Flywoo Explorer LR: Long range GPS FPV drone under 250g

Flywoo Explorer LR

The Explorer LR was born from the collaboration between Flywoo and Dave_C creator of the Micro long-range brand. While in the past, long range quadcopters were big (7 inches) and heavy, the Flywoo Explorer LR weights less than 250 grams (including battery) and has a super compact air-frame suitable for 4″ blades. Furthermore, according to the manufacturer, it can achieve easily a cruising speed of 40-50 kph, up to 20 minutes flight time and around 10 km (6 miles) range with TBS Crossfire radio receiver.

Similar to the HGLRC Sector 132, this FPV drone is also available with multiple types of cameras. While the most affordable one comes with RunCam Nano 2, the ‘HD’ edition with DJI FPV goggles compatible Caddx Vista HD system. Both analog versions (RC Nano 2 and Caddx Tarsier 4K) feature same GOKU VTX625 FPV transmitter with up to 450mW VTX power.

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Thanks to the on-board GOKU GPS Mini positioning system and self-powered Flywoo Finder buzzer alarm it is very safe for long-distance flights.

Price and availability

Starting with today, all Flywoo Explorer LR versions can be pre-ordered from Banggood. The most affordable version is listed for $149.99 and the digital HD edition with included DJI FPV goggles for $828. Note: estimated processing time is starting with September 9.

Flywoo Explorer LR specs and features

  • 4″ props compatible super lightweight air-frame;
  • GOKU F411 Micro Stack (flight controller + BS13A ESC);
  • GOKU GPS Mini module and Flywoo Finder buzzer;
  • Flywoo NIN 1404 V2 2750KV motors with Gemfan 4024 propellers;
  • 3 camera options (DJI FPV, RunCam Nano 2 or Caddx Tarsier 4K V2);
  • ‘HD’ edition is DJI FPV goggles compatible;
  • Analog version comes with GOKU VTX625 VTX (PIT/25mW/50mW/100mW/200mW/450mW);
  • 4S LIPO compatible (650~1300 mAh suggested capacity);
  • Optional FrSky R9MM, FrSky XM+ or TBS Crossfire radio receiver.

Flywoo Explorer LR accessories

Included accessories with the Flywoo Explorer LR drone

  • 2 pairs of propellers (1 set blue and 1 set black);
  • pack of screws;
  • spare front arms;
  • side carbon plates;
  • 4 X 10 mm arm LED board;
  • Flywoo stickers.

Main parts

Main parts specs

Flight controller specs
  • MCU: STM32F411;
  • Firmware target: FLYWOOF411;
  • IMU: MPU6000 gyro/accelerometer (SPI);
  • OSD: BetaFlight OSD w/ AT7456E chip;
  • Black box: 8M;
  • LED: 8*WS2812;
  • BEC Output: 5V@2A;
  • Integrated LC Filter;
  • Firmware target: FLYWOOF411;
  • Size: 24×24 mm (16 x 16 mm mounting holes);
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
GOKU BS13A ESC specs
  • MCU: BB21F16G;
  • Continuous current: 13A;
  • Input:2-4s lipo;
  • Supports Dshot600 ,Oneshot and Multishot;
  • Size: 24×24 mm (16 x 16 mm mounting holes);
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
GOKU GPS Mini V1.0 module functions
  • Before disarm, GPS must search for more than 5 satellites to lock the home position;
  • After disarm, observe the OSD data during the flight, and the rescue function can work normally only if the distance exceeds 100 m;
  • If the remote control suddenly loses signal, the GPS rescue function will work automatically and return to the home position;
  • Set the AUX of GPS rescue mode in BetaFlight Failsafe, the default is AUX3 2000.
GOKU VTX625 VTX specs
  • Output Power: PIT/25mW/50mW/100mW/200mW/450mW Switchable;
  • Control Mode: Beta Flight OSD Control or button;
  • LED: 4*WS2812;
  • Video System: NTSC/PAL;
  • Antenna: IPEX;
  • Size: 31 x 31 mm;
  • Weight: 3 grams.

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