Tornado 10

By butcher51 on Feb 29, 2020

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When I first saw these tornado T5 motors I was like "I need this". Then I searched a lot of 10 inch builds, first I used the iFlight XL 10 frame, but with this there is no room for bigger or double battery so I designed mine own frame. It's a true X frame with bigger core, this way I can use two 2200 mAh 6s battery in parallel. Without battery it's 1150 gramm, with two battery + gopro it's almost 2 kg :D It's sounds heavy but I think it's agile.
I had a really hard time with the pid tuning, after the 5 inch drones it was very hard, I killed 3 esc, broke a few props. Now looks ok, but still not perfect.

Update - 2020-03
Finally found a stable setup, not perfect but it's not producing random motor desyncs:

For esc:

  • Demag compensation max
  • Motor timing 27
  • Rampup power 15%


  • TPA 40%
  • RPM filter min hz 80hz and set notch range to LOW
  • A bit more all the other filters ( bf 4.1 slider moved left with 1 step )

Now it's looks stable during fast (900deg/sec) rolls and flips.


Test flight



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TheMrJahn   May 17, 2020  

Great job! Thanks for sharing esc settings. Im planning to build 10 inch freestyle drone and will mind your settings while testing!

Impavidus   Mar 01, 2020  

great build! is that gopro mount posted anywhere?

butcher51   Mar 02, 2020 

Not yet, but I'll post to thingiverse soon!

butcher51   Mar 08, 2020 

The mount for armattan chameleon:
If you need a version for other frame please tell what type is it and I'll make it :)

Tdog_fpv   Mar 04, 2020  

I wish the frame was for sale

butcher51   Mar 05, 2020 

I can share the plans for you, if you can cut it somewhere.

Tdog_fpv   Mar 07, 2020 

That would be helpful, because armattan and cnc madness would probably cut it for me and others without cnc mills.

butcher51   Mar 08, 2020 
kwadkenstine   Mar 01, 2020  

Please update this post when you improve the tune , i am verrry interested in how and why and what you found ,

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butcher51   Mar 02, 2020 

The original idle % was 5.5, now 10.

kwadkenstine   Mar 02, 2020 

Did 10% help with death rolls and desink ,

butcher51   Mar 02, 2020 

Still testing but I think yes it is.

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