By Rotorenpilot on Feb 12, 2024

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Technically my first build of 2024 (I started this one awhile ago, just took my time), and starting the year with an old design. This frame came out in...2018, I think, but after looking at it, I thought to myself ..."still looks really cool", and even though I like the new botgrinder frames, I wanted to start with this design, as the low profile and thick baseplate reminded me of some of my favorite armattan models.

DJI just because.. it's still the best picture at the moment. Motors because.... those Xing motors rip!!!
...and yes...we all know what Botgrinder thinks about DJI...but, it's what I have right now and the image quality is just top.

Fitting the Air unit was a bit difficult as space in the rear of this frame is rather tight, but after sliding the holes to mount the bracket a bit around and eventually turning the whole thing by 90 degrees, it all finally fit.

One thing I noticed about this frame and build was the dry weight being at around 380grams, which puts it rather on the lighter side for a 5 inch freestyle quad. Depending on battery choice we could be in the lower to mid 500 gram range, which is not too shabby.

Also...if anyone wonders if the amount of pics uploaded is any indicator how much I like the color scheme? Yes it is. And brings up the old dilemma of..this looks so nice... I'm just gonna fly circles high up in the sky with this... hopefully not, this is my new basher rig, let's see how the color wears.



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Jodie Froster   Feb 20, 2024  

The crackle paint job you did on the roof is fantastic, I genuinely thought of lechee fruit.
Overall build looks great, did you print directly onto your frame?!?!? Wiring looks clean, and I love the washers!

Rotorenpilot   Feb 21, 2024 

Yes, I really enjoy the crackle paint with layers. at this point I've really gotten some nice results with it.
That messy print does look like it was done on mistake. I'm still fairly new to the 3D printing game, that's just a messed up print.

Happy to hear you like it

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