12S Cannonball 800 | X-Class Giant Racing Drone | Maiden Flight

12S Cannonball 800 | X-Class Giant Racing Drone | Maiden Flight

12S Cannonball 800 | X-Class Giant Racing Drone | Maiden Flight

12S 50 volts!!! Enter the Cannonball 800 from Catalyst Machineworks. It is the Bugatti of X-Class racing drones!!

Special thanks to the folks that helped make this video possible:

Sean Vega for handling the camera and capturing some killer shots.

Drone chase footage by Tim Rodriguez. Check out more of his work here: https://www.youtube.com/user/timrodriguez1

Dan Deweese for the slow motion take-off footage – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxDanCk_vYMOyv1Mp5OcXTQ

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  1. John Stenborg on December 4, 2021 at 11:08 am


  2. MultiRC on December 4, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Has that jet engine sound like my Diabolo 550 heli

  3. Ryan and Brenda Bannon on December 4, 2021 at 11:09 am

    That thing sounds almost demonic.

  4. Bryan De Bruyn on December 4, 2021 at 11:13 am

    That sound😍😍😍. That frame😍😍😍. Don’t know how long I can resist. Is 12S the minimum to fly the cannonball 800 or does it go well on a 8S setup too?

  5. Ozzy Kilic on December 4, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Video issues, again? πŸ™‚ I should visit baylands more often maybe i can see this monster with my own eyes. Waiting for my tax return to make some X-class investments. maybe i can pick your brain sometime for the subject.

  6. PaddleDogC5 on December 4, 2021 at 11:15 am

    What is top speed for x class?

  7. Martin's on December 4, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Holy crap… I figured out where you are… gonna have to check that spot out… is that an AMA field?

  8. λŠμž„μ—†λŠ”μ—λ‹¨ on December 4, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I am enjoying the drone in Korea. I’d like to subscribe to your video. I’ll see you more often.πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€©πŸ€˜πŸ€˜πŸ€˜

  9. MoppelMat on December 4, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Mayden on RPM filters and not even checking motor temps after landing?

  10. PropsOff on December 4, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Very nice..

  11. Martin's on December 4, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Dude, where the hell are you flying.. I live in Fremont. That thing is AWSOME! I’d love to see if flown in person.

  12. Drone Review Man on December 4, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Great Flying

  13. Paul Morris on December 4, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Looks amazing. At a weight approaching 4925 grams I don’t think it will set any speed records.

  14. Dennis Lobos on December 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    When in a race track?. Always flying alone. Or fresstyling never un a track. Not necessary with other drones.

  15. EscobarTV45 on December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am

    I need one of those.

  16. nerdCopter on December 4, 2021 at 11:31 am

    +1πŸ‘ scary monster!!!! runnnnNN!!
    impressive John, impressive!

  17. spooner Fpv on December 4, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Brilliant and great footage from the other drone.

  18. Street Dreamz on December 4, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Very Nice. Pretty much identical to my setup lol. At least I know what to expect before I fly it.

  19. Cory Sykes on December 4, 2021 at 11:40 am

    That’s cool man.

  20. John Patrick on December 4, 2021 at 11:40 am

    I’m just here nervously flying my BeeBrain Lite, meanwhile Bay Area FPV is flying an economy size car around.

  21. OPA FPV on December 4, 2021 at 11:41 am

    I just built one too. Awesome!

  22. DD Yodaman on December 4, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Great build TS!

  23. bwas fpv on December 4, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Eveytime i watch x class fly i feel butterflies in my stomachπŸ˜‚

  24. simon wood on December 4, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Go big or go home friken awesome 😍

  25. RocketRob on December 4, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Did not take long to eat up all the real estate Baylands offers! Great job Guys!

  26. brigerdrones on December 4, 2021 at 11:50 am


  27. John Woods on December 4, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I would love to see high speed x class oval racing

  28. alx_files on December 4, 2021 at 11:51 am

    That. Is. Epic πŸ˜€

  29. A Frog on December 4, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Grats on successful maiden πŸ™‚

  30. Dennis Katinas on December 4, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Very very cool, cant wait for max speed!

  31. gwizz fpv on December 4, 2021 at 11:53 am

    ace flying when is the speed run ,and where is the beast and hildagard

  32. J. Sayer on December 4, 2021 at 11:55 am

    sounds like tie fighters flying by!

  33. the craft king #1 on December 4, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Nice man great test flight

  34. kirill khizhnyak on December 4, 2021 at 11:56 am


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