HDzero Rekon 7: the ultimate mountain cruiser!

By Jekle on Mar 30, 2022

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HDzero Rekon 7"
My first build, my first iNav quad, my first 7", and my 2nd long range quad!
I wanted to build something I didn't have in my fleet yet, which led me to a 7" mountain surfer (even though I live in the flattest country on earth). And I wanted to build it without any compromise.
When the HDzero freestyle VTX came out, it looked te be the perfect match to explore and enjoy the view, so that part was a no-brainer.
Apart from that I took a lot of inspiration from Falconrad FPVs build, but I considered his frame to be just too heavy, so I went with the Rekon 7 instead..
The Rekon 7 BNF was pretty nice in my opinion, but I do think it can be much improved, and it doens't come with HDzero (get on it Dave C!). I didn't like the side mounted vertical immortal T for instance as it's bound to break, so I went with TrueRCs bardpole antenna instead. When the TBS nano diversity pro comes out, I will put that in and add a front mounted immortal T, in the mean time, I will have the nano pro RX in there instead (the only compromise I've made for now).
Finally, instead of a 'normal' self-powered buzzer, I put in a Vifly GPS-mate, in order to get a satellite lock before iI even plug in my battery.

I've made a tube and an SMA version of the GPS mount that facilitate the bardpole antenna, which can be found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5279991
Arm protector/landing feet can be found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5122693

Part List

Frame

Rekon 7 Pro Long Range Frame Kit 7 Inch for FPV Racing Drone (3 builds)
Shop.addictiverc.com
$69.99

Flight Controller

Diatone Mamba Basic F722 MK3 F55_128k 3-6S 30x30 Stack/Combo (F722 FC / 55A 128k 32bit 4in1 ESC) (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$97.00

Motors

4 x EMAX ECO II Series 2807 Motor (1300kV, 1500kV 1700kV) - Unmanned Tech UK FPV Shop (4 builds)
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
$68.28

Propellers

HQ Prop Durable 7X3.5X3 Tri-Blade 7" Prop 4 Pack (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

Runcam HDZero Micro V2 720p 60fps 4:3/16:9 FPV Camera for HDZero and Sharkbyte HD System FPV Racing RC Drone (2 builds)
Uk.banggood.com
$62.99

FPV Transmitter

HDZero Freestyle Digital HD Video Transmitter (1W Capable) (7 builds)
Getfpv.com
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Antenna

TrueRC Singularity 5.8GHz U.FL Antenna w/ Tube - Choose Your Version (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX PRO FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (8 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$34.95

Radio

Team BlackSheep Tango 2 PRO Crossfire Radio Controller (14 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$199.99

Goggles

Skyzone SKY03O Oled /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI With Head Tracker Fan LED For RC Racing Drone (46 builds)
Banggood.com
$399.90

Misc Parts

TrueRC BARDpole 915MHz RC Antenna - U.FL (Crossfire / R9) (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Misc Parts

HGLRC M80 Pro GPS Module for FPV Drone Racing (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$23.99

Misc Parts

VIFLY GPS Mate - external Power Modul for GPS (3 builds)
N-factory.de
$14.52

Video Receiver

FatShark SharkByte RX5.1 Receiver Module (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$249.99

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (258 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Tools

Ethix Tool Case (11 builds)
Customquads.com.au
$48.90
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RecifeStargazer   3 days ago  

did you fly it?

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