The Diatone ET 200 is another offering from this high-quality manufacturer of micro size drone. If you are looking for a micro sized multirotor that is slightly bigger than the 150 and 180 and will allow you to use slightly larger motors and propellers then the Diatone ET 200 is the one to choose.
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 (39g 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 accomodate the FPV components including the camera and antenna stalk.
Supplied is the renown Diatone power distribution board with 5V stepdown 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 (39g frame only)
Material: Carbon fiber
Frame Width: 190mm (front motor centers)
Frame Width: 135mm (rear motor centers)
Frame Length: 140mm (motor centers)
Frame Height: 32mm
Weight: 39g (frame only)
Motor Mounting Holes: 12~19mm
4 x 1306~2204 brushless motors
4 x 4~5ins propellers
4 x 6~12A speed controllers
1 x Flight controller
1 x 800~1200mAh 2~3S lipoly battery
4ch radio system
Great frame, horrible PDB and some stock parts. Once upgraded, this thing is a beast.
Seems to flip better than roll, but that is probably due to the back arms.
Space can be limited, so 35mm spacers will go a long way to allowing you to mount inside of the cage. 8mm screws will also hold onto the spacers from the bottom better than the 6mm ones. I found i was losing screws because it couldn't grab the spacer (with the stock pdb)
The stock PDB is trash, the 5v is coming from voltage regulators. These are just heat pumps that can only do .5a out. The spacers they give you will make it impossible to screw it all down with 6mm screws. I thought I had a short in my frame and kept on burning myself when holding it. Turned out to be the regulators, they are right at the edge too.
The PDB does give it a bit more stiffness. I just stopped using it, so i'm not sure how much that will affect overall strength, but once reassembled with the top, it feels just as solid.
Has taken a fair amount of hit as well with no damage, a plus is the ability to get spare arms.
cmix 1 1 -0.715 0.701 -1
cmix 2 1 -1 -0.701 1
cmix 3 1 0.715 0.701 1
cmix 4 1 1 -0.701 -1Nice Frame, one hole missing on top plate but it is easy to drill with a high speed metal drill and a piece of wood under the plate. Bolts are long enough if you use vinyl electrical tape instead of the spacers to isolate your distribution board from carbon frame. If you use the spacers you need longer bolts.Really neat little frame. Although one hole is missing on the the top plate and the provided screws aren't long enough, luckily had some spares. Also it says you can fit 2204 motors but you can't without drilling put bigger holes both for the screws and in the center. So anything over 1806 would be too big for this frame. I also used taller standoffs in order to fit everything. But I managed to do so and this is by far my favorite quad. Insanely fast and incredibly nimble.
Multistar 2204 motors
Afro 12 amp esc
Eachine 200mw fpv combo
5 in bullnose props