DJI FPV System iFlight XL8 Long Range-ish

By Jayembee67 on Oct 21, 2019

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This was a build I did for a friend to say thank you for some great generosity on his part. Nothing too special, but I wanted to get the DJI HD FPV System into a long range frame, and since I had already built out an iFlight XL5, doing an XL8 v3 was quite easy. Especially since he is using the full DJI stack and so there was no need to put Crossfire in there.

I was going to add GPS, but halfway through the build I realised that it would be pointless; the GPS data won't show up on the OSD, and since a Taranis radio is not being used, the data won't be remotely logged and so won't be useful. Hopefully later releases of the DJI firmware will get more of the BetaFlight OSD into the goggle view but for now, this will just have to remain a long-ish range machine.

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GeniumX3   Jan 29, 2020  
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How long is the flighttime?

22visual   Oct 22, 2019  

hi bro, is it posible to use gps ( rescue-mode ) if using a taranis on this build?

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catSupremacy   Oct 22, 2019 
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yup just do it on betaflight. works great

Inkbyjosh   Oct 24, 2019 
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can you hook up the gps to a buzzer/beeper so it will beep a certain sequence or some kind of alert when the fc has all of the sattelites locked and its home position locked through betaflight somehow? since it wont show how many sat's you have through the osd. Also, does anyone know if the gps via the osd is in the works for dji?

22visual   Oct 26, 2019 
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thanks brother

duke_vah   Oct 24, 2019  

such a clean build. From where you got the 3d mount for gopro?

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duke_vah   Oct 25, 2019 

tnx

duke_vah   Oct 25, 2019 

BTW, please put some videos here. I am excited to see how it flies. I have a xl7 version and trhinking to move on dji system.

Jayembee67   Oct 25, 2019 
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I'll see what I can do; as this is not my machine, I'll have to see what my friend has captured with it (if anything, he's been out of the country). But I am sure I can get something to show off. :-)

BRICK FPV   Oct 25, 2019  
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Really like this build! Really clean and well thought out. Excellent work!

Jayembee67   Oct 25, 2019 

Thank you, much appreciated!

FrostedFPV   Oct 23, 2019  
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Is your friend using patch antennes on his dji goggles? If he is i would call this a long range build instead of long range-ish.

Jayembee67   Oct 23, 2019 

I'll make sure he does at least once so I can claim the same! :-)

tehllama   Oct 22, 2019  

There still may be use in combining the GPS LUA script, and enabling RTH - but would be a legit spooky thing to have it start flying itself without seeing an OSD message to that effect - if nothing else, the former might be nice.

Jayembee67   Oct 22, 2019 

Yes, I did consider the RTH issue during the build, but again as you say, the lack of OSD integration put me off. And as he is using theDJI radio too, I wasn't sure what that would mean, so I just decided that I would let him make that call! ;-)

catSupremacy   Oct 22, 2019  

gps is very important for a long range build. you dont need it on your osd, but the failsafe return to home is important. super easy to set up iin btaflight

catSupremacy   Oct 22, 2019  

gps is very important for a long range build. you dont need it on your osd, but the failsafe return to home is important. super easy to set up iin btaflight

catSupremacy   Oct 22, 2019  

gps is very important for a long range build. you dont need it on your osd, but the failsafe return to home is important. super easy to set up iin btaflight

catSupremacy   Oct 22, 2019  

gps is very important for a long range build. you dont need it on your osd, but the failsafe return to home is important. super easy to set up iin btaflight

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