Back in Business 7" (iFlight XL7 V4 + DJI FPV)

By zsoltm on Jan 14, 2020

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Long time after stopped tinkering with FPV, I decided to put together another build as I couldn't resist trying out the DJI FPV set.
So there we are, another build. It's a pretty basic setup built around the Matek 722-SE plus a few other parts I have laying around collecting dust like the receiver. I decided to use my good old Taranis XD9+ instead of DJI's remote. It's built to be flown with 5- or primarily 6S battery packs. I want to do freestyle with it, I'd like to squeeze out long flight times.

This frame is not designed for DJI FPV, so I designed some 3D printed parts to hold the air unit in place as well as its antennas. The battery meant to be mounted at the top on this frame, but the custom Li-Ion 6S pack I imagined is too long for that, so I also had to design and print some battery strap holders to allow mounting it at the bottom instead.

It's not the cleanest build ever, instead of using 4in1 ESC I had to use individual ones, as along with the pretty bulky air unit there is no space within the frame. I don't mind though, I had bad experiences in 4in1s in the past.

I haven't flown it yet, but it'll change within 2-3 days, can't wait!

AUW is somewhat over 800 grams, with the 6S 4000mAH Li-Ion pack, so I'm wondering: will it even fly? :)

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miromir237   8 days ago  

Looks good to me.

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