Ĥìéşēŋßëŗģ - Hellbender 204 Rebuild

By Apeian on Jan 10, 2023

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The first drone build I posted here, the Dark Phoenix was fun when I built it, but was hardly getting any use anymore because the tech was old and not so reliable, so I decided to rebuild it and bring it up to 6s and make it a long range, freestyle monster. Glad I did! ;p I dumped the F4 FC, ESCs, VTX, Motors, DSM Receiver, and the "under the motor" LEDs - just kept the Frame, Cam, and LED strip. Got rid of the old cam mount (POS anyway), and added GPS. Although it's still analog for now, I can easliy setup DJI, WalkSnail, or HDZero when the time comes - it has plenty of space.
Decided to match the color scheme of the XING motors and Frame Standoffs, and with all that blue it looks like Meth...so I called it Hiesenberg (From "Breaking Bad"). :D
It's winter here now, so I'm glad we had a nice day to do the maiden flight and post some footage....hit over 103 MPH on that run!
Who says you can't keep an old girl in the air... ;)

Maiden Flight:

Photos

Part List

Frame

Hellbender 204 Racing Drone Frame - Pure Carbon Fiber - For 5 inch Propellers - Extreme Durability - Lightweight - Easy to build
Amazon.com
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Flight Controller

SpeedyBee F7 V3 BL32 50A 30x30 Stack (2 builds)
Speedybee.com
$119.99

Motors

iFlight 4pcs XING2 2306 1755KV 6S FPV Motor Unibell with 5mm Titanium Alloy Shaft for FPV Drone Part
Amazon.com
$89.99

Propellers

T-MOTOR P49436 FPV Propeller
Newbeedrone.com
$3.19

FPV Camera

Runcam Phoenix 2 1000TVL 2.1mm FPV Camera - Joshua Bardwell Edition - Blue (37 builds)
Getfpv.com
$32.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK 5.8GHz PIT/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW Switchable VTX FPV Transmitter Long Range Version with Smart Audio and Microphone for FP (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$24.99

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V4 5.8GHz SMA Antenna 2 Pack - Choose VersionRHCP / Black (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.90

Receiver

Geekstory BN-220 Dual GPS Glonass Module Navigation TTL Level 9600bps + GPS Passive Antenna for Arduino Raspberry Pi Pixhawk F3 (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$25.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1372 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95

Batteries

GNB 1500mAh 22.2v 6S 130C - XT60 Lipo Battery with Plastic Plate
Newbeedrone.com
$32.00

Batteries

GNB 1250mAh 22.2v 6S 120C - XT60 Lipo Battery with Plastic Plate
Newbeedrone.com
$25.99

3D Printed

Immortal T style antenna tube for the Frsky R9 sires antennas by Kylellrc
Thingiverse.com
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3D Printed

AOS LR5 - TBS M8.2 GLONASS support by Vincent12FR (3 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

TBS Immortal T Mount - Project 399 Super G by crewshin
Thingiverse.com
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Hardware

RF design 2pcs RF FPV Antenna Adapter SMA Male to SMA Female 45 Degree Gold Plated Connector for FPV Race RX5808 Fatshark Goggle
Amazon.com
$5.00

Misc Parts

HobbyPark Universal Soft Plastic Antenna Tube with Cap Black for RC Car FPV Drone Quadcopter Boats Airplane 2.4G Receiver RX (5-
Amazon.com
$7.98

Misc Parts

Ethix Battery Straps (4pcs)
Newbeedrone.com
$5.99
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