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    UPDATE

    I know how everyone is interested in flight times so we've one some test over the past couple of days and more to come later w/video. We've done test with the spiritfly pro without FPV gear and had results of up to 13mins.

    So far we've recorded these times with the following motors with this config
    - 4S LIPO
    - 5.8ghz FPV gear
    - Naza-M V2

    * Spiritbird 2212 900kv with 9050 props
    3300 = 8mins
    3800 = 11mins
    4200 = 10mins (notice this - weight to efficiencies ratio has dropped flight times)

    * T-motors 2216 900kv with 9050 props
    3300 = 10mins

    Will update this as we go. stay tuned.
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    Hey Guys!

    I built one of these Xplorer Pro Quadcopters myself last month and it was so easy to assemble! This is my very first multirotor project and it is as advertised... No soldering required, the clean and dirty section design works and it most importantly looks slick.

    Mind you I had zero knowledge on assembling this frame nor any knowledge on electronics. I started from scratch and a looooot of research!

    I'm flying default PIDs and LOS for now and it flies like a treat! I anticipate a more locked-in feel when PIDs are tuned.

    Here's my setup:
    Frame: Xplorer Pro - Kit A - Frame Only + STAK plate
    FC: SpiritFly Pro
    Motors: SunnySky x2212-980kv
    ESC: Spiritbird 30Amp ESC
    Props: HQ Props 9x5
    Battery: Made2Fly 4s 3800 mAh 35-70C
    TX: FrSky Taranis
    RX: FrSky X8R
    Camera: GoPro Hero3 Black

    Here's a time lapse video of my build:


    and here's a short clip of how stable the footage is! Yes, I am aware there are oscillations and I will iron those out with PID tuning.
    I was only able to fly back and forth here because I lost my visual aid for LOS flying (an orange ping pong ball) - didn't want to risk losing orientation and end up crashing.


    I'll post my build log soon!
    If you're stuck with your Xplorer build let me know and I'll help where I can!

    What's next? I'm now considering my options for my first ever FPV setup
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