Purple RAIN

By UnderDawg on Feb 18, 2017

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This is my everyday beater. You know the one... Fly, crash, change out a prop and then it's '' Up, up and away.''

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Part List

Frame

Realacc X4R X5R X6R 180mm 220mm 250mm 4mm Arm Carbon Fiber Frame Kit with BEC Output PDB (12 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.46

Flight Controller

F3 Flight Controller Acro 6 DOF/Deluxe 10 DOF for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (85 builds)
Banggood.com
$16.05

ESCs

4X Racerstar RS30A V2 30A Blheli_S ESC OPTO 2-4S Support Oneshot42 Multishot 16.5 Dshot600 for RC Drone (88 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.57

Motors

4 x EMAX RS2205S 2300kv Red Bottom Racing FPV Motor (163 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$79.96

Propellers

CA$9.99 10% 10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 5040 5x4x3 3-Blade Single Color CW CCW Propellers for Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys (79 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.30

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 (198 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$44.99

FPV Transmitter

Dragonfly 5.8G 40CH Mini TX 25mw/200mw (8 builds)
Fpvmodel.com
$16.99

Antenna

Makerfire 2pcs 5.8GHz FPV Antenna Circular Polarized TX RX RHCP SMA for FPV Racing Drone Like QAV250 (12 builds)
Amazon.com
$13.99

Receiver

2.4G 8CH Compatible Receiver for Futaba T6J T8J T10J T14SG S-FHSS S-SBUS (14 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.43

Batteries

Tattu 1300mAh 75C 4S1P lipo battery pack (103 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$28.99

Power Distribution

Realacc / Matek HUBOSD ECO X Type w/STOSD8 Current Sensor 5V 12V Dual BEC PDB with XT60 Plug for RC Drone (25 builds)
Banggood.com
$14.99

Radio

FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Mode 2 Transmitter Blue Orange for RC FPV Racing Drone (254 builds)
Banggood.com
$139.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (300 builds)
Amazon.com
$739.00

HD Camera

Adorama
Adorama.com
$54.99

HD Camera

Caddx Turtle V2 Micro FPV Camera / 20x20 1080P 60 FPS HD DVR - Black (54 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

HD Camera

Quelima SQ12 Mini 1080P FHD DVR Camera 155 Degree FOV Loop-cycle Recording Night Vision (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$16.47
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JC250   Jul 04, 2017  

How has this frame held up? I'm looking for a frame that does a good job at protecting all of its components including the motors. I plan to use motor guards to increase protection but I'm looking for something that can crash and keep going. I had a qav-x clone, and I broke 7 motors and 8 escs in 6 months (which includes the time of actually repairing it, so more like 3 months of flying). I was gonna order something like the RD210 from banggood. It looks like a good frame but I don't see a whole lot of people using it.

UnderDawg   Jul 05, 2017 

So far it's been a great frame for the price. It has held up well and has more than enough room for tall stacks and larger receivers if needed.

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