New Life For An Old School Kwad

By OptimaZe on Mar 25, 2021

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New life for an old school kwad. JJRC JJPRO P175 on a diet :) Removed the motor guards/landing legs. Replaced the huge stock receiver with an RX2A Pro receiver, changed the stock vTX antenna out for a Lollipop and replaced the old school bullnose bi-blade props with 4032 Windancer tri-blade props. Nearly a 45 gram weight reduction so far.

Next phase is to replace the stock camera and vTX with more modern micro equivalents which should easily knock off another 30-40 grams. The weight reduction so far has already made it fly great for almost 4 minutes on 850mah Tattu 4s batteries. Almost the same flight times as the stock 1300mah 3s battery with an incredible improvement in overall performance.

Happy flying my friends!

Will update after phase 2 is complete.



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upioneer   Apr 02, 2021  

little thing looks awesome. how does it perform?

OptimaZe   Apr 03, 2021 

It performs well for what it is. It doesn't come close to the speed and agility of today's 3 and 4 inch birds, but there's something about these heavy old kwads that just feels good when tossing them around.

Jayembee67   Apr 01, 2021  

Oh my goodness me! I have one of these sitting in a box in the basement somewhere. It was my third 'racing drone' and largely terrible. But this is a great project, keep us posted! :-)

OptimaZe   Apr 02, 2021 

These things were definitely far from great out of the box. They flew pretty well with some tuning though, and even better with a firmware flash. They certainly don't fly anything like a modern day 4 or 5 inch kwad, but that's what makes this project fun ;)

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