7" Apex HD Li-Ion Cruiser

By jdmkramer on Mar 09, 2022

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Built to compare air unit to vista performance down my long range route, as well as 6" vs 7" cruising performance. I've been flying digital for over a year but never pushed more than a mile. I slapped on the new X2Airs and sent it.

This flight is on a Molicel P42A 6S1P. Barely breaking a sweat, but I wanted to take it easy on my first few flights on the pack. 2.4 mile max distance line of sight, 8.5 miles covered in 15 minutes of going up and down the shore. I landed at 3v and the pack bounced back to 3.3. I'm sure I can safely cruise down to 2.7v.

I'm going to work on getting power and gps telemetry overlaid again. I miss that from my analog videos.

I put on the long matchsticks for this one, but unfortunately had left on some low pitch tri-blades I was wanting to check out for more swiggity swooty type flying than pure long range. They still took me pretty far! 6km is just about as far as I've taken my analog quads, and I think I can easily push a little farther with the bi-blades back on.

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Myman   Mar 24, 2022  

Great build!
Where did you get that Gopro mount?
I need a mount for my Hero 8 on the Apex that will make room for larger battery and the one you use seems nice.

pcfranco05   Mar 10, 2022  

What is the weight of the drone?

jdmkramer   Mar 10, 2022 
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590g for the quad, 1.17kg AUW (w/ 6S1P 21700 pack and Hero10 as I fly it)

pcfranco05   Mar 10, 2022 

Thanks!! That gives me confidence to fly 6s on my 7" with the 1700 kv motors!

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