By recon on Mar 23, 2018

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Desert Dreams freeranger. J-build.


Part List


Raggio (10 builds)

Flight Controller

Hobbywing XRotor F4 Flight Controller w/OSD (80 builds)


Hobbywing XRotor Micro 40A 4-in-1 BLHeli_S Brushless ESC (142 builds)


4 x EMAX Drone Motors for - RaceDayQuads (53 builds)


HQ 6x3x3 V1S 6" Prop - CHOOSE YOUR COLOR (3 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 2 Black 2.1 Lens (9 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV (SMA) (596 builds)


Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (2pcs) (199 builds)


Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (SE) (412 builds)


RaceTek 4S 100C Silicon Graphene HV LiPo Battery (15.2V/2400mAh) w/XT60 Connector

Misc Parts

WhitenoiseFPV Race Wire (6 pcs.) (14 builds)

Misc Parts

Tile Sport (2017) - 1 Pack - Discontinued by Manufacturer (3 builds)

Misc Parts

HGLRC Tiny GPS and GLONASS Receiver Module For iNAV (4 builds)
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DanYel   Nov 28, 2018  

what flight time & range have you got..and any trouble tuning out jello?

recon   Nov 28, 2018 

Once the HQ6x3x3 and 7x3.5x3 were released, thr jello went away. 4S 2400mAh graphene Lipos will last 6:30-7 minutes of hard flying at low oxygen, read 12,000' to 13,000'. Have yet to fly it at sea level.

Berezich   Nov 24, 2019 

What flight time and range have you got after long period of using it?

RZFPV   Oct 05, 2018  

can you use this frame for a little 7 inch acro or would the tbs source one be better?

recon   Oct 05, 2018 

I've acro'd the hell out of this frame. The Source 1 is a good frame, but the Raggio Lungo is a superb frame. The build quality is top notch, plenty of extra hardware, flush fitting everything, looks like a stealth heli, and it is pretty dang durable. The stretch-x has a great camera position for freestyle, and the action cam sits really low in the CG.
This is some footage when I was testing out different 6" props (sorry for the jiggles). Tell ya the truth, I like 7" better :D

Here's a few videos from LAZD and SFPV:

SFPV   Apr 20, 2018  

GO TO https://www.facebook.com/velocidroneracingleague/ TO SEE CONTEST RULES. ENDS APRIL 26TH

SFPV   Apr 04, 2018  

Super clean raggio Recon! Love it!

Fpv_Alexander   Mar 30, 2018  

Really nice build you have here. I am currently doing my first build after flying for about 3 months. I noticed that our fc/ escs and the vtx are the same i am seeking better information on how this all was wired. After videos on youtube i concluded that my 5v out powers my camara. Unsure on what to do with my audio wire my eagle pro 2 does have a mic.
Thanks Alex

recon   Mar 31, 2018 

Thanks Alexander. Happy to help you with the wiring. First off, make sure that you've got the HV version of the Unify- the HV version will work with VABA/VBAT also known as direct from battery current. Any other Unify (non-HV) must be wired to a 5v output on the FC. The HV will also provide a clean power signal and ground for your Eagle 2. This means, that you'll wire the VTX 7v-26v + lead and ground - to the VABA + and - on the FC. Join the harness for the Eagle 2 positive + to the 5v out of the Unify HV. The Eagle 2 harness ground - should either get soldered into the same ground position as the VTX, or it should solder directly in somewhere along the ground wire for the VTX. If you ground the camera elsewhere you will get a lot of unnecesary static. The Eagle 2 harness video out should solder into your FC VideoIN. The VTX Video in wire should solder to the FC VideoOUT... this will let you see the onscreen display in for valuable information coming from your FC. As per the mic on the Eagle, I don't use it, but I think it would wire directly into audio on the VTX harness. If you'd rather use the Audio wire of the VTX for Smart Audio, send that to UART RX6. Let me know if you have any questions about this, and I'll draw up a schematic.

Fpv_Alexander   Mar 31, 2018 

Thanks recon, This is exactly what i was looking for. You mentioned that audio you dont used, I dont think i really need it at this point. should one completly remove the audio connector from both vtx side and camara. Or should i just remove it from the camara connector and have my audio from vtx and aslo soder it to my ground on the vbat/ ground on fc. Thanks

SkyScout19   Mar 27, 2018  

Awesome Build. I have ordered a Lungo and am awaiting its arrival. I was curious to how you wired up the gps on the xrotor f4? What pads did you use? Trying to figure out the best setup for my build. I was planning on using iNav for this build and was going to go with the Matek F4std since it is on the iNav supported boards list, I never knew that iNav supported the xrotor f4 board. I have a xrotor f4 and the esc combo and was going to put it in another build but I saw your build post and it peeked my interest. Thanks in advance for the reply.

recon   Mar 28, 2018 

Thanks for the kind words. This build was a dream. So much extra hardware! Just be sure to chamfer the battery strap slots. UART1 RX/TX are where the GPS is wired. UART3 RX/TX are for the Crossfire. Flight controller is flashed with the latest Butterflight, as it supports GPS OSD, and has beta RTH functions. The 300mm arms necessitated the addition of Race Wire to extend the motor leads all the way to the 4-in-1. Sorry, but I don't have any experience with iNav on any FC, so I'm unable to speak on if it is compatible with the Hobbywing. Best of luck!

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