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Your dream build

FPV people - if price wasn't an issue, what would you have in your dream build?

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x-post from World Drone Prix

x-post from World Drone Prix thread:

Used by Luke Bannister to win World Drone Prix 2016. I think this qualifies.

World Grand Prix edition KC 250
http://www.i-drone.co.uk/product/kc250-world-grand-prix-edition/

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Sigan Drones won best build

Sigan Drones won best build award at WDP 2016. I'd call this is lustworthy too!


http://sigandrone.com/

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Any specs for the KC 250? The

Any specs for the KC 250? The Sigan drone is meh for me. Not really a fan of the ice cream sandwich look. I like the frame to look more streamline :)

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Motors I'm pretty sure are

Motors I'm pretty sure are EMAX RS2205 because of the red line on the bottom. The rest, hard to tell from the pic.

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Frame ideas

droneinsider just came out with a top 5 frames list. The ShendDrones Mixsuko, I've seen in action.  It's freakishly agile. I can't speak about the others from experience, but might be worth checking them out. I'm starting to see more of the X-frames coming out as opposed to H-frames. It seems to be the trend now.

http://droneinsider.org/top-5-best-racing-quad-frames-april-2016/

Blackbolt XBR
This is a truly novel design from Blackbolt. It features a unique unibody design, it has the regular “X” shape but also a box surrounding it for extra reinforcement, which has the added of benefit of encouraging the quad to roll during a crash, which is an excellent way to dissipate the Energy during a crash. Not only this but it has a number of 3d printed “hoods” are available online for no additional cost, which tailor to the builder’s specific electronics and preference for the amount of tilt on the camera. The build is very tight and its strongly recommended to use a MiniNaze, we at DroneInsider think this is the one down point of this frame as the Naze is old now and we would prefer to use a newer F3 board. Using a standard 30.5mm x 30.5mm board is possible but it does make the build significantly harder. Finally, it is only 220mm diagonally and can run 6” propellers stock, generally thought to be the best size for racing.
quarterX-Labs Shrike
The shrike is a great “X” quad that really packs a punch for its small 185mm size. It runs 5” props and comes with a nicely designed PDB, which has inbuilt 5v and 12v regulators. The build is tough as you would expect of a true racing machine, and we would not recommend trying to add an action camera onto the quad, however it is possible with a number of 3d printed designs available on thingiverse. The advantage we feel this frame has over the XBR is that it is designed to use a full size flight controller.
Studio_Session-003_c377c52e-b82a-4653-a2ce-d386cfb971c3_1024x1024Mixsuko
The Mixsuko from ShenDrones is a pure, plain and simple race quad. With no bells and whistles this frame is designed to get you from A to B as fast as possible. Mixuko is a 196mm X quad for 5″ props, with a 4mm monoplate. Mixuko is a pure race quad, designed specifically to NOT carry an HD cam. (Get a Krieger if you want to go fast and let the world know about your awesomeness.). This sums up the Mitsuko very well, we featured the Krieger (the Mitsuko’s older brother) in our Best FPV Acro quads April 2016 and know we have. We like how FPV cam angle is adjustable without tools using a friction fit system. It should be noted that with such a tight build the recommended VTXs should be used. Frame weight 79g making it still light and the high quality 4mm Shen Drones carbon should mean that this quad will be crashing into trees for many months to come.
SCX200SCX-200
The SCX-200 X-Quad Racer Kit by MPBIV on the Flight Test Forums is a brilliant dedicated racing quad. It is currenlty cut and stocked by Armattan. It is designed specifically for the HS117 Board Camera which is a firm favourite of community and like any racing quad should be it is light weight and durable.  With a build this tight we would recommend building it with something like the Singularity F3 flight controller as this would greatly clean up the build and reduce weight, however if you do decide to use an external TX than the tutorial on the Armattan page  gives you quite a good demonstration on how to mount it. The 4mm bottom plate and 2mm top plate also means that you are unlikely to be smashing up this frame anytime soon. This quad does feature holes at the end of each arm so if you are the type to mount the ESCs on the bottom of the arm, then these holes will help protect your motors wires from a bad crash.
 
MXP 200BMXP 200B – Racing edition
MXP were looking to make a dedicated racing frame and they created the MXP200B! They aim to be lightweight and strong and with AUW: 270g including all electronics (Not including GoPro or Battery), it certainly seems that (at least on paper) they achieved this. They go on to say that the frame is easy to build while also protecting the electronics inside. The Frame was designed with help from the racing pilot ‘Bapu’ (yes we think it sounds like Charpu too). This has been receiving positive reviews from the community and featured heavily in the Drone World Grand Prix. The MXP is very durable and simple to use and has proven itself in the racing community. The only issues we have with it is the difficulty of the build which can be quick tight if you are not experienced.

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Setups from World Drone Prix 2016

Raceband.de has a spreadsheet showing all the setups from World Drone Prix 2016. Don't know how to format those here, so here's the direct link to the spreadsheet

http://wdpracer.raceband.de/ (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x2EDCbRHGWlxdX7PNucFo7yBSEAKdsh0...)

