Designed from deep inside the "skunkworks" at ImpulseRC, the Alien design has revolutionized the FPV mini-quad scene forever. After debuting at the 2015 Drone Nationals, the Alien design has become extremely popular and forced other manufacturers to re-think how a good kit should be designed. The "X frame" design gives the builder/pilot a very stiff and tough design, and the FPV camera mounting design allows you to set and forget the cam angle you desire which many other designs still have not worked out.
Thanks to the attention to detail the frame is not only very durable but also flies extremely balanced. The quality and fit is top notch. Selection of the carbon plate material was given high priority, and the result is a product that is a pleasure to build, fly and own. Those little extra touches really make a difference too, such as spare O-rings and other parts that can be lost easily as well as diamond files that help with the finishing of the carbon when building.
While there are plenty of cheaper kits out there, the Alien represents quality and ingenuity wrapped up in a high quality, great flying package.
2016 Drone Nationals Freestyle Champion
Chad Nowak - Alien 5" / KISS Electronics / Lumenier Motors
Great frame. Love it so much i bought another for a new build. The heat shrink isn't the best. Would like it more if it had options for all wires to be one color. Eg all black or all yellow ect. The addition of side plates that accommodate the rr cam without having to dismantle it would be great too. Postage options are horrible. Postage for purchases over $200 should be free and would like to see better choices for small purchases like stickers. Awesome frame though...
Nicholas LaRosaFeb 9th 2017
Still FLYing Strong
Well, I've had my RR5 Kit built and flying for about 6 months now. I have waterproofed with "conformal coating" & have added THE Lumenier RGB LED Set. It added a bit of weight, but I switched out the motors for a lower KV to compensate and to get that extra torque. I would say flying this quad, my skill level has increased to from NOOB/Rookie to Novice/Intermidiate. I'm still working on throttle control to keep the quad at the exact elevation I want. I have been crashing into everything from trees & poles to swing sets & phone lines, and of course, the ground. The fasteners are scuffed to hell and the carbon plates have digs, nicks, and chips. I am impressed in the durability and consistency of the quadcopter. It is a solid build that flies just as good, if not better than the day I took it out for it's maiden flight. I will be buying another RR branded Alien, for the fact that it comes with everything you need to build this Quadcopter the right way. Just as soon as I can convince my lady to let me.
GarrettFeb 8th 2017
I Love It
I dont know where to begin this frame is amazing. Im using it for my first build.
It just idk it just works and there is somthing about it that i like that i cant exactly put my finger on but it is a buetiful frame.
Shaun JonesFeb 6th 2017
I've been in this hobby for about a month now and I decided to start my first build on the Alien 5 with all Kiss setup and from my experience you get what you pay for I could have found a better selection to buy it from the rotor riot store. This where it's at clean and strong frame I think this frame has became my favorite when it's all said done this thing rips