Kratos // 2nd Place Drone Worlds // ATMO

By bulbufet on Nov 02, 2016

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This frame is available for purchase http://atmosphericadventures.com/atmospheric-designs/kratos

This is the quad that I flew at Drone Worlds 2016.

The Atmospheric Adventures Kratos is a pure racing machine. The designer, Bulbufet, originally set out to create an airframe that he wanted to fly and solves all of the major issues that he has had with existing options. The two primary concerns were (1) lowering the camera towards the ground while still protecting it against damage in crashes, and protecting the VTX from all possible damage that would be caused by an antenna taking a large hit. Beyond that, thinking about the Kratos as a racing machine, we decided to support 5” and 6” propellers, and develop it as a “stretch-x” frame, which is the ultimate racing form-factor.

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PepeLePew   Jan 26, 2017  

Seen Cameron's last weekend on the building dive day...nice setup, frame looks great

metropolis   Nov 12, 2016  

Noticed on your release video you talked about using alternative screws on the HS1177 but didn't have a solid size to use. Do you happen to know?

SFPV   Nov 08, 2016  
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Great build dude! Loved the live stream!

SadisticLeprechaun   Nov 08, 2016  

Awesome build! I use those engines, and I might suggest 30a ESCs. I have seen 130A+ on 5x4x4 on these engines on my OSD . . XS30 rock, and Aikon 30A can use the new Dshot protocol.

moteasa   Nov 07, 2016  

Congrats on the 2nd at Nats and Worlds. Couldn't get a little Simple Green cleaner on a rag to that HS1177 before the photo shoot? Jk, Looks good man. I like the design elements. I like the easy access to VTX and antenna strain relief mounting, but still looks like the antenna can get into the props and end your run. There's witness marks on the antenna that look like prop scrub... but in all fairness may not be from this particular build. I like the look of the lower mounted camera as well. Do you think having the camera lens in line with the props causes the lens to get more dirty with crap being slung on it? Any benefit to reversing prop rotation if so?

Can you link the LED you have soldered on top of the ESC?

bulbufet   Nov 02, 2016  

2nd Place run at Drone Worlds:

bulbufet   Nov 02, 2016  
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Flown with Kratos:

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