Taken from https://www.raceband.de/en/world-drone-prix-2016-dubai-racer-setups-2/

A few sample ones that I copied from the excel:
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Airvuz

Frame : Lumenier QAV-R 5" & 6"
Frame-Size : 220, 260
Flight Controller : RMRC Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Flight Controller Software : Betaflight 2.4.1
Power Distribution Board : Quadrevo Power
Motor : Lumenier 2206-11 2350kV
Electronic Speed Controller : FVT LittleBee 30A
Propeller : DAL 5045 TriBlades, 5045 GemFan BN & 6045 GemFan
Battery : Bonka Power 1300mAh 4S 75C/150C & Bonka Power 1800mAh 4s 35C/70C
On Screen Display (OSD) : Quadrevo Power OSD
FPV Camera : HS1177
FPV Transmitter : TBS Unify Pro 5.8GHz
FPV Antenna : Fatshark SpiroNET Omni
FPV Goggle : Skyzone 3D Goggle
FPV Receiver : Skyzone 3D Goggle
Radio Controller : FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST TARANIS X9D PLUS mit / with TBS Crossfire Module
Radio Receiver : FrSky X4RSB 3/16ch 2.4Ghz ACCST & TBS Crossfire Micro RX
LED-Board : Matek & Hovership

ROTOR RIOT NOWAK

Frame : ImpulseRC Alien Frame 6"
Frame-Size : 265
Flight Controller : KISS FC
Flight Controller Software : KISS Software
Power Distribution Board : Im Frame bereits integriert / Already mounted on frame
Motor : Lumenier 2206 2000kV
Electronic Speed Controller : KISS 24A race edition
Propeller : HQ 6045
Battery : Lumenier 2250mAh 4s
On Screen Display (OSD) : KISS OSD
FPV Camera : HS1177
FPV Transmitter : ImmersionRC 5.8GHz 200mW
FPV Antenna : Fatshark SpiroNET Omni
FPV Goggle : FatShark Dominator HD v2
FPV Receiver : FatShark Nexwave RX Module Race Band (32 Kanäle / Channels)
Radio Controller : FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST TARANIS X9D PLUS mit / with TBS Crossfire Module
Radio Receiver : TBS Crossfire Micro RX
LED-Board : ImpulseRC RGB LED ring

ROTOR RIOT STEELE

Frame : ImpulseRC Alien Frame 5"
Frame-Size : 225
Flight Controller : KISS FC
Flight Controller Software : Latest Kiss FC Software at this time
Power Distribution Board : Im Frame bereits integriert / Already mounted on frame
Motor : Lumenier 2206 2350kV
Electronic Speed Controller : KISS 24A race edition
Propeller : HQ 5x4X3
Battery : SMC 37A 1300mAh 4S
On Screen Display (OSD) : TBS Core PNP50
FPV Camera : HS1177
FPV Transmitter : TBS Unify Pro 5.8GHz
FPV Antenna : TBS Triumph
FPV Goggle : FatShark Dominator HD v2
FPV Receiver : TBS DOMINATOR RX mit / with VAS - 5.8 GHz Mad Mushroom Antenna
Radio Controller : Jeti DS-16 & FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST TARANIS X9D PLUS Module
Radio Receiver : EX R3/RSW 2.4GHz & FrSky X4RSB 3/16ch 2.4Ghz ACCST
LED-Board : ImpulseRC RGB LED ring

SIGANDRONE

Frame : Sigan210 & Sigan250
Frame-Size : 210 , 250
Flight Controller : RMRC Seriously Dodo Flight Controller
Flight Controller Software : Betaflight 2.4.1
Power Distribution Board : SiganDrone PDB
Motor : RCX 2205 2633kV & Emax 2205 2300kV
Electronic Speed Controller : FVT LittleBee 20A
Propeller : DALPROP 5045 TriBlade & GemFan 5040 TriBlade
Battery : Turnigy Graphene 1000mAh & Lumenier 1800mah
On Screen Display (OSD) : None / Keines
FPV Camera : CMOS 700TVL
FPV Transmitter : TBS Unify Pro 5.8GHz & Aomway 5.8GHz 200mW
FPV Antenna : TBS Triumph
FPV Goggle : Skyzone 3D Goggle
FPV Receiver : Skyzone 3D Goggle
Radio Controller : FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST TARANIS X9D PLUS mit / with DTF UHF Module
Radio Receiver : FrSky X4RSB 3/16ch 2.4Ghz ACCST & Botronics UHF
LED-Board : NoName fixed LED

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Ooooh *drool* - Cloudkiller,

Ooooh *drool* - Cloudkiller, Airwolf - thanks for the info!

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Any insights on tri-copter

Any insights on tri-copter drone? Found one here: http://www.yitechnology.com/drones/index.html

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A friend of mine has a tri

A friend of mine has a tri-copter that he uses for photography. It's actually surprisingly stable. It also allows you to use larger blades when clearance is a concern for 4+ props.

One complaint that I've heard, however, is that balancing 3 props can be a bit trickier. Redundancy is another issue - if one prop fails, making a safe landing is harder than if you experienced a failure on 4+ props.
 

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You can build up a drone with

You can build up a drone with a help of 3d printer. Check this article : http://3dinsider.com/airobotics-making-completely-autonomous-drones-a-reality/
There is a wide information about building drones in innovative ways. Awesome.