7” Pyrodrone Source One Long Range Take 2

By JJ FPV on Oct 31, 2020

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About a month ago I had my first Source One build just how I wanted it. Then I was exploring over some hills about a mile out and my video started to fade. I started a wide smooth turn to start heading back and suddenly I lost video completly. I hit the gps rescue switch but it failed and when I went to look at the dvr footage the file was corrupted so I was out of luck. I took several hikes to try to find it but had no luck.

So here is take two. I was really happy with the frame so I ordered another Pyrodrone 7" Source One frame and ordered the same Brother Hobby Avenger 2810 1090kv motors. On the original build I used the RunCam Phoenix 2 Bardwell edition camera but I went with the new RunCam Micro Eagle 3 this time around. I wanted to run the TBS Unifly Pro HV but they were out of stock so I got a FXT Ares 1W VTX for now.

The one area that I wasn't really happy with on the old build was the FC. I used the GEPRC Span F722 stack and it flew fine but I had a few small issues. I could never get the barometer to work and a few other minor gripes. So on the new build I decided to try the new HGLRC Zeus stack. It is a F722 dual gyro FC with a barometer and a 60 amp Blheli32 esc. I have only been able to fly a couple packs so far but the Zeus stack is working flawlessly.

I finished this build off the same way I did my first one, 3d printed frame acessory kit from Brain3d, kwad skids from Kwad3d and of course the TBS nano reciever and Ummagrip.

I have only a few short flights so far but look forward to getting back to exploring with my new build.

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Part List

Frame

PYRODRONE SOURCE ONE 7" Long Range Frame - 6mm V0.2 Arms (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.97

Flight Controller

HGLRC DJI Zeus F722 3-6S F7 Flight Controller 30*30mm Betaflight | Emuflight | iNav
Pyrodrone.com
$26.99

ESCs

HGLRC Forward 60A 3-6S BLHeil32 4-in-1 ESC
Pyrodrone.com
$75.99

Motors

Brother Hobby Avenger 2810 (860KV-1090KV-1180KV-1500KV) (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$27.99

Propellers

HQ Prop 7x4.5x2 Durable Bi-Blade 7" Prop Grey (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Eagle 3 1000TVL 16:9/4:3 CMOS Micro FPV Camera (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

FXT ARES 5.8GHz PIT/25mw/200mw/600mw/1W VTX w/ Smart Audio (US VERSION)
Pyrodrone.com
$34.99

Antenna

VAS Ion Pro 5.8GHz SMA Antenna LONG - Choose Polarization (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (1484 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.95

Radio

Jumper T18 JP5-in-1 Multi-Protocol RF Module OpenTX RC Transmitter w/ Hall Gimbals & Carbon Faceplate (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$159.99

Goggles

FatShark Dominator HDO FPV GogglesRechargeable 1800mah Pack (137 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$424.99

HD Camera

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

Video Receiver

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

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (62 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (264 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$58.99
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