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Sep 13, 2014, 02:17 AM
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STRIDER 250mm - Next Generation Multirotor With Onboard RROSD Engine


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At REDROTOR RC we’ve been working very hard on an awesome new product and are proud to present Strider with built in RROSD engine!
We’re introducing a 250mm size Quadcopter with enormous amount of tech in an extremely compact package. We've integrated a ton of timely, costly, and complicated electronics features into the frame to save you money, time, and headaches while delivering the most feature rich balanced mini quad on the market today.

OSD, siren, leds, timer, alarms, crosshair, power system monitoring, power distribution, FPV hookups and more all rolled into an extremely durable folding airframe!

Designed proudly in California by bt408 and drclawscat

Watch the Introduction here and subscribe:
Strider Mini Quad Intro by RedRotor (2 min 21 sec)


Strider Night Racing
Strider Night Racing (4 min 4 sec)


Crash Reel!
Strider Mini Quad Crash Reel Volume 1 (2 min 21 sec)


RROSD in action
Strider 250 Night Crawl (Full Flight w/ OSD) (4 min 27 sec)


RROSD Feature Sneak Peek
Strider 250 RROSD Feature Sneak Peek (1 min 13 sec)



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FEATURES:

• 128g* lightweight, compact, ultra-stiff, folding, 250mm symmetric, & highly durable carbon fiber airframe
• Premium all aluminum and nylon hardware mix for ultimate weight and strength
• Designed for both 5” and 6” props and a unique dual folding mechanism (one for crashes, one for storage)
• Filtered regulated power support for 3S-4S
• Jello-free isolated HD video mount provides silky smooth video
• RROSD (Integrated OSD) with auto-timer, voltage, current sensor, RSSI (digital and analog), remote control super bright LEDs, and remote control lost model siren.
• Filtered power for FPV transmitter and camera
• Lightweight: AUW of 540g with 2200 3s, all FPV gear, wide lens Mobius fully loaded!
• Keep reading for full details…


AIRFRAME:

• Perfect X symmetry, ultra stiff and light frame design provides for the best possible flight characteristics
• Rugged, stiff, and durable carbon fiber frame designed to survive non-stop crashes
• Lightweight and ultra compact folding frame weighs only 128g* and measures 208mm x 65mm x 40mm folded up
• Support for both 5” and 6” propellers with extending arms and on the fly configuration swap; measures 250mm -264mm
• Vibration isolation mount allows for silky smooth HD recording (GoPro, Mobius, etc ready)
• Forward oriented chassis design provides a 123 degree horizontal FOV for you HD camera with no extension plates required on both 5” and 6” prop configurations
• Pop Slot allows the arms to 'give’ on a crash to absorb impact and still allow take-off w/o fear of props hitting chassis, quick reset design allows you to quickly reset arms to the preconfigured position instantaneously
• All ESCs mount within the chassis and a minimal arm profile provides maximum lift with minimal prop wash loss
• M2 12 x 16mm and M3 16 x 19mm bolt patterns fits a wide variety of motors
• Versatile and functional plates allow many FPV gear mounting options

RROSD ENGINE:

• Built in RROSD engine provides:
• Built-in power distribution and regulators to handle 3S and 4S systems
• Filtered FPV line for video transmitter & flight camera with pre-installed hookups
• 12V and 5V output for FPV cam
• Accurate flight pack voltage, current draw, and mAh consumption display
• RSSI (digital and analog compatible) displays in percentage
• Automatic start/stop flight timer in OSD
• Remote control of super bright LEDs for orientation and group flying
• Remote control lost model siren
• Remote control crosshair for lining up maneuvers
• Programmable alarms for pack voltage, current consumption
• Firmware upgradable

What you need to add:
Strider parts shopping list
Flight Controller, Video Transmitter, FPV Camera, 4x Motors, 4x ESCs, Battery, and Propellers, HD Camera optional.

