MetalRica'

By Metalquad on Nov 29, 2017

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Catalyst Macine Works Merica frame caught my eye. I had to have it. I had to redo the original build as the Agard Aio was being difficult come time to add the RX. I installed a Revolt and Bolt and could not get RF1 on the FC so in went Betaflight 3.2 .i did the Sbus workaround and was able to finish the build. Care must be taken when mounting the 4 in 1 tp ensure the battery strap has enough space. Otherwise i love the looks of the Merica. I will be building a 6 inch too

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Part List

Frame

Merica 5 Inch - no canopy (23 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$55.99

Flight Controller

RaceFlight Revolt V2 Flight Controller (22 builds)
Oashobby.com
$38.88

ESCs

FlightOne Store (46 builds)
Shop.raceflight.com
$19.95

Motors

4 x 3B 2207 2650kV (8 builds)
Undergroundfpv.com
$59.96

Propellers

DALProp CYCLONE Series T5050C Tri-Blade
Pirofliprc.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Skyreadyrc.com
Skyreadyrc.com
See Site

FPV Transmitter

Banggood.com (37 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Antenna

Eachine 5.8G 3dBi Brass Antenna Omni Directional IPEX Port for VTX01/VTX02/VTX03/ATX03 (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.08

Receiver

XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (1530 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$12.99

Batteries

Pyro-Drone Graphene 1300mAh 4S 14.8V 75C By Who Cares! (11 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$19.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G ACCST System Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (254 builds)
Amazon.com
$124.99

Misc Parts

MERICA STANDARD CANOPY (MERICA 3", 4", 5", 6") (8 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$15.99
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Discussion

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JC250   Mar 01, 2018  

How have the motors held up?

Metalquad   Mar 22, 2018 

Motors are holding up very well i will be putting them to 5 and 6 s next week.

the motors feel like one of my fastest set ups. Would love to try their new 2407

Carbon_Rob   Nov 29, 2017  

I like what you did there with the ATX03. Did you cut that hole out yourself?

Metalquad   Nov 29, 2017 
1

The hole in the canopy and the gap below is all stock. I couldnt get a solid mount un the canopy for tbe vtx , so out it went! Thanks!

Metalquad   Nov 29, 2017 
1

Ive actually referenced youre builds a lot when i was doing my flosses/floss' they are clean.

Carbon_Rob   Nov 30, 2017 

Thanks buddy!

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