Airblade Intrepid v2 7"

By TheRealJonnyD on Apr 07, 2019

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After thoroughly testing the 3" and 4" versions of the Intrepid v2, it's time to build up the latest addition to the Intrepid line, the 7"!

As with the other versions of the v2, you can setup the top plate at 10/15/20mm build height and there is room for 2 stacks. The 7" (and 5") both support 20x20 and 30x30, the 30x30 mounts are slotted so you can adjust stack position forward and backwards. The camera cage fits a standard micro cam and there's a built in GoPro couch that easily fits a session with just a strap.

In this build, I decided to go with some exceptionally strong SunnySky 2207-1800kv motors as I got a great deal on them. My other 7" build is using 2207-1750kv and does 85mph on 4s, so why mess with a good formula? The stack is the Mamba F405 40A, which is very, very affordable and well featured. I love these, especially for the price.

The build is quick and easy. The included hardware works perfectly and the frame is fairly rigid. Mine is not the final revision, so some additional improvements derived from pilot feedback may have been done. Depending on your motor wire length, you may (likely) have to extend the motor wires on the front or rear motors to use with a 4in1. I tried a Tattu 4s 5200mah, it only overhangs the top plate slightly in the back. Most packs will fit without any issues. Dual strap slots keep it tight and secure.

Overall, I'd say I'm really impressed with this frame and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a solid 7" top mount frame for cruising, long range or even general acro. I know some folks aren't into big prop acro, but I love it.

I will update with finished pictures within the next few days, for now, I'll just provide a few 'in-progress shots'.

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Part List

Frame

AirBlade Intrepid V2 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit - 5 inch and 7 inch (5 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$59.99

Flight Controller

Diatone Innovations Mamba F405 Power Tower MK2 (2 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$43.99

Motors

4 x Sunnysky R2207 2207 Brushless Motor 2580KV 1800KV 3-4S For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$45.96

Propellers

HQProp 7x4x3 DP Propeller (Set of 4) (2 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Sparrow 2 Pro
Airbladeuav.com
$41.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX2 Ultimate Mini (US Version)
Airbladeuav.com
$24.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII SMA 5.8 LongRHCP (6 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$11.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 MM SBUS Long Range 900MHz Micro Receiver (15 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Batteries

GNB 5000 mAh 4S 14.8V 50C/100C XT60
Airbladeuav.com
$74.99
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Discussion

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Thatguyfpv   May 01, 2019  

you cut those motor wires a wee bit short btw battery to quad ratio is great👍

HK-AERIAL VTOL   Apr 23, 2019  

I love it! That brick 'o power is beautiful! I did not know that I had to contend with a battery that cost as much as a nice FC, but that is how the learning curve goes when your "mini-quad" is sportin' a 15"-plus wheelbase! Your build reassures me that the Infinity 2200 I have on the way is not "too big". I'm not gonna lie; all my stuff doesn't have an AUW as much as some of these batteries weigh. Have you been able to take it out yet? I am interested to find out how it is to fly such a big quad.

clkling   Apr 16, 2019  

How is the flight time with that fat bat?

Jodie Froster   Apr 09, 2019  

Good lawd that's a lotta battery!

MATEKMAN   Apr 08, 2019  

Nice frame and Big lipo ! ;) the flight time must be impressive ?

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