Rotorious FPV OG Rip 120

By MaximusFPV on May 21, 2017

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First, I am VERY excited to get to mark this as COMPLETE after nearly a month of screw ups and mishaps. With that said, let me note some things about this build:
1) No you cannot purchase purple. I am very lucky to be so close with the owner of Rotorious that I can wear "the purp" (my favorite color, coincidentally).
2) These are not the ESCs I used. They were sent by a friend, slightly used and I cannot find a link. However, ideally I would use a 4-in-1 as originally planned or Emax Bullet ESCs.
3) My Lemon seems to have been DOA. Goes into bind mode but will not bind. If this happens, swap it out with another one to confirm.
4) The Piko clone is not the greatest FC ever. The sat port fell off, so make sure to check yours, and in the process of fixing that a pad for the ESC signal fell off. This led me to discover while remapping ESC 1 to ESC 6 that ESCs 5 and 6 swapped on this board despite their labeling, so please take note of this.
5) Don't plug in a Piko BLX reverse polarity.
6) The Imperial March is the best startup tone hands down.
That's about it. I need to tune this sucker and hopefully fly very soon (weather/school permitting), and there will be some RIP-ping DVR very soon on my YouTube and AirVuz, seen below. Also, when I hit 500 IG followers I have a giveaway planned so check that out too!

Part List


RIP 120 (3 builds)

Flight Controller

PIKO BLX CleanFlight & BetaFlight Micro F3 Flight Controller Built-in PDB Buzzer Port 20X20mm For RC Drone FPV (38 builds)


4X Racerstar A10A 10A ESC 2-4S Blheli_S 16.5 Dshot Ready 8BB2 MCU 1.2g For 80-130mm Micro FPV Racer (3 builds)


4 x RotorX RX 1105B 6500kV Beast Mode (7 builds)


2 Pairs Gemfan 3025 PC Propeller CW/CCW For 1104 Motor 120 150 160 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (34 builds)

FPV Camera

600TVL 1/4 1.8mm CMOS FPV 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Camera PAL/NTSC 3.7-5V for RC Drone FPV Racing (94 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter (429 builds)


LemonRx DSMX Compatible Satellite Receiver (16 builds)


3 x AirBlade Premium 460mAh 2S 7.4V 45C XT30 by Bonka (3 builds)


Walkera DEVO 10 10-Channel 2.4Ghz Digital Radio System


Skyzone SKY02S V+ 3D 5.8G 48CH FPV Goggles With Head Tracking HD Port DVR Playback for RC Drone (20 builds)

Soldering Iron

BACOENG 2in1 SMD Soldering Station 862D+ (Improved Version of 852 and 862)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface Mini Soldering Iron (76 builds)


iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit (4 builds)
Show stores (7)


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