3" XBL

By nomand on Apr 09, 2018

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I love this build and form factor more than any 5". I love being able to take it everywhere and the little space it takes up, I can rip after work without bringing a backpack full of gear and batteries. I run 650 4S CNHL's and get up to 3 minutes of agressive flight.
PUDA is a rough budget frame, but after some sanding feels very solid. Bottom plate is 4mm and doesn't really flex. I replaced steel hardware with nylon (except for the screws that bind the verticals to the baseplate). I originally ran an iFlight Transframe X3 but that was a bulky 59g frame which is ridiculous. This one is half the weight and while not as premium quality, is just as sturdy.
The stock whip antenna has great perfomance and I never felt needing to run an omni.

I tried this with different props: DALPROP 3056C, NAZGUL 3061, GEMFAN 3052, DYS5045 and by far the DALs are my favorite. Nazguls are very heavy on the amps and gemfans aren't as punchy.

Dry weight 135.5g.

I'll have more on it on my youtube channel http://youtube.com/c/nomand
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ICEMAN   1 day ago  

You just made me buy one of these frames lol. This thing looks like the batmobile had sex with an AR 15

Fuzzball44   9 days ago  

Hi! So before I start I just want to clarify that I am very new to the racing side of quads (I own a more cinimatic one). I have been wanting to get into this for a while and I feel like this is a great starting quad. I was just wondering if you had a video of you building this drone of if I should just find a similar video and go oiff that... thanks :D

nomand   9 days ago 

Hey! I don't have a build video sorry, but most racing drones have the same anatomy so knowledge how to build one is directly applicable to any other one. If you want to know more about building, there's a great channel Joshua Bardwell that has indepth knowledge of hardware and software for putting these together :)

danyeal   11 days ago  

Amazing looking build, very clean. Can you recommend any Motors on banggood for this build? Its usually the best shipping to where i live.

nomand   11 days ago 
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Thanks! I think the brotherhobby 1407s are probably the "best" ones, but BR1407 are budget option that'll do fine. Check other 3" builds on youtube running them. I'd say if you're stepping down to 3500kv you can up your prop pitch or go with quad blades to make use of the extra torque :)

danyeal   11 days ago 

Nice, thank you :)

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