The Condor - Project399 Practice Rig

By mayan_hawk on Dec 30, 2019

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This year I wanted to make a final, MASSIVE impression at my usual spots. Then I found the Project399 Practice Rig. I was hooked at first sight, and I knew that no corner would be cut to build this. so I present to you, the largest quad I've ever built, the aptly named... THE CONDOR

I settled on parts recommended on the Project399 product listing, Hobbywing 60a 4-in-1 ESC, ~1300kv motors, 7" props... the works. I went with a BrainFPV Radix for the improved gyro and OSD, and BrotherHobby Avenger 2510 1380kv motors. Since I primarily use the FrSky R9 system, I went with a R9 Slim+ for the benefit of diversity antennas... unfortunately the OTA version was the only thing available (works perfectly after I flashed it with ACCST firmware). I decided to add a GPS to monitor speed, and eventually for RTH features.

Build went well, only two problems... The first GPS had to be configured using the ublox wizzard (before using this the GPS said I was in the middle of the ocean!). The ESC also gave me errors that indicated it was DOA, turns out the XT60 lead was not properly soldered underneath the grey sheath.

TinyHawk for scale

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