Leader 3 Customized

By silkysmooth3215 on Dec 08, 2018

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This build turned out real nice. Wish now would have chosen a lower Kv motor than 6500Kv. Quite sure the flight times would increase and the throttle sensitivty decrease. Tuning this bad boy was a chore with the particularly high Kv motors and light build. Once the throttle curve is tuned to hover around mid stick with ease, and tame the landings abit, this little guy will be good to go.
Two hours later........went for a maiden on a custom throttle curve using the Taranis radio. By lowering the max throttle 75% made a huge difference in the flight. Hover is mid stick and landings are a breeze. It almost feels like going to a lower Kv motor. Anything over 75% max throttle was nothing but high amp draw anyway. To sum things up, now these high Kv motors on 3S batteries running an aggressive 3" prop feels like dialed back Kv motors in the sky.

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Part List

Frame

FullSpeed Leader 2.5 120mm Frame Kit 23g for Leader 2.5/2.5SE RC FPV Racing Drone
Banggood.com
$17.01

Flight Controller

20x20 Stacks / Flight Controllers / ESCs (110 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$8.99

Motors

4 x Sunnysky R1106 5500KV 6500KV 8000KV Brushless Motor Blue for 2030 3020 Propeller RC FPV Racing Drone (19 builds)
Banggood.com
$50.04

Propellers

6 Pairs Emax AVAN Mini 3 Inch 3X2.4X3 3-blade RC Drone FPV Racing Propeller CW CCW (65 builds)
Banggood.com
$6.74

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 2 600TVL CCD FPV Camera (2.1mm or 2.3mm) - Orange (282 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$22.95

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX02 Super Mini 5.8G 40CH 200mW FPV Transmitter for RC Drone FPV Racing (26 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.38

Receiver

Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone
Banggood.com
$13.69

Batteries

TATTU 650mAh 4S1P 75C 14.8V Lipo Battery Pack with XT30 plug (45 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Radio

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

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles (70 builds)
Getfpv.com
$499.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (62 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.99

Battery Charger

iSDT D2 Smart Balance Charger (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$129.99

Soldering Iron

Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station
Amazon.com
$226.86

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black) (24 builds)
Amazon.com
$286.00
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