Sabotage RC Slatra Fleet

By BRICK FPV on Mar 16, 2020

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I have been flying for a little over a year and I am at a point where I needed to do something different than I have been to take my flying to the next level. So after listening to interviews from Vik FPV, Stingy, Mr. Steele etc... there was a consistent answer to the question of what advice would they give a pilot trying to improve, they all had the same answer, " Find equipment that you like and build two or three the same so you have consistency when you fly".

So I settled on the Sabotage RC Slatra frame. It is almost the exact same frame as the Armattan Badger, it just doesn't have the ti camera cage. I settled on this frame for a couple of reasons. #1- I liked my Badger but wasn't a huge fan of the camera cage. I thought I would change my camera angle a lot, but the fact of the matter is I have found my camera angle I like and I don't change it. #2- Price, I actually had enough spare parts that all I had to but was the top and bottom plates, a couple spare arms and of course Ummagrip and I could have 3 identical frames. #3- There is plenty of room in this frame so you don't have to work too hard to fit everything in.

All 3 frames are going to be built with the CL Racing F7 V2.1 FC and 45amp esc, RunCam Micro Eagle camera, Rush Tank Plus and Race VTX's, Xilo AXii MMCX antenna, R9m reciever, Ummagrip and 3d parts from Brain3d. The only thing that is not uniform is the motors. 2 builds have Hyperlite 2208.5 1922kv motors and 1 has iFlight Xing E 2208 1800kv motors. This difference is due to the fact that I already had the Xings and one quad is inevitably the crash test quad so that will be the one.

Update- So I have  made a few changes from the original builds. One build I put on 6" arms as I haven't run through all 3 builds in 1 day and it gives me an excuse to fly all three when I fly. I have also experimented with  receiver antennas. On the build with the Xing E motors, which seems to always fly the best, I am using the VAS Race antenna. It's a small antenna that I have heat shrunk to the side of the arm so it gets good coverage. It doesn't give great range but definitely enough normal flying, and I have the Rush Tank Race VTX so the video signal isn't as strong as the others that have the Tank Plus with 800mw of output power, and it's small and durable. I also am trying the VAS X Fire Pro antenna and I am going to put these on all of then as it really works well. I tested the range with the VAS and a new stock R9m antenna and they were identical. I had the solder on the Ipex connector but it's not a huge deal and is well worth the trouble to get a small durable antenna with excellent range.

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Part List

Frame

Slatra 5 - Armattan Quads
Armattanquads.com
$50.00

Flight Controller

CLRACING F7 V2.1 DUAL FLIGHT CONTROLLER (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$34.99

ESCs

CLRACING 4in1 45A 32Bit ESC (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$44.99

Motors

4 x Hyperlite 2208.5-1922KV TEAM EDITION (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$91.96

Motors

4 x iFLIGHT XING-E 2208 2-6S FPV Motor
Pyrodrone.com
$59.96

Propellers

Azure Power 5148 SFP (Strong Fast Props) (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.19

FPV Camera

Runcam Micro Eagle (302 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$44.99

FPV Transmitter

RUSH TANK PLUS VTX 5.8G Smart Audio 0-25-200-500-800mW built in AGC Mic (9 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$37.99

FPV Transmitter

Rush Tank Racing Edition 5.8GHz VTX w/ SmartAudio (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.99

Antenna

XILO AXII MMCX 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$9.99

Receiver

VAS XFire Pro 915mhz Antenna For Crossfire Receivers
Pyrodrone.com
$9.95

Receiver

FrSky R9MM OTA SBUS Long Range 900MHz Micro Receiver (ACCESS) (44 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$23.50

Batteries

Ovonic 1000mAh 6S 100C LiPo Battery with XT60 Plug for FPV Racing RC Quadcopter Helicopter Airplane Multi-Motor Hobby DIY (10 builds)
Amazon.com
$22.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (50 builds)
Getfpv.com
$249.99

Goggles

FatShark Dominator HDO FPV GogglesRechargeable 1800mah Pack (116 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$424.99

3D Printed

SabotageRC Slatra Accessory Kit
Brain3d.co
$29.00

3D Printed

FPV Universal "Slider" Landing Gear set
Kwad3d.com
$10.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (74 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Hardware

2MM THREADED M3 ANODIZED STACK SPACER NUT (5 Pcs.) (11 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$1.99

Hardware

M3 Buttonhead Washer (1 Pc.)
Pyrodrone.com
$0.19

Misc Parts

JHE20B Quad Finder LED Buzzer Beacon w/ Internal Battery (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (127 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

PTN0.38PT - Flexo® PET - 3/8" - Patriot (Red / White / Blue) - 10 ft cuts
Wirecare.com
See Site

Misc Parts

PTT0.31BNO - Flexo® PET Tight Weave - 5/16" - Black / Neon Orange - 10 ft cuts
Wirecare.com
See Site

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (144 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (56 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (162 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29
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Jeffmhopkins   27 days ago  

I'm interested in what the furthest distance you'vebeen with that Xfire Pro antenna mounted like that?

BRICK FPV   27 days ago 
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I actually got good reception with it. I had the output set to 100mw and never had any issues when normal freestyle type flying. Definatly not as good of reception as a stock antenna but for the added durability it is definatly a viable option if not going long range.

Jeffmhopkins   27 days ago 

Thanks man, yeah a return trip out from LR would likely prove interesting

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