Midnight Trickster "Massive Droner 2.5"

By BaTTaN on Apr 22, 2021

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This has been an active build for the last 6 months due to beginning this build using a 20x20 AIO. However, it never did fit just right without having it lifted more than 1/4 inch off the bottom plate to clear the rear canopy braces. However, it would then be a little to long in the front allowing clearance to reposition the camera angle. Where a 20x20 AIO may work in a 3 inch Massive Droner the one I tried was just a bit too long.

So I decided to use a traditional 20x20 HGLRC stack with an F7 and a 35amp esc which is a bit overkill for this build but with that said has no issues powering the T-Motor F15 4500kv which I am running both 3s and 4s on.

I purchased this frame from Catalyst Machine Works with the express intention of having a 65mm platform for my CAT 2 Micro. Its currently mounted in the next to last position and does stick out slightly but Ryan Barnes designed front bumper with an additional small strip of TPU is providing more than enough crash protection.

I was afraid that the 1106 motors would not provide enough punch with the addition of a wrap and TPU. However, that is not the case as these motors provide more than enough power on 3s and is a streak on 4s.

I am very satisfied with the frame design and the overall performance with its current configuration.

5/14
Hate these T-Motor 1106! Ive had one bend at the pedestal and another just snap. The pedestal cylinder is paper thin aluminum and in my opinion just a light knockoff of Emax Eco 1106 motors. Plan on updating build to 6s using 1206.

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