CiottiFPV Budget CL1

By Ciotti on Oct 14, 2018

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This is my budget Rotor Riot CL1 build that I ended up tearing apart after THREE baseplate failures in the first few months. The FPV Cycle Glide frame is much stronger, lighter, more configurable, and better designed

She's a FAT GIRL at 514 grams with a Session 5 and no battery

The RCX motors are $3 cheaper per when you remove the warranty which is void the second you touch a soldering iron to the wires (making it completely useless) which drops $12 from the total cost here.
I got three of these Cicada AIO FC/ESC's for $30 each when they were on clearance which drops $37 from the total
I'm also only using one of the 2 Foxeer antennas which drops another $10
This brings the total cost of the build down to $231



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EzRacerツ   Dec 24, 2018  

Congrats on being on rotor rio community spotlight!

TeamWolfFPV   Oct 19, 2018  

Cool build! Where did the frame stickers come from?

RZFPV   Oct 14, 2018  


Ciotti   Oct 15, 2018 

I'll check tonight for ya

Ciotti   Oct 15, 2018 

Holy hell it's fat, 514 grams with a Session 5 and no battery

GZ   Oct 14, 2018  

Love the little Coca -Cola capacitor!

Ciotti   Oct 15, 2018 

HAHAHAH I know right? Race Day Quads has 4 or 5 of those stickers with different designs on them

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