Rekon 5 Mini Long Range DJI Digital INAV 5" FPV Drone

By SpiralEyesFPV on Nov 01, 2021

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Introduction

I had seen the Rekon 5 from Dave_C FPV and thought it would be great with INAV. Looking around I couldn't find one that would be suitable for INAV's position and altitude hold. I also love pushing my self to try new builds. So i decided to test my building skills and give it a go putting together a Rekon 5 with the full functinality of INAV.

Build Notes

I was able to modify the GPS holder that came with the frame kit to fit the bigger BN-880 GPS module. I did this by cutting the walls at the corners and using a lighter to heat it up and flatten it out the securing it with a ziptie.

The stack is a tight fit but it works well. Just be sure to route your wires carefully so they dont get pinched. I had to make a longer cable to connect the ESC to the FC because the ones that came with the stack weren't long enough since i had to turn the esc to fit. The motor wires connected to the side of the ESC at the front of the quad need to be soldered so they come straight down off the pad and not outward or the stand offs won't fit.

I mounted the vista unit and the Immortal T holder with screws that come throught the bottom and are secured with a nut on top of the vista. The Crossfire Nano Reciever is mounted with double sided tape on top of the vista.

Be careful not to overtighten the motor screws because they do strip out easily.

Parts Note

I have noticed that the Brotherhobby VY 2004 3150KV motors have gone out of stock everywhere. A good alternative would be the Brotherhobby TC 2004 3150KV Motor.

Weight

With GoPro Hero 7 Black stock case: 272g
With GoPro Hero 7 Black in case: 388g
With 4s 1500mah LiPo no GoPro: 449g
With GoPro Hero 7 Black in case & 4s 1500mah LiPo: 565g

My Blog

https://sacredspiralarts.com/sacred-spiral-arts/spiral-eyes-fpv/rekon-5-build-timelapse-long-range-5-fpv-drone/

Timelapse on my Youtube

INAV Tune

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Conclusion

The INAV position and altitude hold work well and provides nice smooth cruising. Also being able to setup waypoints is very nice and I have had a lot of fun setting up missions for it and just riding along.

Besides doing long range the quad is also cable of doing freestyle and has a fun feel to it with it being lightweight and the higher KV 2004 motors give it plenty of power to throw it around.

This was a fun yet challenging build that came out great! Pick up the parts and give it a go!

Photos

Part List

Frame

Rekon 5 Frame Kit 5 Inch Frame Kit Naked GoPro / SMO 4K Mount for FPV Racing Drone (2 builds)
Rekonfpv.com
$3.00

Flight Controller

HGLRC ZeusF745 STACK FPV Racing Drone 3-6S F7 Flight Controller 45A BL32 4in1 ESC Heat Sink Compass Port
Hglrc.com
$105.99

Motors

4 x Brother Hobby VY 2004 Ultralight Motor (choose your kv)
Stanfpv.com
$33.56

Motors

4 x Brotherhobby TC 2004 Motor - 1700KV/1950KV/2100KV/3150KV
Getfpv.com
$79.96

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane SL 5125-3 Blade 5 inch Ultralite Racing Prop (18 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.29

Propellers

Gemfan SL5130-3 Ultralight Props
Pyrodrone.com
$2.99

Propellers

HQ Prop Durable Prop T5X3 Grey (2CW+2CCW)-Poly Carbonate
Pyrodrone.com
$2.99

Propellers

HQ Prop Durable Prop T5X2X3 (2CW+2CCW)-Poly Carbonate
Pyrodrone.com
$2.99

Propellers

Gemfan LR5126-2 for Long Range (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$2.69

FPV Transmitter

Caddx Nebula Pro Vista Kit 720p/120fps Low Latency HD Digital System For DJI FPV (96 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$164.99

Antenna

Caddx Replacement Antenna for Vista Digital System (8CM) (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$8.50

Antenna

TBS CROSSFIRE IMMORTAL T V2 ANTENNA (89 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$5.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx
Newbeedrone.com
$24.95

Batteries

GEPRC VTC6 14.8V 4S1P 18650 3000mAh 30C Li-Ion Battery - XT30
Racedayquads.com
$54.99

Batteries

Auline 14.8V 4S 3000mAh 10C Li-Ion Battery - XT30
Racedayquads.com
$46.90

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1500mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (56 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$23.49

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60
Racedayquads.com
$20.49

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 850mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30 or XT60 (38 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$16.24

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol RF Module OpenTX 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ Hall Gimbals (71 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (108 builds)
Getfpv.com
$529.00

3D Printed

30x30 & 20x20 Immortal-T Holder
Brain3d.co
$4.00

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 720p Live Streaming Stabiliza (21 builds)
Amazon.com
$319.99

Misc Parts

RDQ BN-880 Flight Control GPS Module w/ Compass (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (143 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro 325W 15A 1-6S Dual Channel AC/DC Smart Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging (37 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$118.99

Soldering Iron

Soldering Station,2.9’’ LED Display Digital Soldering Iron Kit with 356℉-896℉ Temperature Control,Auto Standby & Sleep,
Amazon.com
$46.99

Tools

RDQ 9 Piece Drone Tool Kit V2 (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Backpack

RDQ FPV Backpack - Choose Your Version (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$79.99
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Jodie Froster   26 days ago  

What a good build post!!
I like the build vid, very thorough, very cool to watch. I bought some of that blue tack, and don't use it a ton either. It's really good when the board(s) are on/in it, but then it doesn't come of clean. Heating it (soldering...) makes it stick better, or worse, however you look at it.
I was looking at the flight vid, did you get that range with the vista alone? No ground station? No elevated position to fly from? I might have to get a vista, that's impressive range/penetration.

SpiralEyesFPV   26 days ago 

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the video. The blue tack sometimes works good sometimes can be messy, I just keep a chunk around just in case. Yes, this is with just the Vista, the only thing that is upgraded is the goggle antenna. I'm using the i flight crystal patch antenna and true rc singularity stubby antennas.

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