By Zakre256 on Apr 09, 2019

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so after using many different props I have recorded my best GPS speed so far and I didnt believe it at first so I repeated it 3 separate times and checked the logs in blackbox and on my taranis x-lite. The top speed was 126.54 mph!!! I was using T-Motor T5143 ultra light props and a Tattu R-Line 1300mah 120C version 3 lipo. This frame is a unique experience. Ryan from quad star drones truly knows his stuff

AUW:416g (with 1300mah 4s battery)
AUW:446g (with 1550mah 4s battery)
4/9/19- build is complete, this thing is fast as hell and super nimble. this frame is very impressive. only flew for a couple minutes due to it getting dark out. will update with more details when I get to fly it again tomorrow.

4/8/19- decided i didn't like the mamba tower, so I put a radix fc and a T-Motor 55a 4in1 esc in instead. currently wiring them up then build will be complete!

4/6/19- Commencing build. The new BMS T-Motor raptor motors are a work of art.


Part List


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Flight Controller

radix fc - brainfpv (117 builds)


T-Motor F55A Pro 55A 3-6s BLHeli32 4-in-1 ESC (19 builds)


4 x T-Motor BMS Racing Raptor Series 2207.5 2700Kv Motor


4 x 2 Pairs Gemfan Flash 5152 5.1x5.2 2-blade PC RC Drone Propeller CW CCW for 2205-2306 Motor (5 builds)


4 x HQ Prop 5x5x3 V1S Durable Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (9 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor Micro 1200TVL 1.8mm FPV Camera (75 builds)
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FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 Nano 5G8 V1.1 VTx Video Transmitter (396 builds)


Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (232 builds)


FrSky R9MM Long Range 915MHz RC Receiver - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (114 builds)


2 x Tattu R-Line 3.0 120C 4s 1550mAh - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (3 builds)


2 x Tattu R-Line 3.0 120C 4s 1300mAh - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (6 builds)


FrSky X-Lite 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ 18650 Battery Caps - Black or Red (65 builds)


FatShark Attitude V3 Headset (8 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition (4 builds)

Misc Parts

HellGate FPV Buzzer - HellGate FPV Buzzer (18 builds)
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Video Receiver

TrueRC MX-Air 5.8GHz SMA Receiver Antenna - RHCP (2 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Video Receiver

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz CP FPV Antenna Set (RP-SMA) (59 builds)
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Radio Module

Frsky R9M Lite - Radio Transmitter Module (Black) (11 builds)

Battery Charger

Tenergy TT6080AC 80W AC/DC Balance Charger with Touch Screen LCD for NiMH/NiCd/LiPo/Li-ion/LiFePO4
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Soldering Iron

Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station (9 builds)

Soldering Iron

Weller 9400PKS 120V Dual Heat 140/100W Universal Soldering Gun Kit with 6 Second Heat Up Time and LED Lighting (2 builds)
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MANI FPV   May 21, 2019  

Great build! Still going strong? Any updates?

HK-AERIAL VTOL   Apr 19, 2019  

Hey.... did you make a bigger canopy? I am at a pause to see if I can redeisgn the stock one to be bigger (and I used a 20mm stack and had originally planned to use the F55A and some 30.5mm F7!).

Zakre256   Apr 19, 2019 

nope I just used the stock canopy for 30x30. I kept the height under the 55a to just enough for the 10 pin connector to not hit the frame. just make sure you keep your motor wires at a 90 when you solder them to the esc pads.

ThumbzFPV   Apr 10, 2019  

NIce! It looks really good with that distressed silver canopy. One thing you should watch for is wear on the motor wires where the canopy and spars meet. It may not be a big deal with your build. But with my routing and using 20x20 electronics I had to put tape between them to keep from wearing through the insulation.

Zakre256   Apr 18, 2019 

so after a couple days of flying this. I understand what you mean and have experienced it myself. did you just put electrical tape over the motor wires on the esc? if you have a picture that would be super helpful!

ThumbzFPV   Apr 18, 2019 

I just unmounted my motors and then taped around the wires where they go between the canopy and the carbon, then screwed them back in place. I can get some pics if you need them but it's just the places where the wires get pressed against the arms/body plates

Zakre256   Apr 19, 2019 

you really helped me out here. I put some tape on the motor pads after work and it actually allows the pod to slide on easier now as well. thank you very much for your input with this!

mihah   Apr 15, 2019  

Why you didn't like the Mamba stack? :-)

Zakre256   Apr 15, 2019 

it's not bad at all but I just had a bad batch i guess. look at the comment reply to IcarusIX below this one.

IcarusIX   Apr 14, 2019  

this looks sleek, love the grey. one question though, what didn't you like about the mamba stack?

Zakre256   Apr 14, 2019 

thank you! and what I didnt like was, before I soldered the motor wires on, I noticed some of the corners of the esc pads were lifted a little bit. so it made me worry that they would lift off during flight. so I replaced the stack with the components I always use. I have since contacted the company I got the stack from and have a new esc on the way. so I will be trying it again in the future. the fc in the stack was fine and has a nice layout. I also think the stack is really nice looking with the whole gold and black thing.

catSupremacy   Apr 04, 2019  

Damn thats gonna be super fast!

Zakre256   Apr 05, 2019 

that's what I was going for! i cant wait to try it!

QuadStar Drones   Apr 04, 2019  

Wow - that looks nice and sinister. I can't wait to see it finished

Zakre256   Apr 05, 2019 

right on! I'm excited to start this build. All the information on your site and the reasoning behind your frames and projects really is impressive man.

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