Yeti 6LR long-range cruiser

By beeb on Feb 15, 2019

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This build was my attempt at making a long-range cruiser that's not too heavy, so that I can potentially try to fly a 6s1p Li-ion custom pack without drawing too much current. I found the Yeti frame by FridayFPV which comes in at 96g which is super light for a 6" non-racing frame! It should be able to carry a GoPro Hero 7 (which I enabled by designing custom TPU parts), and carry any size or shape batteries which is why I wanted a bottom mount style.

Components

  • BrainFPV Radix as flight controller: it has a nice graphical OSD to display gyro noise and features a high-quality gyro chip
  • T-Motor F55A Pro ESC: according to some tests I saw, this ESC is low-noise and will provide waaayyyy enough headroom for current draw
  • MB Primo 2208 motors: smooth and quite cheap, these are really enjoyed by long-range enthusiasts
  • Runcam Racer (first version): camera with a very nice dynamic range, not going for realism here, the picture looks kinda weird but you see EVERYTHING
  • TBS Unify Pro MMCX: first time actually using a MMCX vTX, came in handy when assembling the quad because I could easily pop off the pigtail to remove the "canopy"
  • Crossfire Diversity Nano RX: the new receiver allows to use 2 antennas, thus cancelling nulls in the reception pattern and also can use a backup battery to run after the main battery is ejected
  • 35mm GPS board: I found the small 18x18mm boards tend to lose reception over time, and become quite useless after a few months. The bigger ones provide quick fixes and seem to work better
  • Vifly Finder 2: buzzer with its own battery so that it can still beep in case the main battery is ejected. And it's loud.

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Build

Here are some pics of the build, it's pretty tight but you can take advantage of the height to make a 4-layers stack.

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It's done! I won't lie it was not easy cramming everything into that stack, but I'm super happy with the result!

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Finished

And here are the not-so-glamour shots! I'm pretty happy with the weight, it would have been hard to make it much lighter without compromising on motor power or features.

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Maiden Flight

Hope you liked it!

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Epic video!

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