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    [–] Simple 3D Printed Grommet to Eliminate Signal Noise With Carbon Fiber Frame lilmanmgf 2 points ago in Multicopter

    Worst case I can always go back to this method. It seemed to work pretty well, but the pigtail I had was too long and got bunched up.

    http://i.imgur.com/JGAVGsI.jpg

    [–] RunCam Swift and Eagle Picture Randomly Becomes Extremely Dim lilmanmgf 1 points ago in Multicopter

    I have the OSD built in to the FC for both. One is a Brain RE1, the other is an F3 clone. The PDB is powering the vtx and camera in both setups.

    [–] RunCam Swift and Eagle Picture Randomly Becomes Extremely Dim lilmanmgf 1 points ago in Multicopter

    I'm also using Eachine VRD2 goggles. I have a pair of different ones as well, I can give them a shot and see.

    [–] Simple 3D Printed Grommet to Eliminate Signal Noise With Carbon Fiber Frame lilmanmgf 1 points ago in Multicopter

    You have seen the sma shear off through the 1/4" brass threads? I've mounted it out the back before and the weak point was always the joint between the coax wire and the sma connector, I would think it would be much stronger in shear through the metal vs. tension across the crimp connection. Right now I'm using a right angle pigtail for this, so worst case I lose the pigtail.

    [–] RunCam Swift and Eagle Picture Randomly Becomes Extremely Dim lilmanmgf 1 points ago in Multicopter

    On both builds I'm using an LC filter on both the camera and VTX. My PDB outputs a steady 12V for the camera.

    [–] Simple 3D Printed Grommet to Eliminate Signal Noise With Carbon Fiber Frame lilmanmgf 3 points ago in Multicopter

    I made a simple grommet to prevent the SMA connector from grounding to the frame. There is a inner ring to keep the SMA connector centered without touching the side walls. There is a gap between the two grommets so it clamps down tight onto the frame.

    [–] How do i Eliminate Diagonal Line Interference in my New build? lilmanmgf 1 points ago in fpv

    It's the older style pdb. The motors aren't running at the time is the photo. I've slowly been removing more and more of the electronics from the frame during test. At this time only the ESCs are still attached and the signal cables are completely opposite the signal wires. Did you ever clear this up?

    I've tried a TS5823 and one of these with no luck. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N948FF7/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501840317&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=akk+vtx

    I have another quad with a cheap pdb and fc and vtx that doesn't have these issues.

    [–] How do i Eliminate Diagonal Line Interference in my New build? lilmanmgf 1 points ago in fpv

    Do you have a link to the small ones? Every one I've found looked pretty big.

    [–] How do i Eliminate Diagonal Line Interference in my New build? lilmanmgf 1 points ago in Multicopter

    I've run into horizontal line interference in the past which I successfully removed by adjusting how I mounted my VTX antenna to my frame. On a new build I'm seeing diagonal line interference that doesn't seem to be very common. I've used all these components in the past and just moved over to a GEP LX5 frame. Previously I didn't encounter this interference on the old frame. I have a Brain RE1 with the mini PDB which generally has pretty good filtering.

    [–] How do i Eliminate Diagonal Line Interference in my New build? lilmanmgf 2 points ago in fpv

    I've run into horizontal line interference in the past which I successfully removed by adjusting how I mounted my VTX antenna to my frame. On a new build I'm seeing diagonal line interference that doesn't seem to be very common. I've used all these components in the past and just moved over to a GEP LX5 frame. Previously I didn't encounter this interference on the old frame. I have a Brain RE1 with the mini PDB which generally has pretty good filtering.

    [–] Using a 3D Printer to mount receiver, vtx, and vtx antenna lilmanmgf 3 points ago in Multicopter

    I've never been a huge fan of zip tying everything to the frame, but in the past it was the only option. I could never put the components quite were I wanted them, and it always felt a little shoddy. I recently purchased a 3D printer, and I have been using it to mount the receiver, vtx, and vtx antenna a bit more securely, and put them where I wanted. The support columns work great for mounting the receiver and vtx antenna. I made a mount to add the vtx to the stack. There is a hole on the bottom of it, so the vtx heat sink isn't fully enclosed.