My new fav
As with everything Impulserc produces, this is a high quality product. The purpose built components and frame fit precisely and produce a very clean build. The streamlined frame gives it good flight characteristics for racing and can easily be tuned for freestyle. I highly recommend the setup Thomas suggested of T-Motor F40ii’s and F30 ESC’s. I’m amazed at the power and speed without smoking my batteries. Even with a GoPro session this thing is still a beast in the air. A few small gripes though: Getting the motors and ESCs mounted with the arms and fairings is a major pain. The design is good as it protects the ESC but simultaneously squeezing the fairing down and lining up the bolt with holes on the arm and motor takes quite a few tries. Also, you will want to use BLHeli to set motor directions because you don’t want to be taking them apart to swap wires. The other gripe is not having a choice of fight controller. I’ve been using Kiss exclusively so I now have to learn a whole new FC. Would be nice if they could make a deal and offer a Kiss version. Others have posted videos on jamming a Kiss in but you have to do some significant modifications and end up with something not as clean. Not a deal killer, but would definitely add some interesting alternatives to a really great system. Lastly, the ESC fairings. Because of their design the fairings cannot accommodate all ESCs. Little Bees and Akons fit but Kiss 24A will not. Again, you could simply mount oversized ESCs on the arms but the arms are kind of thin adding to the probability of damaging the ESC’s. Pros: High quality frame and components Incredibly clean efficient build Streamlined frame for racing Cons: Getting the arms motors and fairings mounted No option for KissFC or 24amp ESCs Conclusion: Having something designed from the ground up to meet certain performance and handling characteristics gives you the opportunity to know exactly what you’re getting. If you build within its constraints it’s easy to have it live up to those expectations. This frame sacrifices customization for performance and consistency, but in this case it's a good thing. Highly recommended.