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Jun 14, 2018, 11:03 AM
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FREESTYLER Project - GepRC KHX5 Elegant Quad Build


Hi there RC people

It can be a lot of fun to buy / order up a ready made RC, and go out & fly / drive it right away On the other hand great satisfaction can be found in selecting all components yourself and then build the craft
This allso gives you more insight into how things really work (and how they do Not work :P)

The objective in this project is to build a smooth Freestyle FPV quadcopter. My last build was more of a Powerhouse.. This time I want the quad to have a more liniar power-output..

This series will be quite a nr. of video's and I'll try to put as much info into the individual video's as possible. This allso means the project won't be ready in just a few days as well offcourse

Let's first have a look all the components for this build

FREESTYLER Project - GepRC KHX5 Elegant Quad Build - P1: Parts Overview (15 min 17 sec)


Parts selected for this build:
Quadcopter frame: GEP-KX5 Elegant
Flight Controller: Matek F722 STD
PDB: Matek FCHUB 6S
VTX: Matek VTX HV
ESC's: DYS Aria 32bit Dshot1200
Motors: EMAX LS2207 2550Kv
Props: GemFan Windanser 5042
FPC cam: Runcam Swift 2
FPV antenna: TBS Triumph
Receiver: FrSky XSR
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Jun 15, 2018, 10:39 AM
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Howdy guys

sooo.. a new quad build huh? I'd say it makes sense with an indepth look at the frame(s) I've chosen for this build

So.. here is a Review of the 2 'Elegant' frame variants by GepRC

FREESTYLER Project - GepRC KHX5 Elegant Quad Build - P2: Frame Review (16 min 11 sec)
Jun 16, 2018, 08:22 PM
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You're always mixing it up! Nice brother
Jun 16, 2018, 09:02 PM
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Thank you very much brother! You're not doing so bad yourself

At some point you Should try a quad build I think (though it's getting easier by the month...)
Jun 16, 2018, 09:25 PM
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Thank you very much brother! You're not doing so bad yourself

At some point you Should try a quad build I think (though it's getting easier by the month...)
It is on my radar for sure. I just finally ordered some very legit FPV equipment for some of my new FPV planes.
Jun 23, 2018, 10:53 AM
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And another update in this sage

In this video I'll go quite a bit more indepth / technical into the why of my 2207 motor choice.. Should interesting and maybe controversial?

FREESTYLER Project - GepRC KHX5 Elegant Quad Build - P3: Emax LS2207 + DYS ESC's + Hyperion G7 lipo (18 min 12 sec)
Jul 05, 2018, 10:47 AM
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Update time again for this project!
this time we'll be giving the quad an actual brain, and not just any.. An F7 from Matek

FREESTYLER Project - GepRC KHX5 Elegant Quad Build - P4: Matek F722-STD + Matek FCHUB 6S :) (16 min 44 sec)
Jul 06, 2018, 12:16 PM
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And that is all very nice offcourse, but does this combination of parts actually make for a well behaved quad?

FREESTYLER Project - GepRC KHX5 Elegant Quad Build - P5: TEST FLIGHT! :) (5 min 37 sec)
Jul 18, 2018, 10:08 AM
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And how do these quads do in FPV???

FREESTYLER Project - GepRC KHX5 Elegant Quad Build - P6: FPV Testing :) (3 min 33 sec)
Jul 31, 2018, 10:04 AM
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Soooooo yes.. that is all very nice huh? They sure DO fly well

But.. these GepRC builds are allso quite pricey, eventhough that's relative...

Let's see if we can get the price down somewhat

Low Budget Freestyle FPV Quad! - FREESTYLER Project P7 GepRC KX5 Elegant (20 min 32 sec)


The parts list!
GepRC GEP-KX5 Elegant: https://goo.gl/FdixuY
Matek F405 CTR: https://goo.gl/ZSdUXi
AKKtek FX2 Ultimate mini VTX: https://goo.gl/9vu8iD
HAKRC 32bit Dshot1200 ESC's: https://goo.gl/ZUvShh
DYS Samguk Wei 2207 2600Kv motors: https://goo.gl/yucAZR
GemFan Windanser 5042 props: https://bit.ly/2JtMEe3
Caddx Turbo S1 (PAL version) camera: https://goo.gl/eUn1xD
AKK Pagonoda: https://www.akktek.com/products/ante...l-antenna.html
Sep 06, 2018, 02:14 PM
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Small little update on this project Again!
the indentical twins Free-1 & Free-2 now have Betaflight 3.5.0 on them, so I did me some test flying with them

FREESTYLER Project P8 - BetaFlight 3.5.0 Tests :) (6 min 47 sec)
Nov 05, 2018, 10:17 AM
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This addition isn't really about the GepRC Freestyler per-sť, though the flying IS done with that quad

In this video I'm simply testing a Beta release of BetaFlight 4.0...

FREESTYLER Project - P9: BetaFlight 4.0 Test Flights (7 min 32 sec)


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