News: Rekon 3 Nano Long Range FPV Drone – Powered by a 18650 Li-Ion Battery

News: Rekon 3 Nano Long Range FPV Drone – Powered by a 18650 Li-Ion Battery

Imagine 15 minutes flight time on a 3″ FPV drone utilizing only a single 18650 Li-Ion cell. HGLRC and Dave_C simply made it occur and it needs to be one of the attention-grabbing concepts shortly – the Rekon 3 Nano Long Range.

I truly tried to construct this from scratch some time again, however with little success. I’m so blissful that they’re providing this as a BNF (bind and fly) mannequin so we don’t should mess with it anymore.

It’s accessible for pre-order now:

The Rekon 3 is a lightweight weight 3″ FPV drone that’s designed round a single 18650 Lithium-Ion cell as its energy supply. In the previous, this was unimaginable as a result of Li-Ion cells have comparatively low discharge present for powering quadcopters, to not point out it’s only one single cell. To make this work is kind of exceptional to be sincere.

The notable options of the Rekon 3 are:

  • Compact and light-weight weight, 62.5g with out RX and battery
  • The quad is powered by a single 18650 battery, as much as 20 minutes flight time
  • The battery is designed to be discharged all the way down to 2.6V earlier than touchdown
  • You can get some severe vary from the 350mW VTX and Crossfire setup
  • You can configure Betaflight wirelessly utilizing Speedybee App over WIFI, a built-in function of the Rekon 3

  • Carbon fibre body (NOT 3D printed)
  • Zeus5 F4 AIO 1-2S FC (Integrated 5A BLHeli_S ESC)
  • Zeus nano VTX (350mW) with dipole antenna
  • CADDX Nano ANT FPV Camera
  • Rekon 1202.5 11600KV motors
  • GEMFAN 3018 3 inch 2-blade propellers
  • Weight: 62.5g (with out receiver), about 110g together with battery

You will want a 18650 Li-Ion cell to fly the Rekon 3, ideally one thing with excessive discharge charge resembling:

Only analog FPV system for now. I checked with HGLRC and so they advised me there is no such thing as a plan of constructing DJI’s FPV system to work on this quad, as a result of the voltage is simply too low (I assume you could possibly use a step up regulator), and it’s a bit too heavy for this quad to deal with.

Due to the shortage of UART on the Zeus5 AIO flight controller, we will’t use a GPS module on this quad. But you may strive soldering it to the legs of the F4 processor for those who should 🙂 Or swap the Zeus5 FC out with one thing of extra UART’s.

The lightest GPS module I can discover is the BN180 (4.9g):

I’m reviewing the Rekon 3 for HGLRC, hopefully it’s already on its method. I’ll come again and replace this submit with extra information about it. Stay tuned.