By drmrb on Jun 17, 2017

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Moved mostly used parts to the iFlight iX5 frame. Comes in at 284g without battery. The high KV version of the cheap Racerstar motors seem to do quite well on lightweight builds.

Crash notes:

  • The ix5 kit aluminium screws came a bit loose in the first bigger crash. I'll probably replace them with steel screws or add some Loctite.
  • Switched to steel screws at the bottom and using loctite at the top.
  • Cant recommend the Gemfan props at all. Flying nice and are light but they are not durable at all. I put some more durable Racekraft props on it.


Part List


iFlight RACER iX5 200mm FPV Racing Quadcopter Frame Kit (13 builds)

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS Betaflight F3 AIO V1.1 Flight Controller with Integrated OSD Barometer Support SD Card (59 builds)


Racerstar RS30x4 30A Blheli_S 2-4S 4 in 1 Brushless ESC with 5V 3A SBEC for FPV Racing (12 builds)


4x Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor CW/CCW For 250 260 280 RC Drone FPV Racing (15 builds)


Gemfan 5045 ABS 3-Leaf Propellers Prop for Multicopter CW CWW


RaceKraft 5045T Bluntnose Tri-Blade Prop 2xCCWx2xCW Gold glitter
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FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 FPV Camera Integrated OSD MIC, 600TVL DC 5-36V WDR NTSC Full Size Cam for FPV Drone and RC Hobbies, Black (32 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter (417 builds)


Aomway 5.8GHz 4-Leaf Clover Antenna Set for TX/RX (RP-SMA) (RHCP) (60 builds)


Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone


Tattu R-Line 4S 1300 mAh 95C Lipo Battery (92 builds)

Misc Parts

DANIU 10cm PCI U.FL / IPX to RP-SMA Female Jack Pigtail Cable (8 builds)
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Misc Parts

4x Panasonic FM 1000uF 35v Low-ESR radial capacitors caps 105C 12.5mm 12.5x25 (10 builds)
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JC250   Jun 18, 2017  

How is the durability of this quad and how is the quality of this frame? Also, please show flight video!

drmrb   Jun 18, 2017 

The frame is holding up good so far. Had a couple of rough crashes today. Overall I like the quality of the frame (besides the aluminium screws). Of course you are trading something for the lower weight. Compared to my heavier 5inch the arms of the 4mm basplate look a bit thin.-

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