Fantastic 4'' - Flame On Edition

By UnderDawg on Jun 18, 2018

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I was recently going throuh some boxes and came across the little ET 180 frame and DYS 1306- 2300kv motos. Instead of throwing them out I decided to build a 4'' Park Cruiser and keep it on the cheap. I also feel this would make a great beginners rig as well.

The Build
The first thing I did was mount a DYS F4 clone board ( one of my favorites ) and upgrade the VTX and FPV cam. It now has OSD, smart audio and one of my all-time favororite micro cameras.... I also hydro-dipped and droped the top to 20mm on the frame.

The Outcome
The ET 180 is no powerhouse by any means, but is smooth, predictable, efficent and very cheap. I was able to get over 8 minates of flight on a old Nano-tec 1k, 3s battery. And on a 850 4s she was capable of leaping tall trees in a single punch and had enough power to be fun in my favorite wooded spot... anyways I hope you all like the build.

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Tanzelini   Jul 05, 2018  

Any videos of this thing flying? Looks awesome for a first build.

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UnderDawg   Jul 07, 2018 

As for the frame. I guess it's been discontinued and the one I listed is the closest thing I could find to it made by the same company. you could always build a 3''er using higher kv motors https://www.banggood.com/DYS-BX1306-14-4000KV-CWCCW-Brushless-Motor-for-Multicopter-p-1040415.html?p=3F201911077692015010&utm_campaign=rb&utm_content=zhangruihua&cur_warehouse=CN and this frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCNCE0C?tag=rotor-builds-20
The capacitor is a 25v 480uF I had laying around... not anything I realy feel needed for this build.

Tanzelini   Jul 07, 2018 

Ok. I think I might stick with the four inch just because of the reduced price and more room to make building easier. I put together a mockup on here but I don't know how to share it. If there is a way and you have the time do you mind looking over it? It is mostly the same with slightly cheaper camera and fpv transmitter components. I also read that using Gemfan 2-blade props is a bit more effiecient with these smaller motors and wonder what you thought of that. Thank you so much for your time and help, it truly means a lot!
Edit: Actually looking at it I might just be able to link it so here it is https://rotorbuilds.com/build/13222
Don't mind the transmitter or charger lol. Just to help find total price.

UnderDawg   Jul 07, 2018 

Everything looks good. The Gemfan props should do great on this build..

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