ImpulseRC Apex

By stikku on Oct 25, 2019

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Stock ImpulseRC Apex build using the light weight Steele kit. Running 6s 1750kv with 209g 1300mah 6S lipos.

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Part List

Frame

Mr Steele Apex Frame Kit - Light weight (2 builds)
Impulserc.com
$274.00

Flight Controller

Flyduino KISS FC v2 - 32Bit Flight Controller (10 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$62.95

ESCs

KISS ESC 2-5S 25A 4in1 (40A limit) - 32 Bit (5 builds)
Flyingmachines.de
$91.49

Motors

4 x Ethix Mr Steele Stout V3 1750KV Motors (4 builds)
Defiancerc.com
$107.80

Propellers

Ethix S4 Lemon Lime Props (6 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$3.59

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Mini V4 1000TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL CMOS FPV Camera w/ OSD (1.8mm or 2.5mm) - Choose Your Color (18 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$35.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (143 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph Pro (SMA) (6 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$19.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (266 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

Tattu R-Line Version 3.0 1300mAh 22.2V 120C 6S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug (12 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$36.99

Power Distribution

Apex Regulator Board
Impulserc.com
$27.00
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Discussion

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Valentin   Dec 28, 2019  

Thanks for sharing, got the same build, but I have a question, why you wired audio cable (the white one) on apex osd with vtx control?
Sorry I'm new in this hobby, first build ;)

TrashPanda   Dec 25, 2019  

What do you get in terms of flight time with something like this?

stikku   Dec 25, 2019 

If I'm pushing it hard I get about 4-4.5mins. Just crusing is around 6mins.

BigLou   Dec 11, 2019  

How many amps do the motors draw? I cant find info on amps with different props and efficiency charts. Its weird, i bought a 4n1 30amp ESC but would like to know the stats on these motors. I just picked up a set from get fpv.

oyvind   Dec 10, 2019  

Any problems so far running 6s on the 25a 4in1?

stikku   Dec 10, 2019 

None so far.

jasons147gta   Oct 28, 2019  

How come you only build good stuff, and don't have a profile full of trash builds.

stikku   Oct 29, 2019 
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My marmotte build needs KISS and that bardsmell board is going in the bin.

Serenity17   Oct 28, 2019  

What's the dry weight?

stikku   Oct 29, 2019 

All up weight is 670g. Lipo is 212g. Gopro is 74g. Don't know what the TPU parts weigh.

fjulian79   Oct 28, 2019  

How heavy is it including the Battery? Do you plan to mount a gopro? If so, which mount will you use? Br. J

stikku   Oct 28, 2019 

All up weight with session 5 and TPU mount is 670g.

fjulian79   Oct 29, 2019 

I have added a RTF wight table to my own Apex build .. see: https://rotorbuilds.com/build/20549. I ended up with 688g including Battery and GoPro as on my pictures. Can you post a picture of your GoPro TPU mount? I designed my own and printed it on my Ultimaker, but I don't know if I can really trust in its durability as it seems to be hard to print TPU .. or it's because it's the first time I have printed something with TPU :-)

stikku   Oct 29, 2019 

I just added a photo showing how I mounted the Session 5. It consists of a TPU couch and a flat bottom TPU Session Case that has battery strap loops on it. The Case is strapped to the couch, and the couch is screwed to the standoffs with a single zip tie also strapping it down.

fjulian79   Oct 28, 2019  

How heavy is it including the Battery? Do you plan to mount a gopro? If so, which mount will you use? Br. J

jasons147gta   Oct 27, 2019  

"Some pilots say BF 4.1 is better than KISS and FL1"--JBardshill

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