How to build Mini Owl indoor racing quadcopter

We are going to look at how to build Mini Owl – DIY Kit as clean as possible.

Step #1

Install motors on the frame with provided 4mm screws:


Mini Owl with motors

Step #2

Use electrical tape or other isolation method you prefer to protect one side of Typhoon 4 in 1 ESC from possible short circuit:


Typhoon 4 in 1 ESC


Typhoon 4 in 1 ESC

Step #3

Install ESC on the frame plate. 8mm screws work well for this purpose and you can use nylon nut as a spacer between frame and ESC:


Installed ESC

Step #4

Melt a little bit of solder on ESC contact pads and motor wires:


melt solder on to contacts

Step #5

Solder motor wires to ESC:


solder motor wires to esc

Step #6

Solder battery connector to ESC:


solder battery connector

Here is the reference to easier setup your motor direction:


motor direction

Step #7

We need to install Diatone BEC on flight controller:


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Step #8

Solder pins to +/- contact holes and put electrical tape on the flat side of BEC, also cover power IN contacts with it:


Flight controller and BEC

Step #9

You can optionally remove black plastic from +/- pins we just installed. Slide BEC on these +/- contacts as on the picture below and solder them together:


BEC on flight controller

You can cutoff excessive pins to make this setup narrower.

Step #10

Solder wires to BEC power in and then solder these wires to where battery connector is soldered:


BEC wires

Step #11

Solder ESC signal wires like on the following picture:


Solder ESC signal wires

Step #12

Disassemble and remove case from Lemon-rx receiver:


Decase Lemon-rx receiver

Step #13

Cut off excessive contact pins from lemon-rx:


Cut off excessive contact pins from lemon-rx

Step #14

Insert connection wires into Lemon-rx and then cut off excessive wires:


Insert connection wires into Lemon-rx

Step #15

Stick double sided tape which comes with Lemon-rx no flat side of it:


Stick double sided tape on Lemon-rx

Step #16

Solder Lemon-rx to Flight Controller:


Solder Lemon-rx to Flight Controller

Step #17

Solder Flight Controller power wires, we’ve added before, to the place where battery wires are mounted:


Solder Flight Controller power wires

Also solder VTX power wires to the same place.

Step #18

Mount flight controller and mount VTX with zip ties:


Mount flight controller and mount VTX with zip ties

Step #19

Optionally install buzzer:


Optionally install buzzer

Step #20

Mount camera with zip ties:


Mount camera with zip ties

Step #21

Install bottom plate and your Mini Owl is ready:


Install bottom plate and your Mini Owl is ready

Now it is time to configure Cleanflight/Betaflight and bind Lemon-rx receiver

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