Ne plus ultra

By zaamii on Mar 23, 2017

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My final build...the result of nearly a year in research with the goal of creating the ultimate long range cruiser. It combines the endurance and lifting power of a full size quad with the speed and agility of a mini.

Part List


Pro Racing S-7

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS AIO F3 Flight Control with OSD (59 builds)


4 x Spedix 30A High Voltage ESC with BLHeli_S Program (176 builds)


4 x ZTW 2212 1450kv Spider PRO FPV Racing Motor (SP2212)


HQProp 7045 (2 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam SKYPLUS (10 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Dragon Rider DRAK 600mW 5.8G 40 Channel FPV AV Transmitter


IRC - 5.8 GHz SpiroNET Omni SMA Antenna RHCP - Single Antenna


DTF UHF MiniRX 8 CH Receiver


RMRC Orange Series - 3300mah 4s 35c Lipo - XT60 (48.8wh)

Power Distribution

RMRC - Filtered PDB with 5/12v Linear Regulator

Misc Parts

VAS - 433MHz UHF Semi-rigid Dipole
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QuadX   Mar 24, 2017  

Nice idea!! So whats the specs? Range? Flight time?

zaamii   Mar 24, 2017 

Unfortunately this machine flew away last week because of a stupid mistake I made with the fail-safe and a homemade antenna, so I never had the opportunity to fully test it. The range is probably around 3-5miles.
I did fly it around for 20min with the 3300 and it was measured at 76mph with a radar gun. It would be quite a bit faster on 5s.

zaamii   Mar 24, 2017  

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