Alien 7" Long Range

By GameSofter on Aug 07, 2019

5  1,837  0

Planted. That's the best word to describe how this feels in the air. Which is strange to me, I was expecting it to feel floaty and lack control. But oh boy does it have control. The way you can drop from exactly 400 feet and no higher and arrest your fall with a minimal amount of stick input is jaw dropping. This thing has oodles of thrust and I love it.

The build was a bit tight, at first I wanted to use the slammed parts but that was never going to work as it's just too tight for a 4 in 1 ESC. So I went half way and it worked great, slightly slammed, and there was enough space for everything. I did have to mount my 30x30 vtx in the back, but it fit like a glove on top of the cap and r9 Slim+ so I'm happy.

The motors are beautiful, wonderful, and everything I could have hoped for in a giant 7" motor.

The only things that worry me are the walmart 7" arms. There quite a bit of flex and how good can $14 arms be...only time will tell if it can hold up to the abuse.

After two GPS related crashes I'm even more impressed with the build, nothing has broken or even chipped, the motor's didn't burn after having to use them to find the quad in the forest. And speaking of crashes: After finishing the build I decided to crash in the woods while experimenting with the GPS recovery feature. I didn't know much about GPS and that I had to turn on GPS telemetry for my QX7 to be able to see coordinates so I started searching blind. Here is the video of that whole event

Thankfully I had been testing with my 1850mah 6s battery so I never got even close to a low battery. I could have flown for 5 minutes more on the capacity that I had left.

Working on the tune now.

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Part List

Frame

Alien 5" Main Frame
Bezerk.com.au
$24.95

Frame

Alien 5" Top Plate
Bezerk.com.au
$16.95

Frame

4 Pieces Arms for Alien 7 inch Carbon Fiber Stretch X 300mm Mini Frame Quadcopter
Amazon.com
$12.00

Frame

Alien CF Center Plate Kit
Impulserc.com
$10.00

Flight Controller

Lumenier LUX F7 Ultimate Flight Controller (Dual Gyros) (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$44.99

ESCs

iFlight SucceX 60A V2 Plus 2-6s ESC 32bit BLHeli 32 4-in-1 ESC with Telemetry Pad Built in Current Sensor DSHOT1200 for FPV Raci
Amazon.com
$75.99

Motors

4 x Racerstar AirA 2508 1200KV 4-6S Brushless Motor for Long Range X-Class RC Drone FPV Racing MultiRotors (12 builds)
Banggood.com
$84.84

Propellers

HQProp DP 7X4X3 Propeller (Set of 4 - Light Grey) (29 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Micro - 1000TVL Super WDR FPV Camera - Blue (137 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

2000mW VTX AKK FX2-Dominator Long Range VTX (6 builds)
Akktek.com
$33.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 Long Range 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Slim+ OTA Long Range 900MHz Receiver (ACCESS) (30 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$26.99

Power Distribution

6 pcs Panasonic FM Series Capacitors - 50V 1000uf Ultra Low ESR
Amazon.com
$9.99

Goggles

FatShark Attitude V3 Headset (8 builds)
Shop.makerfire.com
$289.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (59 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Hardware

Alien Full Screw Pack - HT
Impulserc.com
$15.50

Hardware

M3 Knurled Standoff (1PC) - Choose Your Color & Size (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35mm)Light Blue / 25mm (41 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$0.75

Misc Parts

ImpulseRC Alien Antenna Mounts
Brain3d.co
$7.00

Misc Parts

AirBlade Crossfire Immortal-T Antenna Mount (5 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$6.99

Misc Parts

Adjustable Angle Bolt-on GoPro Mount (Alien)
Brain3d.co
$18.00

Misc Parts

Alien Soft Mount Arm Guards (Set of 4)
Brain3d.co
$10.00

Video Receiver

AKK Diversity RX (2 builds)
Akktek.com
$29.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Module (67 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.99

Battery Charger

IMAX B6AC V2 Professional Balance Charger/Discharger (US Plug) (6 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$44.40

Battery Charger

RDQ Power Supply - 400w/16.7a/24v - Plug and Play for ISDT Chargers and Others (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M8 DC 300W 15A Battery Balance Charger Discharger for 2-8S Lipo Battery (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$36.99

Soldering Iron

Aoyue 469 Variable Power 60 Watt Soldering Station with Removable Tip Design- ESD Safe (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$29.99
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