3" Asteroid Ripper turned into a 5"

By Pairadime on Dec 23, 2019

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Asteriod 3 inch ripper Hobby Cool
I'm pretty proud of this one. Lightweight cheap frame from Hobby Cool http://hobbycool.com/?afmc=9q

Asteroid 3" - Stretch X Carbon Fiber Frame
With 4mm thick replaceable arms
Aikon F4 Mini with 32 bit 4 in 1 35A ESC
TBS Unify Pro32 Nano 5G8 VTX
TBS Crossfire Nano RX
Brother Hobby 1507-4000KV motors
Caddx Turbo EOS2

Maiden Flight

Edit Jan.25/20 - If it's so good as a 3" wouldn't making it a 4" be even better.  I contacted Nick at CNC madness, and he helped me by modifying the design by making 5mm thick arms that are 20mm longer.  The result is now, its capable of using 4" props. Hovers super smooth and Under 250g with a 3s GNB. Maybe tomorrow I will get to fly it.

Update March 9, 2020 - Its so good as a 4" lets make it a 5" now this is something really special. Nick at CNC madness helped out again stretching the arms another 15mm and decreasing the thickness to 3.5mm to save weight.   I also upgraded the camera to a Foxeer Predator Nano.....so much better



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tehllama   Oct 08, 2020  

I absolutely love the evolution of this, it's actually a solid platform. That's crazy - I wish I had thought of converting my 5" platforms to this in 20x20, because that end result is phenomenal.
Gorgeous build too.

Pairadime   Oct 11, 2020 

Thank you! I appreciate the compliment. I may have to build it again. I had an incredibly bad crash a few months ago and completely destroyed the frame including bending two standoffs.

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