Long Range 3" Atom

By bensonk on Mar 04, 2018

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I've taken this little guy out 2.6km and back, and was home on 600mAh, in a 1Ah pack, so I definitely haven't found its limits yet. These rotorx motors and props are amazing -- tons of power with very little weight.

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Part List

Frame

RotorX RX122 Atom V3 Frame Kit (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Flight Controller

Colibri Race Powercube Flight Controller replacement - Quad Questions (4 builds)
Quadquestions.com
$39.95

ESCs

TBS PowerCube 4IN1 20A ESC (1PC) Dshot Ready (4 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$59.95

Motors

4 x RotorX RX1404 - 3600KV High Performance Micro Motor (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$59.96

Propellers

RotorX Triblade RX 3044TX Props (3CW, 3CCW) (32 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$2.49

FPV Camera

RunCam Split with Wifi Module (61 builds)
Progressiverc.com
$64.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Powercube FPVision (13 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$99.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (215 builds)
Getfpv.com
$14.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Micro Receiver V2 (271 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

Tattu 850mAh 14.8V 75C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT30 plug (66 builds)
Flexrc.com
$14.00

Radio

TBS Tango (BATTERY UPGRADE)
Team-blacksheep.com
$278.95

Goggles

Fatshark HDO with Lipo Battery Pack
Team-blacksheep.com
$450.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (55 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (116 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Radio Module

Flynoceros (9 builds)
Theflynoshop.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

Thermaltronics TMT-9000S-1 Soldering System w/SHP-1 100-110VAC interchangeable for Metcal MX-500S-11
Amazon.com
$395.00

Backpack

Tilopa
Fstopgear.com
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01ivr3   Jul 23, 2018  

Amazing work man. Did you design that 3d printed canopy yourself? If so, was that to be able to fit the Runcam Split? I'm looking at trying to do something similar, except I'm using the 2-in-1 ESC boards with 1407 motors.

bensonk   Jul 29, 2018 

Nope, that is a shapeways print of alderboy's runcam swift mini canopy. I had to do a lot of work with a hot soldering iron and a hobbyknife to get it into shape to fit over the split board, but it works pretty well. Now that the split mini is out, though, you can do something very similar to this using the stock canopy and a split mini. If I were starting over, I'd go that route.

aliimam   Jul 01, 2018  

how are you mounting the xf antenna?

bensonk   Jul 17, 2018 

Not in a way I'm especially happy with. I've got it coming straight out the back, but I've been trying to come up with a better plan.

Rookrider   Apr 01, 2018  

what does she weigh in at

bensonk   Apr 01, 2018 

148.2g with everything but the battery, or 151.0g with a full size axii (better for long range acro, because you get less occlusion of the video signal by the frame).

thumbtwiddler   Mar 06, 2018  

spicy keyboard dude

bensonk   Mar 07, 2018 
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Just a wasd code tkl. I'm a fan, though.

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