GEP 6'' Elegant - Blue Angel Build

By UnderDawg on Sep 12, 2018

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I've always loved the Gep RC frame's and the Elegant is no exception. I thought the build was going to be much harder, but with the Racerstar ESC and Matek FC having signal pads on both sides made it easy. The only thing that I had to do was rotate the the gyro 180 degrees in Betaflight.

I set the rear adjustable LED's that came with the frame to flash blue in Betaflight. This worked out great with the blue CLRacing LED's mounted under each arm.that get brighter when you give some throttle.
I'll be looking foward to some late evening flights and some fall footage with this rig. I think it turned out great and I hope y'all like it as much as I do.

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Part List

Frame

GEPRC GEP-KHX4 KHX5 KHX6 Elegant 200mm 230mm 260mm Wheelbase Carbon Fiber FPV Racing Frame Kit (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$80.68

Flight Controller

Matek F722-STD 30x30 F7 Flight Controller - 32K Gyro, BFOSD, Barometer (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

ESCs

Racerstar Tattoo_S 35A 4 In 1 2-4S STM32F051/ARM Blheli_32 Dshot1200 Ready Dual BEC ESC for RC Drone Racing (11 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99

Motors

4 x SunnySky R2305 2300Kv Motor
Getfpv.com
$62.96

Propellers

Lumenier 6x5x3 - Gate Breaker Propeller (Set of 4 - Transparent Blue) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator V1 Standard/Mini with OSD 1000TVL Super WDR 1.8mm Lens - Red, Black, and Blue (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3 Ultimate Mini 20x20 25-600mW VTX w/ Smart Audio - MMCX & U.FLDefault Title (80 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$18.99

Antenna

STRIX Hoot 5.8GHz FPV Antenna - SMA - RHCP or LHCP (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS 2.4GHz Mini ReceiverDefault Title (985 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Radio

CA$166.70 FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Mode 2 Transmitter Blue Orange for RC FPV Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys Hob (109 builds)
Banggood.com
$121.99

HD Camera

Caddx Turtle V2 Mini/Micro FPV Camera / HD DVR 1080P 60 FPS Recorder Black or Red (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$64.99

HD Camera

Adorama
Adorama.com
$54.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (202 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session - Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with 4K HD Video 10MP Photos (202 builds)
Amazon.com
$190.00

HD Camera

Quelima SQ12 Mini 1080P FHD DVR Camera 155 Degree FOV Loop-cycle Recording Night Vision (10 builds)
Banggood.com
$16.47

Misc Parts

CL Racing RaceLED (4 Pcs.) ***Choose Color***
Pirofliprc.com
$7.96

Misc Parts

Great3d.com
Great3d.com
$3.00
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Discussion

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boTy   Feb 07, 2019  
1

Beautiful looking build! I want to do a build with the same frame (but in the 7 inch variant) but I'm wondering how wide the arms are, for ESC mounting.

It would be great if you could measure the width of the arms for me! I can't find any info on it online.

UnderDawg   Feb 07, 2019 
1

Thanks for the kind words..The arms are 14mmm wide.

boTy   Feb 08, 2019 

Thank you so much for the quick reply!

The ESCs I was looking to get are 17mm wide... I might need to reconsider those, then.

EZRACER   Oct 04, 2018  

does it have 20x20 mounting?

UnderDawg   Oct 04, 2018 

Sorry, it does not.

EZRACER   Oct 04, 2018 

how did you mount the fx3? Was thinking about using it as a vtx, but mixed reviews on rdq so im still hesitant.

UnderDawg   Oct 04, 2018 

I used this http://great3d.com/20mm-to-30-5mm-fc-adapter/ I guess I've been lucky with the fx3's all of mine have worked great.

FissionBomb   Sep 20, 2018  
1

Did you do a custom paintjob on the Hoot?

UnderDawg   Sep 20, 2018 
1

You know it!!

FissionBomb   Sep 21, 2018 

Best looking Hoot on the planet. The orange is just too much. Hard to match. Doesn't go with anything.

QuadConnect   Sep 14, 2018  

What do you think of the quality of the frame / carbon fiber? How hard was assembly (with the inverted board layout and all)?
I'm pretty interested in buying it, that's why I'm asking haha. Thanks!!

UnderDawg   Sep 14, 2018 

Hi, I would say the carbon in on par with any quality frames that I've bought. The inverted board layout was made easy with a little thought to the componets I chose. you can soder the motor wires front or back on the racerstar ESC that I used and the same goes for the signal pads on the Matek F7.

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