Custom True X Floss

By Carbon_Rob on Aug 31, 2017

8  384  4

I wanted an ultralight true x like the Minimalist from Armattan, but I wasn't in love with the arm design, so I got creative. I made a custom bottom plate for some spare floss arms I had laying around and this is what I ended up with. The Kakute is perfect for hard mounting because the IMU is soft mounted on top of the board, and I got it for free (prototype version). Could shed some serious grams if I went with a micro cam and tpu mounts, but I had this camera laying around too. At ~250g it should be pretty nimble with those 2205 2555kv Brother Hobby motors. I'm really liking the form factor of the Spedix escs. Also, this design is perfect for the Runcam Split because the camera is high enough above the props that you don't see them. Thanks for looking!

Photos

Part List

Frame

Replacement Arms For Hyperlite Floss 5 inch 22XX (5 pcs.) (3 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$9.99

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F4 AIO (35 builds)
Getfpv.com
$40.99

ESCs

4 x SPEDIX ES20A ESC – LITE BLHELI_S DSHOT 600 (4 builds)
Strictlyracingdrones.com
$28.00

Motors

Set of 4 Brother Hobby Returner R2 Ghost Edition 2205 2555kv (7 builds)
Rccrazed.com
$51.96

Propellers

DALprop Crystal Purple T5046C Cyclone Tri Blade Propeller Set
Rccrazed.com
$2.51

FPV Camera

Rotor Riot Special Edition RunCam Swift (144 builds)
Store.rotorriot.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro HV Race Edition (SMA) (542 builds)
Store.rotorriot.com
$29.95

Antenna

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 Linear Antenna (76 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$6.95

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS 2.4GHz Mini Receiver (1368 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99
Show stores (7)

Discussion

Sign in to comment

CaptainFalcon   Sep 01, 2017  
1

Ive been contemplating doing this exact frame setup. Did you follow the qav ulx idea with plates above and below the arms or just like the original floss?

Carbon_Rob   Sep 01, 2017 
1

I just have one plate like the original floss.

moteasa   Aug 31, 2017  
1

was the plate hand cut or did you use CNC?

Carbon_Rob   Aug 31, 2017 
1

Hand cut, very carefully.

Guides & Reviews

28 2,463  33
28 days ago

This guide will walk you through the process of building your first FPV quad. The goal with this design was to build a low-cost, lightweight quad, yet powerful enough to safely carry a GoPro in close proximity areas. I chose these parts to minimize the amount of soldering at no cost to the quality. A typical build requires around 30 solders while this only needs 25. It's not a huge difference, but..

Read more
26 6,963  24
Nov 30, 2019

In late 2019 DJI made inroads into the FPV scene with their remarkable low-latency digital system. It gave us a 720p video feed with latency on-par with the status quo, analog video. Traditionally we've used analog video systems for low-latency video, but the video quality is far from ideal. It's a trade-off we've been willing to accept for the control. Now we've got the best of both worlds and what..

Read more