Frog 5"

By sloth on Aug 07, 2017

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A little used and dirty but better late than never. I've yet to have an major issue with this quad, I also haven't found a good antenna mounting location. I've seen a few mods to push it out the back instead of having the LED bar, but at the same time 'soft mounting' it with just zip ties I've found to help reduce VTX breaking issues.

Unfortunately it seems BG has stopped selling the race version of this frame. I hope they bring it back, it's a great low profile. My FC soft mounts are a bit tall but it still all manages to fit even with the Rx and VTX on top.




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ratpunter   Feb 20, 2018  

Is the 325g with everything on it?

sloth   Feb 20, 2018 

Yep, Actually down to 319g with a different antenna.

Whiffles   Aug 07, 2017  

Interesting antenna mount you've got there :) I think the Lite version is the way to go over the long run. I broke my "Race" version fairly quickly, so I switched to the Lite for the replaceable arms. The weight difference is fairly insignificant.

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Whiffles   Aug 07, 2017 

I'd probably swap out the antenna for a U.fl dipole and rotate the VTX 180 degrees to free up the top plate for an HD cam, but if you don't need HD that should hold up.

sloth   Aug 07, 2017 

It's withstood a good number of hits so far without issue. But I do want to at least be able to GoPro mount. I pre-ordered that new stubby and also bought a vtx03 so I'll have a few options. Or I can not be lazy and just print a new back plate like everyone else.

Whiffles   Aug 07, 2017 

The linear antennas work surprisingly well. I've been running the VTX03 on a handful of rigs and I get great reception within 200m.

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