BandoRacers Bandito 2.5

By daich on May 30, 2019

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A top mounted “toothpick” build!
Interesting note is that the backpack VTXs will bolt right up to 16x16 mounts that this frame also has.
Depinned motor connectors on the FC, mounted it 90 degrees rotated and upside down for easy usb access and also the antenna can freely point up.
There is a nice canopy as well if one goes the bottom mount option
Cant wait for the maiden!

--Update 17th June 2019
After multiple maiden attempts and getting technical issues I finally got a few packs in. Here is one of them:

--Update 23rd June 2019
changed motors to br1103b 8000kv racerstars. The four bolt pattern seems more secure on this prototype. (3 bolt pattern has been beefed up on the final release)

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flickischris   May 30, 2019  
1

Just ordered one of these. Absolutely love my twiglet from them.

daich   May 31, 2019 

sweet, you going canopy or top mount? yeah, looks good and flies good

flickischris   Jun 01, 2019 

however it comes to start. I actually have been looking for a top mount 2.5" gonna run 3s on 1104 8000kv i think. not sure though, may bump up the motor size amd go 7500kv. Im using a betafpv 2-4s 12amp.

fovea   May 30, 2019  
1

your builds are always very beautyfull and innovative - an inspiration. thank you for share, i love your builds.

daich   May 31, 2019 

thanks for your kind words!

Rice_Bowl   May 30, 2019  
1

i love the top mount dude!! ive always wanted to turn these micro 2.5 whoops into a top mounted quad just cause its my preference. and omg that is a really short frame!!! its just sooo good looking and suprisingly lighter than what i thought. Also i noticed that maybe its lighter because of the 1102 motors. would you prefer 1102 over 1103?

Rice_Bowl   May 30, 2019 

also whats the wheelbase of this thing, looks quite a bit larger than normal toothpick-sized frames (110mm~)

daich   May 30, 2019 
1

havent flown this build yet besides a test hover. Ive had the old racerstar 1103 that were only a bit more powerful but these are smoother. probably a higher kv would be fine if you want more power but yeah these ex1102 are super light. fingers crossed on their durability.
st measured motor to motor - 92mm left to right. 90mm front to back and 128mm diagonally

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