TazRC dTrix Acro Basher

dTrix Acro Basher

The TazRC “dTrix Acro Basher” is a Blade Inductrix micro quad with a custom canopy, upgraded 17,000Kv motors and a frame/motor stiffener for line of sight Acro flying.

Custom One-off Canopy
The bottom part of the Inductrix packaging–that supports the spare canopy–is molded in a shape that resembles the canopy. I’ve always wondered if it could be cutout and made into an actual canopy.. so I hacked into it. After getting the final shape whittled out, I noticed the sides didn’t extend out to the body pins on the airframe but this wasn’t a problem. When cutting into the molded plastic, I left a little radius on the bottom edge so it can tuck up under the prop ducts. The only other cutting required was notching the sides for the airframe-to-duct braces. See the following photos for details.

Blade Inductrix Packaging
Blade Inductrix Packaging

The photo below and the one further down with the red decals show where the custom canopy sits on the sides. It rests on top of the all-in-one controller screws as opposed to being pressed onto the body pins. So no matter how hard you hit upside down, the canopy will never break the pins on the airframe.

Blade Inductrix Packaging Cutout for Canopy
Blade Inductrix Packaging Cutout for Canopy

The photo below shows the stock Inductrix canopy and custom canopy. Notice the notches on the custom canopy to clear the airframe-to-duct braces. This allows the custom canopy to sit lower on the airframe. You could cut the four side completely out like the original but I wanted to keep as much of the sides as possible to help secure the canopy. You can also see the radius on the bottom edges.

Stock Inductrix Canopy and Cutout Canopy
Stock Inductrix Canopy and Cutout Canopy
Experimenting with Decals on Custom Canopy
Experimenting with Decals on Custom Canopy
Bottom View of the dTrix Acro Basher
Bottom View of the dTrix Acro Basher

Parts Used on the dTrix Acro Basher
The goal with the “dTrix Acro Basher” was not to be light but more rugged. The custom canopy helps not break body pins, the frame brace helps not break the airframe, and upgraded motors give it more power! The all-in-one flight controller and airframe are stock. Stock motors would’ve been underpowered with the additional weight. The motors I went with are the almighty Lumenier 17,000Kv purple can 1.5A motors. They have tons of power and work well with any 205mAh or higher 1S battery. This setup yields a good 3-1/2 to 4 minutes of hard fast flying!

Weight Minus Battery

  • Completely Stock Inductrix: 15g Avg
  • dTrix Acro Basher: 16.8g

Weight of Canopies

  • Stock Inductrix: 411mg Avg (429mg, 393mg)
  • Custom Canopy: 922mg

Close-ups, Feedback and Reviews
To be more mobile friendly, photos on TazRC are limited in size. I would be happy to post any close-up photos on request. Just leave a comment below. Also, feel free to leave feedback on the dTrix Acro Basher. Registration not required.

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