Ballistic B344 Prototype

By zaamii on Dec 19, 2017

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I'm going to be honest and admit that the only purpose of this machine is to see how much flight time is possible from a quad that is capable of reaching at least 135km/h...maybe some other things too :) This frame is unique due to it's ability to carry the longer high capacity batteries on top and still remain very light (152 grams with steel hardware. 142 with aluminum?) Making this possibly the lightest fpv oriented frame that can fit 8in props.
The first build was supposed to be finished a few months ago, but life got in the way and I've been really slow to actually get this thing into the air.
I wanted to use the j2514 motors from Garilla, but those are really pricey. This means I'm forced to use some ancient sunnysky motors from when I first got into the hobby in 2014.
Now I'm just waiting on some 6s batteries and replacement esc's for the first real flight. ( 4 in1 fried during the "test hop")
The design is available on Armattan productions for anyone brave enough to try it.

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Rhart   Dec 27, 2017  

I love it.

  Dec 25, 2017  

that's a good looking frame..

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