Garuda 200 // Lucky Blue Race Thong

By lazd on Sep 28, 2016

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Garuda 200 is available now at Falcon Multirotors!

It's a Garuda with a SirinFPV! This build was super clean with the Sirin providing the FC, OSD, VTX, and blackbox logger.

I used the Garuda Race Canopy (affectionately nicknamed the "race thong") and the 3mm bottom plate on this build to make it a little more lightweight. It weighs in at 296g dry with LEDs and a durable antenna.

I actually ran the pigtail forward and under the flight controller to prevent stress on the solder joints. The XSR sits on top of the FC, and the COB LED bar on top of that. There are two more COB LED bars under the arms, and all 3 are powered by the Uberdistro's 12V regulator.

I ran the current output from the Uberdistro PSB to UART2 RX and set feature CURRENT_METER, then set current_meter_scale = 183, and Sirin instantly showed my current usage on the OSD.

PIDs and Betaflight setup


Part List


Garuda 200 (24 builds)

Flight Controller

SirinFPV V2 Flight Controller with OSD & vTX built in!


4 x 30A Cicada ESC BLHELI_S (MUILTSHOT) (16 builds)


4 x ZMX V3 Motor 2206-2300KV (Blue cap)


RaceKraft 5" 5040 Tri-Blade Race Props - Clear, Blue Clear, Gold, Smoke (44 builds)

FPV Camera

Mini 600tvl Sony Super HAD CCD FPV Camera


FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Receiver w/ S-Bus & CPPM (7 builds)

Power Distribution

Brotronics UberDistro


FrSky Taranis QX7S 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Carbon or Blue (50 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (83 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (182 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger AU Warehouse (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station
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Whiffles   Sep 28, 2016  

I like the new canopy. It looks less like a shark :)

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