The tiny 3" that crossed the Golden Gate

By diegofpv on Dec 19, 2017

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This was a long project. I wanted a sub 250 quad (all up weight) capable of crossing the San Francisco Bay at the Golden Gate and coming back safely. That's 3.2 miles round trip. I also wanted it to have HD capabilities. This is the result.

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Rookrider   Dec 24, 2017  

what flight time did you get

daich   Dec 20, 2017  

awesome build! I found this, just after building mine! https://rotorbuilds.com/build/8883
seems like the 4500kv is perfect for long range!

Whiffles   Dec 19, 2017  

Nice little HD scout. How many minutes can you get on it max?

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