you'dbe awesomer

By daich on Jun 22, 2017

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Broke an arm off my Youbi Awesome XV-130 and instead of buying a replacement frame I'm getting an entirely new one. Frame thickness is twice as thick so hopefully it will sustain more newbage.

Frame quality is good. Design is simple and well layed out. Some of the edges were slightly rough so the last finishing touches seemed to have been skipped. Supplied hardware is just enough, no extra spares.

The Youbi was more of a dead cat layout with wider front arms. The H130CF frame is a wide rectangular layout. At my level I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a quad and a brick let alone a few millimeters on the front arms.

It's gained a bit of weight with a substantially heftier frame, CCD (was a tiny 1g cmos), OSD and the EMAX motors. Sitting around 159grams, it's about 30 grams heavier. Hopefully the extra KVs will make up for this.

Jerry helped me rig up a camera mount system...with silicon o-rings to dampen mechanical keyboard...haha. I have a Runcam Split coming which will be replacing this anyway

UPDATE 1 July 2017 - Runcam Split installed! the controller just barely fits and had to go between the 4in1 and FC because of the the FC VTX antenna...wifi module doesn't fit :( and USB port is hard to get to...and SD card is not removable because of the locking slot type.... ugh... need more creative juices...

UPDATE 13 July 2017 - Just got the new RotorX RX3044T props - these are siiiiick light - can't wait to try them

A Video with 3045BN (haven't tried the rx3044t yet...have a feeling I won't be putting these back on if I take them off.... hurry up and break already...)

UPDATE 14 July 2017 Tested out the RX3044T props - they are awesome. louder than the 3045BN but much lighter and more thrust. These badboys are keepers

RIP 13 August 2017 stay tuned for the's gonna be amaze-balls!


Part List


RCX H130CF (3K Carbon) FPV Racer (Frame) (3 builds)

Flight Controller

Youbi XV 130 F3 Flight Controller Integraded 25mW 200mW 400mW 40CH 5.8G VTX FPV Transmitter


Youbi XV 130 PDB XT30 Integraded 4-in-1 BLHeli_S 20A ESC Power Distribution Board for FPV Micro Race


4 x EMAX RS1306 4000 KV RaceSpec Brushless Motor (7 builds)


RX3044T - Brand New Tri Blade Propellers (6 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Split HD / FPV Camera (17 builds)


FPV 5.8GHz Circular Polarized VTX Antenna RHCP Short


FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH Receiver (481 builds)


FlexRC FPV Racing Drones | FPV Multicopter Store | Quadcopter Parts (101 builds)


DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (60 builds)


Jumper T12 PLUS Open Source 16ch Radio with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module With HALL Gimbal for RC Drone Car Boat (10 builds)


DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (145 builds)


FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
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HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft -

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (178 builds)

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (44 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
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Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (265 builds)


Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)


Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case


SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
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Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
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Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
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Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)

Misc Supplies

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
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Whiffles   Jul 08, 2017  

How do you like the Split? I'm about to put one on a 3" build myself. I'm pretty excited to give it a try!

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Whiffles   Jul 12, 2017 

Oh boy! You've got enough space under the board to open the microsd latch? How are the vibrations in your footage? Got any to share?

daich   Jul 12, 2017 

yeah, just enough...getting it out is ok - pop the latch and shake it out.... getting it in is the hard part. Not easy to line up that microsd with slippery tweezers.

Here is a very raw, completely unedited video of the maiden. Unfortunately my goggles were crapping out and only had signal for around 50m in front of me. I've sent them in for repairs actually... by the end of the video I just flew LOS but my eyesight is limited around 50m as well with such a tiny craft. haha. Sorry it's long and boring, thus it hasn't been shared/posted/edited. But it doesn't seem to get any jello even though it was a sunny day for London standards. Plenty of lack of skill vibrations... as well as lack of tuning vibrations...haha

Whiffles   Jul 12, 2017 

Thanks for the video. It's nice to see the vibration issue isn't affecting you.

TheLeprechaunPirate   Jun 22, 2017  

Try PiroflipRC's 3d printed mount. I have one on my Floss with a micro, and one on my 3" with a mini, and they work great. They also help with cleanliness. On second thought... I'm not too sure it would fit perfectly on the spacers on this frame.

daich   Jun 23, 2017 

thanks! These ones? The spacers are much narrower on this frame unfortunately. I like the idea though!

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