Whitenoise Riplite

By kiddrone on Nov 12, 2017

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This is my first "ultralight" build. At ~260g dry it's certainly not the lightest, but definitely feels considerably lighter than my past quads, which were all at least 350g dry.
As far as the frame goes, I like it a lot. Throughout all my bashing, it has held up surprisingly well, even by my standards. The 5mm arms certainly do their job well. Camera protection is pretty good, and I like the antenna mounting solution. However, there isn't much space at all inside ) the riplite (20mm standoffs), so you're basically stuck with an AIO ESC/FC combo.

I kinda wish I had chosen a more powerful motor, or amaybe a lighter one. I would have gotten the higher kv variant of the hyperlite 2206, but I was worried that higher kv would draw too much current for the asgard.
So far I like it a lot, though I thought it was gonna be a little faster. Don't get me wrong, it's fast, but it's not as fast as my MultiGP spec quad, which used rs2306. Perhaps in the future I will either upgrade this one to higher kv motors or to the ZMX finX 2205. I'm planning on going to Sebring in a few months, and hopefully I will have another riplite or similar ultralight.

Unfortunately, yesterday (about 3 weeks after I completed the build) my asgard died. I'm not 100% sure that its actually broken, but one of the motors fails to spin. It just twitches, but won't spin. I resoldered it multiple times, and even tried another motor on that ESC, but everytime it just twitched. If you guys have a good idea about how to troubleshoot it some more, I'd love to hear your suggestions down in the comments!
Since the asgard didn't last long, I am tempted to replace it with the new Sunrise Model 30a siskin AIO 32 bit ESC/FC. I haven't tried BLheli_32 yet, so it would be quite interesting to try out. However, that costs $75, which is a lot more than the $45 it would cost me to replace the asgard...
Leave your thoughts on what I should use to replace the asgard down below!


Part List


Riplite Frame Kit - Ultra Light Racing Frame (2 builds)

Flight Controller

Asgard AIO (4 builds)


4 x HyperLite 2206-2450KV Team Edition (12 builds)


HQ 5x4.8x3 V1S (2CW+2CCW) PC "Old Clearance Batch" (76 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 2 Orange 2.1 Lens (49 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5.8 GHz HV RACE Video Transmitter (555 builds)




FrSky XSR (481 builds)
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slodsm   Nov 14, 2017  

I just finished a build with an asgard that was DOA on two motors as you're describing. I was worried it fried the band new F40's it was attached to as well but I checked them on another quad and they spin up smooth as silk so it's just the board itself. Shame, I was really excited to run that thing but now I'm waiting on parts again.

kiddrone   Nov 14, 2017 

Man, that sucks. Al least your motors are still good...
Are you gonna replace it with another Asgard? I still can't decide whether to try the Asgard again or try the new sunrise one.

slodsm   Nov 14, 2017 

Not on this one. I went back to what has always worked for me and put an f4 lunenier pdv/fc and ordered 4 EMAX 30a esc’s. I’ll see if the hobby shop will just switch the Asgard out for me or if I have to send it in and then it’ll go in my toolbox until I find another one I wanna build.

CaptainFalcon   Nov 13, 2017  

Doesn't the Asgard come with free repair service? I thought the $45 thing was only if they couldn't fix it and it needed to be replaced?

kiddrone   Nov 13, 2017 

Oh, maybe. I haven't really looked into replacing it yet, but that would make more sense

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