Recommended Electronics:
Flight Controller: Naze32 or CC3D
Speed Controllers: BS12A ESCs or BLHeli 12A ESCs
Motors: Sunnysky x2204s – 2300KV or Cobra 2204-2300KV, Cobra 2204-1960KV
Video Transmitter: 5.8Ghz ImmersionRC 600mw, Boscam TS832 600mw
Video Antenna: Cloverleaf or Skew Planer Wheel
Flight Camera: 35mm PZ2404 or 25mm HS1177
Batteries: 3s (1300-2200) or 4s (1300 - 2200)
Propellers: 5x3 GF, 5x4 GF, 5x4.5 HQ, 6x3 HQ, 6x4.5 HQ, 6x4 GF

For those of you who will be posting awesome videos eventually, here are some intro images you can overlay on your vid!
Last edited by RedRotorRC; Apr 19, 2015 at 02:38 PM.
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Sep 13, 2014, 02:21 AM
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Sep 13, 2014, 02:22 AM
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Faq


FAQ

Q: My OSD is not showing up?
A: Most likely a problem with your camera. If using metal hardware did you insulate the board? Are you shorting the camera with metal fittings? Is it hooked up to the 12v or 5v pin? Is it plugged in correctly? Is there damage to the camera or cable? Try testing out another flight camera to see if it appears.
Q: I can’t seem to enter the OSD Menu?
A: The OSD has a 3 second window for you to press and hold down the button on the PDB. You must press it and hold it within this 3 seconds of plugging your battery in. OSD menu should appear right away.
Q: Can I disable the crosshair?
A: If your aux channel is hooked up, flipping up on your 3 way switch will remove the crosshair from the OSD. Then bringing it back to center will reactivate it.
Q: I’m having problems getting my AUX channel working.
A: Please review manual carefully and make sure you’ve followed all the steps. If you are having issues, check your radio settings, check for signal on output pin with a servo tester. Try replacing the signal cable. Test with a standard pwm signal to see if you can activate it.
Q: It’s hard to access, the USB port on my flight controller, how do I rotate the board?
A: Assuming quad orientation is nose away from you and tail toward you. Install your board with micro USB pointing to left or right.
For Naze32, open Baseflight and send CLI command ‘set align_board_yaw = 270’ for micro USB pointing to right, or ‘set align_board_yaw = 90’ for micro USB pointing to left.
For CC3D Connect the USB, then open OpenPilot GCS - select Attitude
Enter Yaw -90 or 90.
Click Level & Save.

Q: Can I hook up any 3s or 4s battery? Do I need to reconfigure my RROSD for this?
A: On v1.0 you need to select 3s or 4s via a solder bridge. V1.1 and above accept 3s and 4s natively.
Q: How can I power my Flight controller if my ESCs do not have a 5v BEC?
A: Strider 1.1 and above have a 5v out near the 12v out which can be used. Alternatively several VTX’s provide 5v out as well.
Q: Why is my carbon bottom plate getting warm/hot?
A: Check for a short. If you positive lead/ESC wire(s) is touching the bottom frame you are shorting the Strider. It should have clearance or be insulated from the positive wires.
Q: How do affix my flight camera inside the frame?
A: Personally we prefer to use two small zip ties on the bottom holes and 3M 10-20lb weight double stick adhesive up at the top of the camera and angle it upwards for naked board cams. It will never move again unless you want it too! You alternatively can use two nylon m2 screws and spacers. (not included) for naked board cams. If you have a mini bracket cam there is a hole right behind where the FPV cam plate sits to screw your bracket into.
Q: Can I use landing gears on the quad?
A: Of course! There are m3 holes near the motor holes to mount gears to. Also you can mount something directly under the motors or get creative under the frame.
Last edited by RedRotorRC; Jan 25, 2015 at 04:00 AM.
Sep 13, 2014, 02:22 AM
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Firmware Revisions:

All new units are always shipped with latest available fw pre-loaded!

The latest firmware (version 3) is ready for download

Version 3 release note:
-Aux switch operation is slight changed - flip up to enable/disable crosshair, flip down to turn on LEDs and buzzer
-Added auto timer feature - timer counts actual flight time
-Voltage reading adjustment - this option can be accessed in the menu under 'Voltage calibration'
Last edited by RedRotorRC; Feb 27, 2015 at 04:21 PM.
Sep 13, 2014, 03:59 AM
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now this looks very prominig good work
Sep 13, 2014, 06:46 AM
Coaxial to CP? *shrugs*
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*WOOT* *WOOT*

Nicely done guys! I can't wait to see this thing in action. *thumbs up*


-Shane
Sep 13, 2014, 07:11 AM
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Very interesting.............so if I'm looking at this correctly the 2nd bolt is in a slot and friction holds the arm in place, but in a crash the bolt will slide in this slot. Ingenious!

To fix, you simply loosen the bolt, slide it back into position and re-tighten. Sure beats having to replace zip ties\nylon bolts. Only improvement I can see is maybe installing a squat lightweight wingnut-type fastener so you won't need tools to loosen\tighten the nut. A spring-loaded slot may work too but the existing design looks great.
Sep 13, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by deno6031
now this looks very prominig good work
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Originally Posted by ShaneXman
*WOOT* *WOOT*

Nicely done guys! I can't wait to see this thing in action. *thumbs up*


-Shane
Thanks guys!

