The Red Comet

By Rahlst on May 12, 2023

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Extremely happy how this build turned out. It's sitting at about 300g AUW, so not a sub 250g build. I could probably get it under 250g with smaller batteries and smaller motors, but I won't give up the 2204 motors. They give this build so much control, especially at mid-low throttle range. I will say the BetaFPV 2204 motors aren't super durable. I'm an aggressive flyer, I constantly push my boundaries and I have had to replace 2 motors already. Early on I used nylon standoffs, and ripped the pod clean off the frame in a crash. I now use M3 standoffs with long bolts going down all the way through the standoffs and frame, with nuts on the bottom. It sets the TPU pod a bit too high for my liking, but I'll probaly pick up some other standoff lengths and test. My choice for the ELRS antenna placement may be controversial. ELRS 2.4g antenna's are much smaller then Crossfire Immortal T antenna's, and with the bracing on the RacerX ET5 frame I just didn't like the typical mounting to the arm setup. This gets the antenna away from all the carbon, and as far away from the Vista antenna as I reasible could. Fingers crossed, it's held up to all the crashes I've had so far....



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