Kiss a Chameleon

By daich on Mar 08, 2019

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For my winter rebuild, I decided to try out the Kiss power train.
Got a set of used 24a RE escs for a great deal and I'm using the iFlight Kiss AIO osd board

I originally ordered 2207 2750kv motors but was sent the 2206 2750kv. Banggood customer service took care of me and just told me to keep these!

Just from arming on the bench without props I can hear these motors are smooth.

--update 8 March 2019
as I mounted the FC backwards, having the pigtail come up between the titanium cage and the top plate, I reverse the FC orientation in the kiss GUI but I forgot to rotate the motor configuration as well...as this is an AIO flight board. On first hover in the living room (which I have forgotten how terrifying it is as I'm used to micros) it flipped out and burned out an ESC. I was able to get it replaced and now I have also added filtering capacitors onto all four ESCs which should prevent this from happening again.

--update 16 March 2019
got to fly three packs. I want to say it flies better but I still need to fly betaflight back to back with kiss. It's locked in with a stock tune and feels very good to fly. The OSD is a bit whacked as it is in some kind of setup mode.

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Part List

Frame

Chameleon Ti 5 inch (54 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$105.00

Flight Controller

Kiss iFlight Flyduino Kiss Licensed Flight Controller
Iflight-rc.com
$39.99

ESCs

KISS 24A ESC Race Edition - 32bit Brushless Motor Ctrl (122 builds)
Getfpv.com
$26.99

Motors

4 x XING X2206 2-6S FPV NextGen Motor (6 builds)
Iflight-rc.com
$75.96

Propellers

EMAX AVAN-R 5x3 Propeller (Set of 10CW, 10CCW - Red) (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$9.99

Propellers

HQ Prop 5x4.3x3 V1S Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorBlue (355 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.69

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor 1200TVL FPV Camera 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC G-WDR OSD Freestyle Long Range (4 builds)
Foxeer.com
$25.90

FPV Transmitter

AKK X2-ultimate International 25mW/200mW/600mW/1200mW 5.8GHz 37CH FPV Transmitter with Smart Audio (38 builds)
Banggood.com
$19.90

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V2 5.8GHz SMA Antenna 2 Pack - RHCP - Choose Your Color (76 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.90

Receiver

TBS Team BlackSheep Crossfire Micro Receiver V2Default Title (285 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$35.99

Radio

DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.00

Radio

Jumper T12 PLUS Open Source 16ch Radio with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module With HALL Gimbal for RC Drone Car Boat (10 builds)
Xt-xinte.com
$109.00

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (130 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$529.00

Goggles

FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
Hobbyking.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$405.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (103 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft - Rcmoment.com
Rcmoment.com
$99.99

Video Receiver

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

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (35 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$119.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (151 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
Hobbyking.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (257 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Tools

Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$99.99

Backpack

Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case
Hobbyking.com
$7.42

Accessories

SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.
Actuna.com
$29.00

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)
Foxeer.com
$19.90

Misc Supplies

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site
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Whiffles   Mar 08, 2019  
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Great deal on the motors! I've been looking at those, but they're a bit on the pricey side. Let me know how they feel once you get them up in the air.

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