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Let me know in the comments if you want to see a build tutorial and I’ll get one made!
That is one fast quad! Can’t believe what is possible with the right gear! Checking out those motors for sure. 🙂
Great video! That was flying!! Thanks for the maths 😁
Very interesting your video have luck my friend.
wow thats bloody quick, all those fancy motors they use in there how to build video’s, that cost 35 dollars au. cheap racerstar motors beat them all so far, well done.
you can run those motors on 5s with 2522kv, give it a go before i do lol
I’ll probably go straight for 6s…
@daveefordays make sure you put footage on youtube please. looking forward to seeing it. already a beast on 4s
Can you add gps and a return to home features to something like this? Also with a good battery what’s the flight time and range? I’ve played with my mavic 2 pro for a year and I’m starting to get bored because it’s not fast enough. Lol
You can get gps and return to home setup but it is kinda beside the point. Same with battery life.
You can get 3-5 minutes of battery life but at that speed it’s plenty. You generally come to the park with 10 or so batteries. It’s definitely an exhilarating experience and you crash a lot, especially learning acro flight.
daveefordays wow! 3-5 minutes! I guess at 100+ mph you’d cover a lot of area. What’s the range on something like this?
@Randy Chilldres it really depends on your setup. Basic gear will get you 1km but I run a different frequency that can go up to 15km. Again kind of beside the point as it’s far more fun(and legal) to fly in and around trees. Have a look at some of my other drone flying videos.
Also if you want to get into the hobby jump on intofpv forums and ask around, my username on there is “bffigjam”, we can show you everything required to get setup.
daveefordays thanks for the information man! Great videos
What do you suggest for a controller and goggles? Not looking to break the bank
Cheapest option would be the ev800d and fs i6.
@daveefordays Thank you! Have you thought about doing a build guide at all?
@Nick Martini I have, but there are plenty of guides for similar components. If there was a lot of people wanting one id do it
Did you have to solder the FC and VTX to the frame?
No whys that?
@daveefordays I suppose I meant did you have to do any soldering at all? I want to make one myself but I don’t have a soldering kit or tools in general. I also don’t think I can afford to spend much beyond the $150 on tools but I really want to try to build a drone like this one. This particular model might be a little too ambitious for a first build but I want to go all out. Thank you so much for the links and video!
@Kishan Patel Unfortunately in this build you do need to solder.
I would recommend getting a good temperature controlled soldering station off of ebay, can be had for as little as $30. You want atleast 50-60W.
In this build you need to solder motor wires to ESC, Power WIres to ESC, Camera to FC, VTX to FC and Receiver to FC. So there is a bit of soldering involved.
Can you show us how did you build that
Can these motors handle 6s, would I have to put a throttle cap or no ?
daveefordays are you putting a throttle limit or just 6s with nothing at all?
Hi sir how much u able to last if cruise around with mildly pushing? Thank and wow what a great budget speed killer build
Check out my 6s drone 70amp 2750kv motors that show over 150mph on gps with no issues.
Check out my 6s drone 70amp 2750kv motors that show over 150mph on gps with no issues.
I have never flown a race quad in real life, but I have 400 hours in the dcl sim. Would you consider this to be a good purchase for me?
I’d recommend most of the same parts, but maybe consider a TBS Source one frame instead as it’ll hold up to abuse a bit better. You will crash it a lot regardless.
With that frame i’d recommend a 2306 size motor since the 2508’s might draw a bit much power.
You should put a throttle cap or get the lower KV. I will be trying them on 6S with no throttle cap soon.
If you get a few more people asking me then sure!
What is the esc and propeller.
There must be error in the way you obtained the maximum velocity. I have never seen a standard racing quad get anywhere close to 150 on 4s let alone with tri-blade props not optimized for speed. I think you should try again with an onboard gps with runs in two directions(to cancel out the effects of wind)… The actual speed is likely 110-120mph at the most.
The high KV basically simulates 6S.
I have tested it multiple ways, including a radar gun and got similar speeds.
Look in the description
Probably 3 minutes.
@daveefordays thx great flying. Please upload more fpv videos
@daveefordays Most non-streamlined quads run high kv and 6s or 5s to get speeds similar to this… there is a tremendous difference in power when going from 4s to even just 5s without significantly lowering the kv. Not sure how much power this particular build is using in flight, but it normally takes around 3500- 4500 watts for a frame like that one to get around 150-160 (and that’s with efficient apc bi-blades) This build would have to be pulling at least 230+ amps at 15 volts at the minimum… not impossible, but very hard on batteries. If this thing(a normal racing quad) is going 150+ that would be extremely impressive!
