Kiss 6S Reverb

By RebelutionNova on Aug 11, 2019

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Introduction

After four years of following the sport/hobby, wanting to build my own. I finally took the plunge and joined the community.

While everyone is migrating over from 4S to 6S, I decided to commit to building a 6S powered quad for my first quad. Since the 5" quad space is a relatively popular one, I've had a lot of choices and spent a considerable amount of time locating a good, smooth, low-kV motor (1750kv) that matches a 5" / 6S setup. I am using a full Kiss build because of their quality and reliability.

Goal and Parts Selection

The goal of this freestyle build was to make a reliable 6s powered rig that is low kV in power, long freestyle flight time and has excellent flight characteristics.

Weight Reduction

I've used the following method below for shaving weight off the typical Reverb Build:

Micro FPV Cam over Full-sized FPV Cam
TBS Crossfire Nano RX instead of the Crossfire Micro RX
TBS EVO for VTX and OSD
Titanium cap head screws instead of the standard steel frame screws.
4 x 8mm aluminum screws per motor over the stock 4 x 7mm steel screws that came with the motors.
I minimized the use of zip ties and shortened wires to the appropriate working length.
I Used the Tattu 1300mah(V3) Lipo. At 208g, It's by far the lightest 6S battery made to date of this size.
Beveled the edges of the carbon fiber for weight and strength.
GoPro Hero5 Session instead of the full-size Gopro
F60 POPO bells instead of standard bells

Average 6S powered Reverb / Kiss V2 AUW: 665g-680g
My current 6S AUW: 640g

Results

With a 640g AUW, heaps of power, crystal clear FPV feed, and KISS V2 firmware, this freestyle quad is incredibly smooth and responsive. The build is feels locked in and predictable from my initial flights as a newbie. The Swift 3 v2 is a fantastic FPV cam and allows adjustments through the OSD. And finally, the F60 1750kv motors are highly responsive and efficient throughout the rpm band. The POPO Bells are extremely strong. The bells have taken a few full throttle impacts and never a prop slip or malfunction.

Future
Recut the Cam Plates by 5mm to lower the top deck and lower the CG of the quad for better response and weight distribution while shaving a couple of grams. Add very small zip ties to go over the ESC capacitors for more support and greater reliability.

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Part List

Frame

Reverb FPV Frame (2 builds)
Impulserc.com
See Site

Flight Controller

KISS FC V2 - 32bit Flight Controller
$64.99

ESCs

4 x 6 pcs Panasonic FR Series Capacitors - 35V 330uf Ultra Low ESR
Amazon.com
$31.88

ESCs

4 x 6 pcs Panasonic FM Series Capacitors - 35V 470uf Ultra Low ESR
Amazon.com
$29.28

ESCs

KISS 32A 32bit ESC (2-6S) (13 builds)
Getfpv.com
$31.99

Motors

4 x T-Motor F60 PRO III Motor - 1750kv (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$107.60

Propellers

Lumenier 5x5.3x3 - Gate Breaker Propeller (Set of 4 - Transparent Black) (13 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 3 V2 600TVL CCD FPV Camera (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$35.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify EVO 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$59.95

Antenna

TBS Crossfire Immortal T V2 Antenna (9 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$5.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (LHCP)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (288 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Batteries

Tattu R-Line Version 3.0 1300mAh 22.2V 120C 6S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug (2 builds)
Genstattu.com
$36.99

Power Distribution

Impulse RC Reverb PDB
Defiancerc.com
$8.99

Power Distribution

6 pcs Panasonic FM Series Capacitors - 35V 470uf Ultra Low ESR
Amazon.com
$7.32

Hardware

Aluminium Socket Cap Bolt M3 x (0.5mm) x 8mm Pack x 10
Probolt-usa.com
$8.70

Hardware

20PCS M3 Aluminum Alloy Cone Cup Head Screw Gasket Conical Washer Shim for Multicolor Drone (Purple)
Amazon.com
$6.99

Hardware

Allied Titanium 0040154, (Pack of 10) M3-0.5 Pitch X 12mm Socket Head Machine Screw, Grade 5 (Ti-6Al-4V)
Amazon.com
$42.98

Hardware

Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz - Purple
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

ImpulseRC Reverb Accessory Kit | innovativelayers
Innovativelayers.com
$30.00
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Discussion

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Briefly Flying FPV   7 days ago  
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Nice build!

RebelutionNova   6 days ago 
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Thank you, when I have some time I'll start on dropping the deck using the carbon cam mounts and update the build.

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