#QuadGoals: InspireFPV

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to feature another FPV pilot and another quad. This week, we asked Reza Kurniawan — aka InspireFPV — to share more about his quad build. Take it away, Reza:

“Greetings all! Much love to AirVuz for the #quadgoals feature! For the past few months, I have been focusing on more finely edited vertical format posts to take advantage of the vertical landscape of mobile applications. To make this all possible, I keyframe both motion and zoom in Adobe Premiere for proper framing.  Using the Hero7 to record in 4:3 ratio allows for more vertical video capture, and keyframing the video’s motion and scale to keep the subject in frame is really what makes all of these dynamic shots in a tall format possible. For GoPro settings, I usually record in Hypersmooth 2.7K, 4:3, 30fps, with 1/60 shutter for cinematic motion blur (following the “180-degree rule” of double shutter speed) and PolarPro ND filters for dropping exposure. ISO min is 100, and ISO max is set anywhere from 200-800, generally determined by how dark the shadows are.

With regards to the drone equipment used, it certainly pays to have a rugged and consistent quad to be able to nail that shot without having to worry about a fragile quad ruining your opportunity. The cinematic quad frame used in this video was the Armattan Marmotte. The easily adjustable 15 to 40-degree titanium camera cage allows you to quickly change your flight speed, while also providing unrivaled protection! Paired with the Armattan Velvet 2306 2300kV motors, I am able to use both 4S and 5S batteries, as well as get run over and still fly smooth (personally tested)! My go-to batteries are the Funfly 4S 1550mAh 100C packs. Despite being a budget freestyle battery, this new Funfly chemistry doesn’t puff, doesn’t get hot, delivers consistent power and is therefore far exceeding all my expectations! The final piece of equipment I would have to recommend are the T-Motor T5143 propellers. These ultralight 3.8g propellers spin up faster, delivering more throttle control while also mitigating propwash!

I’ve had to learn a number of things since starting FPV, but this information is stuff that I feel would have helped me when I first started. So with that in mind, I hope this helps you to reach your #quadgoals as well!

“You don’t recommend things to Friends, you recommend Solutions.”

Much love and many thanks!”

-InspireFPV of the Bay Area Quad Squad

PilotInspireFPV

Video featuring this quad: Part 107 – This is NOT a Commercial‼️


My Loadout:
Armattan Marmotte frame
Armattan Oomph Velvet 2306 2300kV motors
Tattu Funfly 4S 1550mAh 100C
T-Motor T5143 Propellers
Joshua Bardwell F4 FC
Butterflight with Kalman Filter
ImmersionRC Tramp
TBS Triumph Antenna
TBS Crossfire Nano Rx + Micro Tx
TBS Diamond Antenna
RunCam Swift Mini 2 JohnnyFPV Edition with 1.8mm Lens
Taranis X9D Plus Special Edition + Hall Effect Gimbals
GoPro Hero7 Black

#QuadGoals: Mako Reactra

This week’s pilot and her husband are both FPV pilots. Mako Reactra shares with us about her quad build and talks about the process of learning to build quads. Check out more from Mako:

“I started flying miniquads just over a year ago.  My first quad was a PNP with Betaflight, the same software my husband uses. When it was time to build my own quad, I talked to pilots, read forums, and watched videos. I quickly discovered the Flightone community. I decided to go my own route and built a quad with their stack. Yes, my husband and I use two different softwares under one roof, but not for long! I’m not only thankful I made the switch to F1 because my quads fly better, but I’m now a Flightone Team pilot. I’m on a team with many of the best pilots of in the world, so I hope I learn a lot and improve my skill.

Most of my quads, including the Flightclub PROton 5 inch race quad pictured, have my favorite stack combo: the RevoltOSD FC and Skitzo Bolt32 50A ESC.  For racing, you can’t beat the Foxeer Predator Micro V3 with its low latency and vivid colors for spotting gates. Plus, my video quality is top notch with Fatshark HDOs and Immersionrc Rapidfire. I typically fly Brother Hobby motors. I have the Long Range R3, the Dead Pool R5, and the Limited Edition R6. My Flightclub PROton rips with these sexy Limited Edition Returner 6 2306 2450kv motors.  For props, I often fly HQ as pictured, but lately I have been testing out the Azure’s Johnny Props for freestyle flight. My transmitter is the DX9 Black Edition decked out in this stylish NXGraphicsfpv wrap. One of my goals is to fly the LED track at MultiGP International Open, so I’ll be adding some TinyLEDs to my PROton next.

I’d like to take this time to thank my sponsors, both Flightone and Diatone for all of their support! AirVuzFPV, I appreciate you showcasing my quad and flying.”

