Ugly Duckling

By Carbon_Rob on Sep 07, 2017

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It's not pretty, or light, but it's fast. Not just full throttle punch-out fast, but fast around the track. Yes the motors are way too heavy for the skinny floss arms, but I've got spares. Yes the motors pull 160 amps at full throttle, but if you can manage the throttle, the efficiency isn't bad. On the bench they make 700g of thrust while only pulling 13.3 amps with cyclone 5046, which is pretty amazing actually.

Betaflight 3.2's dynamic filter is amazing. If you haven't tried it, you should. I am able to remove all the notch filters on most of my quads when I update to 3.2 rc4. The feel in air is great, and paired with the top mount battery, this is quickly becoming my favorite race quad.

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Part List

Frame

HyperLite Floss "2" (Choose Arm Length ) (4 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$47.99

Flight Controller

BetaflightF3 Flight Controller (144 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$42.99

ESCs

DYS F30A 4in1 ESC (34 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$44.90

Motors

4 x DYS Thor 2500KV Brushless motor (CW)
Getfpv.com
$99.96

Propellers

DAL 5x4.6 - 3 Blade, Orange Cyclone Propeller - T5046C (Set of 4)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Mini HS1200 FPV Camera - Blue
Getfpv.com
$39.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV - RACE (SMA) (236 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$29.95

Antenna

TBS TRIUMPH (2PCS) RP-SMA Version (56 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$39.95

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (332 builds)
Getfpv.com
$12.99

Misc Parts

10CM SMA Pigtail W/UFL Connector (10 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$4.99
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@variantworkshop   16 days ago  
1

I'm into the colors.

Carbon_Rob   15 days ago 

Thanks!

UnderDawg   16 days ago  
1

Ugly duckling? I'd date her..

Carbon_Rob   16 days ago 

She's growing on me.

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