Loud 'Gette

By Walker on Aug 28, 2017

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The goal was a high speed zooming, big slow looping build. Has been tremendously smooth flying since flashing to 3.2.

Because I know I'm going to break the pretty TPU pod, I had been using this thing sparingly for the last few months despite it flying better than the Chameleon and my other 4-5" bottom mount builds... I've crashed and trashed so many quads recently I've been flying it more, but the fact that everything I really want to do with this build, my 5s 6" ships with crossfire can do better, means it's still only getting a few packs a week.

Have crashed moderately hard on grass with no ill effect, and one good tumble on asphalt - the tips of the arms protecting the motors nicely. I will probably end up breaking an arm and cannibalizing all the electronics sooner or later but for now the bottom plate seems rock solid. Overall carbon quality seems pretty good, but clearly not the absolute best.

Have been playing with RK 5046 in search of the same linear pull with a little better efficiency. Also think this motor would pair well with the new GF 5042, but have yet to try them out.

Speaking of the motors, one of the original 4 caused severe desync issues straight out of the box, flipping the quad on takeoff as though props were on backwards. Wasn't a hard problem to troubleshoot, but definitely disappointing.

Other than the relative fragility of the TPU nose, my only real gripe is with the vtx antenna mount's allowing the SMA connector (and antenna) to move around annoyingly.

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Part List

Frame

ShenDrones Corgette (3 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$39.99

Flight Controller

BetaflightF3 Flight Controller (134 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$42.99

ESCs

4 x DYS XSD-30A Version 2 D-Shot ready (38 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$63.96

Motors

4 x Brotherhobby Returner R4 2206 2300kv Brushless Motor (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$89.96

Propellers

Gemfan 5152 3-Blade Propeller (2cw - 2ccw) - Blue (11 builds)
Helidirect.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Runcam Swift 2 Orange (9 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV - RACE (SMA) (556 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$24.95

Antenna

EMAX PAGODA II ANTENNA BY MAARTEN BAERT (44 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$14.99

Receiver

XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (1530 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$12.99

Batteries

Panda Power 1300 4s 95c TOP (28 builds)
Bonkausa.com
$31.99

Misc Parts

Lifetime Warrantied Landing Skids (4 pieces) (3 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$3.00
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Discussion

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TexasForever   Aug 29, 2017  

That tpu nose is far from fragile. I've thrashed mine and it's holding up nicely. Get a replacement tpu nose cone and arm guards from phoenix3d and you won't ever have to worry about thrashing this frame.

Walker   Aug 29, 2017 

The pink is a custom Phoenix3d number and I still have the original red/white as a backup. Definitely primo prints - glad to hear they're tougher than they look!

TexasForever   Aug 29, 2017 

Nice! Yea break them in!

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