Spitfire

By SoleilFPV on Jul 18, 2019

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This is my custom painted (courtesy of Bobby Harman) Catalyst Machineworks Merica 3" that I recently finished building whom I have dubbed "Spitfire". I wanted to have a dedicated racing quad and decided to go with a 3". I love how it flies! I need to work on some minor tune issues but then it will be a force to be reckoned with!

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Thatguyfpv   Sep 09, 2019  

did you print that canopy?

SoleilFPV   Sep 09, 2019 

That canopy comes from Catalyst Machineworks and I had a buddy paint it.

Thatguyfpv   Sep 09, 2019 

looks great

Specktech   Aug 10, 2019  

So impressed!!!! Looks so radical.

SoleilFPV   Aug 12, 2019 

Thanks! Flies like a dream :)

HK-AERIAL VTOL   Jul 22, 2019  

How are those 14XX Hyperlites? I have been promising that I'm going to build a 3-4 with 'em... but I keep buying ever 22XX and 24XX I can catch a deal on. Last 14XX I built was HGLRC FD's and those... I love.

SoleilFPV   Jul 22, 2019 
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My only previous experience with 3" motors were the Brotherhobby T1 1407 3600s which I loved. Compared to those, the hyperlites are even better. Super smooth, notchy, and the sound is so damn cool! Totally worth it. Plus, matches my color scheme :)

HK-AERIAL VTOL   Jul 22, 2019 

And that is always a plus... I was not initially into the Hyperlite color scheme, but now that I am hip to them I haven't bought anything else (5 straight). In truth they could look like whatever as long as they fly as amazing as they do. Have you tried the HQ 3x4x3 V1S props yet? Pretty smooth and fast.

maplechill   Jul 20, 2019  

one pic?! cmon now....

SoleilFPV   Jul 20, 2019 
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I uploaded a few more :)

miromir237   Jul 19, 2019  

Cool canopy.

SoleilFPV   Jul 19, 2019 

Thanks! I love how it came

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