Skunk'd Gecko - 4" 6S ripper

By coastFPV on Dec 27, 2021

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Not my first build but my first post!

I decided I wanted to build an Armattan Gecko 6S ripper. Nothing about this build was going to be on the budget side so first up was finding some motors. I will admit i was looking for something flashy and different than the typical 14XX,15XX style motors that everyone uses and I stumbled upon these FPVCycle 21mm 1620kv. The white got me and then I seen they were 6S capable. I ended up getting the lower 1620kv instead of the higher 2300kv version because well 6S you know. Not sure if they're any less powerful but this thing sure does move anyway. Then was finding a stack. Settled on a Tmotor Mini v2. The ONLY problem i had with fitment was with this particular stack the ESC has a bigger foot print and power pads that protrude out the rear. On the Gecko frame the space between rear standoffs is very tight so I had to grind them down and make sure there was enough clearance between the pads so nothing would short out. I also conformal coated the lipo pads for extra protection.

Honestly I love this quad and the way it flys. Small and nimble and has the power to boot. Ended up weighing 223g without a lipo and roughly 400g with one and a Insta360 GO Camera.

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Part List

Frame

Gecko 4 (36 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$72.00

Flight Controller

T-Motor Mini F7 3-6S 20x20 Stack/Combo for DJI (F7 FC / 45A ESC) (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$149.99

Motors

4 x FPV Cycle 21mm 1620Kv Motor - M3 Prop Shaft w/ M5 Adapter
Racedayquads.com
$86.80

Propellers

HQ Prop 4x4.3x3 V1S Tri-Blade 4" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorOrange (30 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Caddx Vista Kit (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$165.00
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Discussion

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DadandMeFPV   9 days ago  
1

Über sweet! Very nice build! Thank you for mentioning the fitment issue you had, I'm looking to use a Aikon AK32Pro ESC which probably has the same (if not slightly larger) footprint as the T-motor ESC you used so that comment will probably be very helpful.

coastFPV   8 days ago 

Thank you! I had to go back and grind the rear posts down a little more for some extra clearance but im sure you can figure something out :)

billcrps32   Jan 12, 2022  

yes, it's really really nice

coastFPV   Jan 13, 2022 

thank you !

PANNY   Jan 06, 2022  
1

This is a real nice build, i'd love to see a video of it ripping around.....

coastFPV   Jan 06, 2022 

Thanks! I have a video cruising around on my youtube

PANNY   Jan 08, 2022 

Man looks great!!! Nice smooth freestyling too!

coastFPV   Jan 08, 2022 

thank you ! appreciate it

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