BRDM Nemesis-X "Slammed" Style

By MaximusFPV on Apr 17, 2018

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NOTE
It says the LED bar is $40 when it's actually $12.50. Just FYI.

FOREWORD
This began back in early January when I got the frame, but I've been taking it slow since then so I can afford some really premium parts here...
So maybe you're asking, what's so "slammed" about it? Well, this is a frame with 15mm standoffs meant for 1 board and 4 separate ESCs. But since I like to push boundaries (and not read directions) I decided to shove in a 4in1 ESC instead. What could possibly go wrong? It was tight at first, but with some wire chopping and careful measuring, it all fits!

FEATURES

THOUGHTS
Longer standoffs would be nice but that means taller side plates for the camera as well. As for criticism, that's about it. I really like that Blair has a Thingiverse file for any accessories he or anyone who buys a frame designs (https://www.thingiverse.com/BRDMdesign/about). I also think a top-mounted micro is an awesome idea and I love the tiny Chameleon look this frame has. I can tell a lot of time and testing was put into this frame and it's worth every penny of the slightly-above-average price.
If I were to build this again, I would do separate ESCs for ease and maybe get a piggyback VTX since squishing this all in in front of and behind the stack was a bit challenging. Also, as much as I love the LEDs, I wouldn't buy them (he sent them free cuz he's awesome like that). They just add weight and I can't see them with goggles on. But since I have them, why not, right?

Photos

Part List

Frame

Nemesis X - 2.5" Micro Frame Kit (4 builds)
$39.90

Flight Controller

Airbot Omnibus F4 Nano V6 20x20 Flight Controller w/ LC Filter (56 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

ESCs

Airbot Ori32 32Bit 25A 2-4S 20x20 4in1 ESC (80 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$44.99

Motors

4 x Sunnysky R1106 5500KV 6500KV 8000KV Brushless Motor Blue for 2030 3020 Propeller (10 builds)
Banggood.com
$47.96

Propellers

2 x 4 Pairs Gemfan Flash 2540 2.5x4 2.5 Inch 3-Blade Propeller with 1.5mm Mounting Hole (136 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.84

FPV Camera

FOXEER ARROW MICRO PRO 600TVL 1.8MM FPV CAMERA WITH OSD (214 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter (425 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1237 builds)
Getfpv.com
$13.99

Batteries

TATTU 650mAh 2S1P 75C 7.4V Lipo Battery Pack with XT30 plug (21 builds)
Getfpv.com
$7.99

Radio

Walkera DEVO 10 10-Channel 2.4Ghz Digital Radio System
Helipal.com
$299.90

Goggles

Skyzone SKY02S V+ 3D 5.8G 48CH FPV Goggles With Head Tracking HD Port DVR Playback for RC Drone (21 builds)
Banggood.com
$295.99

Misc Parts

Mini M8 1/3'' 2.1mm FOV 160 Degree Wide Angle HD FPV Camera Lens (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.66

Misc Parts

LED Bar for Nemesis X - *** PRE-ORDER ***
$12.50

Soldering Iron

BACOENG 2in1 SMD Soldering Station 862D+ (Improved Version of 852 and 862)
Amazon.com
$69.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface Mini Soldering Iron (111 builds)
Getfpv.com
$56.99

Tools

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$59.95
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Discussion

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ijustwannafly   May 16, 2018  

Sweet build! Did you run a capacitor on this build? If yes, which one? Thanks.

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