7inch

By Pruning Peacock on Apr 27, 2021

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Meet the 7inch!

This was built and lost almost a year ago

I decided that it would be interesting to look into the world of big props. Since, it was quiet cheap to change (just a different set of arms for the source one) I decided on building it. The idea was to go long range, to be able to accompany and film a wing even a few kilometers out.

The plan worked and with 2 1550mah 4s Tattu Funflys in good conditions I was getting around 10km of overall distance I could fly. Was planing on pushing it even further with some big 3s batteries, but sadly the last test with adding a 3rd FunFly went very wrong. Basically the drone decided that it wants to be free and doesn't need my assistance anymore. Never found it, and the search radius is too big to comb through.

It still lives on in our memories and maybe one day, we will find the crash site, however that's not very likely. The saddest part is that it took the Runcam 5 Orange with it, 3 Lipos and I don't even get a chance to add the broken parts to my jar :D

I am thinking about a 4 inch long range drone that might be its successor.

Have you ever lost a drone? How did you cope with it?

Looking forward to hearing your comments and suggestions!

Photos

Part List

Frame

TBS Source One 5" Frame V3 (45 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Flight Controller

9g 30.5x30.5mm Omnibus F4 Flight Controller AIO OSD 5V BEC Current Sensor for RC FPV Racing Drone (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$25.99

ESCs

4 x Aikon AK32 35A 2-4S ESC (2 builds)
Droneshop.nl
$55.80

Motors

4 x Original Airbot MH2208 2208 1800KV 5-6S / 2700KV 4-5S CW Thread Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$87.96

Propellers

2 Pairs HQProp DP7X4.5 7045 7 Inch 2-blade Durable PC Propeller compatible POPO 2CW+2CCW for RC Drone (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.64

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle (323 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$44.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX806 leaf 5.8Ghz 72Ch 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW AV FPV Transmitter Smart Audio MMCX MIC
Aliexpress.com
$12.00

Antenna

iFlight 15CM 5.8G 2dBi Pagoda Omni-directional Receiver FPV Antenna RHCP SMA for RC Drone Goggle Fatshark (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.99

Receiver

TBS CROSSFIRE NANO RX (SE) - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (412 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Batteries

3 x Tattu FunFly 14.8V 4S 1550mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (38 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$59.97

Radio

TBS TANGO LANYARD
Pyrodrone.com
$3.95

Radio

TBS Tango 2 - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (33 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$159.95

Radio

TBS Crown Jewels (2 builds)
Droneshop.nl
$12.95

Goggles

LG 18650 3200mAh Batterij
Droneshop.nl
$4.95

Goggles

Fatshark Attitude V5 OLED FPV Goggles 5.8Ghz True Diversity RF Support DVR AV-IN/OUT for RC Drone (33 builds)
Banggood.com
$299.99

HD Camera

RunCam 5 Orange 12MP 4:3 145°FOV 56g Ultra-light 4K HD FPV Camera for RC Drone (21 builds)
Banggood.com
$102.49

Hardware

Suleve™ M3AR9 10Pcs M3 30mm Hex Standoff Hexagon Studs Aluminum Alloy Multicolor for PCB
Banggood.com
$5.99

Hardware

TBS Source One V0.2 7inch Arm Set (8 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$20.25

Misc Parts

TBS M8 GPS Glonass (52 builds)
Getfpv.com
$10.50

Battery Charger

ToolKitRC ADP-180MB 180W 2.34A Power Supply Adapter With XT60 Output (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$48.67

Battery Charger

Turnigy Accucell S60 AC Charger (EU Plug)
Hobbyking.com
$44.33

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6 MINI 150W 10A Smart Battery Charger Black with XT60 Charger Board for 2-6S Lipo Battery (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$39.51

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (264 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99

Backpack

URUAV UR7 36L Backpack 40x55x22mm with Waterproof Transmitter Beam Port Bag DIY Room for RC Drone FPV Racing (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$48.75

Accessories

TBS FPV Chair
Droneshop.nl
$44.95

Misc Supplies

Turnigy® Fire Retardant LiPoly Battery Bag (Zippered) (200x155x95mm) (1pc)
Hobbyking.com
$4.21
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