Featherlight is in stock and shipping now at PitchRollYaw.Order Featherlight from PRY
Order a complete kit with the frame, motors, ESCs, FC, camera, and VTX from PitchRollYaw and get the frame at cost, save on shipping by getting all of your parts at the same place, and save time by getting the ideal components for the build without having to research. It's pretty much a no-brainer.
Yes, our cost is $25, your cost is $25.
|Motors||PRY 2205/2500kV AL-7075||4||$14.99|
|FC||Airbot Omnibus F3 Nano V2 w/PDB||1||$29.99|
|Camera||Micro Swift V1||1||$29.99|
If you crash like us, you're eventually going to break an arm. We know it can be brutal to be left unable to get back into the air, and that's why we ship 5 arms with every kit.
When it comes time to swap an arm in between heats, the pressnuts in the mid-plate make it easy with only two screws to remove, and the included FC mounting hardware makes it so your stack won't be perturbed in the process.
Floss is 66g, comes with four 4mm x 8.5mm arms, and is $49.99.
Featherlight is 54g, comes with five 5mm x 9.25mm arms, and is $24.98 when you buy the Featherlight bundle.
We still can't figure out where they hide all that extra weight, but we figured we'd not worry about that and focus on giving you an extra arm and $25 extra dollars to spend on packs.
A host of accessories, such as booties, camera struts, battery protectors, and GoPro mounts are all available on Thingiverse.
|Arm Dimensions||5mm thick, 9.25mm wide|
|Stack height||15mm or 20mm|
Featherlight is engineered to be as light as possible, and that means choosing specific components.
If you're not buying a bundle, be sure to select your parts accordingly.
Featherlight supports both 20mm and 30.5mm FCs, but 20mm is preferred for protection. There are 3 ways to mount your flight controller:
Additionally, 20mm stacks can be built with 2 layers to support FC + 4in1 configurations, though you'll need your own hardware to do so.
Small ESCs, such as Spedix ES20, can easily be mounted on the arms with little overhang. We suggest using VHB between the ESC and the arm, then adding heatshrink to secure the ESC to the arms (leaving the motor pads accessible in case you need to swap motors).
As with batteries, lighter motors rule on this frame. We suggest a motor weight of less than 25g.
Featherlight 5 has 16x16mm spaced M3 mounting holes for motors, so all standard motors will fit, but we suggest motors that have all 4 screws at 16x16mm, such as PRY Naked Bottom 2205s.
It's very important to run a light pack with this frame. Though the arms are thicker and wider than heavier competitors, an extra 50g from a heavier pack will result in more arm breakage.
We suggest you stick to 1300mAh 4S packs for this build, and trust you'll find the efficiency of a light, aerodynamic frame results in more flight time than you'd otherwise expect.
Featherlight was designed around the RunCam Micro camera, and the Foxeer Micro fits as well.
Tiny VTXs fair best in Featherlight, VTX03, TX25 and other U.FL-equipped VTXs are preferred. Don't bother with SMA-equipped VTXs, the additional 15g is unnecessary, and circular polarized U.FL antennas are readily available.
Check out these Featherlight builds for inspiration: