Ive recently crashed my FPV Racer (Pictures below).

The problem was I lost contact with the transmitter on my end and ended up falling from a 30 Meter Height onto hard concrete. Thought it would have completely destroyed the drone, but as i panicked and came to my destination which it fell to i realised the damage was not so bad.

As you can see from the pictures it broke all propellers, destroyed the battery and crushed the Receiver for my Spectrum Controller.

So what I'm trying to achieve now is this.

I have started to build a FPV Racer with an X8 setup to make the racer even faster, an a bit more reliable. Obviously its not the motor setup that makes it longer range, for that i will be attaching my Futaba controller so i can get longer range.

Here is a picture of my current progress, lol i know its just putting the motors onto the frame but bare with me i will update this thread soon and show you guys how it looks.

If anyone has any suggestions as to the best way to set this up or if you've already tried this and encountered any problems please let me know i really want to make this work.


Peter, Heli Bros

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Comment by naish on February 26, 2015 at 5:45am

Before you start building an other one, you should perhaps learn how to set failsafe first. Having the copter falling out of the sky because you lose coms, can be quite dangerous. 

Comment by Jonathan Hair on February 26, 2015 at 6:08am

Most of the small quads don't run APM or any FC with GPS.

The only failsafe conventional RC aircraft is what position the servos and motors go to when you lose radio link... you should set it to turn off the motors to prevent a fly away!
Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on February 26, 2015 at 7:05am

Grab yourself a FrSky module for your transmitter and compatible telemetry enabled receiver for your quad.

The transmitter module will beep at you when your RSSI gets low.

I us the DJT module on my transmitter and the D4R-II in my quads. This receiver is compact and has CPPM. 

Comment by Peter Gulin on February 26, 2015 at 7:41am

Hey thanks guys, yea i thought of that as well but as Jonathan explained they don't run with GPS and yes Muhammad, I'm going to set up my football to tell telemitry otherwise ill use the FrSky Taranis module which tells you all the stats. 

Thanks for the reply guys ill keep you posted on the progress. 

Comment by Peter Gulin on February 26, 2015 at 8:35am

Ive decided to put a Naza onto the Quad and try working it with GPS for the very purpose of having the drone with soo much power that i am worried i wont be able to control it at all...

Hopefully by tomorrow the drone will be built and I will get to show you guys a clip or a picture so you can see what is happening and how the drone is responding. 

Comment by Thomas Neuber on February 26, 2015 at 10:41am
Please can you explain me how you have mounted the second motor on the x8.
Comment by Andy Windle on February 26, 2015 at 11:17am

rouble with x8 is current consumption means larger batteries are required, twice the motors and esc is another 250gm. You will probably lucky to get more than a couple of minutes out of a 2200 Lipo so long range wont be an issue. Its the sort of thing I would build though just to see. Often the calcs dont come anywhere near reality so good luck and keep us posted

Comment by justjason on February 26, 2015 at 10:26pm

Here is how I mounted the motors on my mini x8. I used an extra set of arms separated by small standoff spacers and double side foam tape. Works and flies great.

Comment by Peter Gulin on February 27, 2015 at 2:51am

Thats awesome! looks amazing, ill upload some pictures later on im practically taking the same approach to the build using two sets of arms 

Im really interested to see how this thing flies! Is it a monster?

Yea andy ill be using a stronger batter or will try to. Hopefully the weight wont be too bad. Ill let you guys know how it all pans out 

Comment by Peter Gulin on February 27, 2015 at 6:45am

Here are some pics guys,

The first picture is how i put together the arms to hold both motors. Obviously had to use another set of arms to make that possible...

Will have to attach another part of the body on the bottom so it will be able to lift of and land otherwise it will just be a recipe for disaster.

Second progress pic. Ive connected all the motors to the power board and my naza and am trying to figure out the direction each motor is spinning.. 

Have slowly figured that out onto assembly! will post more pics as i go along... 

Next step to put this whole thing together.

Watch this space, more updates to come.

Peter, Heli Bros


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