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
Dimensions: 225mm motor to motor diagonal
Designed to fit any 16x19mm 3mm motor mount pattern (2206 size motor recommended)
Arm proportions are a simple Pythagorean triple - 3:4:5
Dry weight of kit without electronics: 135g
Adjustable "set and forget" cam mount system (0-45 deg)
Arms protect motors in most crash situations from damage
Easy Lipo Access (suggested Lipo 1300mah 4s)
Designed for board cams such as the HS-1177 with included mounting hardware
Support to carry HD camera (such as the GoPro 4, Mobius, or GoPro Session)
1x Bottom Plate - 2mm
4x Arms - 4.0mm
2x K-Mount camera side plates - 1.5mm
1x HD Camera Top Plate - 1.5mm
1x 4oz Copper 2mm PCB
1x Aluminum Hardware Kit including misc accessories
The segregated package where different steps of assy are packaged seperately was very helpful. Providing the extras is a bonus as well.
Only issue I have is that the camera bracket does not fit my camera I bought even though the XAT-600M / HS1177 FPV Camera is said to be the right one on the website. Right now I can't put the camera in the bracket and have not gotten a response back from RotorRiot regarding what to do. The bracket seems like a good idea but it doesn't work.
SkySep 12th 2017
great frame. Terrible lock nuts.
Frame is amazing, but the lock nuts for the motors wore down my motor threads. Other than that Great kit all around
AbdulSep 10th 2017
I'm really impressed with RR5 kit wonder if there will be any upgrade PDB with all pilots requirements
Tom H.Aug 13th 2017
It's an awsome frame, perfect quality, easy to build and a very good equiped kit. Thx for fast shipping to FoG, it was in 3 days at FRA airpot custom and one week later delivered directly to my home without any trouble from custom side! Great!
Perfect Job ! THANK YOU.