5.5" Mid-Range CL1Primo

By Jeffmhopkins on Oct 02, 2018

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Part List

Frame

Rotor Riot CL1 5" Freestyle Frame (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Flight Controller

RDQ Bardwell F4 3-6S 30x30 Flight Controller V2 - JBF4 AIO FC w/OSD (131 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

ESCs

4 x Spedix GS35 2-6S 32Bit DShot1200 35A ESC (25 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$59.96

Motors

4 x MBPrimo 2208 2550 kv (2 builds)
Multicopterbuilders.com
$75.96

Propellers

Gemfan 5552 DURABLE 5.5'' Tri-Blade Prop - CHOOSE YOUR COLOR (14 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.85

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Mini Pro 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.5mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color & Lens (15 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.90

FPV Transmitter

VTX - All Video Transmitters (516 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

AXII-SMA (Long) | (35 builds)
Truerc.ca
$11.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Slim 900MHz 6/16CH Long Range Receiver (14 builds)
Getfpv.com
$25.99

Batteries

CNHL 1500mah 5S 100C 18.5v LiPo Battery (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G ACCST Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller Black for RC Drone (162 builds)
Amazon.com
$124.39

Goggles

FXT VIPER V2 5.8GHz Diversity FPV Goggles w/ DVR (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$169.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (189 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Hardware

2 x M3 Knurled Standoff (1PC) - Choose Your Color & Size (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35mm)Light Blue / 25mm (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.50

Misc Parts

Ummagrip Universal Sticky Battery Pad (93 builds)
Getfpv.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

M3 x 25mm titanium alloy button head screws (4 pcs) (2 builds)
Quadrysteria.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

4 x Panasonic 35V 470uF LOW ESR Capacitor (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$5.96

Misc Parts

Panasonic 1000uF 35V Low ESR Capacitor for ESC Noise Reduction (79 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.49

Misc Parts

M3 Nylon Nut - Set of 4 (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$0.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (49 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (51 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$305.38

Tools

RDQ 9 Piece Drone Racing Tool Kit (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Accessories

TrueRC X2-Air 5.8GHz SMA Receiver Antenna - RHCP or LHCP
Racedayquads.com
$79.99

Accessories

MenaceRC 5.8GHz SMA VTX & Receiver Antenna Pack - RHCP
Racedayquads.com
$35.99

Accessories

TrueRC True-Mox 915 Antenna (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99
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Discussion

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Whiffles   Oct 03, 2018  
1

Do you think 5.5" would fit better with 20mm standoffs? I may give this a try. How do you like the R9 system?

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Jeffmhopkins   Oct 03, 2018 

After looking again I might have only taken 0.5mm off the frame. Not much, just enough that on flex it I'd won't hit the top plate.

Whiffles   Oct 04, 2018 
1

Looks good! I've had 5" frames where normal 5" props barely cleared the frame. I need to get myself some 5.5" props.

Jeffmhopkins   Oct 04, 2018 
1

I flew 5152 at first, and man, 5552 makes a world of difference. Pretty sure the 5152s were just flattening though with the 2208 2550kv primos on 5S.

maplechill   Oct 02, 2018  
1

nice! I didnt know the CL1 could swing 5.5"

Jeffmhopkins   Oct 02, 2018 

Just barely. Depending if you use an HD cam strap you might have issues.

I also filed about 1mm from the top plate nearest the props just in case it flexed that high. Not necessarily needed, but seemed like a good idea.

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