5" Flowride Disc Unloading Special

By cjdavies on Mar 09, 2018

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Really liked the look of this frame throughout development, seemed like a good no-nonsense, top-mount-battery freestyle frame.

Unfortunately I didn't compare the dimensions of the Asgard32 against the original Asgard - the frame was designed to accommodate the original but the new version is even bigger so I had to put it sideways which made the whole thing a lot less clean than it should've been, required extending the motor wires, makes the USB socket inaccessible, etc. :(

I think I'll go for a 20x20 stack in my second Flowride frame, whenever I decide to build that one up.

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Part List

Frame

HyperLite FlowRide Freestyle 5 inch Frame (17 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$44.99

Flight Controller

Asgard32 F4 / F7 (4 builds)
Store.myairbot.com
$99.99

Motors

4 x T-Motor F40 III 2306 2400Kv MotorDefault Title (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$79.96

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Micro V2 FPV Camera Built-in OSD Plastic Case - IR Block - NTSC (76 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$19.90

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5.8GHz Video Tx - (International Version) (140 builds)
Getfpv.com
$29.99

Antenna

Menace RC - Raptor Antenna - RHCP (34 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$9.99

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR Ultra SBUS/CPPM D16 16CH Mini Redundancy Receiver 1.5g for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (913 builds)
Banggood.com
$24.29

Radio

FrSky Taranis X-Lite Pro ACCESS 2.4GHz Radio Controller (Deep Sea Blue) (21 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Goggles

Eachine EV800DM Varifocal 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles with HD DVR 3 Inch 900*600 Video Headset Build in 2000mAh Battery (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$79.90

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (19 builds)
Amazon.com
$348.99

Misc Parts

Matek Lost Model Beeper Flight Controller 5V Loud Buzzer Built-in MCU for RC Drone FPV Racing (33 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.79

Radio Module

Frsky R9M Lite Pro 900MHz Transmitter Module Up to 1W RF Power Compatible FrSky ACCESS Protocol for Taranis X-Lite Pro S and X9 (12 builds)
Banggood.com
$65.99

Soldering Iron

Hakko FX888D-23BY, 599B-02 Soldering Station with 599B Tip Cleaner, Blue/Gold (13 builds)
Amazon.ca
$107.92
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7uvoK   Mar 10, 2018  

What is the black stuff you used on your ESC solder joints?

cjdavies   Mar 10, 2018 

PlastiDip. Like using conformal, but provides more strain relief & is easily removable.

7uvoK   Mar 10, 2018 

You just brush it on? Thanks!

cjdavies   Mar 10, 2018 
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Yup!

Jodie Froster   Mar 09, 2018  

R.I.P. FC

Jodie Froster   Mar 09, 2018 

It looks like you could use it turned the other way

cjdavies   Mar 10, 2018 

Lengthways really wasn't an option, without the board rubbing against the standoffs throughout every flight & having those ESC joints barely a hair's breadth from the metal.

Besides, the ESC pads protruding actually look less vulnerable than having the battery input & cap hanging out the side.

thumbtwiddler   Mar 09, 2018  

Nice build man! I've been considering a flowride build, any reccomendations?

cjdavies   Mar 09, 2018 
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I would recommend NOT using the Asgard32, because even though Kabab did a bunch of super neat looking builds with the original Asgard/Kamikaze the new Asgard32 doesn't fit lengthways.

Only other thing to mention is if you're going to use the SMA mount on the bottom plate remember you'll need a suitable right-angle SMA pigtail.

The 3D printed micro cam mounts are great, I got a bunch more printed to use on other builds.

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