Nightcrawler

By AcidFPV on Feb 15, 2018

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Living in the densely populated PNW city of Seattle requires a special approach to FPV. I needed something small enough to not appear threatening to citizens, quiet enough to avoid police attention, and the appropriate camera for short winter days.

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Scott in Tokyo   Mar 06, 2018  

Are you top mounting the battery? And what's the total weight?

AcidFPV   Mar 06, 2018 
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Yes, top. I don’t own a proper scale. The one for weighing drugs doesn’t go past 100g.

Scott in Tokyo   Mar 06, 2018 
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Well there's your problem. You gotta start doing heavier drugs ;-)

Scott in Tokyo   Feb 19, 2018  

Nice video, looks really fun. I think I want to build one.

Burning North   Feb 15, 2018  
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Oh snap, there's a Seattle contingent on RB! I just moved back after a few years away, so would love to hear about flying spots as well.

Love the build! Rotorious makes great frames. I might steal some of your ideas here. :)

troodon   Feb 15, 2018  

I also live in the rain city - would be curious to hear more about your flying spots / strategies! Nice looking build by the way. How are those props? They look insanely aggressive.

AcidFPV   Feb 15, 2018 
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This is my first 'real' quad (after many 65-85mm whoops) so I've just started exploring for more outdoor places to fly. These uniquely designed HQ props so far seem very efficient at low RPM; great for creepin' around at night. They also nicely tie together the look I was going for.

AcidFPV   Feb 15, 2018  
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