Proto5

By szlats on Mar 13, 2021

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FPVCycle Prototype 5" frame (batch 2). Built pretty much to Kabab's specs - nothing too fancy. AUW w/ battery and GoPro 8 is 744g.

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Part List

Frame

FPVCycle INCISOR (Prototype 5) Frame Kit (3 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$48.44

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F7 HDV - 30x30mm (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$38.00

ESCs

HolyBro Tekko32 F3 32Bit 45A 30x30 4in1 ESC (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$55.99

Motors

4 x FPVCycle 25mm Imperial Motor (17 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$99.96

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane 51433-3 Tri-prop (2CW-2CCW) (17 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.29

FPV Transmitter

DJI Caddx Vista + Nebula Pro - HD FPV vTX + HD Camera (Choose Antenna) (108 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$149.99

Antenna

TBS CROSSFIRE IMMORTAL T V2 ANTENNA (117 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$5.95

Antenna

DJI Caddx Vista Longer Antenna (87mm) (3 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$10.00

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1300 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95

Batteries

GNB 6S 22.2V 1250MAH 130C (not 120C) LIPO BATTERY (a truly stellar pack)
Fpvcycle.com
$29.99

Radio

FrSky X-Lite Pro RC Transmitter (ACCESS & D16) (22 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$194.99

Goggles

DJI FPV Goggles V2 (162 builds)
Store.dji.com
$569.00

3D Printed

Fouride Rear Antenna Mount (2 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$3.99

3D Printed

FPVCycle CineGlide, CineSplore & Fouride GoPro Hero 8 Mount (2 builds)
Brain3d.co
$15.00

Misc Parts

QMseller Super Loud 5V Active Alarm Buzzer Beeper Tracker 9X5.5mm for FPV Racing Drone RC Quadcopter PDB Flight Control (12 PCS)
Amazon.com
$8.99

Misc Parts

Kwad Skidz (9 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$3.75

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (143 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95
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Discussion

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Silverwing   16 days ago  

What's durability like on the frame?

szlats   16 days ago 

It's meant to be a balance between weight and performance. IMO the bottom plate is a bit thin for the arms. Arms are beefy and I never broke one, but I did crack the bottom plate where an arm attaches. Other than that it's been good!

DoubleJackOnTap   Mar 14, 2021  

Looks great. How does it fly? Ive been interested in that frame and those motors.

szlats   Mar 14, 2021 
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Honestly, better than anything I've ever flown! I've never had such good throttle control! I like to think I know a thing or two and have spec'd out a few builds before. What I've learned, though, is that getting something that feels right takes a ton of experimentation. Now, I'm happy to let someone else invest that time and money and just reap the rewards. Kabab's put a lot of effort into getting to this build and it shows!

DoubleJackOnTap   Mar 15, 2021 
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Thats great. I know what you mean about experimentation. Ive got a really good feel for the basic parts that I like and use - cameras, vtx, antennas, props ect. Motors and frames are entirely different. Lots of variables there. I know what I like in terms of feel but not always sure how to get it that way. It is especially tough right now with supply issues. I want to try the Moongoat frame and this Proto V2 but neither have been in stock. Ive been settling for what I can get rather than what I want and it is just costing me extra $$ and subpar builds. Thanks for the feedback, i think that will give me the patience to wait it out.

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