Issue#12219: Radio Control - JXD 509G FPV Drone Mods

  • Here's a thread for any mods made on the JXD 509G FPV.
    Any mods to the 509W or 509V would be fitting too.

    Much discussion has been started on the thread JXD 509G FPV Drone Flight Test Review.
    Now that I received my own, I'm going beyond flight test reviews to modifications.

    Anyone upgrade the props? The motors? The batteries? Remove some of the weight of the body somehow? I'd love to see & hear if it increased your flight time. Pictures preferred.

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