Nano Camera-VTX Mounts
The Nano Camera-VTX Mounts are made from one of the more rigid TPU materials to provide more support, yet flexible enough, to hold up better in crashes.
It is assumed that you have a separate camera and VTX when using these solutions. It is also assumed you are laying down the VTX in mullet style as well as using a dipole.
We’ve also found the you have to do some delicate rework to get the wires coming off the correct side of the small PCBs and also remove any connectors. We use 30 AWG Si wire to do this rework.
It’s not clear why the camera and VTX manufacturers don’t think about the mounts and wire it correctly. Perhaps we are just ahead of the curve on this one which we believe is the case.
In doing any rework, check, recheck and then check again to ensure each wire is correct. We’ve made one poor assumption in that the camera wiring order is the same across all cameras. Well, in the 6 different cameras we have fitted as of this writing, all but one was the same. Needless to say that ‘one’ got fried because we were lazy and assumed they all are following a set standard.
Did we design a part just to prove we could or are we adding value ? What’s the issue and why not just use the solutions out there ?
- The existing solutions break. Sure, they weigh .4-.6 grams, but what good is that if you have to keep replacing brittle parts and your valuable camera and VTX goes flying damaging the components as well as the wire connections. Too much time and effort goes into fixing stuff for .8 grams of weight ?
- Laying down the antenna (mullet mode) is our prefered solution. We simply do not like the antenna sitting so high. We also prefer dipole antennas on our nano drones.
It’s true, at 1.45 grams and 100% infill, this part is heavier than most, but we felt it was worth the tradeoff. As an example, the cheap and brittle camera mount that ships with the FX805 weighs 1g so this solution is .45g heavier.
The birds you see in the photos weighs in, on average, 21.2 grams (without battery. The batteries we use are the 255 mAh Race Day Quad HV 1S batteries and weigh 6.6 grams on average.
This gives us an average weight of 27.8 grams. The lightest solution is the FX900TW coming in at 26.9 grams with the above battery. The heaviest solution is the FX805 coming in at 28.5 grams with the above battery.
Starting on the left in blue is the FX805 solution (Again, the camera and VTX were separated). The red Nano in the middle is the FX900TW and the green on the right is the AKK A5.
The specific STL is available for $3.95 OR our designated print shops will print it for you at $7.50 each; which doesn’t include shipping. The print shops have limited colors on hand, but we are offering green, orange and black at this time
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