AirBlade Transformer 7 Inch Long Range

By airbladeuav on Jun 26, 2019

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DESIGN GOALS

When we set out to design a 7 inch long range frame, we had a few goals in mind

  • Compact design for easy transportation
  • Yet spacious enough to carry large battery packs
  • Variable HD camera angle
  • Independent FPV camera angle
  • No props in camera view

DESIGN FEATURES

With those goals in mind, we settled on a few design features that you see in the transformer such as

FOLDING ARM DESIGN WITH QUICK RELEASE MECHANISM

  • Arms are mounted on 2 points.
  • We use thumb screws and k-nuts that slide in and out of slots on the arms. This allows us to quickly fold the arm simply by loosening the screws and slide them out of the slots

LARGE BODY SECTION FOR BOTH TOP MOUNT AND BOTTOM MOUNT BATTERY OPTIONS

  • The body is carefully crafted so it can carry up to 5000mAh 4S LiPo.
  • You have the option to top mount or bottom mount the battery, or both.

GOPRO CASE IS SUSPENDED IN FRONT OF THE QUAD WITH INDEPENDENT TILTING MECHANISM FROM FPV CAMERA

  • GoPro case is interchangeable, however we are focusing on the GoPro Hero 7 camera because of its beautiful Hypersmooth feature which will be very valuable in getting cinematic HD footage.
  • At later date we will release a case for GoPro Session as well

You can print all the accessories part from our Thingiverse account here

Photos

Part List

Frame

AirBlade Transformer 7 inch Long Range (2 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$79.99

Flight Controller

BrainFPV RADIX F4 Flight Controller (118 builds)
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$54.99

ESCs

Hobbywing XRotor Micro 60A 6S 4-in-1 BLHeli_32 ESC (68 builds)
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$69.99

Motors

4 x BrotherHobby Avenger 2507 V2 Brushless Motor (5 builds)
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$99.96

Propellers

HQProp 7x4x3 DP Propeller (Set of 4) (6 builds)
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$3.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Racer 2 FPV Camera
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$37.99

FPV Transmitter

Team BlackSheep TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV (SMA) VTX (8 builds)
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$49.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII SMA 5.8 LongRHCP (10 builds)
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$11.99

Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (SE) (410 builds)
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$29.99

Batteries

GNB 2200 mAh 4S 14.8V 120C/240C XT60 (3 builds)
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$34.99

Hardware

AirBlade Crossfire Immortal-T Antenna Mount (8 builds)
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$6.99

Video Receiver

Furious FPV True-D X Diversity Receiver System (for FatShark Dominators)
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$119.99

Radio Module

Team BlackSheep Crossfire Micro TX Module (143 builds)
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$69.99

Soldering Iron

TS 100 SOLDERING IRON (B2) (247 builds)
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$59.99
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Discussion

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aarrodri   May 18, 2021  

any idea if the frame will fit a DJI Air Unit?

kibbycabbit   Jun 12, 2021 

Yes I have Transformer 7 with DJI Air Unit. As you can see it in photo. FC will be on top of ESC board - testing in 3D CAD software. They seem fit fine.

(Strange, Upload Photos doesn't seem to work)...

CinqFPV   Apr 19, 2020  

This is such a great build. I'm in love...sadly a litte pricy

FusionHM   Sep 23, 2019  
2

what flight times do you get out of this build?

airbladeuav   Nov 07, 2019 

on 2200mah 4S I get about 7-8 mins cruising at decent speed

Power_FPV   Jul 14, 2019  
1

OOO I am seriously in love with this frame! I'm looking to really push my new Hero 7 Black for some long range cinematics, and I think I finally found the platform to put it on! Great stuff!

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