Cold Desert: RDQ Source One with 7" DeadCat Arms

By Air_Johnson on Feb 21, 2020

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My first build bigger than 5"
This 7" source one will be a long-range build after I add GPS, purchase diversity goggles, and purchase the TBS tango II, but the range is long enough for me to improve my FPV skills (I Started FPV Jan 2020, after a year of LOS).
3D parts were printed using ABS filament, and the stl files were taken from Thingiverse (Excellent 3D design by: ggmaniack, ps915, jaisor, jlaszlo, StanTang986 & FrancisLM)

The motors have some serious balls, the props feel like monsters compared to 5" props, and it sounds amazing.
It really gives me the feeling of "Holy crap, I just covered a LOT of ground at low throttle."
If you are hesitant to jump into larger quads, start with a 7" Source One frame.

TIP: i bought a DJI Osmo action cam from MicroCenter for $300. They have dropped the price even more since then (like 270 now?)
My screen has been smashed since the second week of use, but that $30 replacement plan will come in handy after a few more slams.
Camera CON: JELLO... LOTS OF JELLO

Dear Viewers: This build was inspired by my road trips to snowboard in CO in the winter. I'm hoping to do some long range follow-cam next season (2020-2021.) If you snowboard and fly too, leave a comment if you want to plan out a trip!

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