Smooth Operator 6" mid-range

By Enyo on Nov 09, 2018

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Hi. . .

I built this drone for mid-range and freestyle.

I've tried a lot of props with different voltage and for me the best prop for this setup are the gemfan flash 6042. They can be used from 4S to 6S. But for 4S Mid-range cruising I prefer the emax longrange.
If you like my build pls like it and if not leave a comment and let me know what you would do better.



Part List


Smooth Operator 6 Inch - (CAMERA MOUNT SOLD SEPARATE) (4 builds)

Flight Controller

radix fc - brainfpv (117 builds)


T-Motor F55A Pro 55A 3-6s BLHeli32 4-in-1 ESC (19 builds)


4 x T-Motor F80 PRO - 1900KV Motor (15 builds)


2 Pairs Emax AVAN Long Range 6 Inch 6038 6X3.8X2 Propeller Black Color CW CCW for RC Drone (10 builds)


Gemfan Flash 6042 Bi-Blade 6" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (17 builds)


5140 series - Light Control Props (LCP) (6 builds)


Gemfan 5152 - 2 Blade Propeller - Black PC (Set of 4) (6 builds)


Azure 6145 Tri Blade Props (Teal) (4 builds)
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FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor 2 Micro FPV Camera - 1.8mm Lens - 1200TVL 16:9/4:3 PAL/NTSC G-WDR - Choose Your Color (75 builds)

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5.8GHz Video Tx - (International Version) (141 builds)


2 x Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna - Heli-Nation (27 builds)


Video Aerial Systems VAS ION V2 5.8GHz SMA Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (11 builds)


FrSky R9 Slim+ OTA 915MHz Long Range Receiver w/ 2pcs Dipole T Antennas (17 builds)


FPV Drone Parts for – FPV Quad Drone Shop – Drone Racing Store (127 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black Video Camera GPCHDHX-701 (102 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera (Renewed) (33 builds)

Misc Parts

CL Racing RaceLED 25mm (SET OF 4) (2 builds)

Misc Parts

Arm Bumper - Shocker Tank, SlamNasty, Merica, Smooth Operator, Raging Droner, BangGOD (SET OF 4) (8 builds)

Misc Parts

Battery Pad - Smooth Operator (4 builds)

Misc Parts

Glass ND Filters (TBS Jello Guard) (5 builds)

Misc Parts

Electronics Bay Depth Increasing Upgrade (Smooth Operator 5 Inch) (2 builds)

Misc Parts

HellGate FPV Buzzer (10 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x RDQ 250mm Kevlar Stitched Battery Strap w/ Metal BuckleDefault Title (8 builds)

Misc Parts

Camera Angle Bar (Smooth Operator)

Misc Parts

ND Filter GoPro Session Mount (Smooth Operator) (2 builds)

Misc Parts

Panasonic 1000uF 35V (FC-Series) Low-ESR Capacitor for ESC Noise Reduction (120 builds)

Misc Parts

MATEKSYS SAM-M8Q GPS Module (7 builds)
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Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (62 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q8 500W 20A 1-8S DC Smart Charger (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (264 builds)


Pyrodrone Tool Kit 9 Pcs. (22 builds)


QuadGuard BP X2 Drohnen Rucksack, schwarz (2 builds)
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AngryRedBarber   Aug 18, 2020  

Do those gemfan 6042s flatten out on 6s at high throttle?

Enyo   Aug 18, 2020 


Trysk   May 05, 2020  

Hi, i'm building the same frame with t motor f4 hd stack (same esc) paired with f80 2500kv for 4s use. Do you have any advice for the propellers? I like precise and fast fly. Thanks

Enyo   May 05, 2020 

Try the t-motor T6143

DanYel   Oct 28, 2019  

Hi, what is the best setup combination for mid/long range (props & Lipo) and possible cruise flight time.. Thanks

Enyo   Dec 09, 2019 

Emax Avan longrange and 6S 2200

Pimpmykwad   Jan 28, 2019  

very nice build!!!! no njello with bipale??

haplm   Dec 20, 2018  

Do you have a link to the GPS holder, please?

Enyo   Dec 20, 2018 

My friend is on holiday . He printed it for me. He will upload it when he is back.

haplm   Dec 21, 2018 

Thanks! One more question - I'm also going to use F55, any special reason for the orientation you chose? I'm thinking about rotating it 90ΒΊ, so the power pads are to the right (or left), similar to what what Neill from CMW shows in his build video.

Enyo   Dec 22, 2018 

Just becauce if the conector to the flight controller. My wires were to short as built the quad .   Nov 21, 2018  

love it. If i could build ANY quad i wanted i could use yours as a template. so very nice!

u tried 7" arms and props? just curious

Enyo   Nov 22, 2018 

I think 7" props wouldn't fit. There is not enough space between rear prop and lipo.

simoflyfpv   Nov 20, 2018  

Hi ! Nice build! I'm deciding for a mid range build...I see you have F80 motors, how are they handling the power from the battery? which kind of battery do you use and how much is the total AUW weight? Thanks!

Enyo   Nov 22, 2018 

Hi simon ,

The total weight of the kwad is 524g without lipo and gopro.

4S Amax 120c 1800mah ~90A with emax longrange 6038

5S Tattu R-Line 1550mah ~120A with gemfan 6042 Bi-Blade

6S Tattu 70c 1300 ~160A with gemfan 6042 Bi-Blade

Ely   Nov 20, 2018  

wait... why are there two crossfire antennas

catSupremacy   Nov 20, 2018 

Its called diversity

Jodie Froster   Nov 11, 2018  

Good LAWD! You did ALL the things, this is the dope-ist 6" i've ever seen.

Enyo   Nov 11, 2018 

Thx jodie 😘

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