Aero7 HD

By jdmkramer on Oct 28, 2019

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After this monstrosity I figured I owed it to LAZD to build his gorgeous Aero7 properly :)
This should get some incredible range considering it's using the same drivetrain and liion packs as my XL8, but lighter and more aerodynamic, especially without the GoPro. Testing down the lake shore tomorrow!

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Part List

Frame

Aero7 (2 builds)
Falconmultirotors.com
$89.00

Flight Controller

BrainFPV RADIX 30x30 Flight Controller (Custom Graphical OSD, Baro, Stackable, Betaflight) (117 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$54.99

ESCs

Aikon AK32 3-6S 32Bit 55A 30x30 4in1 ESC (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$69.99

Motors

BrotherHobby Avenger 2806.5 1700Kv Motor (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$22.99

Propellers

DAL Cyclone T7056C Pro Tri-Blade 7" Prop 4 Pack (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Hybrid Micro FPV Camera / 20x20 4K HD DVR (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$89.99

FPV Transmitter

FXT ARES 30x30 25-1000mW 5.8GHz VTX - MMCX - Choose Your Color (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Antenna

TrueRC Singularity Long 5.8GHz SMA Antenna - Choose Version (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Receiver

VAS 915MHz Mini RC Antenna - U.FL (Crossfire / R9) (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano Receiver (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$59.95

Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$159.99

Hardware

4 x M5 Low Profile Motor Nut w/ Flange (1PC) - Choose Your Color (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.00

Hardware

4 x M3 Nylock Nut (1PC) - Choose Your Color (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.80

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP LITE Universal Super Sticky Battery PadDefault Title (28 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.59

Misc Parts

RDQ 250mm Kevlar Battery Strap w/ Woven Rubber Grip & Metal Buckle (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (70 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99
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Discussion

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lorenzo220580   Jul 14, 2020  

hi,
i'm very interesting for your project but i can't understand the cable connection between the fc (radix) and the Aikon esc .
can you show me a photo or a diagram connection....please?
thanks a lot

00jferna   Nov 01, 2019  
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I noticed you mount the HD cam above the FPV cam, did you notice that the HD recording is pointed downward a bit? I have a Hybrid in my 3" build, mounted as shown in your pics. After reviewing the HD footage, it appears to be staring at the ground most of the flight (I tend to fly low).

jdmkramer   Nov 07, 2019 

My HD and FPV seem pretty well aligned. You can see both on my recent videos. I didn't think it was possible for the cameras to misalign.

00jferna   Nov 08, 2019 

Yeah, after rewatching your video, i noticed that the FPV is 4:3 while the HD is 16:9, so you lose the top and bottom of the shot (top being important when flying fast). So, I'm going to try to change aspect ratio of the FPV feed. Hopefully that'll help.

Jodie Froster   Oct 28, 2019  

I soldered together a 3s Li-ion cell like that, and my battery charger struggled to charge the middle cell, and eventually the charger died. I considered it a failure, but it might have just been the charger. Did you have any problems with your cells after you soldered them together? Any tips, or refrence videos?

jdmkramer   Oct 29, 2019 

Not at all. Sounds like it was the charger. I just use regular lipo 4.2 charging and charge at 1c most times.

Jodie Froster   Oct 29, 2019 

Thanks!

Minichado   Oct 29, 2019  

Dope! I forgot I wanted to build one of these too <3

jdmkramer   Oct 29, 2019 

Haha! I was thinking you'd really dig it when I saw you were making that light 7". Mine isn't that light but I think it's a good balance. I'm having trouble with the BEC I installed this morning so i can run 5 & 6S with the Hybrid, but my first 5S liion flight was fantastic. :)

Nabla   Oct 28, 2019  

What batteries are those - make and model. Thanks

jdmkramer   Oct 28, 2019 

Molicel P42A

SkyLine FPV   Oct 28, 2019  

can you let us know what kind of current and speed you are getting? I have a similar speed focused build i am working on.

jdmkramer   Oct 28, 2019 

Will do. I'm rendering video from the first flight now, but unfortunately my OSD was cut off so no Amp draw stats. Next time. I'm focusing on range more than anything with this one, but I will slap a 5s lipo on there for some speed runs when I get it all dialed in.

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