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Skywalker FPV Build V3

Apr
01
2013

My second Skywalker build - Version 3

Skywalker V3

skywalker-buttonI started my first Skywalker build just a little over a year ago now, and in the process I bought a backup Skywalker kit. It was a good thing that I did, because I ended up losing my first Skywalker last fall due to video failure. It was almost a mile away when the video signal completely cut out without warning and without any "Return to Home" system on board my plane was lost. It was tough to lose my first FPV plane that I had put so much time and money into, but you live and learn!

skywalker-cameras-interior-pageI had been storing a second frame as a backup to my first for a while, and after getting over the loss of the first Skywalker I decided to start a new build. I really like the Skywalker frame and was excited to build it again, this time with some new and improved electronics!

The kit itself is actually the version 3 of the Skywalker, one version older than the V4 I had last time. The cockpit foam is a bit different and I believe the tail boom is just a little thinner.

Parts List:

Video and Radio Equipment Skywalker and Plane Parts
GetFPV 800mw 1300MHz Transmitter Skywalker FPV 1680mm (ARF)
LawMate 1.2GHz Wireless AV Receiver NTM Prop Drive Series 35-42 1250Kv / 600W
Eagle Tree Systems OSD and ELogger NTM Prop Drive 35 Series Accessory Pack
25mm Sony 1/3" Super HAD II CCD Master Airscrew propeller 9x6
1.3 GHz Cloverleaf Antenna (RHCP) Side Feed Turnigy 9025 MG Servos 1.8kg
1.3GHz Optimized 8dBi Patch Antenna - SMA Male TURNIGY Plush 60amp Speed Controller
1.3 GHz Skew Planar Antenna (RHCP) TURNIGY BESC Programming Card
Rangelink UHF Transmitter and Receiver Carbon Fiber Solid Strip (1x5x600mm)
16mm OD Ferrite Torroid for RF Noise Suppression Miscellaneous Parts
Batteries Alvin Professional Cutting Mats Green/Black
Turnigy 4000mAh 4S 25C Lipo Pack (2x) Scotch® Extreme Fiber Tape

Maiden FPV Flight

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