Five33 Switchback

By JimmyProton on Jan 06, 2020

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My take on the 533 Switchback frame. Build came together quite nicely. Came out at 262 grams all up (or 243 grams on the lightweight version) including ummagrip and battery strap but less props (Seems to be the way people are reporting weights lately). Those Xing motors are heavy-ish at 35 grams each, so would be around 240 with light motors such as the x-novas. Not sure how I feel about the durability of a 28gram motor yet, but I'm going to build one up with them and compare performance vs durability. The printed parts weigh in around 8-9 grams. 2020 here we come!

1/13/2020 Update: Did the lightweight build and it came in at 243 grams less props. Flew both of them yesterday and can definitely tell them apart. The lighter one has noticably faster acceleration both linear and when carving turns, however, the heavier one feels a little smoother. I'm not sure how much of that is the difference in weight vs the performance between the two brand motors (Both 2207 1800kv). In any case, we beat the frame up pretty good and didn't find any major deficiencies in it.

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holmFPV   11 days ago  

Looks nice! Could you share the 3d print files? Genius way to mount the vtx for airflow

SoleilFPV   Jan 07, 2020  
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I really wanna see this fly!

smitty   Jan 06, 2020  

+3 grams of sombrero

JimmyProton   Jan 06, 2020 
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Sombrero "Flip Stick Hat" (Thats right, you heard it here first) is worth its weight in gold. Keeps your quad cool and stylish.

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