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
Impulserc.com
$274.00

Flight Controller

Flyduino KISS FC v2 - 32Bit Flight Controller (5 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$62.95

ESCs

KISS ESC 2-5S 25A 4in1 (40A limit) - 32 Bit (5 builds)
Flyingmachines.de
$91.50

Motors

4 x Ethix Mr Steele Stout V3 1750KV Motors (2 builds)
Defiancerc.com
$107.80

Propellers

Ethix S4 Lemon Lime Props (5 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 (12 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$36.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (125 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph Pro (SMA) (3 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$19.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (251 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

Tattu R-Line Version 3.0 1300mAh 22.2V 120C 6S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug (8 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$36.99

Power Distribution

Apex Regulator Board
Impulserc.com
$27.00
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jasons147gta   15 days ago  

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

stikku   14 days ago 
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My marmotte build needs KISS and that bardsmell board is going in the bin.

Serenity17   14 days ago  

What's the dry weight?

stikku   14 days ago 

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

fjulian79   15 days ago  

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

stikku   14 days ago 

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

fjulian79   14 days ago 

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   14 days ago 

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   15 days ago  

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

jasons147gta   15 days ago  

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

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