Ascent 4" (FlexRC) (179 grams Dry)

By Portland_Pilot_88 on Jan 28, 2019

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179 grams no battery

This is my 3rd 4" build and 2nd FlexRC 4". Had an Intrepid V1 that i am swaping these components over from in to this new frame. Unfortunately the HGLRC FC i had in this build turned out to be not connecting to the PC for some reason(Have another on its way from Racedayquads) I will also be using this quad a test platform for the Hobbymate Frsky D16 RX that I recently received to review.

The simple wide open design of this frame allow for alot of freedom and ease of building. However, due to the open nature, a clean build/stack is important to avoid loose wires or things that can get snagged easily.

The piggy back style VTX is made to fit on a Micro Swfit, but I was able to put a small cut out in the the case of the Swift Mini I was able to adapt the VTX to the cased style camera. A liberal amount of hot glue holds the VTX antenna in place which will be changed over to E6000 when I get around to it.

Other than that there is not a ton to be said about this build. I didn't need to do any sanding or special fitment for the frame and everthing was very smooth in going together! Will add videos and pictures soon!

(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MR2RNF2?tag=rotor-builds-20) I will also be using Jumper T12 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KWV14N7?tag=rotor-builds-20) which I am currently working on a review of on this site as well.

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Part List

Frame

Ascent 4" - FPV Racing Drone Frame
Flexrc.com
$45.00

Flight Controller

6.5g 20x20mm HGLRC XJB F428 Micro F4 AIO OSD BEC Flight Controller & 28A Blhel_S BB2 2-4S 4 in 1 ESC (48 builds)
Banggood.com
$46.99

Motors

4 X Racerstar Racing Edition 1407 BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor for 150 180 200 RC Multirotor (18 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.59

Propellers

10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 4045 4x4.5 Inch PC Fiber Glass Propellers CW CCW for RC FPV Racing Drone (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.44

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini FPV Camera 2.1mm lens
Diablohobbies.com
$34.95

FPV Transmitter

CA$25.36 38% FullSpeed FSD-TX200 5.8G 48CH Raceband 25/200mw Switchable Transmitter for Micro Swift Micro Swift2  RC Parts f (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$18.53

Antenna

Lumenier AXII U.FL 5.8GHz Antenna (LHCP) (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$8.99

Receiver

HOBBYMATE Full Range Receiver Compatible Frsky Transmitter D8 D16 Mode, Jumper Transmitter, Support Lua Script, RSSI, Telemetry
Amazon.com
$19.90

Batteries

Turnigy nano-tech 1000mAh 4S 45~90C Lipo Pack
Hobbyking.com
$16.44

Radio

Jumper T12 2.4G 12-CH OpenTX Multi-Protocol Transmitter Hall Gimbal w/ 4-in-1 Module 1.7 inch LCD - Mode 2 (White)
Amazon.com
$119.90

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HD3 Core 3D FPV Goggles with HDMI DVR Support Head Tracker (76 builds)
Banggood.com
$399.00

Misc Parts

10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 4045 4x4.5 Inch PC Fiber Glass Propellers CW CCW for RC FPV Racing Drone (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.44

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (29 builds)
Banggood.com
$29.23

Battery Charger

HOBBYMATE 300W 15A Lipo Battery Charger, Cell Checker, Servo Tester
Amazon.com
$39.90

Soldering Iron

HOBBYMATE TS100 Portable Soldering Iron, Pocket-size Programmable Solder Iron Support AC/DC Input, Fast Heating (BC2)
Amazon.com
See Site

Misc Supplies

How to upload AchilleΣ Plus on Eachine Pro58 / RealAcc RX5808 Pro Plus OSD | AchilleΣ FPV
Achillesfpv.eu
See Site
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Jodie Froster   Jan 29, 2019  
1

Lookin goooood! From me to you: stick with the hot glue, stuff breaks

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Jodie Froster   Jan 29, 2019 

Woah! Fascinating, thanks for telling me, I never would have tried that. Have you used it on ufl connectors? That and capacitors are about to get some e6000 if you are telling me that you have. Sometimes my vtx heats up and flows the hot glue around where I don't want it.

Portland_Pilot_88   Jan 29, 2019 

Yup! it takes a bit to dry but i use it on all my UFL connectors now and usually run a thin layer across the wire connections on the VTX and such as well. You can see it in the pictures a bit more in the 6" Ruxus build i just finished as well. https://rotorbuilds.com/build/15426

Portland_Pilot_88   Jan 29, 2019 

Hmm maybe you can't see it in the pics actually haha

MATEKMAN   Jan 29, 2019  
1

Frame with a lot of possibilities ! ;) The frame is strong ?

Portland_Pilot_88   Jan 29, 2019 
1

Very strong! I have had a few crashes already and no damage, also FlexRC has their Lifetime Guarantee!

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