Rotorious LB97

By Ciotti on Apr 02, 2018

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I've spent a TON of time with 2" rigs trying to balance power to weight to smoothness to float to durability and this discontinued Rotorious LB97 has the best balance of all those things for me.
At 63 grams dry even with tiny little 2" props it still has decent float and these GoolRC motors make just enough power to be exciting but not so much that it vibrates like hell which is a really big problem with 2" rigs after they've been crashed a few times. If you're really hammering it and covering a lot of ground, the 2s 450mAh batteries will only give you around 2 minutes of flight time but that's not what these 2" rigs are built for, use the right tool for the job, don't try to cover a ton of ground, and you'll easily get 2.5 - 3 minutes out of this setup.

It used to be on 1103 10,000kv motors with bi-blade Ladybird props which dropped the AUW down around 55 grams and upped the run time to 3+ minutes, but this setup was nowhere near as durable (at least one prop would break on almost every crash) and I had to hand drill the Ladybird props out which was just too time consuming after a while but the performance was admittedly fantastic...

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yohfpv   Jan 01, 2021  

Try cutting off two blades from each Dal Cyclone prop. It will give you a sturdy biblade prop that never breaks with additional speed and flight time.

Whiffles   Apr 02, 2018  

Wow, that flies great for the size. Too bad the top plate shows up in the video though.

Ciotti   Apr 02, 2018 

If there were an AIO camera with a bit less FOV it would be perfect, alternatively the camera mount has some space in front before the standoffs so if I can get my hands on the 3D print files I may be ble to have someone mod it to move the camera forward a tiny bit.

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