@Annika B it pulls about 180 amps, it is very light though. Only 400g with a battery
you should deff do a tutorial thumbs up all day over here
That’s truly amazing! I would love to build one (maybe with a 60A esc) and also it would be awesome if you could show as how it handles 6s! Actually i was thinking that a 5 inch toothpick frame such as the betafpv x knight 5 would give it better speed, acceleration and flight time in comprise of durability. But if it crashes at such speeds maybe durability isn’t worth it…
Please show as more about this project!
Can you upload a complete build guide for this setup please thank you 🙂
I want THAT speed
Toothpick stuff is surprisingly durable IF your motors are lighg enough. Lightweight small motors don’t have as much torque, but they rev faster and cause dramatically less damage in a crash because weight at the motors is what causes lots of the damage in a crash. I highly recommend looking into high rpm smaller motors with toothpicks. You can go even faster than 150mph with the right setup. “deez nuts” brand lock nuts are also excellent for small motors because they are half the weight of normal lock nuts. This means your low torque smaller motors can actually reach a higher rpm and overtake the big motors with their lower rpms. Using the right props is important too. I’ve made 3 and 4 inch toothpicks that were this fast by taking advantage of small motors and high rpms with extreeeeemely low weights in conjunction with proper props. Both my 3 inch and 4 inch have around 18:1 thrust to weight ratio and are extreeeemely fast. Lookup “green light” on rotorbuilds. That was a 4 inch i built and sold. My 3 inch was arguably more impressive but I sold it before I posted the build.
@Alex Crowder amazing information! In the interval since I wrote this comment I realised there is so much more I have to learn to complete such a project. I wanted to use very big motors (example 2408, 2500kv/6s) to give me extreme punch outs to 100m. Turns out I don’t have the knowledge and the money needed yet! I don’t give up, when the conditions are right and I feel ready, I will try my best! Cheers!
@Xaris Rig There are so many ways to come up with the speeds you are looking for. Big motors and heavy drones aren’t bad, but they can do more damage to a frame or to someone’s property in the event of a crash. Personally I chose the ultra lightweight approach mostly because I wanted all my drones well under 250 grams for legal reasons. When I built them they were under a different set of laws because they were technically considered “toys” based on their weight despite being able to go over 150mph in seconds. My setups can’t fly for shit with extra weight like a go pro though. They will still fly, just not well lol. The same is true of super aggresive props, they just don’t do well since I’m already using undersized motors. I use cobra 1407 in my 4 inch, which is technically a 3 inch class motor, but they are 4100kv and put out 900grams of thrust a piece with the 4 inch props im using. This totals to around 3600 grams of thrust on a 208 gram quad (this is AUW including batteries and strap etc). The 1407 cobra motors can do aggresive 2 blade or really mild 3 blade props but anything else is wonky. Even with the right props, my setup absolutely has to stay under about 240-250 grams or the cobra motors won’t be able hit full rpms. With big powerful motors like in this video prop selection is still an issue, but MUCH less so than with undersized motors like I use. That said, setups like mine can turn a hell of a lot better, they ARE harder to fly though. I mostly built and sold them. I’m honestly not skilled enough to fly that shit all out lol. Don’t really want to break something before I can sell it lol. Edit: don’t forget to look up the light weight locknuts. Any motor can benefit from them. They hold GREAT despite being half the height of normal locknuts. Plus the brand name is just too funny lol. The brand is (no joke) “deez nuts”.
@Alex Crowder Thanks again, your information is very useful!
How would you improve the video feed, maybe a better camera or vtx or goggles
That video feed is quite good unless you go to the digital dji fpv system.
The problem is the digital one has higher latency and is much heavier and larger.
Which controller do you use?
Look in the description for a full parts list.
Sir size of props?
What size of battery sir
What brand your receiver sir
huh 2508 motors on a 5”? And these are just 30 dollars for a set of 4 as well.. wow! Would the 1772kv version be suitable for a budget 5” Freestyle build?
Yeah they are suprisingly decent!
@daveefordays yeah, really surprising. Would you recommend these or 2306 for freestyle on a ~100g frame?
@Oxidon there are many fpv 5” build tutorials out there 🙂
@ValeninFPV depends what you want, 2306 will be powerful enough and probably more efficient. These have better throttle response and more raw power.