A very interesting nanolong range quadcopter, which is a result of a cooperation between ajrc and devc in this quick video i’m, going to briefly go over its features and specs show you some flat footage and give you my initial feedback after testing it out. First of all, in terms of packaging inside the box, along with the reckon tree, which is available with multiple ready receiver options, you are getting two sets of jamf and hurricane 1318 by blended propellers. Some reckon fpv stickers, the user manual of the hlrc zeus; 5. All in one flight controller m2 screws for securing the propellers a small card that shows you how to install the battery properly, as otherwise you are going to damage the flight controller and another one. That shows you how to install the propellers, which is, in my case incorrect since the raccoon 3 is using a prop out configuration as for its features and specs. The highlight of the recon 3 is that it is being powered using a single 18650 lithium battery cell, which is going to provide you with an extra long flight time of between 10 to 15 minutes. In addition, it features the reckon fpv, 1202.5, 11 600 kv motors. The lgrc zeus, 5, and all in one for 25.5 by 25.5 millimeters flight controller that features an integrated five ampere bles4 in one esc, the agrc zoos nano a 40 channels, vtx that supports our citron protocol and has a maximum output power of 350 milliwatts.
It is connected to a linear antenna and on the front of the quadcopter, you can find the codex and nano sized fpv camera. As for the frame, its wheelbase is 140 millimeters it’s using a dead cat pattern. So the propellers are not going to get into your fpv feed and, unlike the original nanolong range frame by dave c, which is entirely 3d printed, the recon tree is using replaceable carbon fiber arms, which have a thickness of 2 millimeters and the width of 5 millimeters. As for its weight, the dry weight of the recon tree is 65.9 grams and including an 18650 lithium battery cell. It weighs 111.6 grams in order to set up the recon tree. First of all in case, you’ve got the plug and play version. You will need to install your own radio receiver. It is pretty simple and basically will require you to remove this 3d printed part which is made out of ptg and then solder, the ready receiver to the flat controller. I have a separate video about the zoos 5. So in case you’d like to learn more about this all in one flight controller, you can check it out in this link over here then, after binding the radio receiver with the radio controller configure it using bit of light, make sure that all the sticks and switches Are working properly and define your favorite flight modes? In addition, as you can see, under the post section, the serial rig switch is enabled on hero2, which is the only full uart that is supported by this flight controller.
The vtx is connected using soft serial one and it is set to irc run protocol and in case you wonder why the configuration msp switch is enabled on your one that’s, because this flight controller features a built in wi fi module that will enable you to configure It wirelessly under the configuration tab. You should note that the moto direction is reversed, so you need to pay attention to it when installing the propellers and finally, the reckon tree comes pre tuned for you and by the way, as always, i’ve got the dump file linked down below the next thing. That i’ve done is to head outdoors and test the recon tree overall after testing it out. I can tell you that, in my opinion, it’s a great proof of concept and a nice cruiser. However, even though it can get pretty fast, its power is limited, which is something that you need to pay attention to when trying to recover from a dive or any other maneuver as for flight time, which of course depends on how you fly and the battery cell. That you’re going to use in my experience realistically, you can expect about 10 minutes when cruising around, and you need to pay attention that you shouldn’t get below 2.85 volts as otherwise you are very likely to lose your video feed and crash your drone and it’s also A good opportunity to mention that, unfortunately, this flight controller doesn’t feature a current sensor, so it’s going to be a good idea to land your drone when your flight time get close to 10 minutes.
In addition, unfortunately, the reckon 3 doesn’t feature a gps unit which, in my opinion, makes the whole long range feature kind of stale, because you won’t be able to monitor the direction and distance to home and use the beta flight rescue feature. Anyway. You are probably not going to get very far with this micro quadcopter, because you are going to be limited by this combination of vtx and antenna, and in case you are going to try to get far, i recommend to add an external buzzer, as otherwise in case Of a crash, you are going to have a very hard time, finding it. Finally, as for durability, even though i didn’t crash it, as far as i can tell the front two arms won’t be able to withstand a major crash, so, if possible, i would recommend to order some extra arms and worst case in case their frame breaks. You can use the 3d printed files that are provided by dave c. One last thing that is worth mentioning before wrapping up this video with some flight footage is that you need to make sure that the battery is installed properly, as otherwise you are going to fry. The flight controller, and for that reason over here you can see a plus indication, so the minus needs to be over here and the plus over here. So you can see now we can install the battery and the quadcopter is powered up anyway. That’S going to be it for this quick video and overall, i think that the recon 3 is a good option in case.
You would like to try something new or you are on the go a lot, so you can pack many batteries and just take this micro quadcopter with you and explore your surrounding i’m going to wrap up this video now with some flight footage and as always, if You have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section down below don’t forget to leave a thumbs up.