FlowRide

By Ciotti on Feb 09, 2018

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After a few nights of dropping some serious micro brushless knowledge on Kabab through Facebook messages, I mentioned to him that I actually only have cheapo micro rigs since I've been broke as a joke ever since I got into this hobby. As a thank you to me for helping him out he surprised the hell out of me by sending me this frame, a ton of replacement parts, and an assload of props that he basically used as packaging foam (best idea ever!)
I was so blown away that I decided the build would be sort of a Kabab Signature tribute to his generosity to myself and the entire community so I asked him what his favorite motors, props, and camera were at the time and ordered them up. He's got a flight controller coming out that I will swap in when it comes out but for now this excellent Hobbywing X-Rotor stack will do just fine :)

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Lincoln   Mar 05, 2018  
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Damn that thing looks fast. I'm working on a similar build, using the same frame and motors. What kind of flight time are you getting out of the 1300 CNHL?

Ciotti   Mar 06, 2018 
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Anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes depending on how much ground I'm covering, these motors make a TON of power so at the top of the throttle they've thirsty bastards :)

Drones_Brigade   Feb 21, 2018  
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what is the AUW with a gopro?

Ciotti   Feb 22, 2018 
1

590 with a CNHL 1300

JC250   Feb 15, 2018  
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Do u think its possible to have the vtx mounted to the top plate with the antenna coming out the back, like a traditional build? I'm trying to use some of the cheaper vtxs

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JC250   Feb 17, 2018 

Yeah but I’m using a new ts5823 style vtx without a pigtail : (

JC250   Feb 17, 2018 

Yeah but I’m using a new ts5823 style vtx without a pigtail : (

Ciotti   Feb 17, 2018 

Ahh ok, well yeah there are plenty of spots on the top plate to fish a zip tie through to put a VTX up there

CesiumSalami   Feb 15, 2018  
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How's the Flowride holding up in crashes?

Ciotti   Feb 15, 2018 
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Really good thus far, these motors on the other hand are not, I've bent two shafts thus far on crashes that I didn't think we're that bad

CesiumSalami   Feb 15, 2018 

DAYUM. I don't spend a lot time over concrete - but i've never killed a motor in a crash (fingers crossed). I ripped bells off a few but nothing permanent that wasn't due to overheating or instasmoking on the bench.

I think i'm about to pull the trigger on some RCX NK2207 or NK2306's ... really like my RCX stuff. $14.99/ea.

Ciotti   Feb 16, 2018 
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I was about to buy those RCX 2207's 2 nights ago but realized they won't ship for a while because of Chinese New Year and now I'm looking for other options

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