iFlight XL7 - The 7 in 6

By jazzyboy on Jul 19, 2019

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It is my first Long Range build. I choose this best seller frame for the price, and the quality. But after building it, i found the 4mm arms are too thin for 7" props. Now we could find chinese copies with 5 mm arms.
I use to fly it with 4S batteries and the 6" Emax Avan because there is more response and less vibrations (so less jello too). I've tried the DAL Cyclone 7056C 3 blades props but it could be better with 5S/6S batteries.
I choose TBS Crossfire for this 1st build, and I really do not regret this choice. It's so easy to setup/update and the telemetry is amazing.
And for my 1st radio compatible with crossfire, i choosed the Jumper T16. Coming from the Flysky FSi6 it was a big change for me : OpenTx, big screen, and crossfire.
And now, i'm only waiting for the mountains to go surfing above their peaks (next holidays this summer).

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Part List

Frame

iFlight XL7 V3 Long Range FPV Freestyle Frame (6 builds)
Iflight-rc.com
$44.99

Flight Controller

MAMBA F405 STACK MK2
Diatone.us
$43.99

Motors

4 x Excelvan GB2306 Brushless CW 1650KV / 2400KV Motor for FPV RC Racing Drone Part
Ebay.com
$47.56

Propellers

AVAN LONGRANGE 6 INCH PROPELLER 6X3.8X2 2XCCW 2XCW 1 SET
Emaxmodel.com
$3.99

Propellers

HQ Durable Prop 7X3.5X3V1S (2CW+2CCW) - PC
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$4.33

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor 1200TVL
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$47.60

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX2-ultimate-mini(N/A for US customer) (13 builds)
Akktek.com
$24.99

Antenna

2x 5.8G Pagoda 2 Antenna Omnidirectional Transmitter RHCP SMA/RP-SMA Male RC785
Ebay.com
$9.39

Antenna

iFlight pagoda2 150mm/70mm 5.8GHz 2dBi RHCP Omni FPV Antenna MMCX/SMA/RP-SMA connector for FPV RC racing drone accessories
Aliexpress.com
See Site

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (236 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

CNHL 1800 5S 100C MINISTAR
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$40.94

Batteries

Infinity 1500mAh 14.8V 100C 4S RS Force Edition V2
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$34.28

Radio

Jumper T16 OpenTx Multi-protocol Radio Transmitter
Hobbycool.com
$149.00

Goggles

Lunettes Dominator V3 WVGA HDMI FPV Fat SHark
Droneshop.com
$339.00

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HD2 Modular 3D FPV Headset 800 X 600 SVGA
Hobbyking.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (6 builds)
Bhphotovideo.com
See Site

Misc Parts

Pack Vifly Finder 2 + Protection TPU Strapable
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$20.85

Misc Parts

Beitian BN-220 Dual GPS Glonass Module with Flash Passive Antenna
Ebay.com
$13.11

Misc Parts

"Indestructible" Lipo Battery Straps! - Oscar Liang (3 builds)
Oscarliang.com
See Site

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.5 - Clarity Redefined (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$60.38

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE (3 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$149.95

Battery Charger

Chargeur Duo D100 v2 AC/DC (2x100W) Sky RC - SKY100131
Breizh-modelisme.com
$121.93

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (74 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Backpack

Sac à dos US Assault 36L Noir - Miltec
Vetsecurite.com
$31.11
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ScottConover   7 days ago  

Looks like you're the only one on here to have tried the Fatshark Dominators V3. Thoughts after a while of use? Good for a newb like myself?

jazzyboy   6 days ago 

Hi
It is strange because before i tried fatshark goggles, i was thinking i prefered big FOV. And during june i bought a pair of Dominator V3 and a pair of HD2 (with the biggest FOV). And i after many fpv sessions, I realized that the V3 were less tiring for my eyes. I'm 52 years old and I wear glasses, being short-sighted and astigmatic. And especially the next few weeks I will do the LongRange flight and on the v3 it is easier to read the OSD : and in LR we particularly monitor its flight parameter.
I loved the HD2 but difficult to read the OSD effortlessly. I think they are better to do freestyle without OSD (just the minimum informations)
Happy flying

jazzyboy   22 days ago  

New props HQ 7x3.5x3 and new battery CNHL 5S 1800mAg. And new Lumenier AXII Long Range.

jazzyboy   27 days ago  

I met a problem with my so much hoped for lipo 5S 2200 mAh from pyrodrone : they don't send lipos overseas.
So I had to fall back on a French shop with the CNHL 5S 1800 mAh

jazzyboy   28 days ago  

I've just updated pictures, because i installed the Foxeer Falkor. Happy of my last order. And it goes great under the gopro session mount.

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