Big Black Droner meets Crossfire'd Xlite

By terranmetal on Jul 08, 2018

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My newest build with massive droner. This frame is awesome because it is so easy to build and incredibly strong. I'm amazed how well thought out it is and even has enough space for a 4 stack build like mine! The front and rear braces have been through dozens of hard crashes and the frame has held up great.

This FC and ESC combo will need some mods on the 8pin connector because its not a direct fit, if given the choice I would try Ori32 esc since I heard that combination is a direct fit.

The FC is amazing, video is very clean with lots of UARTS (4), I've got Smartaudio and Runcam split controls working well together.

As for the crossfire micro xlite, you can buy some pin connectors and jumpers like I did, print out the holder, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2975434 and then just pair the jumper cables into the crossfire as shown. http://racefpv.eu/blog/2018-05-30-crossfire-on-the-frsky-x-lite/. You also will have to bind the crossfire micro first (You would need to use Frsky x9d to do that).

Overall, this is a very efficient build with 6 minute flight times, and motors run pretty quiet. It's a perfect park and long distance flier.

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ghostface   Aug 20, 2018  

Nice one! Flight videos please :) ?

gottjas   Jul 09, 2018  

Nice build! I'm considering the same frame/motor combo. I like the long flight times, but do the motors have enough pep for acro flying? Do you know the thrust to weight ratio? Thanks.

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