Blue Helix ZX5

By VelcroCat on Oct 19, 2016

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This is a fresh ImpulseRC Helix ZX5. I went all out on the power train with hungry ZMX Fusion motors and BLHeli-S. With the fixed 45 degree camera mount I had to man up and fly it blisteringly fast. It is also super agile and locked in once tuned. I'm getting about 2 minute flight times on a 1300mAh 4s which is short, but the rush of flying this makes it worth it. The AUW is 340g and 568g with the battery and GoPro.

Build video:

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Part List

Frame

Helix ZX5 FPV Frame
Impulserc.com
$268.60

ESCs

4 x Aikon SEFM30A Blheli_S ESC (Hardware PWM)
Silver-drone.com
$99.96

Motors

4 x ZMX Fusion X25 2206-2300KV (14 builds)
Silver-drone.com
$114.04

Propellers

Team Racekraft 5040 Tri Blade Racing Props 4 pack (2CW, 2 CCW) (2 builds)
Acecompany.co.nz
$3.30

FPV Camera

HS1177 FPV Camera
Impulserc.com
$35.00

Antenna

Immersion RC SpiroNet 5.8GHz LHCP Antenna Set (2 antennas)
Ivrotor.com
$47.73

Receiver

FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Receiver with S-Bus and CPPM (480 builds)
Quadjunkie.co.nz
$51.90

Misc Parts

VOLO High Friction Battery Strap
Quadjunkie.co.nz
$4.80
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WoooSaaaW   Oct 22, 2016  
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It's drone porn!

lblb   Oct 21, 2016  
1

The total price is very scewed, because the Helix comes with all the electronics included, which you listed separately.

VelcroCat   Oct 22, 2016 

Yeah I didn't think of that, thanks for noticing.

Whiffles   Oct 19, 2016  

A wild Helix appears! Nice nature shots :)

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