Lightweight long range: LR-3inch (updated!!!)

By KM|fpv on Apr 26, 2020

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i have no idea on my next frame. i only can tell you, that i have the listed parts and that i want to use existing lipo batteries.
i'm not going to joyn any race, just freestyle only. i prefer a top-mounted battery mini/micro quad.

please keep in mind, that i only have this 16x16 stack (ESC bottom/FC on top) so no 20x20 frames.
maybe, someone knows other/better props for the t-motor mt1306 with it's M4 shaft!? so i'm free to go 2,5" or 4" !?

please leave any suggestions, and please remember that i only can order from:

  • ebay
  • amazon
  • banggood
  • gearbest
  • aliexpress
  • or any german or at least european distributor.

after some struggling with the first flight stack and all the motors lying around, i've bought another flight stack (20x20) and now everything works fine.

hope my iRC ghost kit will arrive soon, so this build will be my first long range one.

update I: i was on of the first who pre-ordered the ghost kit and still don't have it.

update II: new motors coming in, they're from geprc (gr1204 5000kV). than there will be another prop set from gemfan, the windancer 3028-3 yellow.

update III: new props, the emax avan mini 3024 and the new LiPos from GNB (3s 520 mAh HV) are tested in this video below.

update III: the caddx ant is now replaced by the caddx tarsier 4k, for which this frame was initially created around. so the weight is increased by about 18.1g, which you can feel instantly. we will see, how it has impact on flight times.

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Part List

Frame

LW135 135mm 3 Inch Frame Kit Support Runcam Hybrid / Caddx Tarsier 4K Camera TBS 915 Receiver for RC Drone (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$20.99

Flight Controller

Micro 20x20mm Betaflight Omnibus STM32F4 F4 Brushless Flight Controller Integrated with BEC OSD (18 builds)
Banggood.com
$16.99

ESCs

20x20mm Racerstar Mini RS12Ax4 12A Blheli_S BB2 2-4S 4 in 1 Brushless ESC D-Shot Ready
M.racerstar.com
$32.99

Motors

4 x GEPRC GR1204 5000KV 3-4S Brushless Motor For Whoop Drone Toothpick Drone Motor FPV Parts (2 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$51.96

Propellers

EMAX Avan Mini 3x2.4x3 Tri-Blade 3" Prop 12 Pack - Choose Your Color (36 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.49

Propellers

Gemfan 3028 WinDancer Durable 3 Blade Clear 2L&2R (2 builds)
Ebay.com
$3.29

Propellers

Gemfan 3018 Props (4CW + 4CCW) - 2mm (45 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$3.19

FPV Camera

Caddx Analog FPV&HD Recording Camera Tarsier V2 (63 builds)
Caddxfpv.com
$69.90

FPV Transmitter

Online-Shop Neue Ankunft EWRF e7082C 25 mW/100 mW/200 mW/OFF Power Einstellbar 5,8G 48CH AIO VTX FPV Sender Für RC Quadcopter R
De.aliexpress.com
See Site

Receiver

ImmersionRC Ghost Átto 2.4Ghz Rx (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$29.95

Batteries

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 2S 450MAH 80C Lipo Battery XT30 Plug (47 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.99

Batteries

Gaoneng GNB 2S 520mah 7.6V HV 80C Lipo Battery - XT30 (12 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$7.49

Batteries

4 x Gaoneng GNB 3S 11.4V HV 520mah LiPo Battery 80C XT30 LiHV (13 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$45.96

Radio

Jumper T-Lite 16CH Hall Sensor Gimbals CC2500/JP4IN1 Multi-protocol RF System OpenTX Mode2 Transmitter Support Jumper 915 R900/C (21 builds)
Banggood.com
$69.99

Radio

Flysky FS-NV14 2.4G 14CH Nirvana Transmitter with iA8X Receiver 3.5 Inch Display Open Source (19 builds)
Banggood.com
$179.00

Radio

[US$83.99~93.99] JumperRC T-Lite V2 2.4GHz 16CH Hall Sensor Gimbals 150mW Built-in ELRS/ JP4IN1 Multi-protocol OpenTX Remote Con
See Site

