By Rotorenpilot on Mar 23, 2024

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After the first retro Bot5 build worked out so well I just couldn't resist to get another one.

This frame has great balance, low profile COG, true X and with those prints it just looks amazing. Besides that, the large baseplate makes it a great canvas.

For the VTx I decided to recycle another build that's been developing various issues after several hard crashes. The stack is the $35 combination stack I mentioned on my previous build, but for some reason this base plate is so short, that I ended up turning the ESC sideways, which was a bit odd, but I guess a lot of experienced builders enjoy their power cables to come out the side around the center... sad to say, but so far I'm not that impressed with that placement.

I personally prefer the "slick back", or "scorpion" style for the power leads. Just seems the best way to mount a pack...but at least I can now say I tried it.

The capacitor also ended up being in a kind of awkward spot due to the sideways ESC, but it looks fairly neat.

Oh yes, I noticed that rather tight tolerance between prop end and the DJI antenna far they haven't touched yet, but this might require a better designed 3D print.

Update after about 10 packs or so --> re-did the antenna mount, which means now I can fit 5.1 inch props... that's a huge improvement, I added a capacitor holder after bending that cap. Also swapped that DJI lense for a higher quality one.


Part List


BQE BOT5 (6 builds)

Flight Controller

SpeedyBee F405 Mini BLS 35A 20x20 Stack (7 builds)


4 x (3 builds)
See Site

FPV Camera

FPV Drone Parts for – FPV Quad Drone Shop – Drone Racing Store (130 builds)


ELRS Lite Receiver (22 builds)
Show stores (5)


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