The Joker

By QuadMcFly on Mar 12, 2018

6  357  1

This build is a bit of a joke. It's a 6S capable quad with all the latest bells and whistles, but on a 4" frame. All up weight is chunky at 518g with a 1300mAh 4S CNHL. These motors are some of the most insanely powerful motors I've tested, so I'm curious to see what it does to a 4". Should be a good laugh when I pull it out at the race track, at least until they see how fast it is :D

Photos

Part List

Frame

EMAX Nighthawk HX (170mm) frame
Emaxmodel.com
$60.00

Flight Controller

Matek F405-CTR Flight Controller (63 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$39.99

ESCs

4 x DYS Aria BLHeli_32bit 35A ESC (20 builds)
Getfpv.com
$99.96

Motors

4 x northaero
Northaero.uk
See Site

Propellers

Lumenier 4x4x4 V2 - Propeller (Set of 4 - Transparent Black)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1177 NTSC 2.5mm lens IR Block Top Connector Black - RMRC (22 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

Matek 5.8G 40CH 25/200/500mW switchable Video Transmitter VTX-HV with 5V/1A BEC Output for RC FPV Racing Drone (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$24.99

Antenna

Wolfwhoop PC00 2pcs 5.8GHz 5dBi RHCP Omnidirectional Pagoda Antenna For FPV Multicopter Set- RP SMA Male (Black) (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$9.99

Receiver

FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Receiver w/ S-Bus & CPPM (481 builds)
Getfpv.com
$14.99

Radio

FrSky Horus X10S 2.4GHz RC Transmitter (US Edition) w/ Case - Carbon, Silver or Amber (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$429.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (125 builds)
Getfpv.com
$529.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (105 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session Waterproof Digital Action Camera (42 builds)
Amazon.com
$392.99

HD Camera

Bones - HER010 Black FPV Drone Camera | GoPro
Gopro.com
See Site

Video Receiver

Furious True-D Diversity Receiver Module 5.8GHz System V3 Firmware 3.9 (30 builds)
Getfpv.com
$62.99

Radio Module

ImmersionRC Ghost Next Gen 2.4GHz RC System Launch Bundle (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$149.95
Show stores (9)

Discussion

Sign in to comment

QuadStar Drones   Mar 13, 2018  

Interesting combo - not sure if anybody else has tried 6s on 4"(?). Post a video if you are able, sounds like it will be a blast! :D

Guides & Reviews

Jun 21, 2021

AirbladeUAV has done it again and this time they've brought long range to the 5" class! Based on the popular Transformer Mini, the new Transformer 5" Ultralight adopts a lot of the same design philosophies with larger props and more payload capacity. It can fly upwards of 20 minutes on a 4 cell Li-Ion battery pack and in ideal conditions it's got a range of over 4 to 5 miles. In this guide I'll walk..

Read more
Mar 04, 2021

With the release of the DJI FPV Drone cinematic FPV has become a lot more accessible, but you certainly don't want to crash a $750 drone! The QAV-CINE Freybott is a compact, lightweight cinematic FPV drone that can take a hit and keep going. It's a lot safer to fly indoors and around people. With a naked GoPro or the SMO 4k you can capture some great stabilized footage. In this guide I'll show you..

Read more