R3D Shifters Carbon 2.5"

By Samw85 on Dec 30, 2019

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Probably my favourite quad right now
The 1203 motors and 2.5" triblades rip balls, and crossfire gives the confidence needed.
Photos show a hglrc nano VTX but I have a tbs 32 nano on the way which will make it into this quad.
So far I've only flown it 2S (see video), but this will definitely be even wilder on 3S.

Also it looks badass I would say.

69g dry

Video of maiden day:


Part List


R3D Carbon
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Flight Controller

HGLRC Zeus 20x20 Flight Controller AIO - FC/ESC All In One for 2" and 3" (36 builds)


4 x ROBO BR1202.5 - 5800KV (2 builds)


HQ Prop T3x2.5x3 Durable Tri-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Grey (3 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Nano 2 (95 builds)

FPV Transmitter

HGLRC GTX NANO 5.8G 48CH BFOSD 0mW/25mW/50mW Switchable NTSC/PAL FPV Mini Transmitter (20 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano RX - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (653 builds)
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OptimaZe   Dec 30, 2019  

It definitely has a cool, and unique look. This is the first I've seen of these frames. Thanks for sharing!

Samw85   Dec 30, 2019 

göad you like it!
If you search for R3D you will find other builds. kust be careful the frame only takes 20x20 boards, and realistically the HGLRC board is the only?/best option I think for this.

OptimaZe   Dec 30, 2019 

Thanks for the info!

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