these plates look completely interchangeable, yes they are; however, some configurations are optimal.
additionally, the frame can be built inverted and regular to meet your CG preferences. the thinking behind this frame is:
1) easy access 2) interchangeability 3) more flight less fight
On a regular build these are the recommendations...
the bottom plate should be the open plate (()()). this is how you can put your rx in the payload area. why not have the open plate be the middle plate? do whatever you want, but this way you can see it’s status, swap it, kiss it, anything. this falls in line with the easy access philosophy, but a more closed bottom mid plate will offer more protection.
the middle plate ( S ) is awesome and while it would look sik as the top plate it performs best as the mid plate in some instances. the middle plate can be the barrier when your
shit 4-in-1 catches fire.
“what do you mean when it catches fire!?”
what we mean is that this rig is for serious practice, racing, shredding, and tearing up the skies and land and obstacles and err thang! so, if you’ve never experienced a fire… lucky you, but if it happens this plate will partially protect your rx. hopefully. not guaranteed. but it will to some extent. maybe give you enough time to pee the fire out. nasty.
the top plate, (||||). the surface area on this top plate is good for using dual-lock on it. we recommend a top mount lipo with dual-lock. best balance and cg this way. no sliding either. again, do whatever you want… maybe you do want the ’s’ on top. more power to you… it does look sik after all. we approve this thinking… do use a gel pad (or something similar) in between this ’s’ plate and the lipo… the groove on the s will grip it nice and it’ll prevent slipping. the ‘/‘ as the mid plate will still function as a barrier and you can still get wires down to the rx.
Inverted build recommendations...
An inverted build is very similar; however, the rx payload area becomes enclosed by the top plate and the stack. It is also more suited for a nano sized-rx if you plan on using payload area for the rx. you'll have to plan your build accordingly.