Skystars Sky Lord (Load) 5'' freestyle rig

By bigtuni on May 03, 2019

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OK, here we go again: I have decided for myself, that what I really like is freestyle, so time to get another hopefully better frame.
I really like the "classic" Alien/Martian/ZMX/QAV-style with top and bottom plate and standoffs and lots of space inside, HD-cam on top just like the lipo. What I also wanted was the slimmest arms possible, as I am a huge fan of the vertical arm design. I own a Potzblitz Infinitum and Karearea Talon, and they fly extremely well, only that they are racers with the lipo on the bottom.
Looking for a frame I found the SL on banggood and bought it after checking out some Youtube reviews. They all were very positive.

Some thoughts on the frame and the build: Quality is definitely OK overall, not the best CF judging by the looks. Everything did fit right away, but the arms are not all equally aligned. In the front and rear the gap is app 2mm more on side side, but at least the props do not touch the frame in the front. But I doubt this makes a difference when flying. TPU parts, especially the arm protectors are crap.
The motors seem to have a lot of power, why I will move from 5040 to at least 5043.

Maiden video

Next day in the forest

Photos

Part List

Frame

Skystars Star-load 228 Part 228mm 6mm Arn Carbon Fiber Frame Kit for RC Drone FPV Racing (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$39.99

Flight Controller

LDARC KK Super Fly Tower 30.5*30.5 F4+OSD+VTX 40A BLHELIS 4 in 1 ESC 600MW Adjustable Transmmitter for FPV Racing Drone Quadcopt (4 builds)
Xt-xinte.com
$72.78

Motors

US$26.07 26% BrotherHobby Speed Shield 2207.5 1750KV 2400KV 2700KV 2108KV 3400KV Brushless Motor for FPV RC Drone RC Parts f (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$26.07

Propellers

Gemfan Windancer 5043 5x4.3 5 Inch 3-Blade Propeller M5 2 CW & 2 CCW for RC Drone FPV Racing (11 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.65

FPV Camera

Upgraded Foxeer Falkor 1200TVL 1/3 CMOS Mini/Full Size FPV Camera 16:9/4:3 PAL/NTSC Switchable GWDR (35 builds)
Banggood.com
$38.90

Antenna

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz 2dBi RHCP FPV Antenna 86mm MMCX Black/Red/Orange (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.99

Receiver

Empfänger GR-12 L HoTT, 16 Kanal SUMD +T 2 Antennen (3 builds)
Graupner.de
$56.16

Batteries

CNHL MiniStar 1500mAh 4S 14.8V 120C Lipo Battery (10 builds)
Chinahobbyline.com
$26.49

Hardware

4Pcs RJX 20mm High Strength Alloy Buckle Battery Strap for FPV Racing Drones Electronics 200-400mm
Banggood.com
$7.50

Hardware

3D Pinted Gopro Session 4/5 Camera Mount for Skystars Star-load 228mm Frame Kit RC Drone FPV Racing
Banggood.com
$7.14

Misc Parts

HellGate FPV Buzzer - HellGate FPV Buzzer (10 builds)
Buzzer.hellgatefpv.com
$24.15

Misc Parts

DIATONE SW522/AN Full Color Flash Bang 2812 LED Board 5V Input Direction Night Light Plate For Racer
Banggood.com
$2.22
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Discussion

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Jodie Froster   May 03, 2019  

Looks great! I am running this frame now too, and it's so fast! I like your build log, maybe I will post mine. Also: I don't think your motor wires are touching your esc pads in a few of your solder joints. I know they work that way, I have run mine like that. Do you think it makes a difference? I went back and repositioned a few of mine that looked that way and it didn't seem to make a difference, but I didn't do any meaningfull testing. I am trying to render the boots that are so crappy, for when mine inevetably desentigrate. I'm always using some kind of landing gear on these things, I see lots of builds without them, so I know I may be crazy for using them. Having said that, i'm still suprised you opted not to use them at all, they are bad, but usable. Is it the extra weight that is keeping you from flying them?

bigtuni   May 04, 2019 
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Guess what, I mounted the boots as my screws are very long and I do not want them to get any closer to the motor wires.
She flys well, maidened here today, so all the solder work is OK I guess :-)

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