Falcon Mk1

By mayan_hawk on Aug 03, 2019

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UPDATE 8/9
CMW package showed up. To remove the stripped screw I had to remove the entire front of the frame and spin the camera mounting plate (annoying but I got the job done). The new arm and screw went right in with no issues. I redid my front motor mounting (reran the wires). Tossed a new set of props on it and... OFF TO THE RACES! This is a force to be reckoned with - racing, or freestyle (in a pinch)


UPDATE 8/7
CMW Support is has responded and is helping me with the issue. They believe it is possible that it was just a bad arm (it happens to everyone!) and they're helping me out with that. Although no matter what I do the screw that stripped out is not coming out... I may need to order a new baseplate in order to fix this - for a $50 frame from a reputable company, this is giving me a massive headache.

UPDATE
The maiden flight went well, this thing screams.

HOWEVER

I landed in a pile of grass clippings and the front right arm snapped. I intentionally touched down in a soft spot to protect my battery and I heard a snap. This was a low speed landing - nothing like crashing into a gate. When I started to remove the screws holding the arm, one stripped out. I was not hulking out on this thing - it just stripped out like nobody's business. I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the strength of this frame given these events. I contacted CMW support and have yet to hear back. Stay tuned...


I got the Synergy Whitenoise FC in the July Drone Drop... I also had my eye on the CMW Slam Nasty frame. I wanted to see if I would be able to build my second dedicated racer using both. I was going to keep with tradition and go with BrotherHobby Speedshields, but the day I was ordering the Vanover motors were released - I changed things up a bit.

Here's what I settled on:

  1. CMW Super SlamNasty Frame (w/ Flipstick and front arm brace)
  2. Vanover Motors (w/ racewire LEDs)
  3. Runcam Racer 2
  4. Synergy Whitenoise FC
  5. Spedix GS45 4in1
  6. TBS Unifiy nano (w/ Lumenier Axii 2)
  7. FrSky r9mm

A few notes I think are most relevant to this build:

  • This frame is INSANELY tight (not sure what I expected from the Super Slam Nasty)
  • Screws have a tendency to strip... just putting it in the first time was touchy. I don't know that it will be easy to remove.
    NaNundefinedTo set up the r9mm with f.port firmware: Bridge the pads on the underside of the FC to select no inversion. Solder the Inv s.Port pad to the TX1 pad. Follow Oscar Liang's tutorial to setup uninverted f.port receivers.
    NaNundefinedThere is almost no room to fit the LED racewire... It's possible in the rear, but not in the front.

Finally, I put this on the scales to get an idea how heavy this build is. It comes in at 267.8g without props. I almost built a racer at (dry) toy weight!

Photos

Part List

Frame

SlamNasty 5" Race Frame (9 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$49.99

Flight Controller

Synergy F4 Flight Controller (3 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$24.99

ESCs

Spedix GS45 32Bit 45A 3-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ BEC (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$59.95

Motors

4 x Hypetrain Vanover 2207.5 1860Kv Motor by Rotor RiotDefault Title
Racedayquads.com
$103.96

Propellers

Azure Power 5150 Tri-Blade 5'' Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (27 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

RunCam Racer 2 700TVL 4:3 NTSC/PAL CMOS Micro FPV Camera (2.1 or 1.8mm) - Orange (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$37.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro Nano 5G8 (80 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$19.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 5.8GHz U.FL Antenna - RHCP or LHCPRHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 MM SBUS Long Range 900MHz Micro Receiver (30 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Radio

2 x FrSky 2000mAh 7.2V NiMH Battery for Taranis Q X7
Racedayquads.com
$25.98

Radio

RDQ Series 7.6V 2S 3500mAh QX7 Compatible HV LiPo Battery - XT30 (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.49

Radio

FrSky 2.4G Accst Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (179 builds)
Amazon.com
$106.78

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles (45 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.99

Goggles

2 x FatShark 1800mAh Goggle Battery w/ USB Charging and LED Indicator
Racedayquads.com
$49.98

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (48 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

2 x GoPro Session (55 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.98

Misc Parts

CLRacing Race LED/PCB Wire 4 Pack - Choose Your Color and Size (27 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$7.96

Misc Parts

Flip Stick Upgrade - Slam Nasty 5", 4" and 3" (2 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$6.99

Misc Parts

RDQ Kevlar Battery Strap w/Kevlar Stitching, Rubber Grip and Metal Buckle - 250mm (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$5.99

Misc Parts

Front Arm Brace Upgrade - SlamNasty 5" (2 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd Ummagrip Lite Universal Super Sticky Battery PadDefault Title (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.59

Video Receiver

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz 15cm SMA Long Range Antenna - RHCP - Choose Your Color (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Video Receiver

MenaceRC Thrasher 5.8GHz SMA Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$8.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (105 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.95

Video Receiver

TBS 5G8 RHCP Patch Antenna (RP-SMA)
Team-blacksheep.com
$12.95

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (56 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Battery Charger

1-8S LiPo Battery Checker Voltage Tester w/ Low Voltage Alarm (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 Charger - Smart Charger for FPV Racing 6S/12a/200w (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$134.99

Soldering Iron

Carrying Case for TS100 Portable Soldering Iron
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron Tip CleanerBlack
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (111 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Soldering Iron

TS100 XT60 to DC Cable
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Soldering Iron

S-180A1 Large Heat Resistant Silicone Soldering Work Mat w/ MagnetsDefault Title
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Soldering Iron

SE 3.5" Stainless Steel Alligator Forceps
Amazon.com
$11.15

Tools

Bundle: Cross Lock Fiber Grip Soldering Tweezers Set - 6.5" Solder Tweezers (Approx. 45-Degree Angle), 6" Solder Tweez
Amazon.com
$8.94

Tools

MINI Needle File Set (Carbon Steel 6 Piece-Set) Hardened Alloy Strength Steel - Set Includes Flat, Flat Warding, Square, Triangu
Amazon.com
$5.99

Tools

GearWrench 9108D 8mm Combination Ratcheting Wrench
Amazon.com
$5.49

Tools

Micro Cutter
Amazon.com
$4.52

Tools

RDQ All-In-One Driver Tool
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Tools

PEAKMETER PM8233A Handheld Digital Multimeter
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Tools

StrivedayTMFlexible Silicone Wire 24awg Electric wire 24 gauge Coper Hook Up Wire 300V Cables electronic stranded wire cable ele
Amazon.com
$15.99

Tools

MG Chemicals 422B Silicone Modified Conformal Coating, 55 ml Bottle (20 builds)
Amazon.com
$13.99

Tools

Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 0.75-inch x 350-inches, White, Holds up to 2 pounds, 1-Roll (110-Long)
Amazon.com
$11.96

Backpack

Lowepro Quad Guard BP X2 Drone Backpack, Black/Grey (12 builds)
Amazon.com
$79.95

Accessories

FrSky 900MHz Super 8 Antenna for R9M and R9M Lite Module (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.90

Accessories

FPV Goggles & Accessories
Racedayquads.com
$499.00

Accessories

2 x FrSky M7 Hall Sensor Gimbal for Taranis Q X7 (6 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$40.98
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Discussion

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SilverFPV   Sep 10, 2019  

Hwell does that flip-stick work?

mayan_hawk   Sep 10, 2019 

Suprisingly well!

I haven't had the chance to race it yet (the MultiGP chapter near my college is dead), but just tearing through spontaneous courses it does its job. It caught on a tree branch and messed with my line - but even though I was at full speed, the flip-stick was unharmed.

My only complaint is that the frame doesnt fit inside my bag/on my bag well with it on (i just remove a couple screws when needed).

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