Mode2 Interceptor

By Doobie52 on May 18, 2018

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5/4/2018 - I started a mockup for my Reverb build last week, but I've decided to put it on hold while I figure out exactly what direction I want to go in with it. While I figure things out, I'm going to put the Interceptor together. Mode2 was blowing these frames out for $25 a couple of weeks ago so I picked one up. I got a nice surprise when it arrived as it also included an extra hardware kit and replacement arms and camera plates. I got the Session mount printed for it in my recent order from Brain3D. The frame took just a little bit of filing to get it fitting together perfectly. I love the way my Skitzo flies with the bottom mounted battery, so I'm looking forward to adding a similar quad to the fleet. All the parts below are either on the shelf, or on the way.

5/17/2018 - The parts I was missing for this build started coming in last week. I got some blue hardware to highlight the motors, and a few different types of props. I overestimated how much room I had to work with, so I had to switch from a 4-in-1 esc over to individuals on the arms. The motors, flight controller, and VTX all showed up today so I was able to start doing some building. I forgot to take pictures where I left off, but all that's left to do is to wire the receiver, camera, and VTX, and then finish the setup in BetaFlight. Hopefully I'll be ripping this build around by the weekend.

5/18/2018 - Done! Finished up last night and did a quick test hover to make sure eveything was good. Going out this afternoon to put a few batteries through it.



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