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Hellbender 122 Build

Introducing the latest addition to my multi rotor fleet! The Hellbender 122. The frame itself is made out of 3mm woven carbon fiber and it is very light and strong. It fits 3″ props, exclusively. I used RCX H1306 2300 kv motors, which I had on another build. I’m powering it up with 3S 500 mah LiPos, that I also had lying around from a previous project. Here are the list of parts that I used (but links).

Hellbender 122 Frame

4 in 1 12 amp BlHeli ESC

RCX h1306 2300kv motors

Flip32 Racing Edition

3 x 3 x 3 HQ Props

600TVL 1/4 1.8mm CMOS FPV 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Camera

TS5823 5.8GHz 32CH Mini FPV Video Transmitter

FPV 5.8GHz Micro CL TX Antenna Lightweight

FrSky V8R7-II 2.4Ghz 7CH Receiver

I flashed the latest version of Betaflight and enabled airmode and it flew amazing with the default PIDs, although I’m sure they can be tuned further. Overall, this quad is a winner! Fast and nimble. Light but very well balanced. FPV’ing with it is a blast, going thru tiny gaps and tree branches. Stay tuned for a flight video!

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Julian Melo

Julian Melo has been around the R/C hobby since 2001. His first plane was PT-40 trainer from Great Planes he built as a kit, powered by an O.S. 40 engine. Nowadays you can find him flying fast EDFs or FPV multirotors. Professionally, he's an L.A-based web developer, Wordpress ninja & SEO Analyst. He is quite fond of good coffee, gadgets and loud garage rock. Check out his site/portfolio at JJMelo.com or read his technology blog. He also recently started a new site/podcast titled UAV not Drone. Check it out!