210 raptor 'lite'

By SugarK on Feb 22, 2018

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new build.. this time 210mm stretched X with seperate arms this time for a bit more durability for race use its also 20x20 only and i may do a canopy for it at some point. needs some tweaks on the drawings where the arms meet, e.g. 0.05mm removed from the connecting faces. got the 'dino' stack in my other 5" and its rock solid so its the natural choice for such a light weight build, the gps is purely for speed measurement and has worked well on the other build i have been testing it on. hoping for some big speed on this guy but will have to see how she flys. the arms are cut with the carbon grain and held in with a single pressnut and ti bolt on each arm and keys joining the arms in the middle. the FC bolts pass through bottom plate and the arms hopefully isolating the motor noise from the stack a little.

weight no props 178.1g
dry weight 193.6g
AWU with 850mAh pack 299.8g

It's taken a while to get the tune right but with a little Betaflight 3.4.0 magic and some pid tuning it's certainly getting close. Next step is optimisation of the serial gyro and dterm filters


Part List


80 x (2 builds)

Flight Controller

HGLRC XJB F440(32)-TX20.V2 DinoShot 40AMP 3-5S BLHeli32 4-in-1 ESC
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4 x Hyperlite 2204 Floss Series 3022KV


DALProp CYCLONE Series T5050C Tri-Blade

FPV Camera

MY CART (241 builds)

FPV Transmitter

AKK X5(16*16/smart audio) (6 builds)


RDQ 5.8GHz U.FL Dipole FPV Antenna - Linear (85 builds)


XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (1149 builds)


Infinity 4S 850mAh 85C Graphene Lipo Battery XT60 (2 builds)
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Radiomaster TX16S MAX Edition Radio (BLOW OUT CLEARANCE) (2 builds)


Boxer Max Radio Controller (M2)
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DJI Goggles 2 (7 builds)


HDZero Goggle | HDZERO (16 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (37 builds)

Misc Parts

Smallest Mini Dual GLONASS+GPS BN-180 Micro Double GPS Antenna Module UART TTL For CC3D F3 RC Drone Airplane (35 builds)

Video Receiver

HDZero VRX Digital HD Receiver Module (7 builds)

Radio Module

Happymodel ES24TX 2,4 GHz ExpressLRS ELRS s dlhým dosahom, nízkou latenciou a vysokým opätovným blikaním modulu Micro TX p (6 builds)

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro 325W 15A 1-6S Dual Channel AC/DC Smart Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Choose Your Color (53 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (47 builds)
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Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (264 builds)


FuriousFPV 18650 Smart Power Case V2 FPV-0384V2-S (4 builds)
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Quad_out   Jul 31, 2018  

How much does the frame weight standalone?

Booda3000   Feb 22, 2018  

Nice job.
How do you like the gps?

SugarK   Feb 22, 2018 

So far it's good not much use in flight and if you want good speed readings then you have to keep the g's under 4g but when extracted from the black box and run through a tracker it is interesting stuff. I'd like to see the black box viewer be able to read the GPS data. Maybe I'll put a feather request through on GitHub

Booda3000   Feb 22, 2018 

Interesting. Do you have any plans for any automated flight? RTH or position hold?

SugarK   Feb 22, 2018 

No it has no magnometer or baro

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