Floss 3.0 Long Range 7"

By Etolier on Jan 14, 2021

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I couldn't resist Kabab's new 30mm motor, and I'm ready to get back into long-range flying more often. I enjoy spec'ing quads, and after selling the 10" rig, well, something really cool needed to fill that space. I like using race frames for freestyle and long-range, as well as testing props, and some new stuff had come out somewhat recently - it's a good time to build something new. I'll be using this setup to really push how far and fast I can go on 5.8 video, and I've got several antennae to try. I almost went with a Skyhammer, but had seen some reviews on the new AXii 2 Double (which would be much easier to mount) and the hypertoroidal (or whatever that superdonut is) radiation pattern could work really well for long-range cruising. The bump in transmitter antenna gain is too enticing.

Somehow this is also the first setup that I'm use an action cam with. Although it's the Runcam 5 Orange, it seem pretty inexpensive and minimalist. I like that it can do 2k60 footage, at least. Cameras like the Split series that I typically use just aren't advancing with the rest of the popular parts, and it'll be nice to at least have usable 2k60 footage, even if it isn't "authentic GoPro." I intended to use my old Micro Eagle, but apparently it has a grey-screen issue, so I defaulted to a Ethix cam I had sitting around. The Pyro LEDs are so bright that they'll blow out the FPV cam, I should shift them to the backs of the arms sometime.

The weights are pretty good, I feel - ~900g with a 2200mah 6S, and 750g with a 1250mah 6S. The frame is quite cramped, although I was able to fit full sized components and diversity into it anyway. I would like to model up a new HD camera mount that has some provision for the vertical antennae as well as a GPS puck, but for now I just want to fly it. It should do well.

I also added a custom camera mount that I modeled in Solidworks. It includes provision for securely mounting both vertical antenna, as well as a slip-fit mount for the horizontal Immortal-T on top, plus the GPS and capacitor mount off the rear standoffs. It's a little bit fiddly and still needed some trimming, but overall I'm happy with how the design worked. There's a lot going on with the print, but Brain3D did a great job despite my general disregard for printing difficulty.

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Part List

Frame

Hyperlite Floss 3.0 Long Range 7" Frame
Pyrodrone.com
$59.99

Flight Controller

Foxeer F722 V2 FPV Flight Controller
Fpvcycle.com
$29.99

ESCs

Holybro Tekko32 F3 65A Metal FET Blheli_32 3-6S 4 in 1 ESC
Fpvcycle.com
$69.99

Motors

4 x FPVCycle 30mm 1450kv - 7"-8", 6S-8S Motor (5 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$127.96

Propellers

DALPROP Cyclone T7056C Pro Props Long Range High Efficiency 2 Pairs (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.79

FPV Camera

ETHiX Camera
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 HV (MMCX) (94 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.95

Antenna

Lumenier Double AXII 2 Long Range 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 Long Range 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.99

Antenna

TrueRC Singularity 5.8 SMA Long Antenna RHCP (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.99

Receiver

TRUERC BARDPOLE 915 MHZ U.FL
Pyrodrone.com
$9.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (61 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Batteries

Pyrodrone Graphene 2200mAh 6S 22.25V 75C (7 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$44.99

Radio

TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (40 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S Hall Gimbals Built-in USB-C Multi-Protocol Module Radio PRIORITY SHIPPING INCLUDED (28 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$149.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (Black) (231 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$104.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Attitude V4 FPV Goggles Anniversary Edition (14 builds)
Getfpv.com
$349.99

Goggles

ETHIX V2 GOGGLE STRAP (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$15.95

3D Printed

Floss 3.0 Session Mount
Brain3d.co
$15.00

HD Camera

RunCam 5 Orange
Shop.runcam.com
$99.99

Misc Parts

TBS M8.2 GPS GLONASS (24 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$10.95

Misc Parts

PYROLEDS 4-CHIP SUPER BRIGHT 4-6S LED
Pyrodrone.com
$1.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC PowerPlay - FPV DVR (h264, 60fps)
Pyrodrone.com
$89.00

Video Receiver

SpiroNet 5.8GHz 13dBi LZR Antenna (RHCP)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.99

Video Receiver

TrueRC Singularity 5.8 SMA 90 Degree Long Antenna RHCP
Pyrodrone.com
$19.99

Video Receiver

SINGULARITY 5.8 stubby - TrueRC Canada
Truerc.ca
$19.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (168 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$149.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Yagi 915mHz
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX - Long Range R/C Transmitter (4 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$208.95

Radio Module

True-MoX 915 |
Truerc.ca
$19.99

Battery Charger

iSDT D2 Smart Balance Charger (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$129.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 PORTABLE SOLDERING IRON W/XT60 Power Cable (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$54.99

Accessories

ETHIX Neck Strap (3 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$6.99

Accessories

FrSky Vantac M4 4mm CNC Aluminum GRAND LOTUS Gimbal Stick Ends
Pyrodrone.com
$11.99
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OptimaZe   8 days ago  
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Nice build! I've always like my RunCam 5. It's no GoPro but for the price the quality is quite good. Happy flying!

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