I got some cool bits, geeking at the prospect of some micro brushless builds, and just received my 1104s today, so I started dry fitting things, and, well... I could've used some "proper planning" before now...
With weights the way they are, I want to do these two things:
Pico X (10g with mounting and top plate) + Owl Ducts - (9g) + Racerstar 1104s
Fusion Micro 114 + canopy (7+2g) + Racerstar 1103s
I've got a Pico Blx and Cicada 4in1 ESC, and an Eachine Minicube FC+ESC. We'll get to receivers later.
The Fusion Micro has a slot for the Pico Blx USB, which is a convenience for sure, but aside from that, it's a tight fit for everything on the inside, plus it was designed for separate ESCs.
The Pico X has plenty of room (it seems), but with the heavier weight and larger motors, I want to put the Pico Blx and Cicada on that as I expect those are better built components than the Eachine stuff.
Three big questions:
1. The Eachine FC and ESC fit easily together with a six-pin cable between them, but that adds width beyond the board widths. Can I connect those two by removing the female jacks on each board? I've never done surgery like that before.
2. The Pico Blx has connectors for separate ESCs. How would I wire that to the Cicada 4in1?
3. Is it safe to whittle away at the Fusion Micro material to get things to fit? To get the Eachine 4in1 ESC within the body, I'd have to turn the ESC 90° just to fit the board, and unless I remove the jacks and connector from Item 1 (above), then the sides of the boards won't fit because of the six-pin connectors extending beyond the boards. Plus, the USB port on the Eachine FC won't align with the original slot.
Eachine FC + ESC with wiring
I want to get rid of... how do I do that?
Pico Blx + Cicada
UPDATE: I see info on wiring these two together here: https://community.micro-motor-warehouse.com/t/new-build-itch/3113/73
Misaligned USB Port
Should I just cut away?
The potentially awesome fit!
If I get rid of the connectors between the Eachine FC and ESC, then it'll fit like this: