By ECKO on Sep 10, 2019

3  106  2

This all began looking for an X-Class frame that I loved. I couldn't. So I decided to CAD my own. Have it professionally fabricated. And build my first X-Class rig on my own frame. But no aluminum arms. No wood. Straight carbon. It turned into a more ambitious project than intended, with the original build-budget-cap planned at 700$....... Spent over half that on the frame lol... Oops...

Shoutout to CNC-MADNESS for cutting both revision-sets of 4mm body plates. Beautiful job.
The Revision-1 body plates had a design issues. The first discovered was the 2 rear-most standoffs are so close to the arms (.87mm) there's no wrapping a 3D-Printed mount around them. Solved with SMA mount under top-bolts.
The second issue found, and the biggest, was that the massive PDB did not fit between the center standoffs. Big mistake on my part. I now render electronics/parts/hardware into the design because of this.
HobbyCarbon cut/drilled, and supplied the 500mm arms, as well as the 2.5mm arm-bracer plates.
My good friends/FPV Buddies Phil & Matt have been working on my 3D-Printed prototypes/finals on and off for weeks now. 3 full sets so far.

Internal parts were easy. I've build 10 quads or so. I know what works for me & what I like/hate.
MOTORS & ESCs. This was the hardest decision. Budget? Gold? Original plan said budget. Quadlust took over. Also I was contacted by Demon Power Systems along the lines of.. "Hey that frame of yours would look great with our gear on it! Let us know if there's any way we can help get it completed!".. Long story short I ended up getting 110$ motors & 80$ ESCs.. Go hard or go home.

Starting this X-Class adventure on the tame end with 6S power on 700KV motors. Rated to move up to 8S when comfy. I know I know... X-Class's 12S is like the 5" Quad's 6S... I'm too afraid to start that way lol. Truly. Once I know I'm in for the long haul, my next custom frame will have a 565mm wingspan and run 10-12S XD

TITAN is a 1075mm monster!
The FRAME cost me 385$ after fabrication and hardware.


Part List

Flight Controller

BrainFPV RADIX 30x30 Flight Controller (Custom Graphical OSD, Baro, Stackable, Betaflight) (73 builds)


4 x Demon Power systems DPS LS1 ESC 100Amp Lightning Shadow


4 x Demon Power Systems Omen Series motor


8 x Gemfan 1310 1 Pair GEMFAN X CLASS 1310-3 13Inch 3-blade CW CCW Propeller

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Micro F2 1200TVL 2.1mm CMOS 16:9 FPV Camera - Choose Your Color (3 builds)

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW VTX 2-6S - U.FL or MMCX (81 builds)


Foxeer Lollipop V3 5.8GHz SMA Antenna 2 Pack - RHCP - Choose Your Color (4 builds)


FrSky XM+ SBUS 2.4GHz Mini ReceiverDefault Title (1169 builds)


Ovonic 5200mAh 50C 6S 22.2v RC Lipo Battery XT90 Plug for X Class Drone Racing DJI Align T-REX550/600 Airplane RC Quadcopter Air

Power Distribution

Matek XCLASS PDB FCHUB 12S : 5V & 12V Output (2 builds)


FrSky X-Lite 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ 18650 Battery Caps - Black or Red (65 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles - Refurbished

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (Renewed)


Fullerkreg 0.8mm Pitch M5 x 40MM Socket Head Cap Screws, Allen Socket Drive, Din 912, AISI 304 Stainless Steel (18-8), Full Thre

Misc Parts

FullerKreg (Pack of 25) M5 x 0.8 A2 Stainless Steel DIN 6926 Hex Flange Nylon Insert Lock Nuts, 18-8 Stainless Steel 304, Bright

Video Receiver

FuriousFPV True-D V3.8 Diversity Receiver System - Clarity Redefined (13 builds)

Battery Charger

Venom Pro Duo 80W 7A 2 Port AC/DC LiPo, LiHV & NiMH Battery Balance Charger

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (87 builds)


Lowepro QuadGuard BP X1 Black/Grey
Show stores (4)


Sign in to comment

HK-AERIAL VTOL   6 days ago  

Very nice. I can see that the affliction of spending more on a quad than you planned is actually just a tendancy with us multi-rotor builders. What are the dimensions of those Demon motors? I also wondered what your wheelbase ended being. Thanks for the share!

ECKO   5 days ago 

DPS doesn't list the size of the Omen Series motors, but given the size they're surely 5xxx of some sort. The frame measures 1,075mm motor to motor!

Guides & Reviews

44 4,884  29
25 days ago

Want to learn how to build an FPV rig? This guide will walk you through your first FPV freestyle build. These parts were hand-picked to balance cost and maximize performance. The TBS Source One is a popular frame for it's low cost, high quality carbon fiber. It's easy to work with and provides more than enough space for your electronics. We've got a 32bit 4-in-1 ESC to bring you the smoothest flights..

Read more
40 5,148  30
Jul 30, 2019

You've probably heard the term "Cinewhoop". Traditionally it's a 3" ducted quad capable of carrying a GoPro Hero7 Black at a low 10 degree angle. More recently the term "Cine" has been applied to a number of RTF quads ranging from 85mm to 3". They all focus on their HD capability, but none compare to the stabilization of Hypersmooth (only available on the Hero7 Black). This is what really offers that..

Read more