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:
- 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.
- The Pico Blx has connectors for separate ESCs. How would I wire that to the Cicada 4in1?
- 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: New build itch
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: