By sark on Feb 22, 2017

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Builder's Notes:

  1. SAM220 Frame: This is an interesting frame design, in that it departs from the current status que of cutting the frame from a solid piece of carbon fiber. Instead the SAM220 is actually 2 molded carbon fiber plates sandwiching a balsa wood core. This makes the design exceptionally light, and purportedly increases the "absorption" properties of the frame as well.

  2. Betaflight F3 Flight Controller: Because this flight controller makes use of both sides of the board it requires more height on the stack than a single sided flight controller. That being said, it replaces any external PDB and OSD boards. While I am not totally sold on the vertical orientation of the power leads, the final result is a very clean design, easy to wire, amazingly simple OSD setup, and support for any/all features Betaflight has to offer.

  3. TBS Bulletproof 25A BLHeli-S ESCs: If you plan to run DShot600, be sure to remove the cap. See this link for details.

  4. Cobra Motors: Back in the day, Cobra motors were considered the "standard". That is until they started throwing magnets, after which they fell out of favor. I was happy to see Cobra bring some new designs to the table, and curious to see if they were contenders.


Part List


Sam 220 IN STOCK!

Flight Controller

BetaflightF3 Flight Controller (134 builds)


4 x Tbs Bulletproof 25A 6S-Pc V2


4 x Cobra Champion CP 2205 2300kv Brushless Motor


RaceKraft 5051 Triblade Set TGS

FPV Camera

RunCam EagleRunCam Eagle

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5.8 GHz HV RACE Video Transmitter (560 builds)


5.8G 2.8dBi SMA male RP-SMA Male FPV Antenna for FPV Racer Multicopters (8 builds)


FrSky XSR - S.BUS RECEIVER – MultiRotorMania (50 builds)

HD Camera

RunCam 2 (7 builds)
Show stores (7)


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thumbtwiddler   Feb 23, 2017  

shay's a beauty

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