By volitant on Aug 31, 2016

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Had some issues with this build mainly due to the flight controllers (one doge dtfc and one pikoblx) now with the replacement pikoblx I have finally got it flying and its amazing fun with a power to weight of roughly 8-1

Didn't go for all out expensive parts on this build, need to swap to blheli_s at some point and a tbs unify pro vtx would be preferred but at a higher cost.
Cant recommend the Gemfan 3035x4 enough with these motors, amazing acceleration and corning abilities.

At first I was using the bottom 3D printed cowling but ditched it to save 5g, also replaced the supplied steel hardware with titanium bolts and aluminium nuts.

109mm motor to motor
running bf3.0 and ms14.6
AUW with 1000mah 4s is 239g

Maybe i should throw rcx 1707 3200kv motors and run 5s on here for a laugh..



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Whiffles   Aug 31, 2016  

Very cool! How does it handle with such large batteries, and how are your flight times?

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Whiffles   Aug 31, 2016 

Good to know. I'm working on a similar build and I've been toying with the idea of using 1000mah batteries, but I'm fairly set on 850mah at this point. At 124g those 1000mah Nano techs are very heavy for a 3" build. I was told 70g is ideal and 100g is the max.

volitant   Aug 31, 2016 

I think it really depends on how and where you're flying the extra weight in open areas doesn't matter that much, its still got more than enough power to lug around a 1300mah 4s but obviously a smaller battery will always be more responsive, these motors do have quite a demand for power though..

Whiffles   Aug 31, 2016 

Good to know! I just may try a larger battery or two for the added flight time. Might just be best to have a variety: 4S 450, 3S 850 and 3S 1000.

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