flowride 6inch

By painfpv on Mar 10, 2018

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On a 6s 1500Lipo this gets about 11min of flight time while cruising which is not enough for a long range. In my opinion a long range quad should cruise for at least 15min in order to safely cover a 10km distance.

On a 6s Lion pack (using VTC6 cells) the flight time doubles which makes it an awesome long range solution because it is lighter and more agile than a 7inch quad which you would normally need when using LiPo.

Here is what this setup can achieve with a 6s1p Lion pack (3.1km max distance, 2km max altitude, 1.2km max relative altitude).

https://vimeo.com/273587065 (vimeo version)

This setup ended up on the bottom of the ocean but I've managed to recover it and was able to reuse the frame, the motors, the unify VTX and the crossfire RX. At the end of the following video you can see how it happened. If you want more details see my posts on facebok in the Long Range Hooligans group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551618814932503/).



Part List


HyperLite FlowRide Freestyle 6 inch Frame

Flight Controller

FORTINI F4 OSD 32Khz Flight Controller Rev.2SKU: FPV-FORTOSD (22 builds)


Typhoon32 4in1 ESC 4x35A v1.1 (12 builds)


4 x TMotor F40 PRO II - 1600KV (34 builds)


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

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle 1/1.8" CMOS 800TVL Global WDR 16:9/4:3 Switchable FPV Camera for RC Drone (236 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 V3 (SMA) (146 builds)


TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA) (522 builds)


TBS Crossfire Micro Receiver V2 (266 builds)


Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 6S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (5 builds)

HD Camera

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)

Misc Parts

DroneKeeper Mini (7 builds)
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slandolt   Mar 11, 2019  

Hey PainFPV

I really have to say, your videos are fantastic. I just watched all your videos on youtube. I have seldomly seen cinematic footage that beautiful and such a crisp quality. It's hard to believe that you have shot this on a go pro!

Can you elaborate for example, how you have shot the my Shangri-La or the Random Beatuy video? Camera, Settings, ND filters?

Did you do a lot in post, like stabilisation, colour or other things?

painfpv   Mar 24, 2019 

thank you! I use hero6 (with an old firmware) and more recently hero7 on my FPV quads. it is very important to have a build which has minimum vibrations so that the gopro can handle them with its internal stabilization system. I rely entirely on the gopro stabilization system because post stabilization takes too much time and effort. the gopro stabilization works fine for cinematic shots (unlike aggressive frestly flying). using ND filters its a must in order to get a cinematic feel (eliminate jello and add motion blur). I always shoot in protune with low sharpness to get the best image quality for post processing. in post processing I correct the white balance whenever necessary, play with highlight and shadows when necessary, add a bit of sharpening, saturation and vibrance and that's it. I almost never use post stabilisation but in case I have a very nice shot which was not stabilized welll enough by the gopro I might add a bit of premiere warp with only 10-15% smoothness and no warpspace. and most importantly I onlly shoot when the light is good. with good light you can shoot great footage with almost any camera.

Goseeped   Jul 02, 2019 

Thanks for sharing the love PainFPV! stock by your great work, passion and love for the hobby! can you share some information/links/tutorials on how to put this battery together? ! looking for such thing/battery in a long time.

painfpv   Jul 14, 2019 

thank you! here is a good guide on how to build your own liion packs: https://blog.seidel-philipp.de/diy-build-a-longrange-lithium-ion-battery/

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