4s u-light long range

By painfpv on Mar 30, 2019

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This is a custom build, one of a kind, with the purpose of testing if an ultra light 5inch quad could be used for long range missions when coupled with LiIon 18650 Sony VTC6 cells.

The canopy covers the internal components of a GoPro Hero6 (lense & motherboard) and also houses a polar pro ND filter and a GPS. The 2 small teal buttons are the button with which we operate the gorpo.

The total AUW is 543 grams which is extremly light consider the fact that it packs a 4s 3000mAh and a hero6.

This was a team project, I had a great deal of help from:

Octavian Richea (http://www.3d-p.ro/): Canopy and tail design and 3d print
Petru Rusu: Assembly and testing
Oliver Aldulea: Hero6 hacking

Here is some sample footage from a test flight with 5inch mater airscrews (gopro angle must be adjusted to eliminate props from the FOV, filter position must be changed to eliminate unwanted reflections):

Here is a complete flight telemetry speed up 10x:

Photos

Part List

Frame

XBEE-X V2 220mm Frame (Titanium) (6 builds)
Crowncityfpv.com
$39.99

Flight Controller

SPRING IMU-F V2 (36 builds)
Heliorc.com
$41.55

ESCs

Hobbywing XRotor Micro 45A 6S 4-in-1 ESC Dshot1200 (61 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Motors

4 x T-Motor F40 Pro II v2 2306 2150kv 5s Mini Quad Motor (8 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$100.04

Propellers

HQProp DP 5.5X4X3V1S PC - 3 Blades (Set of 4 - Light Blue) (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Sparrow 2 (63 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (197 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Antenna

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

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Micro receiver Rx V2 (285 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$37.19

Batteries

4 x Sony | Murata VTC6 18650 3000mAh 15A Battery (9 builds)
Imrbatteries.com
$23.96

Radio

FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (50 builds)
Getfpv.com
$249.99

Radio

TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (80 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles (62 builds)
Getfpv.com
$499.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles (64 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Amazon.com
$1,239.95

Misc Parts

Shutter Collection - Cinema Series | GoPro (3 builds)
Polarprofilters.com
$99.99

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (69 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

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion Receiver Module For Goggles (5 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$127.24

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX (15 builds)
Rc-innovations.es
$229.91
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Southpaw Fpv   Sep 29, 2019  

hey have your tried this on just a normal 4s 1500 mah if so how did it perform?

painfpv   Mar 06, 2020 

yes, it flies well but I would not go long range with only 1500mah becase I want to be able to stick around the location I fly to not just go and come back.

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