By richrd on Aug 02, 2021

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This is the setup I built for Discovery Channels GETAWAY DRIVER, for which myself, ERODYO, and CRICKET worked with GLIDE AERIALS to provide chase footage for this new format driving competition.


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The brief was to have GoPro carrying FPV setups that could not only keep up with car racing action, but also last up 10-20 minutes in the air. Sounds easy right! Fortunately this did include pre-staging and post race coverage so there was no constant chasing, but we did see a few flights break with 20 minute mark, and even a race cross 10.

Alt TagDAVID KNIGHT put together the initial li-ion rig on a Hyperlite Freerange frame, and 2204 motors. Unsure of the speed requirements I opted for a slightly more powerful 2205.5 motor that could also swing a 6" prop if we needed.

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KOTKING TO THE RESCUE: We were flying in pouring rain, and dealing with the fallout splashes from puddles for the first few days. This gave us a chance to put kotking to the test and thankfully it worked amazingly. Even with a quad getting dunked in a pool for 5 mins. The thick silicone gel gives much more confidence than the UV reliant conformal coating. 11/10 highly recommend.

The rigs performed amazingly and kept up with all the action, aside from a couple real fast drivers who were bold enough to floor it on some of the short straightaways. But that is to be expected from the 30a li-ion batteries.

I have since kept with this power train on a bunch of commercial projects. The 25g motors and lithium ion flight time lets you run through an entire music video 3-4 times without the 3-4 battery changes lipo's would require.

I also have an updated version of the RS+ frame on the way that better fits the DJI system (allows for a 30x30 stack), and allows different arm layouts and 5-6" prop sizes using just ONE arm design (the RS+ has 4 different arms: 5" 6", true x, and squashed).

Stay tuned.


Part List


HYPERLOW RS+ (12 builds)

Flight Controller

NewBeeDrone Infinity AIO V2 Pro (11 builds)


4 x Hyperlite 2205.5-1722KV HV EDITION (11 builds)


HQProp Ethix S3 Watermelon Propellers (35 builds)
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FPV Camera

Caddx Vista Digital HD System for DJI HD FPV (204 builds)
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TBS Crossfire Nano Rx Special Edition FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (160 builds)


Auline Li-Ion SONY VTC6 6S 3000MAH 22.2V 30A XT60

3D Printed

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Misc Parts

KOTKING R/C Coating 15ml
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Madcatmike3d   Aug 03, 2021  

Damn man, this is super cool. I love the redundancy in your gear. That's wise, and done so cleanly. Awesome!!!

richrd   Aug 03, 2021 

thank you. can never be too prepared. i left out mention of having to fly in pouring wind and rain during the first few days. KOTKING was a lifesaver. Even had a quad dunk in a pool for 5 mins and survive to fly again. highly recommend.

sfonkter   Aug 09, 2021 

Did you use kotking on the Vista and DJI camera, too? How did you go about that?

richrd   Aug 09, 2021 

og dji cam is pretty well sealed but did add some kotking around the exposed areas of the vista.

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