Classic Switchy

By wrckit on Aug 16, 2018

15  631  9

This is the NEARLY ideal build on a rotorx switchback. It has everything it was originally spec'd for except i used the airblade superman motors since i could not source the RX 1404-3600kv v2 motors that i ideally wanted. I also added a GPS for rescue mode/finding it, and i just snagged an external current sensor i plan to install. If you have any questions about the build or setup please contact me!

Photos

Part List

Frame

RotorX Switchback Frame Kit (8 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$39.99

Flight Controller

HGLRC F4 ZEUS F4 FC AIO 15A BLHELI_S 4 IN 1 ESC (7 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$73.99

Motors

4 x AirBlade AB 1404 3850kV/4850kV 3S-4S Superman Motors (21 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
See Site

Propellers

RotorX Triblade RX 3044TX Props (3CW, 3CCW) (24 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$2.49

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini 20x20 (14 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$79.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Team BlackSheep UNIFY PRO 5G8 V3 (SMA) (6 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
See Site

Antenna

TrueRC AXII-U.FL 5.8Ghz (21 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
See Site

Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (SE) (194 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$34.99

Batteries

AirBlade Premium 850mAh 4S 14.8V 75C XT30 by Bonka (12 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$19.99

Misc Parts

HGLRC Tiny GPS and GLONASS Receiver Module For iNAV (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$15.45

Misc Parts

2 x Tiny LEDs SUPER BRIGHT 4-6S - CHOOSE YOUR COLOR - TinysLeds (11 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.98
Show stores (3)

Discussion

Sign in to comment

StickyRice   Sep 14, 2018  

that looks gorgeous!! love staggered frames~ really gets that clean air

Daze   Aug 20, 2018  

nice clean build, got any vids? am curious about the pop, power and speed of those motors. starting a tomoquads shinka build and am considering 13xx/14xx motors instead of 1106.

wrckit   Aug 29, 2018 
1

FrenchB   Aug 16, 2018  

sexy switchy

wrckit   Aug 17, 2018 

thanks french!

Rookrider   Aug 17, 2018  

how did you wire up the gps to that fc/osd

wrckit   Aug 17, 2018 

i hooked up 5v/ground and then tossed rx/tx on uart 3 i think

QU|(K_F0X   Aug 17, 2018  

Sweet kwad, how is the zeus holding up to 4s?

wrckit   Aug 17, 2018 

fantastic. the 1404's only draw about 8a max each so its well within the rating. I wouldnt personally try to push it any harder though. cheers

Guides & Reviews

22 1,467  13
6 days ago

The iFlight XL5 V3 is a fantastic freestyle frame for the price. It features chamfered edges on some very nice quality carbon fiber. My goal for this build was to use high quality components at a relatively low price. Not only that, but I managed to reduce the number of solder points to the bare minimum. I've never built such a plug-in-play quad! The flight controller has an integrated VTX and doesn't..

Read more
12 2,293 
Nov 16, 2018

Update! Happymodel has released a new V2 Frame which uses a more durable plastic. The Happymodel Mobula7 is one of those rare treats to hit the micro scene. Countless models hit the market every month, but this one just happens to check all the boxes. It's a 2S brushless micro with a 75mm motor stance. It's slightly larger than the more traditional 65mm brushed micros, but it's still quite small...

Read more