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Dr_Dankeinspank

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Bigger Motors = Super Fast Micro Quad
« on: September 08, 2014, 11:54:18 PM »
So your ready to upgrade your H107L to have the fastest micro quad on the block, that is unless you live on our block :)  This is not for beginners as it is extremely fast, but if you are ready...
Upgrade the H107L with the bigger 8mm motors for the H107C/H107D and ditch the prop protector.



Parts List:
4 X 8mm motors for H107C/H107D https://cali-bros.com/product/2-motor-pack-h107-a23-for-h107cd/
H107D Body https://cali-bros.com/product/body-shell-h107d-a01/

You will need to un-solder all the motors and LED's and then re-solder them once the motors are installed on the new body.  If you have an older model without LED's you will be happy to find there are LED ports already on the board. You will just need to buy some LED's.  The H107L has no problem powering the bigger motors. The screws and rubber feet will work on the H107D body.
It looks possible to modify the H107L body to fit the bigger motors, but we haven't tried it. Please share if you have tried this!

Safety!
The prop protector is totally worth it when learning because it will save your props and motors. If you fly without it; where glasses, don't fly around children or people without glasses, caution around TV's, and have lots of extra spare propellers. While the prop protector doesn't completely protect from injury it does help and will also save you a ton of props.

Ok... on our chopper we made good use of a Cali-Bros business card and placed it in the hole where the camera goes to give it a cleaner look.
You will be amazed at just how fast this thing is "it's dangerously fast and even more fun". Chicks dig the white body too j/k.

Soldering
If you haven't soldered motors this video should help.
https://cali-bros.com/hubsan-motor-swap/
Here are some soldering tips:
* Use flux "a dab will do ya"
* Keep it steady and provide good contact
* Add fresh solder just before each solder (remove excess)
* Most importantly, hold the wire so that it stays down after you lift the  soldering iron
* Don't overheat the board (if it doesn't melt in 5 seconds you probably need: flux/fresh wire/better contact/steadiness) it's probably not the temp.
* The solder should look wet when you are done and not beaded up like water on wax. Be careful not to move the wires for the few seconds before it solidifies.

Weight:
Every gram counts here is a break down, all weights include a 380 mAh battery:
11g     380 mAh battery
38.6g  H107L   no prop protector
41.5g  H107L   w/prop protector
47.3g  H107L-8mmod   (H107L with H107D body and 8mm motors)
50.7g  H107D   no prop protector
55.5g  H107D   Cali-Cadi = fisheye lens + antenna mod+ prop protector

Visuals:
H107L

H107L-8mmod

H107D Cali-Cadi


Let us know what you think, maybe you have a better or different mod? If so please share it, but be ready to race!
« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 12:30:06 AM by Dr_Dankeinspank »
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Dellmari

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Re: Bigger Motors = Super Fast Micro Quad
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 02:09:26 AM »
Very interesting I'll look forward to your next post here.

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Re: Bigger Motors = Super Fast Micro Quad
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 04:05:50 AM »
Thats a pretty sweet mod, But I will still race you.. your carrying to much weight still.. Mine doesn’t look as good but its the fastest... if you use a C body and take a little off the bottom you can put an L bottom on it... Then I had to use a zip tie to keep them together... but the placement of it works as good as the screws and doesn’t affect flight.. The break away support for the arms still works when you crash too but you can probably find away to secure it better.. the screw holes wont line up though.. let me know what you think..
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4gFaE1_5lfDR0hhZXE1RWxpTWM/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4gFaE1_5lfDYTkwNS1tczZmeHc/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4gFaE1_5lfDY0d2U3BiQ2wzRFU/view?usp=sharing

I put three links to my Gdrive for pics ... how do i post pics
« Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 04:14:31 AM by RCHobbyBuddies »

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Re: Bigger Motors = Super Fast Micro Quad
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 11:16:10 AM »
That is light weight. Impressed. I bet its an animal!
Thanks for sharing.
Here is how to insert images:
https://cali-bros.com/forum/index.php?topic=41.0

Basically just put the link between the IMG brackets.
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Re: Bigger Motors = Super Fast Micro Quad
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 03:09:06 AM »


Im working on a mod that will allow you to run the H107c as the camera or take off that bottom and replace with no camera bottom and race.. then return to the video bottom..
   That way you can race with the 8mm motors with out messing up camera.
will post pics ASAP