Rekon 5 economy build

By ToddF on Mar 30, 2021

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I wanted this quad to be lightweight, and also not expensive. It's not necessarily built for long range, but for flying for fun. No buzzer, GPS, Crossfire, or GoPro mount. Weight with no battery: 191gm. Flight time with 1500mAh 4S lipo (auw 374gm): 19m30s.

Note that the arms that come with the frame are cut wrong and have excess slop. There is a big gap between the arms I needed to shim to get the arms tight.



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AVGVSTVS   3 days ago  

I have the same frame but not cut by Rekon/HGLRC and didn't have any slop in my arms. Sounds like a cutting error, I would have that warrantied.

upioneer   12 days ago  

like the lakers color scheme

Madcatmike3d   14 days ago  

Thats odd. My arms on my Rekon 5" feel really flexible too. They stiffen up by 100% with the arm braces though.

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