Hyperlite Floss v1 - 5" w/ 1407 Motors

By wrong17 on Aug 20, 2018

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Just finished building a Hyperlite Floss V1. This is a super light 5" quad with 1407 2722kv motors that only weighs 170g. I do not know what to expect with this setup because most youtube videos that I have seen are people using the 1407 3600kv motors and it looks insanly fast. However, the motors will run hot. Let skip to the end of my build story and tell you how these 2722kv motors performed. This quad is fast but it is NOT a rocket. It does not have the insane instant thrust as I would hope. Right when I did the first test hover I knew it is NOT a jaw dropping bullet because I was surprised how much throttle before I got it to hover (about 30% throttle). I have not done any PID tuning with this test flight, it was all stock Butterflight v3.5.0 settings.

Going back to the build, I made a few changes to the stock hardware that came with the Hyperlite Floss v1.

  • 3D Printed Camera Mount for micro size camera
  • Shorter aluminum standoff ( Did not need it to be so tall because im using a 20x20 stack)
  • Titanium screws (its half the weight of the stock screws)
  • TPU motor vibration dampeners (from thingiverse)
  • TPU Antenna mount (from thingiverse)

Updates - Oct 2018

After trying a few different motors combinations, I end up settling with a set of old school T-Motor 1806 2300kv motors that came off a Vortex 285. Even though the 1407 2722kv motor is lighter it did not have enough punch to really move the quad. The 1806 motors had no problems turn a 3 blade HQ V1S 5X4.5X3 5" Props, in fact the motor came down cool after 6 minutes on an 850mah 4s pack. Before going to a larger 1806 motor I did try using a DYS 1407 3600kv motor and I did like the extra KV but the motors were hotter than I would like.

I also flew a friends Floss with Hyperlite 2205 2500KV motor and it did not seem to have a huge difference in performance over the 1806 motors so that is why I will keep using what I have.


Part List


Hyperlite FLOSS 5 inch 14XX Racing Frame (2 builds)

Flight Controller

HGLRC XJB F428 V2 Stack - F4 Flight Controller - 28A Blheli_S ESC (14 builds)


4 x Hyperlite 1407-2722 Race Series Perfect Floss Motor (3 builds)


DALProp CYCLONE Series 5050C Bi-Blade (15 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Monster Micro Pro FPV Camera (Black) - Heli-Nation

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter (426 builds)


Realacc UXII Stubby RHCP U.FL/IPEX IPX 5.8GHz 1.6dBi Mini FPV Antenna For TX RX Fatshark Goggles R (27 builds)


Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (291 builds)


Tattu 850mAh 14.8V 75C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT30 plug (66 builds)


FrSky Horus X10 Radio (Amber)


FatShark Dominator HDO OLED FPV Goggles & ImmersionRC rapidFIRE 5.8GHz Goggle Module w/ Analog PLUS COMBO | Heli-Nation.com (2 builds)


DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (33 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (61 builds)

Misc Parts

Pyro Drone Hyperlite FLOSS Pimp Package by Dblnaknak
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Misc Parts

Micro Swift Camera Mount - Floss (Floss 2) by Airmaxx23 (4 builds)
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Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (125 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX - Long Range R/C Link (10 builds)

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Charger AC200W DC650W 15A (4 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (137 builds)


Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)
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The Van   Sep 09, 2018  

This is sick!

wrong17   Sep 13, 2018 


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