Long Range Flightclub Proton

By Halfcab FPV on May 11, 2018

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Just finished my Flightclub Proton 6 inch. So excited about this build!

I had a lot of the components installed on a 6 inch martian but I wanted to get my parts on a higher performance, lighter weight frame (that wasn't a clone as well!). So the original plan was just to get a better frame for all the components that I already had. But I lost control one night and accidentally ordered a helio spring and and Aikon 6s 4-in-1 so now it is basically a new build.

The proton frame is absolutely beautifully designed and I can tell the reduced weight and better aerodynamic layout will result in a much better endurance.

I mounted the gopro with a TPU mount I remixed to fit nicely with the Proton's special top plate slot. The mounting design is seriously elegant. Go check out the mount on the Flightclub website to see detail of how it locks in.

If you want to print the gopro mount, my design is on thingiverse here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2905269

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Philo777   10 days ago  

Halfcab please help!
I recently bought a long range Fllightclub Proton also with Aikon and Helio FC mounted Mike's way and came to the same conclusion that I must be getting extra noise from to many soft mounts. Mine has an issue where i do a half flip or roll and let it float upside down, then with no stick input it starts to yaw (rotate) I tried everything like altering I gain and creating deadband and centering the sticks... no luck.
Any advice? Do you hv this problem?
Im interseted in seeing how you mounted the FC and ESCs?

Halfcab FPV   May 24, 2018  
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So I had a few issues with this quad since I posted it. I got a lot noise in the video and the helio was really hard to tune. Turns out a few people are finding that the helio doesn't do well when overly soft mounted. So the proton, with its buttermount stack plus the grommets on the board is just too much. The noise in the black box traces was extensive and I could not get it to fly right, no matter what I did.

Since this build I have changed the quad quite a bit. I swapped in a CLracing F4s with old basher spedix ES30 ESCs. I am still struggling with 6 inch bi-blades but the quad is flying a lot better. I am getting jello in the FPV feed only, but the HD video is great. Next experiment is to use triblades and see how the efficiency compares.

Finally, I am going to test the GPS return to home function being implemented in BeF and BuF.

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Halfcab FPV   May 31, 2018 
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As far as I can tell the motors are very good. The issues I had were to do with the helix and the bi-blade props. On HQ 5.5 inch tribblades it flies beautifully. Here is a video but that was still on the gemfan biblades:

The only problem I have found with the Garilla motors is that you can only buy them in a set of 4. So far I have been lucky and haven't had to replace one but if I do, that will be frustrating. Also there are a lot more options now when it comes to lower and mid kv motors so there might be better alternatives. I like them though. They have a nylon locknut to hold the bell and shaft onto the base though which is a bit different. Works well but I am guessing it adds a decent amount of weight.

3kz4   Jun 09, 2018 

Thank you! How are the flight times? I think im gonna order 8 from aliexp, they have good prices, and i will have plenty spare :

Halfcab FPV   Jun 09, 2018 

I haven't really pushed it yet, but i think about 6 or 7mins at least on 1500 4s.

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