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Update: The evolution continues .. Long Range FPV 7.07km =23200ft :)

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by IIVII, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. IIVII

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    Hey guys i know it's been a while , but here's the final stage of what used to be a DJI FC40 :)

    Spec's :

    - Modified Q1000mm frame .
    -12000mah 6s battery.
    - Yi cam
    - Modified cnc gimbal .
    - SS 4110s motors.
    - 17" CF props.
    - MinNaza OSD.
    - Homemade retracts landing gears.
    - Video TX&RX : BOSCAM 2.4G RC802 +TS321 500mW
    - Modified antennas on both control link sides TX/RX with a 5.8Ghz 2w booster.

    Still using the original FC40's naza , TX&RX.

    Range : i went as far as 7.07km / 23200ft
    Flight Time : 36/38mins
    AUW: 3700g.
    M-M distance: 1000mm :)






    Tweaking the gimbal and trying different PID's




    Another long range run out in the desert .. 7.07km =23200ft



    When i reached 7km i realized that my DV recorder wasn't working ,so i snapped a pic of my live OSD then headed back :)

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  2. dirkclod

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    Wow !! Looks good .
    Now crop those big *** toes out of the first picture :eek:
    Then take a video of it flying :)
     
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  3. IIVII

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    dang i thought they would look smaller around the 1000mm frame , but i guess that didn't work as planned .. lol

    oh well photo cropped no more tose .. i bet the quad looks bigger now :D
     
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    :D Now nobody gonna know what I was talking about :rolleyes:
    Does look good ! Wy gonna say when he see's this
    smoookin.gif :)
     
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    **** and a half. :eek:

    Folks seem to have a hard time believing what started out as a FC40 is now going the distance and kicking butt along the way. IIVII, you are my hero... :D

    Thank you sir for your awesome contributions.
     
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    You should do a writeup on this I can imagine a few here willing to do this to upgrade their FC 40's to a larger frame looks awesome!:)
     
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    That thing is a BEAST! The props are bigger than the FC frame LOL! Respect on that 7km distance ya got some brass cojones!
     
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  9. IIVII

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    more clips added :)
     
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    What upgrades exactly got you the increased flight distance?
     
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  12. IIVII

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    Hey kyle ..

    here's a detailed pic of my current compact ground-station .. with this setup i was able to reach 9.2km / 30100ft :;)

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    more pix :

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  13. dtitus6297

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    Nice and clean looking too, good job. Just curious why you chose that big panel antenna, do you think that would give you better distance than a 6.5 turn circular polarized antenna or something like that from fpvlr?

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  14. IIVII

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    I had this panel antenna lying around from another project so i gave it a try and it worked well , plus it only costs $25-$30 .. but from what i've heard fpvlr antennas are the best there is .
     
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  15. dtitus6297

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    I'm happy with mine for sure, but they are a bit pricey. I got a 5.8 and a 2.4 one used on ebay for $45. So I can't complain

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    Testing the N2 OSD with my new F12E and playin' with the gains a little ;)



     
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    Would love to see a video of you going 30,100 feet


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