Ocean

By painfpv on Jul 16, 2018

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This is almost an identical remake of a quad I droped in the ocean: https://rotorbuilds.com/build/10783

The frame is the one recovered from the bottom of the Ocean. See below video.

My personal records with this setup:
10.05.2019: personal best, went 7.1km out with a gain of 1620m at a maximum altitude of 2500m. see screenshots.
24.03.2019: personal best, went 6.4km out with a gain of 1400m at a maximum altitude of 2400m. see screenshots.

This is my main long range setup which I fly using custom made Lion packs. See the above build for more details.

Relevant videos:



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Alibi   Sep 09, 2019  

Do you have a link to the GoPro mount? - I'm gearing up to build this and just want to make sure I don't have props in view.

Btw, amazing..amazing videos! After flying my 7" all summer and battling for that perfect tune, I'm convinced 6" props are the way to go for smooth cinematic long range.

simogere   Aug 18, 2019  

Curiosity: total weight of the build?

And with gopro and battery instead?

painfpv   Aug 29, 2019 

see pictures. all weights are there.

Jimskane   Nov 28, 2018  

Excellent results with this quad and beautiful build.
What kind of range( thinking of battery,motor,prop, throttle position, speed) are you getting? Do you like the 2306? have you tried others with this kv? I just bought some motors to move fro 5s LR setups to 6s and would very much appreciate some ideas. Thanks!

painfpv   Mar 24, 2019 

thanks! sry for the late reply. my combo gives you between 12 and 20min of flight time depending on the flight altitude and style. at a constant speed of 60kmh you will fly for 16-18min with a 3000mah lion pack. to compare the motors with others would require to fly them side by side and see which lasts more. all I know is that I have a 7inch setup with 2507 1850kv avenger motors which to my surprise are not more efficient than these tiny tmotors and I guess is probably due to the KV (1600 vs 1850). until I made this comparison I thought that my tmotor f40 1600kv were too tiny for such a heavy 6inch build but it turned out completly opposite. if you join the longrangehooligans group on facebook and see my posts you will find there complete flights with telemetry where I tested the Lion packs. I have recently build a 4s 5inch long range setup with F60 2150kv which I will soon test.

CaptainPilou   Dec 19, 2018  

Hi painfpv, thank you for sharing this build. I've a similar setup here (https://rotorbuilds.com/build/15550) but am a bit disappointed by the video range (up to 2 km with a Unify Pro HV 800mW), and am in the process of exploring different ways to optimize it (e.g. placement of the VTX as far to the FC as possible). I was wondering if there is a specific reason for the placement of your video antenna, on the side, rather than on the back of the quad. Is it because of the limited length of the pigtail to the VTX or is there any other better reason? Thanks a lot for your feedback.

painfpv   Mar 24, 2019 

sorry for the late reply but for what is worth here are my thoughts: I flew at 4km horizontal distance and 1.2km vertical distance with an 800mW Unify and didn't have any issues so you shouldn't either. I keep my VTX antenna on a side because it was easier for me to mount it that way but having it on the back is even better imo. assuming you don't have any silly technical issues on your quad (like bad antenna wire connections ...) I think you should check things on the receiver side. make sure you are using a good receiver module and good antennas. I currently fly with two direction antennas (for long range missions): a trueRC x2-air and a cheap triple feed patch. also make sure you antenna are oriented towards the area you are flying, tilting you head by 15degrees might make a big difference. when I fly up on a mountain I move my head while flying untill I find the best video quality and then freeze :)

KaityLynn   Dec 23, 2018  
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What an awesome build and great videos!

mixa   Jul 31, 2018  

Is is ok to install 6" props into this 5" quad?

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painfpv   Aug 12, 2018 

this is a 6inch frame by default

mixa   Aug 12, 2018 

hm, strange...

painfpv   Aug 12, 2018 

it seems there are 2 versions of it, here is the 6inch version: http://pirofliprc.com/HyperLite-FlowRide-Freestyle-6-inch-Frame_p_4459.html

LowkeyCamo   Aug 03, 2018  

Nice build. Where did you get the antenna mount?

painfpv   Aug 12, 2018 

custom built by a friend

Quadxl   Jul 26, 2018  

Amazing Video!!
How much time do you get with that battery pack?

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painfpv   Jul 28, 2018 
Quadxl   Jul 29, 2018 

Thanks. Those videos are with 6S?

painfpv   Aug 01, 2018 

Yes, the ionian sea one also has a few shots done with a 5.5inch 4-5s

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