6s SuperG LR+GPS

By gvngoheavy on May 03, 2022

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Welp the tinkerbug finally bit on the 5in front again. Prompted a bit by Chriss Rossers video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Xpt0y2-KU&ab_channel=ChrisRosser The idea was always to swap the 25mm 1870kv Imperial motors from the other Super G build onto this one after I found/decided on motors to replace them with. Welp a couple days after I had decided on the wasp 2020kv 22.5-06.5 motors FPVcycle decided to clearance the older emerald 25mm 1880kv motors for way too good of a price to pass up. So with those motors in the mail the rebuilds needed to start.

SOOO! motors came off the 4s SuperG and went back onto the GT M540 frame they came off of (comical anecdote about tinkering to come later concerning that drone) and the 25mm imperial motors went onto this build. Checked motor rotation and reprogrammed some LEDs and this quad feels ready for some test flights.

The last rotorbuilds profile for the Super G was a bit outdated. Tinkering had occurred previous to this bout of shenanigans. During the build of the 6s SuperG I was having some issues with the HobbyWing stack and ordered a second stack before I even heard back from hobbywing warranty service. After a step back and some troubleshooting on my own I discovered that I had used the wrong connection cable between the FC and ESC. Now I had two baller f7 blheli32 60a stacks! What ever should I do? Easy. Flop out the 40a f4 BLheli-S stack that was in this 4s SuperG and plop in the baller stack. With that came a little bit more cleanup and some re-orienting.

When installing this stack in both the SuperG builds I rotate them 180deg to put the battery lead facing the front!
Why?
A couple reasons. Firstly I want more room for the capacitor. Next the power leads routing up through the top plate of the frame protects from props and cleans everything up considerably. To accomplish this on the SuperG you have to file down that top plate just a bit to fit the XT60 through, but not very much at all.

So now the funny anecdote about tinkering. I bought the GT 520M from a friend at work to get into 5in quads. I had always planned to strip that frame for parts to build up a SuperG. That process happened exponentially faster than I had anticipated. And now, we are at a point where all the original components of that GT 520M frame are now back sitting in a pile under the frame waiting to get re-assembled into something. So funny story is I bought a drone for inspiration. Played with all the parts. Learned a thing or two and am now going to return it to the original format and hopefully pass it on to its next owner. Funny and absolutely ridiculous. Part of me fully acknowledges how wastefully indecisive all of that process was, but it is what it is, and in the end Im where I want to be, so I cant complain about how I got here.

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Part List

Frame

Super G (15 builds)
Project399.com
$75.00

Flight Controller

Hobbywing XRotor F722 3-6S 30x30 Stack/Combo (F7 FC / 32Bit 60A 4in1 ESC) (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$129.99

Motors

4 x FPVCycle 25mm Imperial Motor (18 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$99.96

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane 5536 Durable Tri-Blade 5.5" Propeller (2CW+2CCW) - Choose Your Color
Pyrodrone.com
$3.26

FPV Camera

CaddxFPV Ratel 2 Starlight Low Latency Micro Size Freestyle FPV Camera (67 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$30.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 HV (MMCX) (121 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.95

Antenna

TrueRC Matchstick 5.8 SMA Long Carbon Antenna (RHCP) (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$25.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (1369 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.95

Batteries

6 x GNB 1800 mAh 6S 22.2V 130C/260C XT60 (7 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$263.94

Radio

TBS Tango 2 - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (34 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$159.95

Goggles

ORQA FPV.One OLED FPV Goggles + Free Bonus (FPV.PRO Antenna Set, FPV.Connect, FPV.Battery) (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$649.99

HD Camera

Insta360 GO - 180° 1080P 20g Action Camera (12 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

HD Camera

2 x ONE R - Innovative action cams from Insta360 - Insta360 Store
Store.insta360.com
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Misc Parts

Mamba GPS/Beidou M8PLUS/M22 (2 builds)
Diatone.us
$16.99

Misc Parts

iFlight 4pcs FPV 5V Programmable RGB LED Lights Strip + 40A PDB 3535 Multi-Colors Race Wire for FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter(10 L (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$14.99

Video Receiver

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

Radio Module

TBS Multi Protocol Module (MPM) (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$59.99

Radio Module

HappyModel ES24TX Slim Pro ELRS 2.4GHz RC Transmitter Module (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$47.99

Battery Charger

ViFly WhoopStor 1S LiPo/LiHV 6 Channel DC/USB-C Battery Charger & Discharger for BT2.0 & PH2.0
Pyrodrone.com
$29.99

Battery Charger

2 x Venom Pro Duo LiPo Battery Charger | 80W X2 AC DC 7A NiMH LiHV LiPo Balance Charger Discharger with Charger Adapter | LiPo 1S to (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$226.00

Soldering Iron

MINI TS80 Digital OLED USB Type-C Programable Soldering Iron Station Solder Tool Built-in STM32 Chip (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$72.99

Tools

Mayatech Multifunctional Aluminum Alloy Shock Shaft Pliers Tool Wrench For RC Airplane RC Car RC Models Toys
Banggood.com
$12.99

Accessories

AOKoda Lipo to USB Power Converter QC3.0 Adapter Quick Charger for Smartphone Tablet PC
Banggood.com
$6.99

Accessories

BlitzWolf® BW-P9 10000mAh 18W QC3.0 PD3.0 Type-c + USB Ports Power Bank with Fast Charging Dual Input and Output for iPhone X X
Banggood.com
$13.99
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