PilotMako Reactra

Video featuring this quadSpring is here, but we’re still freestyle flying in winter hats! BRR!


Quad build:

Flightclub PROton 5 inch frame

Flightone RevoltOSD FC

Flightone Skitzo Bolt32 50A 4 in 1 ESC

Foxeer Predator Micro V3

Fatshark HDOs

Immersionrc Rapidfire

Brother Hobby 2306 2450kv Motors

Wolfwhoop Q3 Pro VTX

Johnny FPV Azure Props

#QuadGoals: Whofpv

This week’s #QuadGoals feature highlights a pilot doing some pretty awesome stuff with HD micro quads: Whofpv. He tells us about the quad he used to film some of his most popular videos: the Nano Vespa 100.
“A slight upsize from the Nano Vespa 80 used in the video “Oannanocos” X Micro Drone.  This 100mm quad has DYS Mini Stack, Runcam Split Mini, AKK micro vtx with smart audio, Spektrum receiver
 I’ve been a fan of DYS products for over two years now. Their electronics are reliable, durable and each FC comes with internal blackbox which I use for tuning these little beasts.
Runcam Split Mini hands down wins over the Turtle for me. Straight out of the box the thing is ready to record great with stock settings, even though I tweak them for a bit flatter profile so I can color post. Although the Turtle can be tweaked to look nice, stock plastic lenses don’t cut it for me. I will admit I have tweaked my own cam to have its ND filter applied to the inside of the lens. There’s 3d prints now but it’s the tinkerer in me that went internally and see what the cam was all about. Bigger fan now than ever when looking at the internals.
Reelsteady: it’s part of my process. Some may think of this as a one button fix for footage. It really isn’t. It’s just as integral to the equation as flying smoothly. You truly have to learn not only to fly, but fly for Reelsteady itself.
Smoother Footage: you don’t need Reelsteady to create a smooth flight. I would say the hardest thing to acquire is altitude control at 5 degree tilt. There’s a finesse to the stick input that helps you set that up and the only thing that helps is stick time. One little trick at that low of angle is using the crosshairs in your OSD and try to focus on keeping the middle steady always while your piloting. And fly acro. It allows for smoother footage when you’re not fighting a gyro.
Spektrum: Yeah I fly it. Stock, too. The flying I do interiors doesn’t really call for long range. But I am surprised sometimes how far I can get.
Hope this helps any pilots out there wanting to Nano whoop and take on the building yourselves. I began building these out last May and since then many RTF’s are out now. I can’t comment on quality since I build all of mine, but they all look great and affordable. As always never buy hype, buy with knowledge and research. Much love to AirVuz and thanks for the support.”

#QuadGoals: jaisor

Our next pilot (and quad) featured for #QuadGoals is Jordan Marinov, aka Jaisor. He shows off his TQF SkilZaw Long Range quad, and tells us more about the build. Plus, he showcases the quad on a great flight in southern California.

“Over the last year, I’ve been gravitating towards calmer scenic flights at a longer range (LR). TQF SkilZaw 5.5” has been an excellent platform for that purpose. The frame is exceptionally sturdy, with stiff high-quality carbon arms and body that easily accommodates larger batteries, GoPro, GPS, Crossfire and all other LR bells and whistles. I’ve been a dire fan of EMAX motors since the original red-bottoms.

For this quad, I am using EMAX RSII 2306 1700kv for their smoothness and efficiency. The flight controller is Matek F722-STD running Betaflight 3.5.3 8/8kHz. I still think F722-STD is the best kept secret in FPV, from features (F7, 5xUARTS, Baro, OSD), to cost and durability. For ESC my choice is Aikon AK32 4-in-1 35A, stable DSHOT 1200, good size, weight and superb performance. Lastly, TBS Unify Pro HV and Crossfire to wrap up the LR package. My preferred battery is Indestructible Quads 5S 1300mAh, it outperforms LiPos easily twice the cost. I use several prop combos, HQ V1S either 5” or 5.5”, or T-Motor T5143-1 which are the smoothest props I’ve flown with a balance slightly towards efficiency rather than power.

Gratitude to AirVuz for the feature. Their continued support and shared visuals from this amazing hobby truly inspire and unite us with our common passion for flight.”

Pilot: Jaisor

Video featuring this quad: Rocks at sunset


Build Specs:

Twin Quad Frames SkilZaw 5.5in

EMAX RSII 2306 1700kv / T-Motor T5143-1

Matek F722-STD / Betaflight 3.5.3 8/8kHz

Aikon AK32 4-in-1 35A

Indestructible Quads “Black Label” 5S

TBS Crossfire

Unify Pro HV

Foxeer Lollipop RHCP

Runcam Eagle 2

GoPro Hero7 Black