Falcon 130 // Thunder

By Clutzz on Apr 16, 2016

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The 3" Falcon, Thunder Edition.
Built to be a speed demon and mighty contender in the new Formula Bee Race League!

FULL BUILD VIDEO

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Part List

Frame

Falcon 130 (13 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$29.99

Flight Controller

X-Racer F303 Flight Controller (6 builds)
Fpvmodel.com
$28.19

ESCs

4 x 20A LittleBee ESC (24 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$44.00

Motors

4 x RCX H1407 (V2) 3800KV Micro Outrunner Brushless Motor (It's Time to Upgrade Your 1306 Motor) (2 builds)
Myrcmart.com
$47.96

Propellers

DAL Indestructible 3 Inch T3045 Bullnose Tri-Blade - Purple
Getpropsman.com
$1.99

FPV Transmitter

HawkEye MINI RACE BAND 5.8GHZ 200mW 32CH A/V Transmitter
Quadrysteria.com
$35.49

Receiver

FrSky X4R-SB 3/16-channel S.BUS Receiver with Telemetry (176 builds)
Quadrysteria.com
$17.99

HD Camera

RunCam 2 (7 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$99.00
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Discussion

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Whiffles   Jun 25, 2016  

Heyo Clutzz, what batteries are you running on this? I'm strongly considering skipping 5" and going right down to 3". What do you think about building one of these as a step up from the Tiny Whoop?

Clutzz   Jul 10, 2016 

I wouldn't fly it inside like the tiny whoop, but I freaking love the 3". Powerful and a blast to fly.
Running Propsman 850mah 45c batts.

Whiffles   Jul 10, 2016 

Yeah, seems like 3" is the way to go right now. What's your favorite 3" frame if not this one?

Clutzz   Jul 12, 2016 

Ha so far, this is my fav out of 3 (stingerbee and mrm micro scythe), and most durable.

I'm putting together a secret project from a buddy Huntro, will have that here soon :)

aliimam   Apr 19, 2016  

Do you skip a PDB? How do you handle voltage drop for camera/vtx/rx?

Clutzz   Apr 19, 2016 

PDB is there! running a 5v Pololu for FC.
VTX is getting battery power and feeding 5v regulated to the camera.

aliimam   Apr 20, 2016 

Any chance at a close up shot of the stack? also, whats the AUW on this build?

Clutzz   May 04, 2016 

Posted a build vid here! AUW is 242g after chopping antenna.

flyhigh916   May 04, 2016  

Looks like a real speed demon! Very cool dip too

Clutzz   May 04, 2016 

Thanks FlyHigh!
Dipped by SFPV :)

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