Bandito 2.5 rebuilt

By daich on Oct 10, 2019

9  297  4

blew two motors in the last build so decided rebuild this with new set of motors and while I was at it, add a dvr, a better camera and some flywoo racewire LEDs (front motor wires were too short)
I also had to lift the top plate a few mm as it's now a dual stack which I couldn't sandwich that close together due to motor and vtx connector.

Maiden flight 13 October 2019



Sign in to comment

joshielevy   Oct 13, 2019  

What's your experience with 2mm thick CFRP frames? How well do they hold up in crashes for you?

daich   Oct 14, 2019 

i dont have any experience with cfrp frames. do you know of any?
i have a few carbon fiber impregnated nylon frames that are very very durable but they have quite a bit of flex. check out my r3dshifter builds

joshielevy   Oct 14, 2019 

Sorry - just meant carbon fiber. The frame in this build is 2mm bottom plate, so was just wondering how they hold up to falls and crashes.

daich   Oct 14, 2019 

I don't crash hard very often but this frame has seen it's fair share of boinks (all over grass though) and it's been fine. I fly mainly over grass so generally it just gets dirty. The arm corners do get scuffed up really quick over pavement/concrete. For me the 2mm is OK for this weight..any heavier though 2.5mm might be better. It also depends on where and how you fly.. The latest revision of this bottom plate has additional reinforcements.

Guides & Reviews

20 3,469  20
Nov 30, 2019

In late 2019 DJI made inroads into the FPV scene with their remarkable low-latency digital system. It gave us a 720p video feed with latency on-par with the status quo, analog video. Traditionally we've used analog video systems for low-latency video, but the video quality is far from ideal. It's a trade-off we've been willing to accept for the control. Now we've got the best of both worlds and what..

Read more
3 3,308  10
Sep 18, 2019

When the FatShark HDOs hit the market in 2018 the FPV community rejoiced for the new Sony OLED displays. While they lacked further upgrades like an updated DVR and power button they were still a market success. With the 2019 announcement of the Orqa FPV.One the community finally had a potential HDO killer on the horizon. With only weeks before the release of the Orqa FPV.One Skyzone came out of left..

Read more