"Almost Butter Kwad"

By raineyae on May 21, 2017

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My first quad build - I am working through some kinks. I ended up with a 5" with "butter kwad" colors


Part List


ImpulseRC Alien Butter Kwad (Kit) (8 builds)

Flight Controller

KISS FC - 32bit Flight Controller V1.03 (179 builds)


Flyduino KISS 24A ESC (122 builds)


4 x Lumenier RX2206-13 2000Kv Motor (5 builds)


2 x HQ Prop Durable 6x4.5 - BLACK (4 Pack) (4 builds)

FPV Camera

Rotor Riot Special Edition RunCam Swift (144 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV (RP-SMA) (83 builds)


TBS Triumph SMA (RHCP 2pcs) (368 builds)


FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Receiver Board S-Bus CPPM Output Support X9D X9E X9DP X12S X Series (481 builds)


Venom 75C 11.1V 1300mAh 3S Drone Race LiPo:Univ 2.0 Plug (4 builds)


Tattu 1300mAh 75C 4S1P lipo battery pack (103 builds)
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raineyae   May 21, 2017  

Currently I am flying it with Gemfan 5.1 props from the local hobby store. I have some concern over using 2000KV motors in the meantime while I wait for 2350KV motors.

raineyae   May 21, 2017  

So... I finished my build to find out a critical problem! The kit I got came with 5" arms!!! I will be working with Rotor Riot to resolve this. I am debating between scrapping the 6" build and retrofitting 2350KV motors on the frame to have a industry standard 5" kit. It seems like converting the build to have 6" arms would require a LOT of rework. Word of caution, always double check that the arms are the correct length. Lay propellers on the arms on the frame before putting it together!!! I guess I will have to wait for my next build will have to be a 6" :(

raineyae   May 08, 2017  

I will go through my progress as I build this monster. I have been watching build videos for too long now. I am waiting on some soldering gear before I can get into the core of the kwad. Right now I am working through the camera mount. The Runcam Swift RR edition is not happy with the alien camera mount. The bolts provided in the kit are M2 size threads and the screws are M1.6 equivalent size, they might be US units no.0 screws with a pitch of 56 threads per inch. I guessed the length needed as 5/16 and bought a box from mcmaster carr. I will keep you updated on if these work out well.

raineyae   May 21, 2017 

The mcmaster carr no0 x 5/16" wood screws seemed to work out nicely! I also used washers to increase the surface area against the carbon. With the side mount screws, I noticed the camera seemed loose. I used the extra silicone wire insulation from stripping the larger gage wire as a rubber washer to secure the mount against vibration.

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