Catalyst Machineworks Merica 5"

By Flydynamics on Sep 19, 2017

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Catalyst Machineworks Merica 5".
227g without pack

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DRAYSON76   Oct 18, 2017  

As much building your own is big part of the hobby I had just finished four builds in two months, my birthday coming so I had CMA build a 5” Merica for me. And glad I did, hands the cleanest most innovative build I’ve. It’s a work of art. To a point I can bought about a second one, to keep one as desktop artwork as looking at just has you smiling. But that was just brief thinking but truly if a mass production of this build was done hands down drone of the year.

DRAYSON76   Oct 18, 2017  

As much building your own is big part of the hobby I had just finished four builds in two months, my birthday coming so I had CMA build a 5” Merica for me. And glad I did, hands the cleanest most innovative build I’ve. It’s a work of art. To a point I can bought about a second one, to keep one as desktop artwork as looking at just has you smiling. But that was just brief thinking but truly if a mass production of this build was done hands down drone of the year.

Jakezilla   Oct 04, 2017  

Specs say you used the Catalyst Machineworks Freedom motors, but the pictures show Hyperlite. Did you use the CM motors? If so, how do you like them?

Flydynamics   Oct 04, 2017 

Pics were taken with old beaten BH 2205-2300Kv. Catalyst Machineworks Freedom motors are manufactured by brother hobby and are 2205-2400Kv. The only difference between my old BH and the freedom motors are colour and weight. Saving 1g per motor with Freedom ones due to naked bottom. Increased Kv might help a bit for top speed but 100kv more didn't change anything in the handling of the machine.

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