4s u-light long range

By painfpv on Mar 30, 2019

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This is a custom build, one of a kind, with the purpose of testing if an ultra light 5inch quad could be used for long range missions when coupled with LiIon 18650 Sony VTC6 cells.

The canopy covers the internal components of a GoPro Hero6 (lense & motherboard) and also houses a polar pro ND filter and a GPS. The 2 small teal buttons are the button with which we operate the gorpo.

The total AUW is 543 grams which is extremly light consider the fact that it packs a 4s 3000mAh and a hero6.

This was a team project, I had a great deal of help from:

Octavian Richea (http://www.3d-p.ro/): Canopy and tail design and 3d print
Petru Rusu: Assembly and testing
Oliver Aldulea: Hero6 hacking

Here is some sample footage from a test flight with 5inch mater airscrews (gopro angle must be adjusted to eliminate props from the FOV, filter position must be changed to eliminate unwanted reflections):

Here is a complete flight telemetry speed up 10x:


Part List


XBEE-X V2 220mm Frame (Titanium) (6 builds)

Flight Controller

SPRING IMU-F V2 (37 builds)


Hobbywing XRotor Micro 45A 6S 4-in-1 ESC Dshot1200 (51 builds)


4 x T-Motor F40 Pro II v2 2306 2150kv 5s Mini Quad Motor (8 builds)


HQProp DP 5.5X4X3V1S PC - 3 Blades (Set of 4 - Light Blue)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Sparrow 2 (51 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (98 builds)


Foxeer Lollipop V2 5.8GHz SMA Antenna 2 Pack - RHCP - Choose Your Color (76 builds)


TBS Crossfire Micro receiver Rx V2 (265 builds)


4 x Sony | Murata VTC6 18650 3000mAh 15A Battery (2 builds)

HD Camera

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)

Misc Parts

Shutter Collection - Cinema Series | GoPro

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (27 builds)
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