By lazd on Oct 01, 2015

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My Shrike build, may it rest in pieces. After I broke my 4th top plate, 2nd motor, 3rd VTX, and an arm, I had to retire the skinny thing. It was tons of fun to fly and inspired me to design the Falcon 185 that solves its flaws, so I'm glad I built it!


Part List



Flight Controller

Acro Naze 32 (Rev6)


4 x 20A LittleBee ESC (24 builds)


4 x FPVHQ | Your FPV Headquarters (2 builds)


Gemfan 4 Pairs 5045 CW/CCW Bullnose Props for Mini 200 RC250/280 QAV250 (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1177 XAT600M DC5V-22V 600tvl Sony Super HAD CCD FPV Camera (71 builds)

FPV Transmitter

FPVHQ | Your FPV Headquarters (5 builds)


5.8GHz Circular Polarized VTx Antenna RHCP (Short) SMA RPSMA (4 builds)


FrSky D4R-II Telemetry Receiver (7 builds)


FrSky Taranis QX7S 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Carbon or Blue (50 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (83 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (182 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger AU Warehouse (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station
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Whiffles   Oct 01, 2015  

Building another 250?

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lazd   Oct 02, 2015 

Cool, all is well now! And yes, I'm a developer at Adobe, hence all the poking with script tags and the like :) A suggestion: You should throw a max-width on images, I added an image tag in my comment that pointed to a huge image and it appeared full size.

lazd   Oct 02, 2015 

And yeah, the final version has the VTX on the right side, so you can mount a Mobius or Foxeer on the top. I'll be trying to throw a GoPro Session or Polaroid Cube on the top, both of which should fit perfectly.

Whiffles   Oct 02, 2015 

Ah yes, good catch on the image as well. I set the width to 100% to keep things responsive. Thread posts allow for image attachments for build logs, so there isn't a need to reference an external image per se. Responses to threads do not support image uploads, but markdown is still supported to reference external images. This is similar to the way Facebook handles threads.

I hadn't seen the Polaroid cube before. It definitely looks like a better buy than the GoPro Session, but I haven't compared the quality. I do know the Session isn't a very good value at its price.

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