Tarantula NextGen

By TheMrJahn on Feb 22, 2018

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So, it was time to rebuild my old drone with new modern hardware. My previous build of Tarantula - https://rotorbuilds.com/build/4635
Untouched - frame, motors, camera, vtx and leds. New - flight controller, pdb and escs. All new hardware needed to run DShot1200, BF3.3 Kalman.
Old weight 346.5 g, new - 352.6 g


Part List


Lantian 200Plus 4mm Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB for QAV-X QAV-R FPV Racing (2 builds)

Flight Controller

Matek F405-STD BetaFlight STM32F405 Flight Controller Built-in OSD Inverter for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (102 builds)


4 x Hobbywing XRotor Micro 30A BLheli_32 32bit ARM 2-5S Brushless ESC DShot1200 Ready for RC FPV Racing Drone (5 builds)


4 x Hobbywing XRotor 2405 Sensorless Brushless Motor 1800KV 2250KV 2850KV 4S For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (11 builds)


EMAX T5050 Prop 5Sets-10CW and 10CCW (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow V3 HS1190 FPV CCD Camera (131 builds)

FPV Transmitter

HGLRC GTX226 5.8G 40CH 25mW 200mW 600mW Switchable FPV Transmitter VTX SMA RP-SMA Female (16 builds)


TBS TRIUMPH-STUB 5.8Ghz Antenna (RP-SMA Male / RHCP / 2pcs) (19 builds)


Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone (1530 builds)

Power Distribution

Matek FCHUB-6S Hub Power Distribution Board 5V & 10V BEC Built-in 184A Current Sensor for RC Drone (96 builds)

Misc Parts

90pcs M3 Stainless Steel Hex Socket Head Cap Screw 4/6/8/12/16/20mm Length (3 builds)

Misc Parts

LANTIAN NAZE32 F3 Super Loud Beeper 5V Buzzer Tracker For RC Racer Drone (20 builds)

Misc Parts

5V WS2812B 43W 144 SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip Waterproof IP65 Individual Addressable (5 builds)

Misc Parts

Suleve™ M3NH3 6mm M3 Nylon Screw Black Hex Screw Nut Nylon PCB Standoff Assortment Kit 25pcs (7 builds)
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JC250   Feb 22, 2018  

Would u recommend going for the matek f7 with the 32k gyro for future proofing or the mpu6000 for it’s reliability? I remember a lot of stuff on the noise of the gyros. JB says it’s been fixed as long as the power system is good (I don’t know what he means by power system). I’m a future proofing kind of guy because I can only afford to build and maintain one quad a year. Considering what I’ve told u, what would u recommend: matek f4 or f7

TheMrJahn   Feb 23, 2018 

MPU6000 is a history, low noise, but too slow. F3 flight controllers are also slow for a new features of BF, but they could fly well so far. Better choice F4 with ICM20602 gyro, best choice - F7 with ICM20602 gyro.

JC250   Feb 23, 2018 

They say that the matek f722-STD can’t run 32/32. Would that impact your feelings for that’s specific flight controller? Also, have u experienced noise issues on your quads with the icm20602 gyro lately?

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