bottom



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    I did a quick test fit to my main frame before glue was applied I used the arms to space the two plates as if they were installed


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    Fitting up nice


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    Time for a little paint.

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    I did Orange because this little quad is small and I want something bright if it lands in high grass

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    You can see where I taped the arms on the glue tabs

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    The arms will only be glued at the motor mount tabs

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    Looking good time for my eletriconics

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    BTW I got my control board in the mail today WoooHoooo

    It is The Flip32 (V2.1_Rev5.)

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    Stambo, I can't express enough how tough this little quad is. I lost video link the other day and crashed into blacktop and into a cement curb. There was only minor scratches. Picked it up and flew it right away. Wood is excellent at absorbing vibration as well. This is currently my favorite quad right now.

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    Oh man, that orange is looking awesome!
     
  7. Tasajara

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    The orange is so much brighter than the pic shows...
     
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    That looks cool I can fpv fly that in the house.it looks tough I can bounce off stuff and keep going
     
  9. Tasajara

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    Yeah the laser cut ply is a lot tougher that you think....

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    I got a little more done today....
    Wired up my esc's and motors

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  10. wolfman76

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    Looking forward to getting one of these when I get a lil extra cash.. bout how much for the finished quad minus the control board seeing I have plenty of those plus the mobius. .. can't wait to see the finished quad flying.. great job
     
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    Wasp 280 combo $ 89.99 with camera
    4 - motors $35.96
    4- ESC $32
    Props 1 set of 4 $4.99

    Drum roll please.....
    $162.94 less shipping

    I am sure I will get way more than a few hundred dollars worth of fun out of this quad than what it cost... :yahoo:
     
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    I think I know what I am saving for
     
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    Great looking build!
     
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    To save weight you don't need the FPV camera. I use my Mobius for recording and the FPV at the same time. That little guy looks cool. Good job.:smile:
     
  15. Tasajara

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    Yeah I know what you are saying I have the cord to do a live feed out. I just like using the Board came because it does low light better.
    That way I can fly later into the evening.


    BTW
    I got time to finish up my WASP 280 this weekend Hope to go do some FPV today.
    I did add a Pololu 12V Step-Up Voltage Regulator inline between my FatShark 250mw 5.8gHz Vtx 5v output and my board cam.
    Steps up the 5v to 12v makes for a simple hook up.

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    Man she looks ready to rock Craig. .. nice!!!!
     
  17. Tasajara

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    Thanks about to go out and give it a try.... :yahoo:

    Here are a few more pics

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    Very nice. I can't wait to see the flight report. I am getting one of the Flip32 boards any day now. I will put mine on a WASP 280 as well.
     
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    That's an awesome build. Can't wait for the video.
     
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    Thanks....


    Here are the settings I ended up with on my Flip 32 controller using also works fine with the Flip 32

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