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The Long Ranger

By JJFPV on Nov 18, 2019

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This is my first time attempting a long range quad. I actually have had the frame for almost a year, I bought it the sane time I bought my 5" XL5 V3 frame. I built it and flew it once but I didn't have the equipment for long range and also more importantly i didn't have the knowledge! I found the frame the other day and was like hey I am using a long range module with my 5" quads and now I am flying with Rapidfire maybe legit long distance is a possibility.

So this is an iFlight XL8 V3 8" frame. The HQ 7x4x3 props are going to be spun by 3B 2408 1900kv training motors. I am using the new Flywoo F722 FC and I have been very impressed with this FC. It's a pretty good deal at $35, however don't get the dual gyro version unless you have a ton of room in your stack. I took the extra gyro off as it won't fit any of my builds. I have started using the GEPRC 50amp 32bit 4 in 1 esc in all my builds as once again it's a really nice quality board at a great price. I am using a RDQ Mach 3 VTX as it's the only VTX I have that does 1w and using a Lumenier AXii 2 long range antenna. As in all my builds I am running a RunCam Micro Eagle camera and Frsky R9MM reciever.

I don't normally run LED's on my builds anymore as I no longer need them as I did when I first started flying and I needed them for flying line of sight but I had the iFlight race wire with LED's lying around so I thought what the heck. Might come in handy if I end having to go on quad rescue mission. I also had the Lumenier LED pbd so I threw that in to handle the wiring for the race wire.

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