Hyperlite Floss 2

By MattS on Jan 27, 2018

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I wanted a light weight, 'free range' quad capable of swinging a 6" prop, as well as, handling 6S packs (although not at the same time).
I started with a 6" Hyperlite Floss 2 for the frame - it's light, cheap and plenty of space inside. Plus I'm not gonna be racing this thing - so spindly arms are a plus. Second, I wanted a proven low kv motor - if the Brotherhobby T2 2206 1800kv were good enough for DRL, then they'll work on this thing. Although, they are a bit porky (33g)... Match those motors with a Wraith32 4-in-1 ESC (capable of handing 6S) and an Omnibus F4 Pro - I've used this stack with success in the past. To shave a few grams (and a save a little $$) - I used a Caddx Turbo Micro F1 coupled with an AKK FX3 VTX. Finish it off with a Crossfire Micro RX and it's good to go! Added a mini GPS!! Super easy to do and the 18x18mm micro GPS is crazy small and light weight. I modified my hood to top mount the GPS.

I wasn't really happy with the traditional top plate so I designed a TPU hood for the Floss 2 which crams all the above under the hood using 15mm standoffs - it's tight, but it works. Everything but battery came in at 262g... not bad considering the motors. I've got a set of old Cobra 2204 1960kv sitting around which would shave about 30g in weight... might be worth a try.

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Part List

Frame

HyperLite Floss "2" (Choose Arm Length ) (46 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$44.99

Flight Controller

FLIP 32 - F4 - OMNIBUS V3 PRO (60 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$34.99

ESCs

Wraith32 V1.1 aka Typhoon32 4in1 ESC 4x35A (4 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$51.99

Motors

4 x BrotherHobby Tornado T2 2206 1800KV 2300KV 2450KV 2600KV Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$87.96

Motors

4 x BrotherHobby Tornado T2 2206 1800kv Brushless Motor (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$87.96

Propellers

Ideal Prop 6048 Tri Blade Propeller (Black) (8 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Micro F1 D-WDR 1200TVL 2.1mm 1/3" CMOS Sensor Wide FPV Camera (77 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$19.99

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Micro F1 D-WDR 1200TVL 2.1mm 1/3" CMOS Sensor Wide FPV Camera (77 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3 5.8Ghz 25mW/200mW/400mW/600mW Switchable FPV VTX with MMCX Integrated OSD FC Configuring via Betaflight Flight Control B (139 builds)
Amazon.com
$18.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII MMCX 5.8GHz Antenna (LHCP) (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$14.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Micro RX V2 (285 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Radio

DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter Gen 3 with AR6600T (SPM6755)
Horizonhobby.com
$259.99

Goggles

FATSHARK HDO FPV GOGGLES (137 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$399.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (6 builds)
Bhphotovideo.com
See Site

Misc Parts

TBS Crossfire Immortal T antenna (18 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$5.95

Misc Parts

Micro uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (18x18mm) (39 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$13.99

Misc Parts

Hyperlite Floss 2 pod by MattS-IndyFPV
Thingiverse.com
See Site

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (180 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$149.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Transmitter
Fpvheadquarters.com
$208.95

Battery Charger

2 x ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (59 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$119.98

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (258 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$58.99

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black) (24 builds)
Amazon.com
$286.00
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Discussion

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moteasa   Feb 01, 2018  
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Looks so good! I'd be nervous to smack the top of the gate and take out entire stack. Is it pretty stiff in the middle?
I've been toying with the idea of carbon fiber rods bowing from the front to the back that would serve to help for both turtle mode and some protection that would be sacrificial if hard enough hit. It shouldn't add too much weight but may look a little odd.

MattS   Feb 02, 2018 

It's not crazy stiff, but that wasn't the point. I designed this as a minimalist hood for a long range. I like your idea of carbon rods!

Burning North   Jan 27, 2018  

I love the low profile! Very stylish, and I bet it'll cut through the air like butter. The slightly higher weight might actually be a good thing if you're not planning to race it; the added momentum would add a bit of smoothness. Looking forward to hearing how it flies!

MattS   Jan 27, 2018 
1

Thanks! I was planning on making up some of that weight with the battery - 1300mah 5S or 1000mah 6S

Charles Hidalgo   Jan 27, 2018  
1

Really nice! Great motors!

MattS   Jan 27, 2018 

Thanks! I'm hoping the weather permits a maiden today!

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