raptor 210 sx 'low kv' edition

By SugarK on Dec 13, 2018

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been doing a lot more racing and have had my 4s packs all start to fall over.. so i bit the bullet and built a proper 6s low kv version of my raptor racing rig to replace the 2600kv version i killed racing a few weeks ago..
while my 2150kv 6s version is a blast to fly its way to fast for my level of racing hence this guy
i actually have a pretty major update coming to the airframe in the way of an alloy mid plate but i got an interesting message from my machinist today.. he's keen to cut the new mid plate out of magnesium which is 33% lighter than alloy and just as strong.. i don't think amy ones produced a racing frame using magnesium yet so it will be interesting.. will build 2 identical birds to test the mag alloy vs the carbon mid plate.. should be interesting as I'm not sure what the resonance properties are like


Part List


Raptor 210mm SX race qwad (4 builds)

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS F4 Nano v6 with LC filter (57 builds)


Ori32 4in1 ESC 4x25A 2020 (83 builds)


4 x TMotor F40 PRO II - 1600KV (35 builds)


Gemfan 5043 5" WinDancer Durable Prop - 2CW 2CCW POPO Compatible

FPV Camera

MY CART (241 builds)

FPV Transmitter

HGLRC 5.8G GTX NANO VTX Video Transmitter For Drone (4 builds)


TrueRC AXII MMCX 5.8Ghz (11 builds)


FrSky R9 Mini SBUS Long Range 900MHz Micro Receiver (26 builds)


Turnigy Graphene Panther 1000mAh 6S 75C Battery Pack w/XT60 (4 builds)
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Radiomaster TX16S MAX Edition Radio (BLOW OUT CLEARANCE) (2 builds)


Boxer Max Radio Controller (M2)
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DJI Goggles 2 (7 builds)


HDZero Goggle | HDZERO (16 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (37 builds)

Misc Parts

20*20mm HGLRC DVR NANO Mini Video Recorder Support Playback SD Card (4 builds)

Video Receiver

HDZero VRX Digital HD Receiver Module (7 builds)

Radio Module

Happymodel ES24TX 2,4 GHz ExpressLRS ELRS s dlhým dosahom, nízkou latenciou a vysokým opätovným blikaním modulu Micro TX p (6 builds)

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro 325W 15A 1-6S Dual Channel AC/DC Smart Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Choose Your Color (53 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (47 builds)
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Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (264 builds)


FuriousFPV 18650 Smart Power Case V2 FPV-0384V2-S (4 builds)
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Whiffles   Jan 08, 2019  

How do you like those Gemfans? I just bought some to give them a try.

SugarK   Jan 08, 2019 

i really like them. they are not fast at all but they are really smooth and have great response and control.. perect for racing when your a bit slow like me ;D

Whiffles   Jan 10, 2019 

Awesome! I heard they can explode during flight. Ever had that happen?

SugarK   Jan 11, 2019 

not in sunny Sydney.. ive flowen em on 2350kv 6s.. no exploding props

MaxSendFPV   Dec 13, 2018  

looking good, that build looks nice. About to put together my 20x20 with the AIkon ak32pin and the talon f7. Let me know how that magnesium plate holds up. Also how much does the frame weigh?

SugarK   Dec 13, 2018 

with the pod and all hardware 65g. the magnesium mid plate will be 2.5g lgihter than the alloy verion so about the same as carbon. i'tll have no pressnuts and 10mm bolts not 12mm bolts so i expcet it to be around 5g lighter over all

MaxSendFPV   Dec 13, 2018 

Nice every gram counts these days.

SugarK   Dec 14, 2018 

totaly.. i just got a couple of packs in... she flys really nice.. these motors are very smooth

0blivious   Dec 13, 2018  

Personally I would worry about magnesium, on the off chance you start a lipo fire (rare these days) and you catch the magnesium on fire, you will not be able to put it out. Safety first!

SugarK   Dec 14, 2018 

the actual iignition point is very high.. and the battery has arms and a carbon battery plate between it and the mid plate.. i really doubt you could get it going to be honest

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