Dressed up Alien 5, red, white and black.

By SPST_V on Jun 14, 2017

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My showtime quad. Mostly LOS for friends or as a spare quad for flight trip.
(I usually fly 6 inch Chameleon)

I just wanted to try famous Alien 5 frame, but it ended up like this. Thanks to Stikitskins.com for inspiring me.

Needlessly thick and long wires, heavy LED board.. dont ask the weight. Flies great though. (8K/8K/PT1/notch 1-2 removed)
If you add some weight to look better and you like it, emotional thrust adds up and compensates imo

COB LED is mounted right under Gopro mount, illuminates everything inside.

One thing I wanted to add was to move VTX into FC stack and put a LEGO figure with LED in rear space lol
Should have done this with 6 inch frame.

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Part List

Frame

Alien 5" FPV Frame
Impulserc.com
$129.00

Flight Controller

DYS F4 PRO Flight Controller (140 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$37.99

ESCs

4 x iPeaka EFM 30A ESC 3-6S DSHOT Compatible
Iflight-rc.com
$51.96

Motors

4 x EMax RS2306 2400KV Racespec Brushless Motor (11 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$79.96

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1177 XAT600M 5~22V NTSC 2.5mm lens
Droneeclipse.com
$37.99

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5.8GHz Video Tx - (International Version) (141 builds)
Getfpv.com
$29.99

Antenna

FuriousFPV Micro U.FL Antenna (Black -RHCP) (4 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$13.25

Receiver

FrSky X4R-SB - 3/16 Channel Receiver with SBUS and CPPM without pins (128 builds)
Getfpv.com
$22.49

Batteries

AHTECH Infinity 1500mah 14.8V 90C 4S1P Race Spec Lipo Battery for RC Drone (24 builds)
Banggood.com
$28.18

Misc Parts

2 x ImpulseRC Alien (3 builds)
Stikitskins.com
$19.98

Misc Parts

Alien RGB LED Ring (2 builds)
Impulserc.com
$8.00

Misc Parts

Lifetime Warrantied Landing Skids (4 pieces) (3 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$3.00

Misc Parts

Ultra Flux COB LED(11~18V) : 수성RC
Storefarm.naver.com
$2.00
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Discussion

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i_LiKe_dRoNe   Jun 23, 2017  

What do you think of this as my first build? I have a lot of experience with the drl sim and I have a taranis x9d.

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SPST_V   Jun 24, 2017 

No problem!

I would go with 2600kv. Maybe I am too much convinced by Joshua and Kabab...
And Emax have combo pack for cheaper price.
Check out https://www.emaxmodel.com/emax-rs2205s-racespec-motor-cooling-series-with-bullet-30a-combo.html
Those ESCs should be better than Racerstar...

Unify, one of the best..

You can replace alien pdb with carbon plate to save some weight if you go with DYS F4.

And I really like Furious ufl antennas. Light weight, easy to mount.
Just keep in mind this is not the best rf performance antenna... and mount it properly. It can ruin your VTX connector and lost or squashed at hard crash if poorly mounted.

Armattan landing skids, you should be careful choosing motor bolts.
I dont recommend this if you are beginner builder.

And.. if you had enough sim experience, maybe you can skip cheap build and just build two of your best quad:D

i_LiKe_dRoNe   Jun 24, 2017 

What would you say those best quad build would be?

SPST_V   Jun 24, 2017 

Best build will be what you had most flight time with.
In this case what you want to fly every time:D

I would say something capable of your favorite flight style, maintainable and looks good.
(this one is typical mid-heavy freestyle quad aka steele style)

Because I think flying only one type of quad helps a beginner improve a lot.
Most of us need dirt cheap training quad to smash and destroy but since you had a lot of sim experience, maybe you can just start with your favorite quad!

boTy   Jun 24, 2017  

That looks really nice! I'd recommend at least heatshrinking the ESCs though. They won't survive a crash like this. The zipties could snag a component and rip it straight off of the ESC.

SPST_V   Jun 24, 2017 
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True. that is just because I ran out of clean heatshrinks at the moment... now covered:D

boTy   Jun 24, 2017 

Awesome, have fun flying!

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