Quadracer Nimbus

By wadetubman on Feb 11, 2019

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This is our first build of the new Quadracer Nimbus frame. After several god_modes, it was intersting to see how this frame compares and contrasts. Key things that are in common with god_mode were:

  • ability to neatly "double-strap" bottom-mount battery
  • easy build - good fitment
  • neat axii holder
  • tpu based camera holder

New and interesting things were:

  • new carbon top plate (instead of TPU canopy) will hopefully hold everything together more (we have bent over a few god_mode canopies + standoffs
  • nice champhered edges on all plates
  • plenty of height for the stack
  • the new vertical plate to mount RX / VTX in the rear
  • the increased camera protection

We also fitted the new Hyperlite F4 v2 (with the realtpit VTX cut-off function). It just cuts off the VTX entirely from VBat with a radio aux switch. No pit mode - kill mode! Hyperlite is clean on one side, and many UARTS (incl 2 inverted for FrSky Sbus and SmartPort). Enough uarts for both r-xsr (with telemetry) and crossfire. Will switch between both with a few CLI commands as we move systems.

New t-motor props seem super durable - and pretty!

Have used MR30 instead of racewires. I dont like how racewires need to be insulated, and i am not sure if they are much better than wire join. Not sure if people will freak out, but the MR30 is rated for amps and super strong (and we use XT60 for the most important connection of all!)

The new TBS unify race 2 doesnt support smartaudio 2.1 yet (???!!!???), so have connected smartaudio through crossfire.

Will keep you posted

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Part List

Frame

Nimbus (2 builds)
Quadracer.co
$67.00

Flight Controller

HyperLite F4 OSD V2 with VTX PIT mode (5 builds)
Quadracer.co
$51.90

ESCs

Spedix IS30 4in1 30A 3-4s ESC DHOT 600 BLHeLi_S (4 builds)
Nextfpv.com.au
$42.94

Motors

T-motor F40 Pro II v2 2306 2400kv Mini Quad Motors (Single) (3 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$27.90

Propellers

T-Motor T5150 Tri Blade Propellers CW/CCW (10 Pieces) (4 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$8.56

FPV Camera

RunCam Robin 2.1mm Lens
Phaserfpv.com.au
$28.61

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV - Race 2 (MMCX)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$30.76

Antenna

Lumenier AXII MMCX 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (48 builds)
Getfpv.com
$17.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (STD) (174 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$30.76

Receiver

CA$24.47 Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys Hobbies and (985 builds)
Banggood.com
$17.99

Batteries

CA$33.56 23% AHTECH Infinity 4S 14.8V 1500mAh 85C Graphene LiPo Battery XT60 Support 15C Boosting Charger  RC Parts from To (71 builds)
Banggood.com
$24.67

Radio

FrSky Taranis X-LITE 2.4GHz ACCST 16CH RC Transmitter Red Black for RC Racing Drone (50 builds)
Banggood.com
$129.99

Misc Parts

TBS Immortal T V2
Quadracer.co
$7.90

Misc Parts

5 Pairs Amass MR30 Connector Plug With Sheath Female & Male
Banggood.com
$6.11

Misc Parts

Lipo Battery Strap 240x20mm made of Nylon Webbing Phaser FPV Branded (4 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$1.93

Misc Parts

Amass XT60H Plug Connector Black With Sheath Housing Male & Female 1 Pair
Banggood.com
$1.93
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