iFlight Chimera4 LR: Micro Long Range FPV drone

iFlight Chimera 4

iFlight just announced a compact long-range FPV drone named Chimera4LR, with onboard GPS positioning. The iFlight Chimera4 LR features a versatile SucceX-E mini F4 flight stack with 35A ESC and ultra-light XING 1404 3800KV motors.

While its 7″ brother is powered by 6s batteries, the smaller 4-inch version by 4s LIPOs. According to the advertised specs, with a 4S/850mAh LIPO pack, the iFlight Chimera4 LR can achieve up to 15 minutes of airborne time.

In addition to the onboard Caddx Nebula Nano camera, there is room to install a lightweight naked (without housing) GoPro camera.

Price and availability

Starting with October 2020, the long-range Chimera4 can be ordered from Banggood with 6% off for $299 plus shipping fee. For the TBS Crossfire edition, you will need to pay extra 29 bucks.

iFlight Chimera 4″ LR drone features and specs

  • 4-inch compatible carbon fiber frame (178mm wheelbase);
  • Sub 250 grams long-range quadcopter;
  • SucceX-E mini F4 flight controller
  • 35A 4in1 ESC;
  • XING 1404 3800KV Ultralight brushless motors;
  • GPS positioning system and GPS rescue mode;
  • Naked for GoPro ready;
  • Caddx Nebula Digital HD System;
  • Optional TBS Crossfire Nano RX radio receiver;
  • 4S LIPO compatible (up to 15 min using 850mAh pack).

iFlight Chimera4 parts technical specifications

Main parts specs

  1. Chimera4 frame kit specs

  • Wheelbase: 178mm;
  • Main body dimension: 136.8*114.8mm;
  • Bottom to top distance: 28mm;
  • Arm thickness: 4mm;
  • Bottom plate thickness: 4mm;
  • Top plate thickness: 2mm;
  • TPU Camera plate thickness: 2mm;
  • FC: 25.5*25.5mm/20*20mm/16*16mm;
  • FPV Cam: 19mm Micro / 20mm.

2. SucceX-E mini F4 flight controller specs

  • MCU: 168MHz STM32F405;
  • Gyro: MPU6000;
  • Firmware: BETAFLIGHTF4;
  • Blackbox: 8MB;
  • Betaflight OSD: YES;
  • BEC: 5V 2.5A;
  • Uarts: 5;
  • ESC Telemetry: yes;
  • INA Pad: nuart 2;
  • Input voltage: 2-6S
  • Size: 25*25mm /20*20mm φ3 mounting;
  • Weight: 4 grams.

3. ESC specs

  • MCU: BB21 F16G
  • BLHeliS
  • Capacitance: 470uF/50V;
  • Current Sensor: Yes;
  • Input: 2-6S LIPO;
  • Constant: 35A / Burst: 40A;
  • BEC: No;
  • Supports up to Dshot600, Proshot, Oneshot, Multishot;
  • Target: G-H-30;
  • Dimensions: 31*30mm (including the power pads);
  • Weight: 6.9 grams.


  1. Anyone got its bigger brother, the Chimera7? How good is it? What’s battery is the best? 1300 or 1800 kv motors?

    • I’m also debating between Chimera 7 1300kv vs 1800kv. I really want to do long-range cruising. Which motor provides better performance?

  2. I would Like to build a Chimera 4 drone. The reason I’m not buying a ready one is that I like to build things.
    I want to ask what kind of FPV camera should I get? I want to have good low-light performance.

    • Depends on what kind of pilot you are!
      – 3000kv will give you longer flight time, but less power
      – 3800kv will be more fun for acro, but less playtime

  3. Today I received my iFlight Chimera4 with digital FPV, after setting up everything. When I arm the quad only response to throttle! Yaw, Pitch, and roll don’t work. Transmitter and receiver are Ok and paired correctly.

    What is the solution?

    • I think there is no such thing as ‘best fpv drone’. every pilot needs to find which quad fits best for them. For long-range flights I suggest you look for FPV quads with GPS like the Chimera4 or its bigger brother the Chimera 7-inch


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