FPVcycle Fouride - 5 inch Freestyle / mid-range cruiser

By GeKo_FPV on Mar 10, 2022

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FPVcycle Fouride - 5 inch Freestyle / mid-range cruiser

After having built the 4 inch version of the Fouride, I decided to try this frame as a light 5 inch platform, with high versatility. I love the large deck for battery and action cam mounting.

I went with a naked vista, since this is all I had lying around from a micro build. It definitely seems well enough protected in this frame. However the GPS has issues getting satellites and I am sure its due to the increased noise emission from the unshielded vista.

The build itself was quite simple, there is not a lot of room, but the 35V 1000uF cap can be attached to the side, same as the vifly buzzer.

I run this ona 85% motor output limit with BF 4.3 RC2. The KV of the 23mm short motors is a little high for 5 inch. I think 2800 KV would probably be ideal.

Also did some mid-long range flights on this. It will fly about 8 mins on a 1300 mah 4s at high cruising speed.

I might switch the motors to lower KV versions to get some more efficieny. Or build another all together with the same frame :)



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swg_fpv   May 30, 2022  

Lovely build! I also cannot express how proud I am that you used my insta360 mount design from thingiverse :) - it's the first time that I've seen any of my limitted designs out in the wild, so I hope it's holding up well for you!

Happy flying, and again, lovely build!

lgustol   Apr 08, 2022  

I mounted the AIO in the back in my Fouride, and the Vista in the front. That way you may get less interference in the GPS, not having to route its cable through the vista.
Mounting the AIO in the back also allows the battery lead to come out of the back of the frame instead of the side.
Also, don't you get limited range and interference with that antenna mount? There's an FPVCycle TPU mount for this frame to mount the antenna in the back.

dafunk   Mar 10, 2022  

Nice vid. Facing the sun gives your clip a sense of magic.

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