Frame: The frame is the backbone of the drone.
The Riot comes with a 250-sized H frame, meaning it measures 250mm zdiagonally between two motors while in the shape of a letter H. White gel-coated carbon fiber provides lightweight strength. Quick swap arms make it easy to repair and customize the Riot yourself. Clear polycarbonate risers are nearly indestructible and diffuse light from the LED’s for improved visibility.
Flight controller: The flight controller is the brain of the drone, the place
where programs from Betaflight or Raceflight are stored and executed
Currently the fastest processor on the market for top racing performance, the Riot’s STMF4 flight controller contains a built-in gyroscope and accelerometer.
Motors: Motors spin the props.
The Riot flies with high quality DYS SE2205 2550kv motors utilizing new N52 magnets to ensure top racing performance. Depending on the props, the Riot has a max flight time of 2-5 minutes.
Electronic speed control (ESC): The ESC’s control the speed of the motors by regulating how quickly they turn the motors on and off.
The Riot is equipped with four DYS XM20’s, which are built with a F396 processor designed for high kv motors.
Camera: The camera captures video feed.
The Riot’s Runcam Swift CCD (charge-coupled device, a common sensor for improved resolution in digital cameras) offers wider dynamic range for FPV racing.
Video antenna: The video antenna sends video to the goggles via RF (radio frequency) transmission.
Durable and easy to install and remove, the Riot’s RHCP (right hand circular polarized) omni antenna provides 360 degree coverage.
Video transmitter (VTX): The VTX takes the analog signal from the camera and converts it to RF (radio frequency) to send from the antenna to the FPV goggles.
The Riot’s VTX is fully integrated into the PDB for seamless telemetry.
Power distribution board (PDB): This is like the motherboard of a computer, the place where all the drone’s electrical components connect to draw power from the battery.
Designed and engineered by Thrust UAV, the Riot’s fully integrated PDB includes 52 addressable LED’s.
Propellers (Props): Props provide lift for the drone.
For the best of all worlds, the Riot comes equipped with hybrid bullnose 5045×3 Gemfan props. Moderately efficient, these provide a powerful 1200+ g of thrust. See Riot Set Up for prop installation details.
To start racing, all you need is:
Radio: PPM, SBUS or DSMX compatible, FrSky Taranis recommended
Receiver: PPM, SBUS or DSMX compatible, FrSky XSR recommended
FPV Goggles and Compatible Module: Any, Fatshark Dominator V3 recommended
Battery: Any 3-4S 45C+ LiPo, 1300 size recommended, unless flying with an HD recording camera. Beginners typically prefer starting with a 3S (11.1V) battery. A 4s (14.8V) battery is best for pros looking for aggressive, top-speed performance.
Li-Po Compatible Balance charger: Any