The Diatone ET 180 is another offering from this high-quality manufacturer of micro size drones. If you are looking for a micro sized multirotor that is slightly bigger than the 150 and will allow you to use slightly larger motors then the Diatone ET 180 is for you.
It is large enough to run a standard brushless setup and is also capable of carrying top end FPV gear but it is also small enough to fly around indoors as well as outdoors and it can fly through gaps the bigger machines will not fit through. It's low weight (36g frame only) means it will take the knocks and bangs the bigger machines cannot take without breaking.
The frame has been designed to be both clever and aesthetic, it has 30mm mounting holes top and bottom so that you can mount all the standard hardware. There is plenty of room both inside and on top for equipment that is readily available. The cut-outs have been strategically placed to accommodate the FPV components including the camera and antenna stalk.
Supplied is the renown Diatone power distribution board with 5V step-down which makes for an extremely neat installation and also supplied are aluminum standoff's, nylon fixings, nuts, fiber washers and fixing screws.
• Ultra durable carbon fiber construction
• 3K carbon fiber 2mm thick arms
• 3K carbon fiber 1mm thick center plates
• Standard 30mm bolt holes for flight controller etc
• 25mm clearance between top and bottom plates
• Integrated power distibution board (with 5V stepdown)
• Suits motors with 12~19mm mounting hole centers
• Aluminum standoff's
• Lightweight (36g frame only)
Material: Carbon fiber
Frame Width: 155mm (front motor centers)
Frame Width: 115mm (rear motor centers)
Frame Length: 120mm (motor centers)
Frame Height: 32mm
Weight: 36g (frame only)
Motor Mounting Holes: 12~19mm
4 x 1306~2204 brushless motors
4 x 4~4.5ins propellers
4 x 6~12A speed controllers
1 x Flight controller
1 x 800~1200mAh 2~3S lipoly battery
4ch radio system
Nice frame. 2mm is actually a good compromise between strength and weight (unless you want to build a tank!). The frame comes in at around 46g vs the quoted 36g, maybe they weighed it without the PDB? The screws for the lower frame is nowhere near long enough if you use the fibre washers to isolate the PDB from the carbon fibre (need the screws to be 2mm longer (at least). Don't forget to also shim up the front arms if you use the PDB and also fibre washers to mount the PDB, otherwise the upper deck will come in at a slopping angle (I'm just a perfectionist!). Overall pretty good frame.