Rotor Riot CL1

By Doobie52 on Nov 22, 2018

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Here’s my entry into the ever-growing list of CL1s here on RotorBuilds. I bought this frame back in August and I’m sorry I didn’t build it sooner. For propulsion, I picked up some gently used XHover 2307 2500kv motors. They fly super smooth and have more than enough power. I experimented a bit with props on this build and although the pictures show DAL 5046s, I’m now running HQ 5x4.3x3s. They slowed the quad down a lot and really changed the flight characteristics for the better. My batteries are also a lot happier and I enjoy the longer flight times. The flight controller is loaded up with Betaflight 3.5.2 and it only took some minor tweaks to get it flying very locked in. Video from the new RDQ Mach 3 is excellent and I’m really loving the RunCam Micro Eagle. It might be my new camera of choice. Brain3D provided all the TPU goodies and the height of the build was dropped down to 25mm. Even though I’m a little late, I’m glad I jumped on board the CL1 hypetrain. Choo choo!

Update – Now that I’ve been flying this frame for about a month and I’ve gotten it dialed in, I’m loving it. If you’ve been looking for an inexpensive frame to build with the extra parts you’ve got laying around, this is the frame to build.


Part List


CL1 5" Frame (33 builds)

Flight Controller

DALRC F405 AIO 30x30 Flight Controller (6 builds)


RacerStar Rev35 35A 3-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC (112 builds)


4 x XHOVER 2307-2500KV MOTORS (7 builds)


DALPROP T5046C Cyclone (2 CW 2 CCW) (391 builds)

FPV Camera

Runcam Micro Eagle (323 builds)

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW 5.8GHz VTX - U.FL or MMCX (146 builds)


Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz SMA Antenna - RHCP (22 builds)


Spektrum DSMX SRXL2 V2 Serial Micro Receiver (124 builds)


TATTU R-Line 1550mAh 4s 95c Lipo Battery (81 builds)


DX6 6 Channel System w/ AR610 Receiver

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (302 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session, 1080p (302 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Pyro Race leds 35mm (4 Pcs.)

Misc Parts

Runcam Micro-to-Full-Size Mounting Bracket 2 Pack (3 builds)

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (175 builds)

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot CL1 Accessory Kit (5 builds)

Misc Parts

RunCam Control Adapter (1 pc.) (2 builds)
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RZFPV   Nov 25, 2018  


Doobie52   Nov 28, 2018 

It's a pig. Just under 700g with a 4s 1500 mah battery and GoPro Session.

Ely   Nov 23, 2018  

The grey theme looks great

Doobie52   Nov 25, 2018 

Thank you!

Jodie Froster   Nov 23, 2018  

I love that lil' cushon of plastic under your camera lens, that's so clever!

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