Inspired by the “disc loading” meme that I saw 1-2 months ago, I got this minimalist 5" frame and stuck on some spare parts. I really wanted to use the RaceFlight Spark 4in1 ESC that I have, but I didn’t want to cut that up – actually, it was really stubborn in desoldering the pin sockets that came pre-installed; @Denovich informs me that’s understandable due to “all that copper” in those boards. I’d thought of installing my RaceFlight Millivolt, but that would mean breaking down my Awesome E90, which has become an FPV workhorse of mine.
Well, I punted and installed a Cicada 4in1 10A ESC. Build looks tight, as you can see. I did also really want to use RaceFlight One with this Revolt V2, so I’ve been working my way through the RF1 wizards.
I tried to make this as clean as possible, with modest wiring. Since this was built from spare parts, though, I had to extend motor wires. I’m pleased with the wiring overall, which you can see in the pics.
I was stuck on not being able to bind my Orange R111XN receiver. I ended up removing it, and binding it as a satellite on a full receiver, then reconnecting. @Denovich ended up having similar experiences just a day or two ago – seems like an open item.
I had been stuck not getting the Receiver wizard to work – I needed to configure my ARM switch on the Taranis. Without that sending a signal, RF1 had nothing to configure.
I had also been stuck on the “Setup ESC” wizard, where it would fail, not recognizing the last ESC. After a thorough process of elimination, I found that I had soldered my Motor 4 signal wire to the ground pad; this process included:
- Using the “1wire” CLI command
- Downgrading to REVOLT_BB425_STD.bin in order to use the BF-based configurator
- Attaching another FC (Eachine Minicube FC v1.0) to my ESC, which worked completely
- Using the BLHeli Chrome app to flash the errant ESC (turns out it was at 16.5, while all the others were at 16.65 – weird)
Anyway, correcting that signal wire allowed me to complete all the RF1 setup just now (w00t!).
Better props and tuning are in front of me, but here are some pics thus far:
I thought I was going to only need to fit the receiver – can you see how excited I might have been at just this for receiver placement?:
…but realized that I needed more reliable 5V to the FC, so I added this BEC:
Wiring for receiver, camera lead, and bridged pads for receiver signal and power:
Wired up BEC:
Wired signal harness (glad this showed me the loosened GND wire – FIXED!):
Mounted BEC and receiver on ESC:
The “mess of wires”; pretty tidy IMHO (glad to catch the lame ESC soldering – FIXED!):
Pretty tight overall, I’m pleased. Loose leads for cam and buzzer:
Ready for finishing touches:
Weight w/o battery: 158.25g