Rotorious LB97 - Mini Green Machine

By Rhygin on Aug 06, 2017

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Shooting for a clean, durable, and fun build for a tight space/yard flyer where my 3" is just too much. Very low profile and protected camera and non stressed board is what I wanted to try. The build is tight but there is plenty of room once you get organized. At this size, I will probably only use 4in1 ESCs moving forward. I still have some Betaflight things to iron out but this is amazingly quiet. No scale (cannot find it).

Some notes:
Do not use the props listed (green ones). While they really do look cool, they do not stay on at all and there are too many good options out there to deal with the whole dental floss thing. Pink stay on and they are a Hot Prop unit (I am pretty sure)

This board only has 5V so if you are a Spektrum guy, you need to use a receiver that will deal with not having 3.3
I shortened the spacers between the boards and mounted to the bottom plate with O ring spacers. I have a TPU mount comin
Camera and VTX set up is kind neat, though it takes a LOT more space than an AIO camera.

Wish I have a bright green or pink or even black tube for the antenna

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Roto_RunnerFPV   Aug 08, 2017  

nice build! im thinking of building this as a gift, hows it fly?

Rhygin   Aug 08, 2017 

I am not that good of a judge yet as I am still pretty new. Having said that... is feels like it "glides" or "flys" more than a vertical stack design (like my Armattan 130 build here). I think it is a great, simple, protected, and well done design. I do need to figure something small with the VTX antenna to prop it up just a bit I think

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