FS: CiottiFPV 88mm 2" X2 Elf

By Ciotti on Apr 07, 2018

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This 88mm X2 Elf was the platform where I found the swet spot for 2" props on 2s, this is about as small as you can build a rig that will swing 2" props but still carry a battery big enough for 3+ minute run times with motors that make good power.
This was also one of the more challenging builds I've done, I used MuteFPV's build guide on Youtube as a starting point and then improved on it over time. The biggest improvement was to put the VTX on the bottom of the top plate so that it's fully protected.
As I dialed the build in it evolved into a light weight (56.3 gram) high performance setup that sacrifices a bit of durability. It still takes a crash really well, but if you're looking for a basher rig this is not setup for that right now.
As you can see this comes with a ton of different props so that you can see which ones you like best but my favorites are the Gemfan 2035's that are currently installed. It also comes with six 2s 600mAh BetaFPV branded GnB batteries that have only been cycled around 20 times and absolutely rip.
The F4 flight controller is fully soft mounted and the tune is locked in really nice as you can see below.

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Part List

Frame

X2 ELF 88mm Micro Brushless FPV Racing Frame Kit 3K Carbon Fiber (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$12.58

Flight Controller

Eachine Minicube F4 Flight Controller Betaflight OSD 2-4S 20*20mm For Aurora 68 90 100 Lizard95 (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.37

ESCs

Eachine Minicube 10A BLHeli_S 16.5 4 In 1 2-3S ESC BB2 Support Dshot600 For Aurora 68 90 100 Lizard95 (19 builds)
Banggood.com
$27.99

Motors

Goolsky 4pcs GoolRC 1104 8700KV 2S Brushless Motor CW/CCW for 80 90 100 Tiny Micro FPV Racing Quadcopter (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$31.65

Propellers

Thriverline 12pcs 2035 Propellers 4-Blade CW CCW Props 2 inch for 80-110mm FPV Racing Drone like Furious FPV Micro Drone
Amazon.com
$6.99

Propellers

2 x Microheli Plastic 5-Blade Propeller 2035 CW/CCW (ORANGE) - Blade Torrent 110 FPV
Amazon.com
$7.98

Propellers

Genuine Gemfan 2040 3-Blades Hulkie (2x4x3) Propellers by RAYCorp. 16 Pieces(8CW, 8CCW) Red - Polycarbonate 2-inch Tri Blades Mi
Amazon.com
$12.99

FPV Camera

Crazepony FPV Camera 1.2G 1000TVL 1/4 CMOS 2.8mm Lens FOV170 Degree NTSC Mini FPV Camera
Amazon.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine ATX03 Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter w/ Audio for RC Drone (33 builds)
Banggood.com
$17.99

Receiver

Frsky XM Plus Mini Full Range Receiver Failsafe D16 Mode Support SBUS Up Compatible With Frsky X9D / X9D Plus X9E X12S Transmitt (21 builds)
Amazon.com
$16.98

Batteries

3 x BETAFPV 2pcs 600mAh 2S Lipo Battery 7.4V 80/160C JST XT30 Plug for Micro FPV Racing Drone Quadcopte
Amazon.com
$71.97
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Discussion

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cutthenoise   Apr 26, 2018  

Do you think 6a ESCs could handle this motor/prop/battery combo?

Ciotti   Apr 26, 2018 
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Yup, I have another rig with exactly that combo

ErgoFPV   Apr 13, 2018  

Awesome build! I went the 3S/1105 motors way with my Elf build and also found the overall construction durability being an issue, so I ended up moving the 3S guts to a 2.5" frame. I think 2S is a sweet spot for 2" props.

emorf fpv   Apr 09, 2018  

really nice, i love it! i m thinking to build one on iflight ix2 tiny 90mm, with 1106 4500kv motors and 3s lipo.

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