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Aug 23, 2020, 09:33 AM
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Flywoo Explorer LR >>> 15-30 minute flight times!


Surprised this hasn't shown up here yet! Apparently the BNF versions sold out the first day but frame kits are still available atm:

https://pyrodrone.com/pages/search-r...oo+explorer+lr

Ordered the frame kit which looks pretty awesome especially for only $30. The 1404 2750kv motors weren't available but was able to order some BrotherHobby VY 1504.5 2650KV motors which ought to work just fine. (still hoping/wishing they will make a light weight 1503 motor at some point)

Anyway:

Flywoo Explorer LR
https://oscarliang.com/flywoo-explorer-lr/

We did it! A MicroLongRange BNF - And it's perfect! (27 min 54 sec)


37minute FPV flight - Flywoo Explorer LR (37 min 18 sec)


Fly For 30 Minutes? Flywoo Explorer LR - Setup, Review & Flight Footage (13 min 14 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...oo+Explorer+LR

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Aug 23, 2020, 09:52 AM
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I built one a few months ago with Dave C Micro LR design cut by Cncmadness with Flywoo 1404, Goku stack and Caddx Vista. But I get bored easily after a few minutes of cruising around my local parks so I'm already over it....

Enjoy your build.
Aug 23, 2020, 10:23 AM
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Thanks, enjoy the build I will... Recently got the TBS Micro TX V2 Starter Set so that will be a perfect fit here.

Ya, don't expect it to use it for flying in anger but tooting around/cruising buzzing seagulls n such.

Got me thinking tho... as this is a 4" frame, what about a similar-ish scaled down more toothpicky 3"?... hmmm...
Aug 23, 2020, 06:31 PM
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Holy smokes. 37min. Continuous. That field gets boring fast!
Aug 23, 2020, 08:42 PM
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TomoQuads has a very similar frame.

https://tomoquads.miiduu.com/katana-...5quot-in-stock

This is my first INAV quad.
I am close to finishing setting up INAV, lot more learning compared to betaflight .

Holybro kakute F7 mini
TBS diversity rx with Mavlink/ tango 2
Matek LIDAR
Matek VTX mini
Matek GPS w/ mag
Xing 1404 3800kv

Hopefully INAV will take the boring out it.

Mini Long range should be fun, hopefully
Last edited by DenRotor; Aug 24, 2020 at 01:52 PM.
Aug 24, 2020, 09:48 AM
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Nice parts going into that DenRotor!

Curious, why LIDAR? (I've seen tv shows where they LIDAR-mapped an area to reveal buildings/structures buried beneath ground cover and canopy)

What battery setup do you plan? lipo or?

Following with interest...
Aug 24, 2020, 02:25 PM
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In all of Dave’s previous videos he states that you shouldn’t use 4s on the flywoo 16x16 stack, yet for the bnf models, only 4s is mentioned.

Do you think it’s better to run 3s on this model?

I am looking at the analog version and would carry an insta360 go.

Thanks
Aug 24, 2020, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Adamking0126
In all of Dave’s previous videos he states that you shouldn’t use 4s on the flywoo 16x16 stack, yet for the bnf models, only 4s is mentioned.

Do you think it’s better to run 3s on this model?

I am looking at the analog version and would carry an insta360 go.

Thanks
That's because the previous Flywoo NIN 1404 motors/ Xing used was high 3000 to 4000s kv. There was no 1404 2700kv option for 4S a few months ago.
Aug 24, 2020, 09:52 PM
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The new Flywoo have very low Idle Current.. The thrust chart you see almost 8g/W which is very good.
For a 160g AUW, thats 20W. For 250g, 31W.

For 4" 160g quad, I typically use 80g 650mah 4s. -> 577Wm. 28min possible.

For 250g quads I use 1050mah.. ->932Wm. 30m possible

In real life though... not so good
Aug 25, 2020, 01:45 PM
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That's because the previous Flywoo NIN 1404 motors/ Xing used was high 3000 to 4000s kv. There was no 1404 2700kv option for 4S a few months ago.
So to put this another way, lower KV motors will pull less current than the ones Dave was using in the past, and so it's safe to run 4s without blowing the circuitry. With the new lower KV motors, a 4s battery is preferable for power/performance. Is this correct?
Aug 25, 2020, 04:49 PM
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So to put this another way, lower KV motors will pull less current than the ones Dave was using in the past, and so it's safe to run 4s without blowing the circuitry. With the new lower KV motors, a 4s battery is preferable for power/performance. Is this correct?
Yes.
Aug 26, 2020, 08:29 AM
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Well krud... frame arrived, motors arrived, everything but the flight controller arrived... and the PO says a "fatal exception occurred" with its delivery. Sounds dramatic, sounds boring, hurry up n wait... thanks PO!
Aug 27, 2020, 02:24 AM
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For all who wanted, got 10% coupon for this version of FlyWoo explorer BGLREDM

https://www.banggood.com/Flywoo-Explorer-LR-p-1726181.html [ref links to banggood]


Other coupons can be found here: https://www.racer.lt/coupons

Lets see who will beat 38 min record.
Aug 28, 2020, 05:51 PM
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Any idea when Flywoo will be shipping orders? I've gotten zero communication from them... ordered on the 17th and still unfulfilled.
Aug 28, 2020, 08:34 PM
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I would not be surprised if shipping was really slow. A couple of days back I received an email saying mine shipped out and using the tracking number it seems like it is somewhere between China and the UK right now. I ordered this on the 16th.


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