melonshark

By arcetera on Dec 09, 2017

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aka "the myrcmart special"

jumping straight into the 2" world of madness.

i tried to make it look like a watermelon (green motors, purple props, yellow antennae).

it didn't really work.

this build is 100% without a doubt my favorite flyer. 2" is great because it an accelerate to crazy speeds, corners on a dime, and hits gates like a whoop when you slow it down.

the build was a bit tighter than i'd like -- while i 100% recommend the frame, i would be more careful with your choice of electronics than i. it's much easier to build with a 2-board stack. if you have room, you could even smash it to 17mm, which would be super sexy. i could have built this cleaner, and it still has room for improvement -- i just don't feel like opening it up.

i would not recommend the motors, they're just what i had after my torrent 110 died. you can probably get similar performing ones for far less, especially considering they cost more than the motors i use on my 5".

i planned to test the frsky xm reciever, but it came dead out of the box. the xm+ portrudes weirdly from the side, as it's a bit too thick to shove between two 20x20 boards. i can't use longer standoffs since this build is tight as is.

my phone camera makes it look like a flip phone, sorry.

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