LonG+ Boii

By FrenchB on Feb 05, 2019

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I've flown my fair share of whoops, 2", 3", and 5". But when I saw Jordan's Super G+ 7", I was anxious to try it out. Now that the frames are back in stock, I set out to dive into the world of 7" cruising.

I've flirted with "long range" in the past. My 3" RotorX Switchback, which was later converted to a Ptero Split frame, was a successful experiment in micro LR and split FPV/HD recording solutions. That rig is perfect for micro and descrete locations, but chasing the jello ghosts looking for the perfect footage can be exhausting.

I'm planning for this beast to be a GoPro haulin' endurance cruise monster. I want the ability to cover long distances in a short amount of time and to have more time than ever in the air to explore.

I understand 7" tunes can be tricky at times, but I'm helpful the Helio helps. Its sad to say, but this is my first BLHeli 32 build, so I'm excited to see any potential benefits in the smoothness or response of these huge motors. I'm just excited to get this in the air.

I've got to thank Benson (the long range master), Wrckt (my favorite Canadian), and Jet (Project 399) for thier patience, guidance, and suggestions on this project. Even if I didn't listen to all of them. Thanks guys.

I did end up doing some things different with this build. I wanted the option to either top or bottom mount my battery depending on the flying style. So I mounted the lower, bottom plate towards the rear, instead of toward the front as designed. That position allows a bottom mounted battery against the whole bottom plate. However, I also noticed the small 20mm standoffs in the front drastically limited the camera angle of my micro eagle. Therefore, I decided to keep the plate orientation, mount the larger 28mm standoffs in the front, and purchase 35mm matching standoffs (36mm with a washer) for the rear. In my opinion, this may also provide greater yaw authority as a top mounted battery will be further out of the plane of the props and the air will be able to moee freely move through the open frame. Maybe it helps. We'll see.

The build came out to 430g dry and 750g with a 5S 2200mah.

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Nabla   14 days ago  

Those are awesome little reciever/vtx mounts. Its a really neat idea how you integrated the Immortal-T mount in to it as well.

FrenchB   14 days ago 
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The RX mount was designed by NX Graphics - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3238638

The GPS mount can be found here, but I modified it to remove the screw holes - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3334939

I designed the VTX "shelf." I can upload it to thingiverse soon.

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