iFlight xl7 Rock Hopper

By clkling on Apr 15, 2019

2  98  4

Here we go: this is going to be my last build for a while since I have every size of quad I could ever want and more.

This is going to be a long range efficieny build for some cinematic flying. I chose the iFlight XL7 v3 for the frame to shave some costs. Ill probably upgrade it to a Project 399 Super G plus when I feel like going deadcat swept rotor design (and have the cash).

I have a Hobbywing Xrotor F4/ 45amp 4in1 stack that has been waiting since February for this build as well as a ImmersionRC Tramp VTX that has been waiting it's turn for glory.

Ill have a full build video and a series of full flights I will be posting the links to on here as well.

-I chose the Emax Eco 2306 1700 kv motors as they are cheap, and I've heard great things about them so far. Ill let you know how that goes :D
-Im using an old Runcam swift v1 for microphone (every other cam I have are micro size with no mic.)
-I grabbed the brand new TBS M7 GPs module for GPS recovery and for some peace of mind
-I'll be using Gemfan Flash 7042 and Lumineer 6x4 slow flyer props and testing best efficieny
-Links for 3d printed parts will end up on this page as well

Enjoy

Edit 1: Links for 3d Printed parts
GPS/VTX antenna mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2973323
xt60 cap holder: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3073649

Photos

Discussion

Sign in to comment

Clarkr   3 days ago  
1

Hey can you post that antenna/GPS mount on thingiverse?

Thanks!

clkling   3 days ago 

didnt make it myself but the mount works very well

Clarkr   10 hours ago 

Thanks!

Guides & Reviews

10 607  9
2 days ago

This is the 4th installment to my popular "Wizard Killer" series, and is based on the popular Wizard X220HV 6S. As usual, the goal was to build a substantially better quad, yet come in below the retail price of the BNF kit. Here are some of the improvements: Higher quality EMAX ECO 2306 1700kv motors Foxeer's top-of-the-line Falkor mini camera Eachine 25mw-1000mw Leaf VTX with microphone Tools This..

Read more
Jan 15, 2019

The iFlight XL5 V3 is a fantastic freestyle frame for the price. It features chamfered edges on some very nice quality carbon fiber. My goal for this build was to use high quality components at a relatively low price. Not only that, but I managed to reduce the number of solder points to the bare minimum. I've never built such a plug-in-play quad! The flight controller has an integrated VTX and doesn't..

Read more