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Emax Nighthawk 250 Build
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Hey guys 

This is not my first quadcopter build but it is my first "mini quad build".
This is mainly built form a Build n fly kit however i will be making changes to it in the near future mainly upgrading the esc's.


My main goal ATM is to get this thing flying FPV rather than LOS so hopefully that will happen soon.

Parts
  • Emax Nighthawk 250 Frame
  • Emax MT 2204 2300kv Motors
  • Emax 12a Speed Controllers Simonk  (These were supposed to be blheli but got sent the wrong ones)
  • CC3D (Taken from ZMR450 as the one for this got fried :'( )
  • Turnigy Nano-Tech 1300mah 45C 3S
  • Thug Frames 5045 Props
  • Thug Frames PDB
To Get
  • Fat Shark 5.8 Ghz Receiver
  • HS1177 600TVL Camera
  • Video Transmitter (not sure which yet)
  • More Batteries wouldn't hurt
  • Little Bee ESCs
Here are a few images so far









I will try to keep this thread updated as much as possible. 

Thanks  Smile

Update 1: Click Here
Update 2: Click Here
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#2
Clean build!! Smile What AWG wire are you using for the lipo connector? it looks a bit thin from the last picture lol
Don't be a LOS'er, be a FPV'er :) -- My Fleet
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(08-Mar-2016, 01:19 AM)Oscar Wrote: Clean build!! Smile What AWG wire are you using for the lipo connector? it looks a bit thin from the last picture lol

I think its 18 or 20 AWG i can't quite remember off the top of my head ill check in the morning. 

However the wire does look tiny in that last photo lol
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#4
18 awg is tiny. I used 16 on 3s switched to 14 on 4s
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(08-Mar-2016, 04:13 PM)Konrad Stepanajtys Wrote: 18 awg is tiny. I used 16 on 3s switched to 14 on 4s

Yeah it is pretty small but its all i had at the time. Stripped some house electrics cable i had laying around. 

It does the job and as long as i don't go up to 4s i think i should be alright (hopefully)
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#6
According to Oscar:

13AWG Wire - 100A
14AWG Wire - 80A
16AWG Wire - 50A
18AWG Wire - 30A
20AWG Wire - 20A
22AWG Wire - 10A

So 16AWG on 3S is ok i guess.
My quad: 
RD-210 / ZMX V3 2206 2140kv / Aikon SEFM 30A / X-Racer F303 V3 / X4R-SB / Dronelab 1500 4S 50C
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That's continuous current for absolute safety (not getting warm or anything)... but for wires they normally can stand higher current...

For example i actually use 16AWG for lipo connection on my 4S mini quad that draws up to 100A at 100% throttle... it's absolutely fine.
Don't be a LOS'er, be a FPV'er :) -- My Fleet
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#8
Just though i would give you guys a quick update...

Had a hard crash which has decided to bend one of the motors on the quad Sad

Fortunately it can still fly but will have to order another motor ASAP.

Video of motor linked below couldn't find a way to embed instagram videos.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCxZJpYEhLV/

Update: I have ordered a Fat Shark 5.8 Ghz Receiver from RadioC which should be arriving today.
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#9
Can you take that motor apart and take a look of what actually is bended? Would be interesting... Of course do this after the new motor has arrived.
My quad: 
RD-210 / ZMX V3 2206 2140kv / Aikon SEFM 30A / X-Racer F303 V3 / X4R-SB / Dronelab 1500 4S 50C
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(11-Mar-2016, 01:13 PM)Luc Wrote: Can you take that motor apart and take a look of what actually is bended? Would be interesting... Of course do this after the new motor has arrived.

Yeah as soon as i get the new motor ill take this apart an take a look at it. 

Will try to take a few pictures of maybe even a video and will post it up here.
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#11
Looks like the motor shaft itself is bent.
Current quad: ZMR 250 / DYS SE2205 / Littlebee 20A ESCs / Drone Lab 1500 4S / Naze32 Rev5 / BF 2.7.1
FPV: Runcam Skyplus / Aomway 200mw VTX / Fatshark DomV1
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(11-Mar-2016, 08:55 PM)HamsterFPV Wrote: Looks like the motor shaft itself is bent.

Yeah thats what i thought initially. Just have to wait for the new motor to come then i can rip this one apart and take a closer look at it.
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#13
Very nice looking build, neat and tidy.. They would also have to be the nicest looking Salmon coloured props I have seen ( I just couldn't say Pink"..

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#14
I love clean builds, my GF would insist on pink props for my copters if she knew they existed Big Grin
i somewhat dislike the width of the arms, looks too bulky.
good job on making it look as slick as possible...

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#15
I love those pink props. Big Grin Nice and clean build.

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