Lipo Reaper

By GrannyAppleSmith on Sep 03, 2019

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A build I did a while back for simple two way speed runs.

Went out to fly it one day during winter and accidently armed in the car inches from my face so its been on my wall ever since lol. I plan on upgrading firmware on escs and flight controller and properly set up a pre arm within the next few days and start burning up lipos

Might do a canopy and upgrade motors later down the line.



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ThumbzFPV   10 days ago  

Damn I can't tell if this was the OG ARX-R or the 5R-4S. Either way, cool to see that one of them is still flying.

I would strongly, strongly recommend getting one of the new ARX-R V2 frames (the ones with the TPU canopy) if you like these. It's a huge leap ahead of the original R.

the Skonk   11 days ago  

change those props too they don't look like are any once friend

HK-AERIAL VTOL   12 days ago  

Well I'll be.... one of the pre-ARX-R's. That I'd probably go easy on.... no replacing it. I got me some magnet wire, but I think I gotta get some practice in to use the stuff (and I need some of that Rectoseal Nokorode flux). This was a nice share.

GrannyAppleSmith   11 days ago 

i didnt use flux. well i use kester 63-37 flux core but its nothing special. Only thing you really need to do is either scrape or burn of the epoxy/insulator with a cheap tip or spare iron. Also since its solid core or one single strand of copper youll need to apply heat for longer than with regular multi strand wire.

HK-AERIAL VTOL   11 days ago 

I'm heading down to the shop right now... I'll try it out!

thumbtwiddler   13 days ago  

what kind of wires are those on the motor? Always seen them but I still have no idea about what kind they are

GrannyAppleSmith   12 days ago 

theyre magnet wire. its pretty much solid copper wire coated in an epoxy instead of the silicone or pvc coating normal wires have.

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