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Old Sep 04, 2014, 06:52 AM
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best fpv quad

Hi, im looking for the best cheap long distance FPV (real time feed and record) quadcopter for filming animals at a distance.
thank you in advance for replies.
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 12:20 PM
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 04:01 PM
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If you want cheap and duration I'd say try a F450 clone frame with some Sunny Sky X3508S 700Kv motors and 12x4.5 APC MR props on 4s 5000mah packs. Any Simon K 30A esc would be fine. You would want to add some long landing gear and and an anti vibration mount under the frame for a Mobius or GoPro. If you want duration do not get a gimbal. Every extra ounce you carry equals less flight time.

For flight control I would suggest one of the many good APM 2.6 clones with a GPS/Mag unit. They are easy to set up and are very stable.
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Old Sep 05, 2014, 06:27 PM
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If you want cheap and duration I'd say try a F450 clone frame with some Sunny Sky X3508S 700Kv motors and 12x4.5 APC MR props on 4s 5000mah packs. Any Simon K 30A esc would be fine. You would want to add some long landing gear and and an anti vibration mount under the frame for a Mobius or GoPro. If you want duration do not get a gimbal. Every extra ounce you carry equals less flight time.

For flight control I would suggest one of the many good APM 2.6 clones with a GPS/Mag unit. They are easy to set up and are very stable.
What kind of flight times were you getting with that set up?
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Old Sep 05, 2014, 07:19 PM
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What kind of flight times were you getting with that set up?
I dont know. I was looking at building a duration quad and after a lot of research this was the set up I had settled on. I ended up deciding planes were more fun for long flights. This setup should fly 20 min easy. You will need to go to bigger props, lower kv motors and 6s batts to get more flight time. The problem is those big prop duration quads fly like crap...slow and sluggish.

My quad set up for aggressive, low, fast fpv flying. It flies about 10 min.
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Old Sep 05, 2014, 07:30 PM
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Good to know. Was looking to build and was thinking something close to that. Should be fun either way.
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