Hyperlow RS+ 5S Super Squash

By PinchTune on Mar 07, 2019

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I normally like to post a little story to let you know what a build is about rather than just post a bunch of parts and call it a day. This is Hyperlow RS+ squashed. The main reason I went squashed is because I’m so used to it from my days flying Aliens and Chameleons. That all said, I warmed up to true-X with the Hyperlow CG and the XLabs Braap. I’ve been working on cleaner video, so going squashed to keep the props out of the HD footage made sense. Now, whether or not I end up converting this back to true-X needs to be determined after I fly it a lot more.

Originally, the Hyperlow RS Plus was build with a BrainFPV Radix and TBS Unify Pro at the back as the design intends. The deck was set at 20mm to allow enough space for a nicely floating FC, higher than usual above the ESC. I had all kinds of video noise issues on that original build. One reason was because the motor wires were routed partly over the VTX.

I opened her back up and made those wires shorter and also moved the VTX over to the top deck as I normally would do on other builds. That improved the noise situation considerably, but there was still some. Note that this is a 5S build and I’m running a 25V 1000uF cap. Putting the VTX up below the top deck forced me to have to raise the top deck from 20mm to 25mm. Not so Hyperlow anymore.

I flew it around some more, and it does fly incredibly well. However, in my frustration with the video noise I opened her back up again. I didn’t want to try and figure out if it was the VTX or the FC inducing the noise. So, in desperation I replaced both. I replaced the Radix with a PyroF4 and then the TBS Unify with a Mach 3 and put the VTX at the back again. I was able to lower the deck back to 20mm. During this process, I was able to clean the wiring even more.

Well, back up in the air and the video noise is still there. Turns out it’s the ESC after all. At this point, I’ve decided that since the build flies so well, I’ll simply ignore the video noise and continue flying it. Truth is, the only reason I was so focused on the video noise is BECAUSE I WAS FOCUSED ON THE VIDEO NOISE. At the end of the day, it’s easy to ignore since the actual flight is really good, clean and powerful.

Here is the full review with flight:

Here is a video intro about the frame itself:

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Part List

Frame

HYPERLOW RS+ (4 builds)
Hyperlowframes.com
$70.00

Flight Controller

HyperLite F4 OSD V2 with VTX PIT mode (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$32.99

ESCs

Aikon AK32 4-in-1 35A 6S BLHeli_32 ESC - Heli-Nation (4 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$66.00

Motors

Hypetrain Stingy 2207 2150kv Motor By Rotor Riot (2 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$25.99

Propellers

Gemfan WinDancer 5043 Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 3 FPV Camera (14 builds)
Rotorvillage.ca
$47.99

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW VTX 2-6S - U.FL or MMCX (36 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz 90° MMCX FPV Antenna - RHCP (12 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$17.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (212 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

Thunder Power RC TP1300-5SAV2X
Thunderpowerrc.com
See Site

Radio

FrSky Taranis Limited Black Special Editions (22 builds)
Alofthobbies.com
$272.00

Goggles

HDO FPV Drone Racing Goggles - FSV1122 | Fat Shark
Fatshark.com
See Site
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Discussion

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lefty37 FPV   17 days ago  

Great build, think this is my next frame. Can I ask where is that gopro armor from and is that a tbs jello guard in it?

PinchTune   11 days ago 

The GoPro armor is the Brain3D GoPro armor with TBS Jello Guard slot. Yes, that's the filter that's in there right now. Thanks.

RZFPV   16 days ago  

can you show some pictures on how the vtx was mounted

PinchTune   11 days ago 

Hi, I see I missed this. I'd have to take new pictures. But I alway mount all VTXs with 3M Extreme Double Sided tape and that's it. They hold.

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