Long Range 6" Apex Cruiser

By Werdna FPV on Jun 02, 2022

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This build was conceptualised and brought to life mostly for the purpose of my 2022 Korea Trip to Jeju, where I felt the 5" simply wouldn't cut it for mid/long range mountain cruising, fighting strong winds and maintaining a good cruise speed. Some of the highlights of this 6" Apex are:

  1. Crossfire Diversity Nano RX with rear TrueRC Bardpole SMA and front Immortal-T for extra coverage
  2. Front and Rear LEDs, forms a triangle of light for easy LOS orientation in the air
  3. BN220 GPS wired to 5V pad meant for RX on FC. GPS is hence powered by plugging in the USB port, allowing for a GPS fix using a powerbank before the VTX is turned on which makes it harder to obtain GPS fix
  4. Conformal coated FPV camera with MG Chemicals 422C

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Achaian   3 days ago  
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Hey nice build! What flight times are you getting?

Werdna FPV   3 days ago 

Hey man I'm getting a solid 8 mins on a 1300mah 6S. Actually I've been too lazy so far to build some Li-Ion packs but I'm currently building a 3000mah 6S VTC6 pack and that one should be able to get 14-15 mins cruising.

Achaian   3 days ago 
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nice!i have the same frame, but i am starting to consider turning it into a mid/long range as well. Would you change your motors for greater effciency, or do you think that you are at the sweet spot for power/efficiency?

Werdna FPV   3 days ago 
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I think for 6 inch these motors are super efficient. You can run them on 4S, 5S and 6S with no problems, though 4S would need 6 inch triblades while 6S would need biblades and possibly a 90-95% motor output limit. Altogether, it is doubtless that 2505 is more efficient than 2207 or 2306

Logibear   15 days ago  
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Awesome build and great video. Jeju Island is one of the few places I didn't get to go while I was stationed at Camp Case-Hovey in 2013.

Werdna FPV   14 days ago 
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Thanks man! Wow that camp is quite close to DMZ. I also went there to visit haha

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