4.5" Alien (M.I.A)

By spilly on Sep 05, 2017

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Update: Quad lost to the mountains due to an unexplainable failsafe, possible crossfire antenna damaged.

Suffered a crash that lead to a full overhaul of my now retired 5" alien. First time building this frame I didn't know exactly what I wanted out of it. Decided that I will fly this quad exclusively for freestyle flying. Switching from betaflight to kiss setup and will be utilizing the new mr.steele/kiss pdb with osd for a clean and easy build. Using a 4" body because the 5" has so much wasted space inside the frame.

So far I'm very pleased with the flight characteristics of the 4.5 frame. Vary snappy and responsive yet predictable and easy to fly smooth. the 4" body is slightly lower and narrower than the 5" but leaves plenty of room to spare, and the fpv camera mount on the 4" body is superior to the 5" K-mount IMO.

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Part List

Frame

ImpulseRC Alien 4.5 Frame (8 builds)
Crowncityfpv.com
$119.99

Flight Controller

KISS FC - 32bit Flight Controller V1.03 (180 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

ESCs

KISS 24A ESC Race Edition - 32bit Brushless Motor Ctrl (121 builds)
Getfpv.com
$26.99

Motors

4 x TBS Mr Steele 2345kv SILK (45 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$87.80

Propellers

HQ 5x4.3x3 V1S (2CW+2CCW) PC **Choose Color** (344 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$3.69

FPV Camera

Rotor Riot Special Edition RunCam Swift (146 builds)
Store.rotorriot.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (147 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$39.95

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA) (533 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Micro Receiver w/ S-Bus & CPPM (749 builds)
Getfpv.com
$20.99

Power Distribution

Mr Steele Alien PDB + Microphone + KISS OSD (5 builds)
Store.rotorriot.com
$45.00
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