Goggles

ORQA FPV.One OLED FPV Goggles + Free Bonus (FPV.PRO Antenna Set, FPV.Connect, FPV.Battery) (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$649.99

Goggles

FatShark Dominator V1 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 640 X 480 VGA
Goodluckbuy.com
$270.49

HD Camera

Hawkeye FIREFLY Q6 Airsoft 1080P HD Multifunktions-Sportkamera für FPV
Banggood.com
$60.59

HD Camera

Insta 360 Go AI Auto Editing Hands-free Smallest Splashprooof FlowState Stabilized Sport Camera (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$203.90

HD Camera

[CA$109.65 5% OFF] Mobius Full HD Sport Kamera 1080P 30FPS 720P 60FPS Für Multirotor rc teile from Spielzeug Hobbys und Roboter
See Site

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (37 builds)
Banggood.com
$34.97

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (180 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

JUMPER AION ELRS – avion à haute fréquence 2.4G TX NANO, avec aile fixe, avec télécommande
Fr.aliexpress.com
$35.47

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Lite 900-MHz-Sendermodul Bis zu 1 W HF-Leistung mit R9 MX OTA ACCESS Langstreckenempfänger-Kombination mit montierter
See Site

Battery Charger

URUAV U3 18W 2A/3A Type-C Battery Balance Charger for 2-3S LiPO/LiHV/LiFe/Lilon Battery
Banggood.com
$9.63

Battery Charger

Online-Shop Ultra Power UP-S6 6x4,35 watt DC 1 s Balance Ladegerät Entlader Lade Hub 6-in-1 ladegerät für RC Micro MX MCPX Li
De.aliexpress.com
See Site

Battery Charger

Online-Shop Ursprüngliche SKYRC IMAX B6 MINI Balance RC Ladegerät/Entlader Für RC Hubschrauber Wieder spitze NIMH/NICD Flugze (6 builds)
De.aliexpress.com
See Site

Battery Charger

US $66.99 |HTRC T240 DUO AC 150W DC 240W 10A Touchscreen Dual Kanal Batterie Balance Ladegerät Entlader Für RC spielzeug Freie
De.aliexpress.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (258 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99

Tools

Pro'sKit 900-015 Helping Hands Soldering Aid (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$10.00

Tools

Wowstick 1F+ 64 In 1 Electric Screwdriver Cordless Lithium-ion Charge LED Power Screwdriver From XIAOMI ECO-System (21 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Accessories

Orqa FPV.Connect (2 builds)
Shop.orqafpv.com
$68.99

Accessories

Happymodel Moxon 2.4GHz antenna for ExpressLRS TX module SMA plug for ES24TX Series For DIY FPV Racing Drone
Xt-xinte.com
$3.63

Accessories

FatShark Face Plate Frontplatte V2 mit Lüfter für die Fatshark Dominator kaufen | FPV24.com
Fpv24.com
See Site

Accessories

TATTU 2500mAh 2S1P 7.4V LiPo Battery DC3.5mm With LED Indicator Button For Fatsahrk Aomway Skyzone Eachine Goggles (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$24.95

Accessories

AG01 MINI CNC Hall Gimbals for TX12 & Zorro
Radiomasterrc.com
See Site

Accessories

ESP8285 ESP-M3 integr. 8Mbit Flash WiFi WLAN Serial Modul +25 dbm Low Power 20µA
Amazon.de
See Site

Accessories

Androegg ESP8285 ESP-M1 integr. 8Mbit Flash WiFi WLAN Serial Modul +25 dbm Low Power 20µA
Amazon.de
See Site

Misc Supplies

AchilleΣ Plus for Eachine PRO58 / RealAcc RX5808 Pro Plus OSD
Achillesfpv.eu
See Site
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Discussion

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Aurora130   Apr 26, 2020  

You may have a rather light power setup for it, but the 3inch micro reverb (https://pyrodrone.com/products/impulserc-micro-reverb-3-fpv-frameO) is rather appealing. I am planning a build for it at the moment. . .

KM|fpv   Apr 26, 2020 

This frame has mounting holes for 20x20 stacks, but I need 16x16

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