2.5" BR25 / Runcam Split Mini / 1106 / R-XSR

By fiveomustang on Jul 06, 2018

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Based on https://rotorbuilds.com/build/11447 , I wanted to do a 2.5" prop build after completing my first 5". Everything went together well and it flies great on Betaflight 3.4! The RunCam Split Mini records way better video than I expected. Running all stock PIDs in Betaflight. I get about 4 minute flight times out of the 500mah batteries charged to normal voltages.

Here is the maiden flight video!

There is a pic of it next to my Martian II 5" for size comparison.

Update, upgraded to Betaflight 3.4 release version and added a spare gps for the heck of it. Return to home works great on the 2.5", ha ha!

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Part List

Frame

BR25 2 and half inch frame kit (2 builds)
Armattanproductions.com
$27.99

Flight Controller

HGLRC F4 Zeus F4 Flight Controller Integrated with OSD BEC PDB AIO 15A BLheli_S 4 In 1 ESC for RC Racing Drone (15 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.20

Motors

4 x EMAX RS1106 6000KV MOTOR (1 PCS) - Heli-Nation
Heli-nation.com
$51.96

Propellers

4 Pairs Gemfan Flash 2540 2.5x4 2.5 Inch 3-Blade Propeller with 1.5mm Mounting Hole (167 builds)
Banggood.com
$4.11

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini FPV Camera / HD 1080P 60 FPS Recorder
Heli-nation.com
$79.99

FPV Transmitter

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

Antenna

Realacc UXII Stubby RHCP U.FL/IPEX IPX 5.8GHz 1.6dBi Mini FPV Antenna For TX RX Fatshark Goggles R (28 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.09

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR Ultra SBUS/CPPM D16 16CH Mini Redundancy Receiver 1.5g for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (936 builds)
Banggood.com
$24.29

Batteries

6 x Turnigy Bolt 500mAh 3S 11.4V 65~130C High Voltage Lipoly Pack (LiHV) (5 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$78.30

Radio

FrSky X-Lite 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ 18650 Battery Caps - Black or Red (64 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$121.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (White) (263 builds)
Getfpv.com
$107.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (137 builds)
Getfpv.com
$449.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (18 builds)
Amazon.com
$298.99

Misc Parts

5Pcs Realacc 58mm Battery Tie Down Strap for RC Micro FPV Racing Quadcopter Multirotor (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (180 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$169.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (43 builds)
Getfpv.com
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Soldering Iron

Aoyue 469 Variable Power 60 Watt Soldering Station with Removable Tip Design- ESD Safe (10 builds)
Amazon.com
$24.00

Backpack

Lowepro LP36899PWW Slingshot Edge 250 AW - A Secure, Slim, Smart and Protective Sling for a Compact DSLR or DJI Mavic Pro/Mavic
Amazon.com
$114.99
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Ifly@sgfpv   Dec 09, 2022  

do u think this motor can handle 4s?

imreallythatguy   Jul 11, 2018  

2 quick questions. First is your video recorded with the Runcam or did you ziptie a gopro on or something? 2nd what is the pink and green box you have ziptied on in your very first photo? The one that looks like it has a button on top...

fiveomustang   Jul 11, 2018 

Video is from the RunCam, and the box on top is a UBLOX micro GPS module. This quad can return to home on failsafe instead of just drop (new feature in Betaflight 3.4).

ghostface   Jul 10, 2018  

Cool build! I am just about done with my rebuild using the new sides :D Only thing I did differently is using a tx20 as vtx which meant it was an ultra tight build height wise.

Out of curiosity, can you share your pids/config for bf 3.4 please since we are running practically identical builds :)

fiveomustang   Jul 10, 2018 

I'm no expert tuner so I'm using the stock 3.4 PIDs still but here are the values. Let me know if I missed anything.

ghostface   Jul 11, 2018 

Thank's a bunch - looking pretty smooth for stock tune :D

ghostface   Jul 10, 2018  

btw. you got the bumpers on upside down - if you put them on the other way they will act as soft mounts :)

fiveomustang   Jul 10, 2018 

lol! Thanks for the tip! That makes sense

ghostface   Jul 11, 2018 

Your welcome! Just watch out for the c-clip and that it doesn't bind with the edges of the hole when the motor turns.

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