True X 4 Light Weight - Custom Frame "one of a kind"

By wrong17 on Feb 19, 2018

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I bought this frame from a member on RCG and this is a one of a kind frame. So if I break anything, I will not find any replacement parts. All it came with when I bought the frame was the carbon fiber parts, I had to figure how to mount a camera on top. It was the end of 2017 when I printed this camera/ vtx mount, so there might be a "pretty" looking one that someone has created since then. Other than the bad looks, this mount is awesome! It holds a Runcam Micro Swift and Eachine VTX03 very well. I had to steal this camera from a different build because a Foxeer Micro did not fit too well. The problem is the button on the VTX03, it lines up perfectly with the Runcam Micro Swift v1but with any other camera it will get in the way of the plug.

I guess 132g is not too bad for a 4 inch quad. The 4 motors is almost half the weight of this whole quad (60g).

The first LOS flight was kind of crazy. With a 4s 850mah the punch out was amazing. I am not sure what battery I am going to use on it yet because the Tattu 4s 850mah 75c lipo is kind of heavy (104g)! Then I tried using a Tattu 650mah 3s 75c and that was okay. It flew fine but the punch out was not the same. I should have started with the 3s because I was spoiled with all the 4s power.

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Part List

Flight Controller

6.5g 20x20mm HGLRC XJB F428 Micro F4 AIO OSD BEC Flight Controller & 28A Blhel_S BB2 2-4S 4 in 1 ESC (49 builds)
Banggood.com
$46.99

Motors

4 x Brother Hobby Tornado T1 1407-3600KV – MultiRotorMania (193 builds)
Multirotormania.com
$64.00

Propellers

DALPROP J4045 Standard Two Blade 4 Pack (2 CW and 2 CCW) (2 builds)
Twistedquads.com
$0.50

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift (192 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$29.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter (417 builds)
Banggood.com
$12.22

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCESS/ACCST Micro Receiver w/ S-Bus & CPPM (936 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Batteries

Tattu 850mAh 14.8V 75C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack (XT30) (35 builds)
Getfpv.com
$18.86

Radio

Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 V3 PRO RC RADIO (104 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Goggles 2 (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$648.99

HD Camera

GoPro Bones - HERO10 Black (FPV Lightweight Drone Camera) (3 builds)
Gopro.com
See Site

Misc Parts

20x20 mm Runcam Swift Micro camera mount by ryanbortoluzzi
Thingiverse.com
See Site

Battery Charger

HOTA F6+ 1000W 60A 1-6S Quad Channel AC/DC Smart Charger - Grey
Racedayquads.com
$185.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Dual Charger 1-6S AC200W/DC650W 15A w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Black (14 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$117.98

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (264 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$58.99

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)
Amazon.com
$286.00

Accessories

iFlight Crystal HD Patch and Stubby 5.8GHz RP-SMA Antenna Set for DJI - LHCP - Carbon
Racedayquads.com
$56.99
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CaptainFalcon   Feb 20, 2018  

I like it! I'm building something similar but 5". Shooting for under 150g 'dry'

wrong17   Feb 20, 2018 

5" under 150g... I would like to see that fly. What kind of motors your planning to use?

CaptainFalcon   Feb 20, 2018 

It has Rotorgeeks 1407 2800's on it. I've just gotta get a few carbon parts cut on the router and It'll be ready to go together. I might replace the vtx03 that's on my bench with the unify micro to save a couple grams, just depends on how close I get with the final weight.

Its assembled with PLA prototype parts to check fitment and socket head stainless hardware and weighs 148g. With some AL hardware I should make it under 150g

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