By Pennywise on May 15, 2023

5  78  5

Botgrinder build, with pretty much all he used at one time in one video before another company sent him more stuff to schill. I'm all for free information, but when it is in the form of a 30 minute commercial you kind of put me off. But...I digress.

Fun-ish build. The Hobbywing stack is nice, but some of the pads are a little small for my eyes - even with my big magnifier. Age.

I'm just starting in this hobby, about 2 months now, but I know I like it, and my bank account can prove it. As soon as I settle on one or two systems I will be setup for the rest of my time on the sticks. But for now, I'm exploring most of what is out there until I find something I can remain with. Suggestions?

Next build is a Mr. Steele Apex (I guess I messed that up? - it is still waiting on ESCs for a KISS build) - but I'm on the fence about the FC/ESC I'll be using, and I'm not sure I want to stick with analog any more as I've been having penetration issues (not that kind).

Still figuring out all the PID settings for me. I've got some decent rates for the lacking PID values I have, but the longer I am in the game the more I will glean.

One issue is HD-Zero. The image is horrible on this beast. Big blocky chunks of video, with less than 200ft distance before the wall of rainbow creeps in. No matter what my settings are. DJI O3 I don't have any issues with, at all, so far. So, as much as I don't like spending the cash on it, I cannot see me using much of anything else as the garbage that is the alternative is just that.

Gemfan 51433 props in purple are what was in the picture, added to the list.

Watch out now! Hotchand Bhawnani Gurmukh has your address!


Part List


Botgrinder Demibot Freestyle Frame (3 builds)
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Flight Controller

Hobbywing XRotor Micro Combo Stack - F7 FC + 60A 4-in-1 BLHeli_32 ESCDefault Title (2 builds)


4 x TBS Grinder V4 2207 KV1750


HQ Ethix P3 Peanut Butter & Jelly Props (2 builds)


GemFan 5" Hurricane 51433 Props - Pick Your Color - MyFPV

FPV Camera

HDZero Nano 90 | HDZERO (13 builds)

FPV Transmitter

HDZero Freestyle VTX | HDZERO (9 builds)


TBS Tracer Nano Rx - FPV Racing Drone Receiver (40 builds)
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WiTuLo   Aug 02, 2023  

sick build bro, throw an ultra v2 on it 🤘

Pennywise   Aug 04, 2023 

i have a few, probably throw one on a demi sometime soon. or something else. still wrapping my head around kiss.

Pennywise   Jul 03, 2023  

I wish I still had those purple props in the pics. They got destroyed with a motor fire. And they are definitely not PB&J props. I think they were Gemfan or something.

Pennywise   Jul 03, 2023  

HD-Zero continues to suck.

Pennywise   May 15, 2023  

Don't mind the salt, it was to clean out my bongs.

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