Custom Teksumo for FPV Long Range
After a lot of procrastination, here is my Teksumo wing, modified for long range FPV! I am enjoying my ZMR 250 quad a lot, but with summer approaching I needed a different rig, something which I could throw in the backpack while hiking, to be able to surf the mountains and capture amazing videos. Yes, well, this is the plan at least! Follow me along the construction...below!
Components I used:
- Hobbyking Teksumo wing
- Orange LRS 1W Tx and Rx with homemade dipole antennas
- Boscam 500mW 2.4GHz Vtx with homemade windmill antenna
- Boscam RX302 VRx with homemade cloverleaf antenna
(you can buy them together here)
- Turnigy AE-30A ESC
- Turnigy 2826-10 - 1400kv motor
- APC 7x5 propeller
- Cyclops Storm OSD
Overall weight is about 1kg, which makes it very porky, but she flies great, so I am ok with it.
|First thing I did was to close the voids on the bottom of the wings. These are designed to accept the battery and the electronics, but I would NEVER put anything precious on the underside of a tiny foam wing...|
|The section is 125mm wide, and can hold a 3S 2200mAh LiPo sideways, a GoPro, the flight cam, an OSD plus all the electronics. It weight some 100 grams, hopefully it will not be too heavy at the end!|
|Here you can see how I capped the wings with 1,5mm balsa, and cut a groove for an aluminium tube. The grooves will be two, one at the rear and one at the front, so I can slide in two carbon rods to act as spar for a detachable system.|
|In order to minimise the noise of a pusher prop, I cut this section away from each wing, and the result is incredible|
|The horns are attached|
|The blunt nose almost complete with the cover. It fits snugly between the walls, and I do not need any magnet to keep it close.|
|Right wing with a groove where all the cables go through (PPM, right servo and RSSI cable)|
|Left wing with left servo and video cabling to the VTx|
|And the blunt section completed with some colour|
|The final result! She flies awesome!|
EDIT - July 2015
I was out in the mountains with dad, he was flying his glider, I was lazily fpv'ing the Tekky, when the following happened!
As a result the central section is totalled, so I had to build another one..