10inch longrange

By painfpv on Mar 06, 2020

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Building this quad felt a little bit like going back in time to the era of DJI F450 and TBS discovery. I am very curios to see how this turns out and if the footage coming out of a gorpo hero8 will be of good quality without a gimbal and vibration dampeners as it was the case with TBS discovery and hero1 :).

Even if the quality coming out of the hero8 will be perfect I will still be curios to try an extra light gimbal on this setup just to see how it is two have a separate camera operator on an FPV drone.

Also it is interesting to see what flight time will we pull off with two 6s1p 4000mAh 21700 LiIon packs. I am hoping to get between 25 and 30 min while flying with an average speed of at least 60km/h.

update 14.04.2020: the hqprop 3blade props are way to heavy for these motors. While waiting for master airscrew propellers I started testing with some old DJI flamewheel 10" propellers and it flies a lot better. the hero8 video test (see below) was done with these propellers.

update 10.03.2020: tuning it is definitly not as easy as a 5-7inch especially since these motors are too small for these props. with the defaults PIDs I tried switching it for a second into Horizon mode and it couldn't keep its attitude. I managed to get it to fly decently with the full payload and with the hqprop 9x5x3 but I didn't have time to test it in any autolevel(angle) mode. The autolevel mode needs to work for GPS rescue to work since this is supposed to fly really far away. I will post DVR from it but first I want to test different, lighter props on it. I am trying to get my hands on these props: https://www.ripmax.de/master-airscrew-9x4-5-mr-propeller-set-2-stk-or.html

the good news is that even though I flown it in very powerfull wind, it had no vibrations visible on the FPV that could also affect the FC. I am very confident it will fly well after I find the right props and PIDs.

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Part List

Frame

DC10 V2 10 inch Macro FPV Frame Kit 7.5mm Arms
Iflight-rc.com
$96.99

Flight Controller

Aikon F7 Flight Controller 30*30 (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$31.99

ESCs

Aikon AK32 3-6S 32Bit 55A 30x30 4in1 ESC (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$69.99

Motors

4 x BrotherHobby Avenger 2806.5 Brushless Motor (10 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$103.96

Propellers

HQProp MQ 9x5x3 Macro Quad Prop (4 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$18.00

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle 800TVL WDR 16:9/4:3 CMOS FPV Camera (303 builds)
Getfpv.com
$44.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 HV 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (MMCX) (76 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.95

Antenna

2 x TBS CROSSFIRE IMMORTAL T V2 ANTENNA (12 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$11.90

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano RX (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.99

Batteries

12 x Samsung 40T 21700 4000mAh 35A Battery
Imrbatteries.com
$83.88

Misc Parts

SINGULARITY 5.8 SMA (Long) - TrueRC Canada
Truerc.ca
$19.99
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simogere   Apr 20, 2020  

Code name: lawn mower :D

kisselcj@gmail.com   Mar 09, 2020  

What is tuning something that big like? What BF are you running? Feel free to post a flight DVR :)

painfpv   Mar 10, 2020 

its definitly not as easy as a 5-7inch especially since these motors are too small for these props. with the defaults PIDs I tried switching it for a second into Horizon mode and it couldn't keep its attitude. I managed to get it to fly decently with the full payload and with the hqprop 9x5x3 but I didn't have time to test it in any autolevel(angle) mode. The autolevel mode needs to work for GPS rescue to work since this is supposed to fly really far away. I will post DVR from it but first I want to test different, lighter props on it. I am trying to get my hands on these props: https://www.ripmax.de/master-airscrew-9x4-5-mr-propeller-set-2-stk-or.html

painfpv   Mar 10, 2020 

I am using the lastest stable BF available for the Aikon FC. good news is that even though I flown it in very powerfull wind, it had no vibrations visible on the FPV that could also affect the FC. I am very confident it will fly well after I find the right props and PIDs.

Aurora130   Mar 06, 2020  

WOW! It's a custom drone nearly outspecing a DJI! Can't wait to hear what kind o fflight time you get.

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