Birdbrain RC SKEW_L

By BirdbrainRC on Dec 14, 2020

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It's been a while since I had a light quad - all of my SKEW_R builds from 2019 have been out of action or cannibalised for parts for months, and the Morningstar-B builds are real hefty, despite feeling great in the air. Since I had some time, carbon, and electronics, I decided to do something about that.

Despite looking visually similar to the SKEW_R, the SKEW_L frame is all new (as it's designed for a 20x20 stack rather than 30.5x30.5, new hole spacing meant new everything!) Other changes were an overall reduction in size, and a pod designed for micro rather than full size cameras. Rather than 4 arm braces, the SKEW_L has 2 (though it will be tested with none as well).

Components were a random assortment of what I had in broken quads, and some bits I bought on impuse and have been sitting on my shelf for months. The AMAXinno motors look fantastic, and are very light - whether that'll hurt the durability remains to be seen.

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Part List

Flight Controller

Aikon F4 Mini Flight Controller (20mm)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
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ESCs

Aikon AK32Pin 35A 4in1ESC With Heatsink (20mm) (6 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
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Motors

4 x Superleggera 2305.5 - 1950KV V1 Motor aMAXinno T-Bell (3 builds)
De.amaxshop.com
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Propellers

GEMFAN Hurricane 51477-3 - 20pcs (2 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
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FPV Camera

MY CART
Foxeer.com
$36.00

FPV Transmitter

Matek Mini VTX 5.8Ghz Video Transmitter (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
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Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V3 Stubby 5.8GHz (2 pcs) (SMA) (RHCP)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
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Receiver

FrSky XM+ 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (1529 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (174 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99
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BenScord   Mar 22, 2021  

where can i buy the frame I really want to build one!

jdmkramer   Dec 18, 2020  
1

gorgeous :)

Jayembee67   Dec 16, 2020  

Oooo... Plus Config. I have a couple of Plus machines and I really like the way that they fly - idiosyncratic but also kind of sinuous. How does this handle?

K1R   Dec 15, 2020  
1

beautiful build and some tricky geometry on this frame :)

DannerD3H   Dec 14, 2020  
1

Beautiful! :D

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