Pyrodrone "Hyperbaby" feel good story!

By Charles Hidalgo on Jun 04, 2018

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Serge from PiroflipRC personally gave me this frame backin the Fall of 2016 before they offically went on sale and this was why this story (and the way it all turned out) was so important to me . My bouncing baby Hyperlite was born in 2016 and went MIA in January of 2018 never to be found after over a week of searching.... Until this morning when it was stumbled upon by accident after almost 6 months. I did a thorough cleaning and inspection and she flew this evening again. It endured freezing temps below 20 degrees, winter rains , and early spring heat into the 100's. I didn't have to change or replace anything other than the vtx antenna. A couple motors are a bit noisy when spun by hand but it flew great. The quad was laying upside down under an orange tree all this time. the one photo shows it when it was found this morning and the other was after the cleanup. I missed this little sucker. Picture are of when it was found (Today) after it was cleaned up and flown, and when it was origionally born.

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Part List

Frame

HyperBaby 3 inch Racing Frame (4 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$39.99

Flight Controller

PyroDrone HyperLite F4 Flight Controller (16 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$21.99

ESCs

4 x Spedix ES20 Lite 2-4S 20A ESC (40 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$35.96

Motors

4 x Hyperlite 1407-3600 Race Series (19 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$63.96

Propellers

1 Pair DYS 3045 3 Inch 3 Blade Propeller Triblade Bullnose Prop Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple (32 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.39

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini Camera - Orange 2.1mm Lens (59 builds)
Getfpv.com
$28.99

FPV Transmitter

PyroDrone VTX 25-200-500mw With BFCMS (smart audio) By Matek U.fl Connector
Pirofliprc.com
$29.99

Antenna

Foxeer 5.8G 3dBi TX/RX RHCP Omni FPV Short Antenna RP-SMA/SMA (28 builds)
Banggood.com
$4.90

Receiver

Spektrum Quad Race Serial Receiver w/ Telemetry (SPM4649T) (33 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Batteries

PULSE 860mah 4S 14.8V 75C [3040] - $22.99 : Atmospheric Adventures - Get FPV Drone Racing Equipment (7 builds)
Atmosphericadventures.com
$22.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (48 builds)
Getfpv.com
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HD Camera

YI Action Camera 1080P Lime Green White Black 16MP Full HD 155 degree Ultra-wide Angle Sports Mini Camera (Green/China/Camera On (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$95.00

HD Camera

Gopro HERO 3+ Camera Black Edition Camera Camcorder CHDHX-302 (3 builds)
$9.00

HD Camera

Gopro HERO 3+ Camera Black Edition Camera Camcorder CHDHX-302 (3 builds)
Ebay.com
$84.99

HD Camera

Adorama
Adorama.com
$70.00

HD Camera

OlympusM.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 Lens (Black) (2 builds)
Bhphotovideo.com
$649.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition 4K Action Camera Camcorder 32GB Bundle 10 - Newegg.com (5 builds)
Newegg.com
$277.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99
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Apeian   Jun 08, 2018  

There's nothing like finding a lost baby...lol
Nice story ...wish it would happen for my first brushless I lost... ;-p

QU|(K_F0X   Jun 06, 2018  

Really interesting tale on a site with far too many generic builds :-D

UnderDawg   Jun 04, 2018  
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Love the story... It gives me hope. lol I have a 4 incher I lost about a year ago.

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