Atom 83 - "Made in China"

By MicroManiac on Oct 27, 2017

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A special shout out to Mr. Tran from AirbladeUAV, his relentless support, unwavering patience, and expert advice played a key role in the success of this first brushless build.

If this is considered a difficult build, can't wait to do more! The most challenging part of the build was trying to keep the stack short to accommodate the Micro Swifts angle. I went thru two other flight controllers until I tried the HGLRC XJB F428 which, sits perfectly on the tiny unforgiving frame. Although the Hulkie 2040 props look amazing on this tiny beast, my favorite is the 2035BN's. Way more durable and balanced. Amazed by the power and fun tiny brushless motors can generate, I'm officially hooked! Randomly came on while unboxing parts hahaha



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Rudygon   Sep 30, 2018  

once you build a few its not so bad:) never done one with the esc placed in this orientation. always love to see clean builds of this.

MicroManiac   Oct 26, 2018 

Thank you Sir! Haven't logged on since early summer so sorry for the late response. Your canopy is amazing! Trying to track down another 83 frame to build another.

Drewwfulkerson   Jan 03, 2018  

How does the antenna hold up from crashes?

MicroManiac   Jan 06, 2018 

So far so good. The extra slack gives it a bit of flexibility which I feel helps when it lands upside down. Paint chips off easily however.

UnderDawg   Oct 27, 2017  

I've been keeping an eye on these little Atoms builds and I really dig your setup. Great job for a first brushless build! I look foward to seeing more of your builds.

MicroManiac   Oct 27, 2017 

Airblade is finalizing two slightly larger versions of this frame, 2"/2.5", 90ish/100ish mm wheelbase, and more space for a "friendlier" build.

Thank you for the kind words Sir! Not too shabby yourself, digging your build style. Your page is a huge inspiration. Like me, it seems like you have an appreciation for aesthetics. Form and function FTW!

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