R3dshifters ion+

By daich on Oct 01, 2019

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the ion plus frame takes bigger motors than the ion (limited to 08xx) but its a shame as the frame weighs about twice as much as the ion.
so still the ion is crowned as the lightest toothpick frame in my book.
I built the plus up with the traditional formula with ~8,000kv motors and using a FC with the rx built in to keep the weight down

the top plate/cover is printed with some amazing process...looks and feels super sweet. maybe thhe whole quad will be made with that process one day.

as always the attention and the thought put into the design is not only seen but very apparent when building.

13 October 2019 - Maiden Flight. It can take a beating! full speed into hard metal storage box and just picked it up and kept flying!

21 October 2019 - another pack in before the end of the weekend. this was with a betafpv 350mah 2s. pretty good efficiency!



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yohfpv   Nov 02, 2020  

I'm curious how it flies. Do the 1102's have enough grunt to control the T65 props without any spooling effect?

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daich   Nov 02, 2020 

ah, yeah it happens. Did you try the dental floss trick?
the T65 are my favourite 2.5" biblade props, they can handle insane RPM without distorting.

yohfpv   Nov 02, 2020 

Haven't tested with floss yet. Good to hear that the T65's don't distort as that is another niggle I'd like to get rid of.

daich   Nov 02, 2020 

yeah, they are nice and stiff. i ran my 11,000kv on 3s no throttle cap and they are scream....super loud

I rarely fly it at 3s now, as it's too much power and too loud. It's just cool that it can do it.
If you're running 2s on the 12800kv motors it should fly well on something less than 70g dry weight, I'd go bigger motors if it is heavier.

Nikotttin   Oct 04, 2019  

Beautiful design!
How does this fly compared to a toothpick? Doeas the low profile change anything?

daich   Oct 04, 2019 

after buttoning it all up, I plugged it in to betaflight to set it up and found the flight controller completely dead! Currently waiting for a replacement so watch this space

Nikotttin   Oct 09, 2019 

The crazybee has no bees anymore? :)))

daich   Oct 09, 2019 

replaced the board last night and direct soldered the motors as well. lost a gram worth of connectors and wires
it hovers in the house now. just waiting on my schedule and weather for the mainden

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