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Originally Posted by MassiveOverkill
Very interesting.............so if I'm looking at this correctly the 2nd bolt is in a slot and friction holds the arm in place, but in a crash the bolt will slide in this slot. Ingenious!

To fix, you simply loosen the bolt, slide it back into position and re-tighten. Sure beats having to replace zip ties\nylon bolts. Only improvement I can see is maybe installing a squat lightweight wingnut-type fastener so you won't need tools to loosen\tighten the nut. A spring-loaded slot may work too but the existing design looks great.
Yes the second (outer) bolt on the arm slides along the slot to absorb even the most severe crash. This concept works really well to save bolts and arms from breaking as you said. To reset the arms, you simply 'yank' them back to the original position, there's no need to loosen any screws
Sep 13, 2014, 11:39 AM
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That looks awesome!
Sep 13, 2014, 03:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRotorRC
We’re introducing a 250mm size Quadcopter with enormous amount of tech in an extremely compact package. We've integrated a ton of timely, costly, and complicated external features into the frame to save you money, time, and headaches while delivering the most feature rich balanced mini quad on the market today.

Designed proudly in California by bt408 and drclawscat
bt408 and drclawscat: Could you provide a summary of how this Strider 250 differs from the Nemesis 250? Built-in OSD and the sliding arms are obvious. What are some other improvements that you guys incorporated into the new design?
Sep 14, 2014, 01:25 AM
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Looking forward to getting my hands on this beast

Excellent work as usual, I'm sure quite a few of us Colorodans will be sporting one of these bad boys asap
Sep 14, 2014, 03:29 AM
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bt408 and drclawscat: Could you provide a summary of how this Strider 250 differs from the Nemesis 250? Built-in OSD and the sliding arms are obvious. What are some other improvements that you guys incorporated into the new design?
Hi Brainstorm, the two airframes are separate design wise in quite a few ways. They both have their place and purpose in the mini world. Both will be supported by us and parts will go up on the RedRotor site soon!

Focusing on this offering:

What really sets the Strider apart from all other frames is the electronics core. Power Distribution, 3s and 4s Regulation with 12v and 5v out, FPV system filtering, plug and play electronics, independent channel control of LEDS/siren, complete OSD engine onboard the frame sends back RSSI readout, load, timers and current/voltage monitoring + more all built into the frame really set it apart.

It's way faster and easier to build since it's all nicely integrated in a single onboard engine. Solder you esc and motor wires, battery lead and you're mostly done with the build aside from plugging in cables to the frame (RSSI, 3 channel input, vtx, cam, etc).

The frame is designed for agility + flight time. With all the electronics onboard the final AUW is easily 80-100+grams less than what you might find on a frame with comparable features. The meticulous airframe design focus ensures it's ultra stiff, weighted well, and durable while featuring vibration isolation only on the camera to give you the most direct responsive flight control/feel.



Quote:
Originally Posted by ezikiel12
Looking forward to getting my hands on this beast

Excellent work as usual, I'm sure quite a few of us Colorodans will be sporting one of these bad boys asap
Can't wait to get one in your hands Justin!
Sep 14, 2014, 03:39 AM
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A couple scenarios to picture:

-Fly with more confidence being able to see your RC link strength, how many amps your motors are pulling, and your battery status!

-If your Strider goes down, activate the strobe and Siren mode to locate it quickly.

-Flying with buddies? Activate different LED patterns on the fly to locate each other and identify who's who.

-Switching from 5" to 6" props for high altitude, efficiency, or maximum thrust in minutes by changing props, loading new settings into your fc, and resetting pivot screws to 6" configuration.

-Traveling? Pull the arms out and fold them either inward or forward to store the Strider in a compact package.

-Crash land? With the slot system, if you land right side up with mainly intact props you can takeoff again without worrying about your props hitting cables or each other and return home. Simply yank the arms forward to put them back into their designated position.



Sep 14, 2014, 03:54 AM
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Lookin good!!! My wallet is in the corner crying right now.

I see miniquads all headed this way before too long. Why not? It makes perfect sense to have some of the electronics integrated into a frame element!
Sep 14, 2014, 08:12 AM
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Very interesting concept.

Even though the integrated electronics on frame is a great idea, I'm wondering about the strength of this plate and how easily it will damage in a crash

also

price to replace this section?


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