ARX-R V2

By Zakre256 on Apr 09, 2019

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AUW:416g (with 1300mah 4s battery)
AUW:446g (with 1550mah 4s battery)
4/9/19- build is complete, this thing is fast as hell and super nimble. this frame is very impressive. only flew for a couple minutes due to it getting dark out. will update with more details when I get to fly it again tomorrow.

4/8/19- decided i didn't like the mamba tower, so I put a radix fc and a T-Motor 55a 4in1 esc in instead. currently wiring them up then build will be complete!

4/6/19- Commencing build. The new BMS T-Motor raptor motors are a work of art.

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Part List

Frame

ARX-R V2 5″ True X (3 builds)
Quadstardrones.com
$35.00

Flight Controller

radix fc - brainfpv (49 builds)
Brainfpv.com
$54.99

ESCs

T-Motor F55A Pro 55A 3-6s BLHeli32 4-in-1 ESC (10 builds)
Getfpv.com
$74.99

Motors

4 x T-Motor BMS Racing Raptor Series 2207.5 2700kv Motor
Racedayquads.com
$115.60

Propellers

4 x 2 Pairs Gemfan Flash 5152 5.1x5.2 2-blade PC RC Drone Propeller CW CCW for 2205-2306 Motor (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$16.92

Propellers

4 x HQ Prop 5x5x3 V1S Durable Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.40

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor Micro 1200TVL 1.8mm FPV Camera (31 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 NANO 5G8 (9 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (169 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky R9MM Long Range 915MHz RC Receiver - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (22 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$26.99

Batteries

2 x Tattu R-Line 3.0 120C 4s 1550mAh - Get Yours Today! - RMRC
Readymaderc.com
$67.98

Batteries

2 x Tattu R-Line 3.0 120C 4s 1300mAh - Get Yours Today! - RMRC
Readymaderc.com
$57.98

Radio

FrSky X-Lite 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ 18650 Battery Caps (50 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$121.99

Goggles

FatShark Attitude V3 Headset (3 builds)
Shop.makerfire.com
$289.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$499.99

Misc Parts

HellGate FPV Buzzer - HellGate FPV Buzzer (4 builds)
Buzzer.hellgatefpv.com
$24.20

Video Receiver

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz CP FPV Antenna Set (RP-SMA) (59 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Video Receiver

TrueRC MX-Air 5.8GHz SMA Receiver Antenna - RCHP or LHCP (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (30 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

Frsky R9M Lite - Radio Transmitter Module (Black) (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$44.99

Battery Charger

Tenergy TT6080AC 80W AC/DC Balance Charger with Touch Screen LCD for NiMH/NiCd/LiPo/Li-ion/LiFePO4
Tenergy.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$39.95

Soldering Iron

Weller 9400PKS 120V Dual Heat 140/100W Universal Soldering Gun Kit with 6 Second Heat Up Time and LED Lighting (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$39.00
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Discussion

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ThumbzFPV   9 days ago  
1

NIce! It looks really good with that distressed silver canopy. One thing you should watch for is wear on the motor wires where the canopy and spars meet. It may not be a big deal with your build. But with my routing and using 20x20 electronics I had to put tape between them to keep from wearing through the insulation.

Zakre256   20 hours ago 

so after a couple days of flying this. I understand what you mean and have experienced it myself. did you just put electrical tape over the motor wires on the esc? if you have a picture that would be super helpful!

ThumbzFPV   12 hours ago 

I just unmounted my motors and then taped around the wires where they go between the canopy and the carbon, then screwed them back in place. I can get some pics if you need them but it's just the places where the wires get pressed against the arms/body plates

mihah   4 days ago  

Why you didn't like the Mamba stack? :-)

Zakre256   4 days ago 

it's not bad at all but I just had a bad batch i guess. look at the comment reply to IcarusIX below this one.

IcarusIX   5 days ago  

this looks sleek, love the grey. one question though, what didn't you like about the mamba stack?

Zakre256   5 days ago 
1

thank you! and what I didnt like was, before I soldered the motor wires on, I noticed some of the corners of the esc pads were lifted a little bit. so it made me worry that they would lift off during flight. so I replaced the stack with the components I always use. I have since contacted the company I got the stack from and have a new esc on the way. so I will be trying it again in the future. the fc in the stack was fine and has a nice layout. I also think the stack is really nice looking with the whole gold and black thing.

catSupremacy   14 days ago  
1

Damn thats gonna be super fast!

Zakre256   13 days ago 

that's what I was going for! i cant wait to try it!

QuadStar Drones   14 days ago  
1

Wow - that looks nice and sinister. I can't wait to see it finished

Zakre256   13 days ago 

right on! I'm excited to start this build. All the information on your site and the reasoning behind your frames and projects really is impressive man.

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