the perfect Kit
5 inch Kit
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
the perfect Kit
This is now my second purchase and who knows I might have a third later. After pouring hours of research into my choice I went with this one. Now after more than 60 hours of beating it against rocks, mountainsides, various grasses, sand, dunking into creeks and rivers, flopping into snow and smashing into bridge pylons, this thing still holds up. I have some mild granulation at the ends of the arms but no delamination because I prepared it according to Chad Nowak's video and the Mr Steele Meticulous Impulse Alien Build video. I attempted to use the thru-SMA hole to mount my antenna but felt that my spironet protruding valiantly out the top created a greater risk of damage in a crash/flip than tucking it inside like I choose to do now so the change to the rear top plate doesnt bother me at all. Love this frame.