LoneRangrXL8 (8")

By KM|fpv on May 24, 2020

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those parts are older than every part i've bought in the past. that's the reason why this quadcopter will be an 3s powered (have some 3S around). those motors and escs are first used with an CC3D on a DJI flamewheel f450, and carried a GoPro Hero 3.
i'm not sure which flight controller will be used to give this rig a brain, maybe there will be a raceflight/flightone or maybe i will find a dual stm32 board (f3/f4)...

it happens to be strange, i have this first ever bought OMNIBUS F4 Pro v2 Flight controller, which blew a part and i've never took a closer look into it. but today i've tried to figure out, what's wrong with this board, because it's working fine with vbat connected, but doesn't do anything with usb connected. but i can connect with betaflight while a lipo is connected to the board. i had a closer look into the usb input section and straight found a blown diode...that's it. relpaced this smd part with another diode i borrowed from a definitely broken OMNIBUS F3 board (usb input side, to be sure it's the corresponding part) and my OMNIBUS-F4SD is alive again.

this time: emuFlight will be the firmware to take place of the magic. i know this one is better in handling vibrations which an 8" frame will produce. but i also will need to get another esc set, maybe an 4in1 or just 4 tiny 20A BLHeli_s ones. i need to check, why my BLHeli_s ones sometimes only do DSHOT150 and another one is able to go up to DSHOT600. -> If someone knows, please get in touch!!!

UPDATE I: the omnibus F4 is broken, absolutely not going to use it! somehow the video-part is broken, there is no osd in the video or is there any video at all. bought a matek f405-ctr board, with pdb on board.

UPDATE II: the provided screws for the arms and stack are rubbish, also the pressnuts do not work properly. will replace them all (4x M3x10mm screews & 4x M3x22mm). than the fs-x6b can sit on top of the flight controller. the tbs unify vtx is getting a microphone and will be used with smart audio via the small circuitree, i hope this will work.

UPDATE III: project done! almost... thanks to "JazzMaverick" and his amazing work on the BLHeli_s firmware for most of the esc in the wild, all four esc are now working on DSHOT300 with some errors in the motors tab. but the all work! hope to maiden this one soon, i only have to find a fitting battery strap. the one on the picture(s) is way too long.

UPDATE IV: so as you can see in the latest pictures, i had no fitting battery strap - so i made one. hope it holds.

UPDATE V: will soon change the flight controller to another one with a separated mpu6000, the Happymodel Omnibus F4 Pro Corner was originally planed for this build.

UPDATE VI: the flight controller was changed, also the receiver is changed - ExpressLRS is the way to go on my Cinewhoops and this long range build.
But that's not the best - now with GPS. Only things I'm missing are some 3D printed parts to hold the DIY 20x20 receiver and the GPS module.

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Part List

Frame

HSKRC XL5/6/7/8/9 232/283/294/360/390mm Carbon Fiber FPV Raicng Frame kit for RC Drone (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$22.95

Flight Controller

JHEMCU F722 Flight Control Board 2 6S OSD 5V/2A BEC Strom mit 25V Kondensator 30x30mm Flight Controller Für RC Drone
De.aliexpress.com
$50.96

ESCs

URUAV UE1 30A BLheli_S 2-5S 4 in 1 Detachable ESC Support DShot600 for RC Drone FPV Racing
Uruav.com
$25.68

Motors

4 x 1 stücke Original SUNNYSKY X2212 980KV / 1250KV / 1400KV /2450KV Bürstenlosen Motor (Kurze welle) für RC Racing drone
De.aliexpress.com
$88.72

Propellers

Multi-Rotor Pusher Prop (2 builds)
Hqprop.com
$2.00

Propellers

Multi-Rotor Prop
Hqprop.com
$2.00

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow HS1190 600TVL FPV Camera with OSD & Audio 2.8mm Lens - PAL / NTSC
Star.aliexpress.com
$53.05

FPV Camera

Kamera Caddx-Turbo-S1
Aerial-shop.com
See Site

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV - Race 2 (MMCX) BLOWOUT (13 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$9.95

Antenna

Realacc 5.8G 5dBi 50W Omni Directional Omni FPV Pagoda Antenna LHCP/RHCP SMA/RP-SMA For FPV RC Drone (52 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.76

Receiver

ExpressLRS/ExpressLRS
Github.com
See Site

Batteries

2 x CNHL Speedy Pizza 1550 mAh 14,8 V 4S 100C Lipo-Akku mit XT60-Stecker
Chinahobbyline.com
$39.98

Batteries

Tattu FunFly 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.59

Radio

Jumper T-Lite 16CH Hall Sensor Gimbals CC2500/JP4IN1 Multi-protocol RF System OpenTX Mode2 Transmitter Support Jumper 915 R900/C (23 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

3D Printed

iFlight / HSKRC XL5 XL6 XL7 XL8 XL9 GPS BN-880 VTx Antenna and Crossfire Antenna Mount by Philm0
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

iFlight XL Series V3 & V4 Arm Bumper by Barbicyanide
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

RunCam Thumb Pro (7 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$89.99

HD Camera

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

HD Camera

RunCam Thumb
Shop.runcam.com
$49.99

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

Misc Parts

ViFly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (174 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99

Misc Parts

Beidou – module de positionnement GPS, module de navigation, intégration d'antenne intégrée, transmission de données sans
Fr.aliexpress.com
$11.89

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (37 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.50

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

ImmersionRC Ghost Lite Next Gen 2.4GHz RC Transmitter Module
Getfpv.com
See Site

Battery Charger

Toolkit M4 Pocket Schnellladegerät für 1-4 LiPo DC 80W 5A XT30 XT60 Eingang USB-C Eingang/Ausgang
Engelmt.de
See Site

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 (264 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99

Soldering Iron

QUECOO Electric Soldering Iron Kit T85 96W Repair Tool Welding Solder Rework Station Heat Pencil Smart Portable Solder Iron Tips
Quecoo.com
$23.99

Tools

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

Backpack

Realacc X-lite Sender Edition FPV RC Drone Umhängetasche Handtasche für FrSky X-lite / X-lite S / X-lite Pro
Banggood.com
$25.99

Accessories

Radio master ag01 mini cnc halle gimbal für tx12/zorro funksender fernbedienung
De.aliexpress.com
$84.00

Accessories

Orqa FPV.Connect (2 builds)
Shop.orqafpv.com
$68.95

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

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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