I would like to detail my current Whoop build, which not only focuses on a great end result, but also on a smooth build process, high durability and easy maintenance.
It greatly streamlines the build process when all electronics are bundled in one unit, which then gets married to the frame.
Maintenance is easy, because the complete electronics separate in seconds from the frame and motor plugs are easy to reach.
This works great with (some) other FCs and cameras, but in this case have used the BetaFPV F3 FCs and the VM2751 cameras. Runs Betaflight 3.2 with OSD.
- reinforce lens glue seam with epoxy (common break point on most of these cams. Results in stray light and focus issues)
- cut plug from camera, solder 4 wires to FC (pre-tin pin holes properly, clean up afterwards with alcohol
- use adhesive silicone to glue the mount to the FC. Make a very tough and also flexible bond. Easy to remove with enough force and targeted cuts from a sharp knife, but impossible to crash off
- make sure FC sits level, mount is positioned 100% correct, and let cure for at least 12 hours
- zip-tie cam to mount, leave end of ziptie in the same length of antenna (additional crash protection)