Most mini and micro quadcopter drones that grace the RC Drone Arena headlines are often toy grade and from Chinese manufacturers. This one — the RotorX RX122 Atom — is from a completely different league, and from the outset, looks like a very radical and interesting FPV quadcopter drone.
The RotorX RX122 Atom was announced a while back and is now on pre-order, available in FPV (first person view) and LOS (line of sight/no FPV) variants for $371 and $248 respectively. Folks from the company say that the quadcopter drone will start shipping ‘mid-May’, so there’s about a month to go before that.
RotorX RX122 Atom Specifications
Here are the official specifications of the RotorX RX122 Atom, as per the forum post by a RotorX official.
- 2mm CF Frame
- Brushless RX1104 custom motors
- RX3020 custom propellers
- Full Size Naze32 Flight controller (cleanflight flashed or use your own FC)
- 20Amp micro ESC’s (BLHeli flashed)
- Pico scale FPV cam (0.008 lux)
- 600mw 5.8ghz VTX (32 Channels)
- Micro MinimOSD (MW flashed)
- 3S 610mw Battery (25C)
- 5v Voltage regulator
With a motor-to-motor distance of 122mm, the RotorX RX122 Atom is among the smallest FPV quadcopter drones… comparable perhaps to the Hubsan X4 FPV (also marketed as the Estes ProtoX FPV). The company also mentions that the RX122 Atom will be upgradeable to the Raiju (which is in fact a hexacopter) via an upgrade package that is also going to be affordable.