By Pennywise on Aug 01, 2023

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Seven Inches! Again? I feel like this might be my sweet spot for FPV. Just big enough, but not overly big. Unless I throw some large props on it! Tenebrae already has those, and the celebration of death is in full swing when that is in the air. Maybe we can build some anticipation with this one...

I do not have high hopes for this frame as it has been blasted by everyone that doesn't have skin in the game. The only good "reviews" were long format commercials disguised as unbiased reviews. They are just long commercials. Especially if you have a kit named after you on their site. Shill and be treated as a shill.

But I'll throw a fresh O3 on this guy anyway. I can always remove it and put it in another frame. Or maybe HD-Zero (the un-HD solution?)

11.07.23 - Finished up the mockup with stack inside. Will solder up everything later on this evening. Waiting on prints to complete before I get it in the air, I don't like scratching everything up if I don't have to. I'm not concerned about the cosmetics as such, but I do not want damage. Banging up the CF will eventually lead to delam. And banging the shit out of these screws makes it very hard to remove them. So, at the very least, I'll have my skids on it.

Flies awesome! As expected. On to the next build(s).


Part List


BangGOD 7 Inch (Long Range / Freestyle) (5 builds)

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute H7 V2 & Tekko32 F4 4in1 50A ESC STACK - MyFPV (2 builds)


HQProp DP 7X3.5X3 V1S PC Propeller (Set Of 4 - Black) - MyFPV (2 builds)

FPV Camera

DJI O3 Air Unit (4 builds)
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Pennywise   Jul 11, 2023  

Question for all the pro builders out there: TPU or not for the "bang up" areas?

I have been printing all my skids in ABS so I can slide if I want to, but not sure about the other pieces. I get that the camera mount will need some TPU, but other places that get hit?

Jayembee67   Aug 03, 2023 

Good question. I wouldn't call myself a pro-builder, but I'll offer my thoughts...

So I print all my skids, bumpers, and mounts out of TPU, mostly out of necessity, but even if my printer was better equipped for ABS and such, I would stick with TPU. It will wear more quickly, but it will absorb and dissipate more energy. Obviously, soft antenna mounts flex helping prevent snapped antennas, but soft bumpers should also help reduce the chance of frame delaminations, and gyro and other MEMS damage (possibly) - hard bumpers will transfer more impact energy into the frame, and through to the components therein.

I'm sure the effect is minor compared to the kinetic energy of a quad smacking into the ground at 50mph, but every little helps, you know?

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