Hi, how are you people?
I am new to this interesting hobby and i have some really good projects in mind which specifically include FPV flying for around 25-35 minutes atleast . I would like to get your advice on which platform to use and what all materials to use considering that my budget at the moment is restricted to around 600-800$ and i already have an APM 2.5 along with telemetry kit at hand . Am just unable to decide that should i go for a quad, hexa, or an Y-6. And with which props, motors and other parts.
Thanx in advance for all the help.
You will not get 25 to 35min from a comical air frame. Saying that size matters you can build a small FPV Quad no problem that will get you a 20minits flights no problem. The secret is to overpower under stress.
Motors that will handle a 11-10 inch prop & use 8 inch props this lessens the current draw. Use a 4 in one ESC because it's lighter & more efficient than 4 separate ESC's. Use 2 lipo's instead of one, very the C rating between 2 lipo's like 25C & 50C.
You can find ESC Motors Frames here:
What exactly do u mean by "small FPV Quad" , any links to such a product, just to get a general idea so that i can order the parts. I like the idea of 4 in one ESC but dont u think that it is more prone to a "complete power cutoff" if something goes wrong ??
And looking into the same budget which radio do u suggest that i should be using ??
Small meaning 330 to 480 quad would take a 9 inch prop, any larger no way you can get 30min flight time. 4 in one ESC are more reliable than individual ESC Because they are designed for multi copter. radio I use is the 9x , comes in meany models like Fly Sky, turnigy but replace the ppm module with spectrum, frsky, or module support fail safe. motors are subjective some people like T motors given motors live up to specs and will survive a crash no need to go overboard on expensive motors.
sorry I sort of misled you before you can get 30min flight time from a large 1000 mm Quad copter but it is going to cost you.
6s lipo 12000mah
4x 60amp ESC
4X 17X4 CARBON FINER PROPS
4X 390kv motors
1 X large 12000 mm frame
30min no payload
you can find kit here: