Raggio Lungo

By lazd on Jan 05, 2018

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Raggio pre-orders are live at Falcon Multirotors and shipping in mid-February!

Raggio is the king of long range. A 6 inch, 6 cell, Hero6 toting quad designed to be efficient and vibration free. No props in HD cam view, no jello in the HD, and plenty of room for mounting all your long range gear.

This build came together cleanly and everything just worked as soon as i powered it up, including the compass and GPS. Though the goal is to run iNav on this build for RTH functionality, the Kakute V2 does not yet have a target in iNav, so I have Betaflight on there for now. The OSD is configured to show all the relevant information; baro, speed, distance from home, heading, etc, so formation flying is a breeze.

With an all-the-way-up-weight of 793g, it's lighter than you think, and the 6S / 6" / 1600kV powertrain more than carries it through the air. Note that revisions are already in the works that bring the dry weight of the frame down to 150g from a around 180g.


Part List


Raggio (10 builds)

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F4 AIO V2 Flight Controller (21 builds)


4 x Spedix ES30 HV 3-6S 30A ESCDefault Title (154 builds)


4 x TMotor F40 PRO II - 1600KV (35 builds)


HQ 6x3x3 V1S (2CW+2CCW) PC ***Choose Color*** (7 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift (192 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro HV 5.8 GHz Video Transmitter (596 builds)


Lumenier AXII U.FL 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (148 builds)


TBS Crossfire Micro RX V2 (287 builds)


Tattu R-Line 6S 1300mAh 95C (9 builds)


FrSky Taranis QX7S 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Carbon or Blue (50 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (87 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (302 builds)

Misc Parts

TBS Crossfire Immortal T antenna (18 builds)

Misc Parts

Micro uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (18x18mm) (39 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger AU Warehouse (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station
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mbyc fpv   Feb 07, 2019  

This is such a clean build. I am building one FOR SURE. Couple questions if you dont mind? Does the gopro mount that comes with the frame have the immortal grabbers? I am having a hard time finding dimensions for different gps's. The one I want to use seems too big for all the available mounts https://www.getfpv.com/holybro-micro-m8n-gps-module.html I found the thingverse link with 3d print links. Can you recommend someone to do the printing? I am planning on xing 2306 1700kv motors and I want to try both 6" and 7" props. 6s for sure. I allready ordered FC and 4in1 esc(bardwell). Going to order frame today.

IRONVADEN   Feb 27, 2019 

Yes, it comes with the gopro mount with the immotal T holster. Contact brain3D and they will print anything!

Philo777   Jan 06, 2019  

Can you custom build me one?

Kako.sb   Jul 02, 2018  

Hi how did you wire the tbs unify and camera to fc? i have osd flickers can you upload a picture?

SFPV   Apr 20, 2018  

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Andres Jaramillo   Apr 04, 2018  

Hey lazd where cid you got the gopro mount?

lazd   Apr 04, 2018 

I print them myself (I designed this frame). Do you need a mount?

jomath229   Jan 20, 2018  

How is the crossfire micro receiver v2 compatible with the FC if it doesn't support pwm receiver ?

lazd   Jan 21, 2018 

The RX communicates with the FC using the CRSF serial protocol, not PWM.

jomath229   Jan 21, 2018 

oh ok but this is possible even if on the RX there's only 4 PWM channels ?

lazd   Feb 28, 2018 

CRSF needs two channels, 1 for RX, 1 for TX. It's not using PWM at all, but rather it's digital.

ABC   Feb 02, 2018  

Any flight times you'd like to share yet?

lazd   Feb 25, 2018 

I got 5:30 on a 6S 1800mAh pack, which took me a round trip distance of about 2 miles at average cruising speeds of around 70 knots, with a bit of freestyle before/after/in the middle. This was on HQ 6x3x3 V1S props, and I'm sure I can squeeze more flight time out on the Gemfan Flash 6042 props i have here. I'll report back!

Booda3000   Feb 14, 2018  

Nice build!
Question: where did you mount the gps?

lazd   Feb 15, 2018 

It's on the rear! You can see it in the side picture.

Kbobiles   Jan 10, 2018  

I really like how you have the TBS Immortal Antenna mounted to the GoPro mount. This is probably going to be common on future builds.

lazd   Jan 10, 2018 

Thanks! It ended up even cleaning in my latest revision to the GoPro mount, with a little set of claws that grasps the antenna. GoPro immortal T mount

AngryRedBarber   Jan 09, 2018  

It looks like you mounted those ESCs with the heatsink down. I was thinking of doing that. No issues with heat dispersement?

lazd   Jan 09, 2018 

No, I often do that on race builds and have no issues. With the very low amp draw for long range quads on this 30A ESC, i don't anticipate any issues with heat and haven't had any so far!

delta_fpv   Jan 07, 2018  

Holy daimn 6mm, love the arm design too. Just awesome dude!

Its kinda cringy when you are actually selling a product to misweigh it by 230grams tho, maybe time to change the description?

lazd   Jan 07, 2018 

Yeah it was an honest mistake, I removed the photo but not the description. I’ll fix it now!

War Chest   Jan 06, 2018  

Hey Lazd!

You’ve got a really nice setup going here! I just had a quick question:

You showed an AUW of 560 grams (which got me really interested in potentially ordering your frame!) but it seems to be off by 166.7 grams…

I’m seeing a weight of 726.7 grams:

180g - Raggio Frame
5.0g - Holybro Katute FC
22g - (5.5gx4) SPEDIX 30A ES30 ESC HV 3-6S DSHOT 600 BLHELI_S
114g - (28.5g x 4) T-Motor F40 Pro V2 1600KV
22.4g- (5.6gx4) HQ 6x3x3 V1S (2CW+2CCW) PC
5.6g - RunCam Micro Swift
5.0g - TBS Unify Pro HV 5.8 GHz Video Transmitter
2.0g - Lumenier AXII U.FL 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP)
239g - Tattu R-Line 6S 1300mAh 95C Lipo
119g - GoPro Hero 6

AUW= 726.7 Grams

So I was wondering how you were able to get your build weight down to 560g?

Thanks in advance!

lazd   Jan 07, 2018 

Ha, the gear were touching the floor ever so slightly, which made the weight totally wrong. The build is 444g dry, and the AUW with a Hero6 is 792g.

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