Explorer7

By 00jferna on Dec 11, 2019

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Saw the RDQ source one 7in, decided it was worth a shot at $30.

Flies well, getting a lot of jello with the Runcam5, will need some tuning. GPS showed the max distance from home to be 2800ft, cruising speed was about 45mph.

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Part List

Frame

RDQ Source One V3 7" Long Range Frame - 6mm V0.2 Arms (11 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.97

Flight Controller

HolyBro Kakute F7 Mini, Tekko32 F3 45A Mini 20x20 Stack/Combo (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$77.00

Motors

4 x Racerstar AirA 2508 1200KV 4-6S Brushless Motor for Long Range X-Class RC Drone FPV Racing MultiRotors (3 builds)
Usa.banggood.com
$71.96

Propellers

DALPROP Cyclone T7056C Pro Props Long Range High Efficiency 2 Pairs (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.79

FPV Camera

Foxeer Cat Super Starlight FPV Camera 0.0001lux low latency
Pyrodrone.com
$44.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (194 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Antenna

ORT Pagoda X2 5.8GHz Long SMA Antenna - Choose Your Polarization and Color (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.60

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (SE) - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (406 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Batteries

Pyrodrone Graphene 2200mAh 6S 22.25V 75C (8 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$44.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (50 builds)
Getfpv.com
$249.99

Goggles

AOMWAY Commander V1S FPV Goggles 5.8Ghz 64CH Diversity 3D HDMI Built-in DVR Fan Support Head Tracking For RC Racing Drone (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$245.99

HD Camera

Runcam 5 - 4K Action Camera - Choose Color (22 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$99.99

Misc Parts

Smallest Mini Dual GLONASS+GPS BN-180 Micro Double GPS Antenna Module UART TTL For CC3D F3 RC Drone Airplane (31 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.32

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (142 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95
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Discussion

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attackthedefault   Apr 13, 2020  

how are you liking the f3 45a esc has it held up worth the extra cash. Sony VTC6 liion 6s is pretty awesome did it on 5" and was able to do hard acro 5minutes before sag or cruise 12km in 12minutes I bet it would only be better on your build!

00jferna   Apr 13, 2020 

Bit slow at start-up, but it's been solid. Had about 2 dozen flights on this build before selling it. I had no issues, and even did a few freestlye flights with it. Planning another 7" build (with bigger motors), and if the price was right, I would definitely go with the same stack.

Acekire   Dec 21, 2019  

Nice build
tryed flyging her with 4s?

00jferna   Dec 22, 2019 

Nope. I'm concerned that the amp draw would be too high compared to the thrust generated at the lower voltage. I have ordered some li ion cells. Going to build a 5000mah 5S pack for longer range flights.

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