6s Freestyle king

By LWP_Quad on Jul 14, 2019

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I did this build to try out a few new things that were being talked about, Namely Butterflight and Helio RC and 6s low Kv. I liked both so much that I sold all my 4s batteries for 5 inch quads and put Helio boards with Butterflight on almost all my rigs. 6s is just so much more fun....the flight times I get are better and it is WAY more consistent throughout the pack. Butterflight with Starbuck FU MODE (1.10 IMUF)
is really nice as well. Prop wash handling is sublime, stick feel improved drastically from 3.5.2, and overall the filtering is top notch. I dont worry nearly as much about bent props and my motors sound a lot smoother. So much so that it is usually the first thing someone says about my setup....how smooth my motors sound. One of my buddies who is a care flight EMT compared the sound to a gas turbine engine. I also like to keep my rigs light, because I think that the whole heavy is better for freestyle idea is stupidity of the highest order. It's exactly why you shouldn't buy into bro-science or get setup advice from Mr. Steele. I really like simple frames and the Flosstlye is just that. Simple, doesn't have a lot of screws, relatively light, easy to build and maintain, and very affordable. Why more people dont run it and instead buy flying bricks with vibration induced tuning issues from the  likes of Armattan and Impulse RC boggles my mind. 100 bucks for a frame you are ultimately limited by.... I'm sure that will be controversial but damn. If you think I'm crazy just try swapping the guts from one of those into something lighter and better and see if you don't come to agree with me.

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Part List

Frame

Hyperlite FlosStyle 5" Acro Freestyle Frame (8 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.99

Flight Controller

Helio Spring IMU-F V2 Flight Controller (32KHz, OSD, ButterFlight) (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

ESCs

Aikon AK32 V2 32Bit 35A 2-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ BEC (37 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$62.99

Motors

4 x Hyperlite 2207.5-1722KV HV EDITION (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$87.96

Propellers

Gemfan 51466x3 Hurricane Durable (4pcs) MCK (71 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle Pro "Rotor Riot Joshua Bardwell Edition" 800TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL CMOS FPV Camera - BlackDefault Title (24 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$46.95

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (197 builds)
Getfpv.com
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Antenna

Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (2pcs) (199 builds)
Getfpv.com
$29.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (93 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Batteries

PULSE Racing Series 6S LiPo Battery 75C (22.2V/1050mAh) w/XT-60 Connector
Amainhobbies.com
$31.99

3D Printed

2 x Antenna Holder/Mount for Standoff - 3D Printed TPU - Choose Your ColorClear (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.98

3D Printed

90° RX Antenna Tube Holder for Standoff 2 Pack - 3D Printed TPU - Choose Your ColorWhite (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.99

Hardware

4 x 7075 ALUMINUM M3 STACK SCREWS 20mm (5 Pcs.) (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$15.96

Misc Parts

Buzzers & Alarms (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (174 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Forever Antenna Tube 2 Pack - Choose Your Color (13 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

RaceLiteWire Mini LEDs (2-Pack) (4 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$2.15

Misc Parts

2 x 45° RX Antenna Tube Holder for Standoff 2 Pack - 3D Printed TPU - Choose Your Color (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.98

Misc Parts

8 x 2MM THREADED M3 ANODIZED STACK SPACER NUT (5 Pcs.) (12 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$15.92

Misc Parts

4 x 5MM THREADED ANODIZED STACK SPACER (5 Pcs.) (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$7.96
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Jodie Froster   Jul 15, 2019  
4

Did you buy some of Bob's bathwater to make the cool aid?

Ely   Jul 15, 2019 
1

😂😂😂 i know what you're referring to

flickischris   Jul 16, 2019 

rofl

LWP_Quad   Jul 17, 2019 

He was out at the time unfortunately....

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