Noobster 5"

By RRA on Aug 16, 2018

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Part List

Frame

Rooster (139 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$95.00

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F4 AIO V2 Flight Controller (21 builds)
Getfpv.com
$40.99

ESCs

4X Holybro Tekko32 35A BLHeli_32 ESC Dshot1200 2-6S Build In Current Sensor For RC Drone FPV Racing (28 builds)
Banggood.com
$73.49

Motors

4 x Rotor Riot Hypetrain Freestyle 2306 2450kv Motor V2 (96 builds)
Getfpv.com
$103.96

Propellers

HQProp DP Clear 5x4x3 PC V1S Propeller - 3 Blade (Set of 4 - PC) (24 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

Propellers

HQProp DP 5x4.3x3 PC V1S Light Pink Propeller - 3 Blade (2CW+2CCW/Bag) (356 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.60

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Mini Armattan Quad Gear edition (5 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$42.00

FPV Transmitter

WhiteNoise FPV TBS UNIFY PRO MOUNTING BOARD - RACE/HV Version
Amazon.com
$6.00

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV (SMA) (596 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.99

Antenna

Lumenier Pagoda 2 5.8GHz Antenna (LHCP) (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$8.49

Antenna

2 x FrSky Receiver Antenna 15 cm - IPEX Connector
Getfpv.com
$3.98

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCESS/ACCST Micro Receiver w/ S-Bus & CPPM (926 builds)
Getfpv.com
$20.99

Batteries

Tattu 4s 1550mAh 100C R-Line High Voltage V2
Rotorgeeks.com
$48.59

Batteries

TATTU R-Line 1550mAh 4s 100c Lipo Battery V2 (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (50 builds)
Getfpv.com
$249.99

Goggles

Orqa FPV.One - Best FPV Goggles for drone racing & freestyle
Kickstarter.com
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HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (Renewed) (17 builds)
Amazon.com
$184.99

Misc Parts

Black XT60 Lipo Pigtail 12AWG (5pcs) (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$8.99

Misc Parts

Holybro Micro M8N GPS Module (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

Misc Parts

Matek Lost Model Beeper Flight Controller 5V Loud Buzzer Built-in MCU for RC Drone FPV Racing (33 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.79

Video Receiver

Eachine EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles with DVR (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$119.99

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6 MINI 150W 10A Smart Battery Charger with XT60 Charger Board for 2-6S Lipo Battery
Banggood.com
$37.99

Tools

Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station FX-888D FX-888 (blue & yellow) (32 builds)
Amazon.com
$104.95

Backpack

Torvol Quad PITSTOP Backpack Pro (21 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99
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Discussion

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haidenmcgrath   Dec 23, 2019  

Hey mate, why don't you have the ground wire connected on your Holybro Tekko32 ESC's?

RRA   Dec 23, 2019 

It is actually, the side pad for the black wire actually connects to the smaller pad, so it's the same ground :)

Etolier   Aug 16, 2018  
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Looks like you've definitely done your research - but be careful with your HV lipos. Others may have different things to say here but... Every Tattu R-Line V2 HV LiPo (whether 1300 or 1500) I bought developed a bad cell (or cells) that would drop voltage whether at storage voltage or full, in use or not, and internal resistance crept up much faster than I expected. Most of my HV packs only had a handful of cycles on them. Other brand HV Lipos did the same thing, but I invested the most in Tattu. I was meticulous about keeping tabs on them and wouldn't get another HV unless some new information led me to believe that the composition, construction, or perhaps manufacturing facility standards had changed for the better.
Excited to see how it flies - I've got a build using that GPS coming up soon as well.

RRA   Aug 16, 2018 

Thanks for the hints, I've only charged the HV to 4.25V and we'll see how that goes.
I'm yet to solder the GPS as I wanted to fly it first, which should happen this weekend if I don't screw up anything again haha.

I'm going to build a similar drone, but on a Martian II frame as I wanted to compare how that could affect the experience. I'm also trying to do a sub 250g next to fly in town (Canada).

What build are you aiming for? :)

Etolier   Aug 17, 2018 

I've got parts coming in for a 10" Hildagard frame, 3115 1050kV motors, hopefully 6s. My goal to build something that could carry heavier cameras/gimbals for longer flights but still be fun to fly (compared to 6/7"). 10"+ seem to be a challenge to tune (or so I've seen), but I'm excited to try it out.
I switched my 5" and 6" Rooster arms out for the Chameleon Ti mainplate, I really like the way these frames go together, they fly great too - real solid. Alien/Martian style frames seem to offer more flexibility with the build layout though, lots of space.
Hope your first flights go well!

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