Rekon 5 economy build

By ToddF on Mar 30, 2021

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I wanted this quad to be lightweight, and also not expensive. It's not necessarily built for long range, but for flying for fun. No buzzer, GPS, Crossfire, or GoPro mount. Weight with no battery: 191gm. Flight time with 1500mAh 4S lipo (auw 374gm): 19m30s.

Note that the arms that come with the frame are cut wrong and have excess slop. There is a big gap between the arms I needed to shim to get the arms tight.

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DarthCDX   May 04, 2021  

I was wanting to know where did you get your parts printed at unfortunately I don't have a 3D printer? and there was one other thing I needed to know is there's a mounting plate that I want to get made for a HGLRC F4 V5PRO All in One Flight Controller with OSD and Switchable VTX which would have to go from 30.5x30.5 to 20x20 to fit this build that I want to do with the Rekon 5".

ToddF   May 06, 2021 
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I have a 3D printer, so I print my own parts. What was the second question?

DarthCDX   May 06, 2021 

I want to get made for a HGLRC F4 V5PRO All in One Flight Controller with OSD and Switchable VTX which would have to go from 30.5x30.5 to 20x20 to fit this build that I want to do with the Rekon 5". I'll upload pics later.

AVGVSTVS   Apr 11, 2021  

I have the same frame but not cut by Rekon/HGLRC and didn't have any slop in my arms. Sounds like a cutting error, I would have that warrantied.

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DarthCDX   May 04, 2021 

CNC madness.

ToddF   May 04, 2021 

Just FYI, there are some differences between the top plate on Thingiverse and the one on the Rekon frame. The Rekon plate is cut to let the battery wire out.

GQ4Life   May 04, 2021 

in the front?

GQ4Life   May 02, 2021  

did u do a custom motor mixer

ToddF   May 04, 2021 

I don't fully understand the question, but I don't think so. I'm using the DJI controller, which doesn't have an option for custom mixes.

GQ4Life   May 04, 2021 

oh no. motor mixer is on betaflight or inav. where you measure motor distance so flight controller know how much force is needed. think might help. they did it for explorer. mmixer what command is on betaflight

UpMostBeast FPV   May 04, 2021  

would the camera mount be big enough for a runcam hybrid?

ToddF   May 04, 2021 

No idea. If you point me to a CAD model of that camera, I can check. Otherwise you'll just need to print one and try it.

upioneer   Apr 02, 2021  

like the lakers color scheme

Madcatmike3d   Mar 31, 2021  

Thats odd. My arms on my Rekon 5" feel really flexible too. They stiffen up by 100% with the arm braces though.

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