Catalyst Machineworks Superlight 5" Norris Edition

By BigNastyFPV on Jul 04, 2017

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I wanted an extremely light and agile racer and the Catalyst Machineworks Superlight 5" Norris Edition frame takes a back seat to none. AUW before lipo should be just over 200g with this setup. Previously I've built quads with big motors and lots of power. Switching gears to chasing grams and putting a quad on a diet should be interesting. I expect this rig will flat out move with ease!

Part List



Flight Controller

MRM Mantis F3 Flight Controller - (40 builds)


Spedix IS30 4-in-1, 2-4S DShot_600 BLHeli_S 30A ESC (88 builds)


4 x Pyro-Drone HyperLite V2 Team Edition 2205-2522 Motor Naked Bottom (3 builds)


DAL 5045 V2 FPV RACING PROPS (5", 2 BLADE) (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Runcam Micro Swift (NO OSD) (192 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV - RACE (SMA) 25mW - 200mW (555 builds)


Linear FPV Antenna with U.FL Connector (2 builds)


Flysky FS-X6B 6CH Receiver for FS-i10 FS-i8 FS-i6 FS-i6s FS-i6x FS-i4 FS-i4x Transmitter (180 builds)


G+PLUS 1300mAh 14.8V 4S 100C Li-Po Battery (8 builds)


DX9 Black 9-Channel DSMX Transmitter Only, Mode 2 (SPMR9910) (2 builds)



Misc Parts

Runcam/Foxeer Micro Swift Mount (SuperLight 5/6)

Misc Parts

Runcam/Foxeer Micro Camera Cage Side Plate (SL5 - Norris Edition)
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KingsmanFPV   May 23, 2018  

Hi, how do you like the 2205 2522kv motors? I'm deciding between those or the 2204 2722kv.

BigNastyFPV   May 23, 2018 

Definitely go for the 2205 if you are gonna run 5".

KingsmanFPV   May 23, 2018 

Would you say 2205 2522kv or the 2206 2722kv/2522kv?

BigNastyFPV   May 26, 2018 

2206 2522 if you are going to

FitzFPV   Jul 05, 2017  

When the Norris hits gates, the gates crash.

TheLeprechaunPirate   Jul 04, 2017  

My Hyperlite Floss build has 2206 motors and it's extremely fast and efficient! I have a buddy that built a norris with lumenier 2204 skitzo motors and at a little above 200g, that isn't nearly as powerful but extremely efficient. I'm really thinking your motors would be such a great compromise between the 2204-2206's that it might be the perfect super lightweight build.
To be honest, I almost don't ever want to build a regular mini 5" quad ever again...

BigNastyFPV   Jul 04, 2017 

I'm hoping it's the right balance of power and weight to really be dangerous. Everything else I have has 2306 or at least 2206 honkers on them and it's just a drag race. I still love the power setups but had to try this route. The Floss is a great frame for this type of build as well! This should be a little different LOL.

BigNastyFPV   Jul 04, 2017 

OK so after flying this today I'm in love. The ultra light weight setup feels amazing. It's like it has 5S power but it's on rails. It's literally point and shoot. Geez this thing is awesome!

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