FPV Syndicate Shredder 5" - X

By LooseTransistor on Jun 23, 2017

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The Frame

Where do I even begin with this beast? So I got this frame from Aleksandre, the guy behind the FPV Syndicate Shredder for the purposes of building and reviewing this glorious piece of carbon. I wasn't sure what to expect, but when the package arrived I was pretty blown away. The quality of the carbon alone, and how well finished and bevelled all the pieces were told me right away that this was going to be something special.

Building this drone was a breeze and I love the cutout features that allow you to mount ESC's under the arms, completely protected from any random prop-strikes which should keep you in the race much longer. The canopy design keeps your electronics and your camera extremely well protected and gives the quad a nice clean look.

BlHeli 32 + Betaflight 3.2

This build is pushing the latest software available in the hobby. The combination of the Wraith 34A and the Omnibus F7 have allowed me to run up to Dshot 1200 on Betaflight 3.2. Performance gains in terms of speed were negligible but the quad felt much easier to control and tuning took a lot less time than it usually does. About 3 batteries is all it took to get it locked in and virtually eliminate all wash. Stock tune flew quite well but had too much bounceback and a bit of propwash on turns.

Racerstar BR2306/2400

Incredibly surprised by how well these motors tuned, I expected that for the price they would be horribly unbalanced and not so great to tune but I was proven wrong. Performance was more than adequate and these motors paired very well with the RK 5051's giving the quad an incredible sense of control for racing.

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Tuning Process

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