10" Coastal Surfer 🌊

By Kowaik on Sep 22, 2020

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My mid/long range cinematic macro quad built for mountains and coast surfing. And it comes with DJI HD!

This is based on the Nasty405 V8 frame from Stand-In. Originally I was thinking about using XING 2814 1100kV motors, but finally decided to use Brotherhobby T5 3115 1050kV.

At first I was using iFlight PDB and iFlight ESC SuceeX 55A, but had way too many problems with this configuration:

  • One ESC just died during bench testing
  • I was keep getting a lot of error frames despite of using DSHOT125 8k/2k loop, motors were twitching on DSHOT600 8k/8k settings
  • Two of ESCs just stopped working after LOS flight: they were super hot and motors were not spinning at all. After that they started to beep "No signal" pattern and resoldering only help until next LOS flight.

After switching to Holybro Tekko32 F3 65A and Matek XCLASS PDB it started to work like a breeze. I even noticed motors are spinning way smoother than with iFlight ESCs.

Update 2020/10/03
Noticed MAS propellers are causing too much vibrations and it's quite difficult to tune the quad. Moved to Aeronaut CAM 10x7 props, also got HQProp 10x5x3.

#standinquads

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Part List

Frame

Stand-in Quadcopter Frame Design (3 builds)
Shop.sculptcopter.com
See Site

Flight Controller

iFlight Succex-D F7 V2.1 TwinG 30x30 Flight Controller for DJI (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

ESCs

4 x Holybro Tekko32 F3 Metal ESC 65A BLheli_32 DShot1200 3-6S ESC w/ F3 MCU & WS2812B LED for RC Drone FPV Racing (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$115.08

Motors

4 x Brotherhobby Tornado T5 Pro 3115 1050kv Motor
Getfpv.com
See Site

Propellers

2 x Aeronaut CAM Carbon Power Prop 10x7 CCW - MyFPV
Myfpvstore.com
$16.00

Propellers

2 x Aeronaut CAM Carbon Power Prop 10x7 CW - MyFPV (2 builds)
Myfpvstore.com
$16.00

Propellers

2 x HQProp MacroQuad 10x5x3 Propeller (CW - Single) - MyFPV
Myfpvstore.com
$9.98

Propellers

2 x HQProp MacroQuad 10x5x3 Propeller (CCW - Single) - MyFPV
Myfpvstore.com
$9.98

FPV Camera

Caddx DJI Digital HD FPV Camera (164 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

FPV Transmitter

DJI Digital HD FPV Air Unit Module (121 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Antenna

2 x TBS Crossfire Immortal T V2 Antenna (149 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$11.90

Antenna

2 x TrueRC Singularity Long 5.8GHz SMA Antenna - Choose Version (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.98

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (96 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Batteries

GNB 3300 mAh 6S 22.2V 80C/160C XT60 (5 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$69.99

Batteries

2 x GNB 2600 mAh 6S 22.2V 80C/160C XT60
Airbladeuav.com
$109.98

Power Distribution

Matek System XCLASS FCHUB-12S PDB Board 5V & 12V Output w/ Current Sensor 3-12S Lipo for RC Drone (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$29.78

Radio

Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 V3 PRO RC RADIO (106 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$199.99

Goggles

FPV Drone Parts for – FPV Quad Drone Shop – Drone Racing Store (132 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$124.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Hardware

8 x Tools for FPV (57 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$55.60

Hardware

Adapter Rings Multifunctional x4
Masterairscrew.com
$2.83

Hardware

2 x RDQ 3/8'' x 2ft. Braided Mesh Wire Wrap for ESC and Motor WiresCarbon (45 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.98

Hardware

Silicone Wire (1 Ft. Red, 1 Ft. Black) - Choose Your Gauge (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$0.99

Hardware

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

Hardware

2 x M3 Knurled Standoff w/ Small Step (1PC) - Choose Your Color & Size (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$0.80

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (175 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (72 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Misc Parts

ViFly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (174 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99

Misc Parts

(LB #31) 4pcs Panasonic FC 1000uF 50v 105C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor Low ESR (6 builds)
Amazon.com
$1.00

Misc Parts

Pyrodrone FC Stack Cover (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$0.99

Misc Supplies

Menace Digital HD Antenna Pack (DigiPack) (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.99
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