KT's Martian Rover 6"

By KaityLynn on Sep 17, 2018

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This is a 6" quad that I am building for longer range flying. The aircraft that I have now are designed for speed and efficiency was really a lower priority.

The first 5 flights were LOS sahakeout flight, but I was impressed that the cells after landing were still at 3.8 volts at 8 to 10 minutes!

My first FPV flight was 8 minutes and the next was 10! I will have to get used to this craft, very glidy! :)

Originally I was planning on having the pack slung under belly, but after a little adjusting the pack fit atop and feels better there.

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Part List

Frame

Realacc Martian IV 6 Inch 250mm Wheelbase 4mm Arm Carbon Fiber FPV Racing Frame Kit (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$29.99

Flight Controller

CLRacing F4S V1.6 AIO 30x30 Flight Controller (142 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$52.99

ESCs

4 x GearBest USA: BLHeli - S 30A 2 - 6S LiPo Brushless ESC - $5.93 Fast Shipping
Us.gearbest.com
$23.72

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor Pink For 210 X220 280 RC Drone (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.69

Propellers

HQProp 6x4.5 DP 2CW + 2CCW Propeller PC - Blue (4 pack) (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Micro V3 1000TVL 1.8mm FPV Camera (21 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK X2 FPV VTX (27 builds)
Akktek.com
$16.99

Antenna

Lumenier Pagoda 2 5.8GHz Antenna (LHCP) (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$8.49

Receiver

FrSky R9 Mini 900MHz Long Range Receiver (57 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Batteries

5 x RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1500mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (59 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$119.95

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol RF Module OpenTX 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ V3 Hall Gimbals (86 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$199.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (White) (257 builds)
Getfpv.com
$107.99

Goggles

Skyzone SKY04X V2 OLED Diversity 5.8GHz FPV Goggles - Choose Your Color (46 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$529.99

Goggles

Fatshark Attitude V4 FPV Goggles 4:3 Headset DVR 5.8G 32CH OLED RX 18650 Battery Case for RC Drone (20 builds)
Banggood.com
$349.00

Misc Parts

3Pcs GY-BMP280-3.3 High Precision Atmospheric Pressure Sensor Module For Arduino
Banggood.com
$5.32

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (70 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (27 builds)
Furiousfpv.com
$68.00

Radio Module

FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module for FrSky R9 Series (70 builds)
Banggood.com
$61.80

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

ISDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger AU Warehouse (14 builds)
Banggood.com
$54.27

Soldering Iron

Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station
Amazon.com
$55.34
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Discussion

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KaityLynn   Sep 30, 2018  

Pimpmykwad   Sep 18, 2018  

Hi, did you fly it with bipale or tripale?? And with bipale, does it shake?? i have middle throttle oscillation with the bipale and i can't avoid them!!! Do you have a HD footage to see the flight....I'm really interested because 6" are so hard to tune......

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Pimpmykwad   Sep 21, 2018 

thx!!! nice footage!!! no jello or throttle oscillations!!! so I have to reconsider my 6" (a lot of MTO !!!) Tripale or bipale??

KaityLynn   Sep 21, 2018 

I would try both and pick the one you feel is best. I have settled on the HQ 6x4.5 dual blade ones, which seem to stand up to my abuse :) I am going to try some tri-blade ones in 6" and see if they make any difference in efficiency.

What motors are your favorites?

Pimpmykwad   Sep 21, 2018 

here is the build: https://rotorbuilds.com/build/13550

I use Ummagwad 2150 KV motors in 5 S.

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