Catalyst Machineworks Smooth Operator

By Flydynamics on Sep 05, 2018

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Part List


Smooth Operator 5 Inch - (CAMERA MOUNT SOLD SEPARATE) (8 builds)

Flight Controller

Matek F405-STD BetaFlight STM32F405 Flight Controller Built-in OSD Inverter for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (85 builds)




4 x Rotorgeeks 7075 Series 2204 2300kv (6 builds)


DALPROP CYCLONE T5040C Crystal Blue (2cw, 2ccw)
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FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 Micro (WITH OSD) (246 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV - RACE (SMA) 25mW - 200mW (501 builds)


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FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (903 builds)
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catSupremacy   Sep 11, 2018  

Is that a painting?

Flydynamics   Sep 11, 2018 

It's a picture filtered with an app called Prisma

RZFPV   Sep 05, 2018  

how do u like the 2204s?

Flydynamics   Sep 05, 2018 

I know it's not "trendy" nowadays but I like them for smooth freestyle. Cogging is not as hard as newer designed motors with strong magnets. Less power but way enough, I'm no fan of very hard freestyle moves with now flow.

Cheredanine   Sep 06, 2018 

yeah but coupled with 5040 cyclones they are way down on power, suggedt you try tmotor 5143 - they fit the So frame fine (using them on mine) fly like the 5040 cyclones but more punch when you need it

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