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Nov 04, 2019, 07:35 PM
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Volantex Ranger 2400 Build


Hello to all
Been flying fpv fixed wings for approx 9 years now and thought i would post my build on my new model.
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Nov 04, 2019, 07:48 PM
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Ive been using Immersion gear for years and have purchased new items as there going quite cheap now for the build.
Dragon link uhf antennas in divercity config are used and imbedded into tail assembly.
An access hole has been cut into side for flight control and makes wiring easier to get to and will be running a very neat wiring ststem.
Nov 04, 2019, 08:34 PM
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Great work, that's one of my favourite planes, and I'm about to refit mine with a new FC, it's Vector has since been robbed for another build.
The Immersion stuff is a great buy at giveaway prices now, I stocked up on the same receivers as production has now permanently stopped, and once gone they won't come back. (I also stocked up on other gear too, 433 transmitters, Duo V4.4, VTX's, Tracker, OSD's etc)
The only problem with it is the supplied antenna's for the 433 stuff are terrible, but a decent tuned dipole each end get's as good a range as my old DL V2 stuff.
I also screened the JR transmitter module, as it was splattering my Taranis internals.
Cheers.
Nov 04, 2019, 11:01 PM
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Yes its funny how parts are robbed to build other projects....ha ha ha
Nov 04, 2019, 11:49 PM
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Cutaway section in wing for cooling of Tramp Vtx.
Mounting Dragonlink Uhf antennas,note im using immersion divercity.
Hobbywing Esc being used.
Last edited by marcus621000; Nov 04, 2019 at 11:54 PM. Reason: Didnt mention in pictures.
Nov 04, 2019, 11:51 PM
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You may see mounting bracket for landing gear,i have only mounted it so i have a stable build on bench,it will not be used.
Nov 04, 2019, 11:52 PM
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They all filter down according to cost, eventually staying put when something better comes along for the next new build... lol
I have one of those new Lefeirc flight controllers on the way which, if as good as I hear, I will put into all my Rangers.
Nov 04, 2019, 11:55 PM
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Are you running both antennas in the tail with one horizontal, the other vertical?
Nov 05, 2019, 03:39 AM
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Yes i am alicecooper
Nov 05, 2019, 03:43 AM
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Both gps modules in the foam incert provided with plane,its a great idea.
Flight control mounted on area provided,they really have done a great job with design.
Current sensor and osd mounted in top tray.
Nov 05, 2019, 05:09 AM
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Very neat build and good use of space. I made a slide out tray for my FC but it's still hard to keep wiring to optimal length as it's impossible to connect when in place, so wires needed to be left just long enough to connect with it slid forward. Your door system gets around that.
Nov 06, 2019, 03:55 AM
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Camera installed.
2nd aerial imbedded into tail section.
Using ppm from rx to a pwm converter is located near flight control.
Nov 06, 2019, 03:58 AM
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Vtx mounted and cabling runs under wing and is imbedded intochannels i made with router.
Nov 06, 2019, 09:27 PM
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All the electrics and programming done.
Camera and vtx wiring have been made from usb cables and are all sheilded.
I have cevered all channels that i cut into tail section and 1 wing with adhevive cloth framing tape,its light,durable and removable.
All the decals applied to plane and leading edge of wing covered in a wing tape.
Its all balanced with a starting choice of 8000 mah batterys,and once i have flown it and am happy with things i have Lithion batterys ready to use 13500 mah.
Ive kept build to a short version,if anyone has questions or would like to comment please feel free.
Nov 06, 2019, 11:13 PM
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Very neat, it should do some good duration flight times with that setup. One thing I did with my 2000 when I loaded it with batteries (3S4P) was to reinforce the main spar. I cut and inserted a long series allen key into the middle, protruding dimensionally into the wing receivers by about 50mm each side. It is now unbreakable (or un-bendable in the weak point) I sized the allen key for a snug tap in fit but can't remember the size, around 5.5mm from memory.


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