2017 F1-6

By cjdavies on Jul 15, 2017

5  453  7

Finally did a build with the frame I fell in love with when I first discovered FPV but couldn't justify/afford until now :3

850g with GoPro & 2200mAh 4S, can break 10 minutes flight time.

Photos

Discussion

Sign in to comment

anonymous user   Mar 18, 2018  

This guy used you picture on his page
http://fpvgear.dk/drone/propeller/gemfan-flash-6042/

cjdavies   Mar 18, 2018 

Hah, good for them :) I've posted it enough places now it's essentially fair game for anybody to use!

t3rminal   Jul 16, 2017  

Hey. How do you find the HobbyRC battery?

cjdavies   Jul 16, 2017 
1

I quite like them - they have less punch than HobbyKing Graphenes (the other 4S packs I fly), but they don't sag so violently at the end like the Graphenes do. With the HobbyRC packs once my voltage warnings start to go off I have time to finish my circuit, do a little punch out & then land safely. With the Graphenes with the same voltage warnings, I barely have enough time to get straight back & land immediately.

t3rminal   Jul 16, 2017 

Awesome, thanks. HobbyRC are local to me (although they don't have an physical store) so I wanted to support them but couldn't find many reviews on their batteries.

Whiffles   Jul 15, 2017  

That's some nice soldering there!

cjdavies   Jul 15, 2017 

Thanks! Striving for perfect joints is probably why if I live streamed a build it would be 12+ hours O_o

Guides & Reviews

49 5,141  43
Jan 15, 2019

The iFlight XL5 V3 is a fantastic freestyle frame for the price. It features chamfered edges on some very nice quality carbon fiber. My goal for this build was to use high quality components at a relatively low price. Not only that, but I managed to reduce the number of solder points to the bare minimum. I've never built such a plug-in-play quad! The flight controller has an integrated VTX and doesn't..

Read more
14 2,883 
Nov 16, 2018

Update! Happymodel has released a new V2 Frame which uses a more durable plastic. The Happymodel Mobula7 is one of those rare treats to hit the micro scene. Countless models hit the market every month, but this one just happens to check all the boxes. It's a 2S brushless micro with a 75mm motor stance. It's slightly larger than the more traditional 65mm brushed micros, but it's still quite small...

Read more