On my previous waterproof build, I used the heatshrink + epoxy techniques from FliteTest's video to waterproof the ESCs, RX, and VTX. These techniques worked, but didn't last -- I had a number of ESC failures when the heatshrink around the ESCs was damaged by prop strikes. I also used Corrosion-X on the flight controller, but found it greasy, sticky, and particularly troublesome when it ended up on..
It's finally here, our aerodynamic and light-weight race quad: Räsvelg 5. It's the result of dozens of prototypes, tiny tweaks, and an overall major re-imagination of what a quad with a canopy can look like. Designed with 5mm replaceable arms, a battery strap solution that doesn't require weaving, and a sleek canopy that mounts a HS1177 with 1.8mm, 2.5mm, or 2.8mm lenses, Räsvelg is the ultimate..
It's a Garuda with a DTFc! This build turned out really clean thanks to DTFc's integrated PDB. The Garuda VTX holder keeps the FX799T on top of the FC for each access to change channels. Equipped with 28 LEDs, it can put on a pretty good show:
Introducing Falcon 185. Carbon fiber HD camera mount. Lower SMA antenna mount. Wide motor mounts for extra protection. Velcro strap slots. Falcon 185 has every feature you ever wanted in Shrike, a simpler and more durable design than Mixsuko and Kreiger, and is lighter, shorter, and faster than all of them.
Before I built this Grasshopper 160, I built a Diatone Blade 150 and a Diatone ET 150 that both suffered the same fate -- broken arms within the first couple crashes. I really liked the way those quads handled, but needed something a bit more durable. The Grasshopper has a 3mm bottom plate, so I moved the parts from the broken ET 150 to the Grasshopper 160, and ended up with a really nice fun fyler...
My Shrike build, may it rest in pieces. After I broke my 4th top plate, 2nd motor, 3rd VTX, and an arm, I had to retire the skinny thing. It was tons of fun to fly and inspired me to design the Falcon 185 that solves its flaws, so I'm glad I built it!