Wils' R226 (OCD Edition)

By W.Y. FPV on Nov 03, 2018

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Hey all!

It's been a long time since I last built a quad. So here's another brand new build that I've put together over the past month. This time featuring a frame designed locally by Felix "Radikal FPV" Huang - The Yakuza R226.

The frame kit simply screams quality out of the package, as all of the carbon fibre parts come hand filed and chamfered. The milling of the carbon is also top notch. Gone are the days where you have to do extra prep work just to get the frame kit assembled right.

The main feature of the R226 is that it natively supports all of the popular motor configurations that quads come in today; True X, Stretched X, and Squished X. This is done smply by swapping a single screw. The hybrid motor configuration that has been made popular by the XBEE MCK Frame can also be replicated on the R226. This is made possible thanks to the Core Plate, CNC Milled out of 7075 Aluminium, combined with the arm's design.

The core plate also features support for both 20x20mm and 30x30mm boards. Both mounting holes are isolated with the use of M3 silicone grommets that can be directly installed on the core plate.

Lastly, the R226 also has a range of 3D printed parts designed by the designer as well as the Yakuza Frames Community. And they are still actively designing more parts to go with the R226. That's the thing I love about a frame backed by a community. The R226 will be able to adapt to changes in the world of FPV, and the possibilities are endless.

For this build, I've picked up the motor wire guards, VTX antenna mount and micro camera mount to go with the frame kit. This build also features the HobbyWing XRotor G2 Stack, a flight controller & 4-in-1 ESC combo that has gained much infamy in recent times due to ESC fires. However, having used the G1 combo before in a build a year ago that is still functional till this day, I decided to put my trust in HobbyWing, and went with the G2 Stack for this build.

Never would I have thought that I will top my previous build; the FlightClub PROton, in terms of cleanliness, but here I am. This has got to be the cleanest looking quad I've ever built. The HobbyWing G2 Stack's design makes the build even simpler than the PROton's Siskin ESC FC board. Also the fact that the FPV system is fully plug and play using just one harness makes this build all the more sweeter. This is definitely something I hope to see featured in more flight controllers in times to come.

Once again, here are some build pictures for your viewing pleasure. I believe in the capabilities of the Yakuza R226, and hence why I think you guys should definitely consider the R226 as your next race frame. It is currently available for purchase on:

Happy flying!
W.Y. FPV

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Part List

Frame

Yakuza Frame
Team-blacksheep.com
$75.00

Flight Controller

HobbyWing XRotor Micro Flight Controller F4 G2
Team-blacksheep.com
$39.99

ESCs

HobbyWing XRotor Micro 45A 4in1 BLHeli32 6S
Team-blacksheep.com
$65.99

Motors

4 x F60 PRO II 2700KV Adamantium Grey
Pirofliprc.com
$107.60

Propellers

Gemfan Flash Durable 5149-3 choose color (9 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Micro V2 1000TVL RED (Clearance)
Pirofliprc.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

Team BlackSheep TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV Race MMCX (12 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$23.95

Antenna

FOXEER LOLLIPOP V2 MMCX Straight RHCP 5.8G SUPER MINI ANTENNA FOR FPV RACING (2PCS)
Pirofliprc.com
$19.90

Receiver

XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (851 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$12.99

Misc Parts

WhitenoiseFPV Race Wire (6 pcs.) (14 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$7.00

Misc Parts

WaFL’s XT60 Cap Cap (Set of 3) (2 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Suleve™ M3AS7 10Pcs M3x30mm Knurled Standoff Bolt Aluminum Alloy 6061 Multicolours (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.89

Misc Parts

FOREVER TUBES (TUBES AND CAPS ONLY) (11 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$3.00

Misc Parts

PANASONIC 1000UF 35V LOW ESR CAPACITOR (10 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$1.05

Misc Parts

Pyro-Drone 30x30 FC Stack Cover (2 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$0.79
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Discussion

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KreepZer0   12 days ago  
1

Excellent soldering skills, the 4in1 soldering points look clean!

W.Y. FPV   11 days ago 

Thank you! My soldering skills have come a long way.

M490fpv   12 days ago  
1

Really clean build!

W.Y. FPV   11 days ago 

Thank you!

Rhart   14 days ago  
1

nice build. what do you use on all of your soldered joints? some kind of conformal coating? thanks

W.Y. FPV   11 days ago 

Thank you! Yes that is conformal coating you see on the joints. I use MG Chemicals Modified Silicone Conformal Coating for all my builds.
Singapore's weather is always changing, and it mostly rains here, so having the conformal coating keeps me in the air as much as possible :)

Jodie Froster   15 days ago  
1

Wow, what a stunner

W.Y. FPV   11 days ago 

Thank you!

MaxSendFPV   15 days ago  
1

Nice job man very clean, I also have ocd when it comes to stuff like this it takes me a long time to build because I want everything perfect.

W.Y. FPV   11 days ago 
1

Thank you! Nothing but the best for new builds :)

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