FlowRide

By Ciotti on Feb 09, 2018

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After a few nights of dropping some serious micro brushless knowledge on Kabab through Facebook messages, I mentioned to him that I actually only have cheapo micro rigs since I've been broke as a joke ever since I got into this hobby. As a thank you to me for helping him out he surprised the hell out of me by sending me this frame, a ton of replacement parts, and an assload of props that he basically used as packaging foam (best idea ever!)
I was so blown away that I decided the build would be sort of a Kabab Signature tribute to his generosity to myself and the entire community so I asked him what his favorite motors, props, and camera were at the time and ordered them up. He's got a flight controller coming out that I will swap in when it comes out but for now this excellent Hobbywing X-Rotor stack will do just fine :)

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Part List

Frame

HyperLite FlowRide Freestyle 5 inch Frame (17 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$44.99

Flight Controller

HobbyWing XRotor Combo Flight Controller and 40a 4-in-1 ESC - Stack (37 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$94.99

ESCs

HobbyWing XRotor Combo Flight Controller and 40a 4-in-1 ESC - Stack (37 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$94.99

Motors

F40 PRO II T-Motor- 2400KV - Racing Motor (25 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$26.90

Motors

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

Propellers

DALPROP CYCLONE T5040C Propeller
Pirofliprc.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle 800TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL CMOS FPV Camera - Red (316 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$44.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Micro V4 1000TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL CMOS FPV Camera w/ OSD PLUG VERSION - Choose Your Color & Lens (149 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$23.09

FPV Transmitter

VTX - All Video Transmitters (556 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

SpiroNet 5.8GHz RHCP Antenna Set (2 antennas)
Pirofliprc.com
$39.99

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (931 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.99

Batteries

CNHL 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C G+ Plus LiPo Battery - XT60 (141 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.49

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (White) (254 builds)
Getfpv.com
$107.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (85 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (180 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99
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Discussion

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Lincoln   Mar 05, 2018  
1

Damn that thing looks fast. I'm working on a similar build, using the same frame and motors. What kind of flight time are you getting out of the 1300 CNHL?

Ciotti   Mar 06, 2018 
1

Anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes depending on how much ground I'm covering, these motors make a TON of power so at the top of the throttle they've thirsty bastards :)

Drones_Brigade   Feb 21, 2018  
1

what is the AUW with a gopro?

Ciotti   Feb 22, 2018 
1

590 with a CNHL 1300

JC250   Feb 15, 2018  
1

Do u think its possible to have the vtx mounted to the top plate with the antenna coming out the back, like a traditional build? I'm trying to use some of the cheaper vtxs

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JC250   Feb 17, 2018 

Yeah but I’m using a new ts5823 style vtx without a pigtail : (

JC250   Feb 17, 2018 

Yeah but I’m using a new ts5823 style vtx without a pigtail : (

Ciotti   Feb 17, 2018 

Ahh ok, well yeah there are plenty of spots on the top plate to fish a zip tie through to put a VTX up there

CesiumSalami   Feb 15, 2018  
1

How's the Flowride holding up in crashes?

Ciotti   Feb 15, 2018 
1

Really good thus far, these motors on the other hand are not, I've bent two shafts thus far on crashes that I didn't think we're that bad

CesiumSalami   Feb 15, 2018 

DAYUM. I don't spend a lot time over concrete - but i've never killed a motor in a crash (fingers crossed). I ripped bells off a few but nothing permanent that wasn't due to overheating or instasmoking on the bench.

I think i'm about to pull the trigger on some RCX NK2207 or NK2306's ... really like my RCX stuff. $14.99/ea.

Ciotti   Feb 16, 2018 
1

I was about to buy those RCX 2207's 2 nights ago but realized they won't ship for a while because of Chinese New Year and now I'm looking for other options

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