iflight IX3 Lite

By kiwi Quad on Dec 11, 2018

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iflight IX3 Lite

3inch frame / props on 4s, this thing screams!
I have built a few 5inch rigs but wanted something smaller to rip around. I live across the road from a school & the 5inch builds are a little too loud there, I haven’t had a noise compliant yet but I’m sure one is coming. So I have downsized to a 3inch.

Frame: So far I’m impressed with this frame from iflight. It’s tight to build with but has stood up to some hard crashes (concrete included). I have mounted the antenna & capacitor with an iflight 3d printed TPU part, which gives a little more room inside.

Motors: These Emax RS1106 / 4500kv motors are great, running them on China Hobby Line / MiniStar 4s / 650mAh batteries, getting around 3.30min flight times with aggressive flying
I have smashed 2x motors when crashing hard onto concrete (but to be expected, frame is fine). I’m using Gemfan 3035 props & they seem to have plenty of thrust with good efficiency.

Flight Controller / ESC: All my 5inch rigs have Matek Flight Controllers & haven’t let me down (I have had a few cheap flight controllers that have failed). So I went for the Matek F411 mini & works great. The ESC is the HAKRC, 15a, 4 in 1, Blheli_S / Dshot600 & seems to handle the 4s at full throttle fine.

VTX / Camera: This Speedybee VTX is fine, the picture signal is good around the school buildings. The Camera is a Foxeer Arrow Micro Pro, cheap but good picture image.

Overall I’m very happy (& so are my neighbours?), this quad flies great & has plenty of power. If I had a compliant, maybe a little more motor protection on the frame, but it’s a lite frame so designed for weight saving.

I have just ordered the Acrobrat frame & looking forward to some HD footage, over & out for now…


Part List


iX3 Lite V3.1 3 inch FPV Frame (3 builds)

Flight Controller

Matek System 20x20mm F411-mini Mini F4 Flight Controller AIO OSD BEC and LED Strip for RC Drone (3 builds)


Hakrc 20x20mm 15A Blheli_S BB2 2-4S Dshot 4 In 1 ESC for RC FPV Racing Drone (28 builds)


4 x EMAX RS1106 II 4500KV Micro Brushless Motor (32 builds)


UUMART Gemfan 16Pcs 3035 3 Blades BN-PC Propellers for 100 120 150 Mini RC Multirotor Mini Quadcopters (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Micro Pro 4:3 600TVL OSD 5-40v w/ 1.8m Lens (241 builds)
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FPV Transmitter

SpeedyBee TX500 5.8G 48CH 25/200 / 500mW Schaltbarer Video Sender Eingebauter MIC für FPV RC Flugzeug (2 builds)
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nidici Foxeer Lollipop 3 FPV Antenna 5.8GHz RHCP Ommi 2.5dbi MMCX Antenna for FPV Quadcopeter TX/RX/VTX (Angle)(Red,Pack of 2) (22 builds)


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


CNHL MiniStar 14.8V 4S 650mAh 70C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30 (14 builds)


FrSky 2.4G ACCST System Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (263 builds)

Misc Parts

1PC iFlight 3D Printed TPU UFL MMCX SMA Lollipop FPV Antenna Mount Fixing Seat For RC Drone Frames

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (175 builds)
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MATEKMAN   Dec 12, 2018  

Matek Poweeeeeeeeeeeeeeer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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