I have my ESCs, and I was gifted a Revolt V2 for doing some volunteer work with the Raceflight web team. I’m in conversation on their Slack channel about using it on this hex, though, as RF1 doesn’t support hexcopters… YET! According to Preston, that’s something I can confidently wait for.
Since I have time, I’m just chipping away at preparations. The last version of the Raiju build guide from Nguyen of AirBladeUAV shows them daisy-chaining the VCC and GND wires for the ESCs. I want to see how cleanly I can organize the build while not necessarily following the guide exactly, and am thinking I want to attach a six-pin connector for the ESC signal wiring. I’m thinking that the gauge for the signal wiring can be minimal, since it’s not carrying much current at all, so as long as I protect those wires well, that can be pretty tight and fine in detail.
I have a small step-down regulator to put in front of the Revolt, since that demands exactly 5V for power. I was wondering how necessary a PDB would be, but the daisy chain approach seems to defer the need for one.
My plan is to add a Swift Micro as the cam (available May 15), and for now, I’ve got an ATX03 inbound, and a mic set aside as well. I’m not quite sure how well everything will fit under the canopy, but the pieces are coming together.
I’m really hoping to distill it down to show how sensible and straightforward it is. I’ve just been learning things, but there hasn’t been any black magic (yet!), though watching solder paste orient a component comes close.
Essentially one end becomes liquid before the other, I think it can happen if you miss a pad with solder paste or get just too little on one pad. I’m sure @pedro147 mentioned having it happen to him, I’ve not seen it yet.