Grasshopper 160

By lazd on Dec 01, 2015

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Before I built this Grasshopper 160, I built a Diatone Blade 150 and a Diatone ET 150 that both suffered the same fate -- broken arms within the first couple crashes. I really liked the way those quads handled, but needed something a bit more durable. The Grasshopper has a 3mm bottom plate, so I moved the parts from the broken ET 150 to the Grasshopper 160, and ended up with a really nice fun fyler. It gets almost 7 minutes of flight time on a 4S 850mAh and is tons of fun to fly through the trees and tight spaces.

Part List

Frame

Diatone Grasshopper 160 G160 Carbon Fiber Racing Frame Kit RC Drone w/ BEC Power Distribution Board (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$20.21

Flight Controller

Acro Naze 32 (Rev6)
Multirotorsuperstore.com
$24.99

ESCs

4 x BL20A Mini ESC (SN20A) BLHELI-(ONESHOT) (8 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$34.00

Motors

2 x DYS 1306-3100KV BX Series Set of Two CW/CCW Motors (4 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$43.52

Propellers

Gemfan 4 Pairs 3545 CW/CCW Bullnose Props (2 builds)
Surveilzone.com
$3.60

Antenna

FPV 5.8GHz Micro CL TX Antenna Lightweight (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.45

Receiver

FrSky D4R-II Telemetry Receiver (7 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$25.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (197 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

HD Camera

GoPro - HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera - black
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Discussion

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Lintz   Dec 06, 2015  

What battery is that it looks huge in comparison.

lazd   Dec 06, 2015 

It's a Nano-tech 4S 850mAh. I've got 3S 350mAh and 3S 850mAh as well, and it flies great with those as well!

jeffbobingson   Aug 11, 2017 

How long does it last with the 350mah?

lazd   Aug 11, 2017 

I remember getting really long flights with this rig on the larger packs if I wasn't flying fast! 350mAh was probably good for 2-3 minutes, but I can't be sure.

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