Flight Club Tokio X 5"

By Etolier on Jul 06, 2018

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I was excited to build another race quad, and the Tokio X has got to be one of the most full-featured race frames out there. There are tons of little details all over it, and paired with some RDQ goodness it was a really great build.

I like the "butter mounts" even if they complicate or limit the stack hardware choices somewhat - really I just need a more comprehensive inventory of hardware. The whole stack is isloated, although the 4IO ESC battery leads contact the canopy enough to diminish the isloation a bit. I also used an RDQ VTx/Rx 30x30 mount, which was handy, but still really pushes the available space to the limit. The canopy is really substantial, especially now that it's injection molded - I'm really not a fan of 3D printed stuff, unless there's really no way to make a certain part with a better process or material, or to meet a pricepoint or deadline. I can't see this thing breaking unless it gets run over by an SUV.

RaceDayQuads has so much excellent stuff right now - The Mach 2 is one of the best VTx options out there, and the "Badass" line of motors seems to be really good performance and durability with plenty of stator size and Kv options. The batteries are excellent as well, they're all still going strong and internal resistance hasn't crept up at all. Even the JBF4 FC is a joint effort with RDQ and it does really well. I've got nothing but good things to say about their products and customer service.

Perhaps of particular note to me is the ORT pagoda - ORT caught my eye with their 3-turn helical directional antenna (only $27) so I'm definitely trying that out, but right next to it was the <$10 Pagoda 2. That's a real steal compared to the Lumenier AXII which is about twice as much, so I may as well pick up a pair. My typical setup is a True-D with a 1.6dBic TrueRC long AXII, and a TrueRC 10dBic X-Air - I'm very excited to try the 7dBic Helical in place of or even next to the X-Air. I don't expect either the Helical or the Pagoda 2 to outperform the AXII or the Crosshair, but if they're close then I'll gladly still use them, even with future builds, simply based on cost.

I'm excited to have more race style flying to do, I don't do much flying at all unless it's at or near home for convenience sake, so it'll be good to mix it up. This quad seems so tough - it'll be perfect for high-speed bashing.

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Part List

Frame

FlightClub Tokio X Race Frame - FPV FlightClub (11 builds)
Fpv-flightclub.com
$60.00

Flight Controller

RDQ Bardwell F4 3-6S 30x30 Flight Controller V2 - JBF4 AIO FC w/OSD (160 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

ESCs

Spedix GS40A BLHeli32 4in1 ESC - FPV FlightClub
Fpv-flightclub.com
$68.00

Motors

4 x RDQ BADASS 2306 2450Kv MotorDefault Title (21 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$79.96

Propellers

Lumenier 5x5.3x3 - Gate Breaker Propeller (Set of 4 - Mad_Air White) (12 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

Propellers

RaceKraft 5051 5" Tri-Blade Prop - Smoke, Blue, Clear, Emerald (123 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Propellers

HQ V1S 5.1X5.1X3 5'' PROP - CHOOSE YOUR COLOR
Racedayquads.com
$3.60

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Standard/Mini V3 1000TVL CMOS 16:9/4:3 PAL/NTSC Super WDR FPV Camera w/OSD (1.8 or 2.5mm) - Choose Your Color & (106 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$41.99

FPV Transmitter

VTX - All Video Transmitters (560 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

ORT Pagoda 2 Extreme Series Antenna (Black) (3 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$9.60

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (928 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.99

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (88 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$20.49

Radio

TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (78 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S Hall Gimbals Built-in USB-C Multi-Protocol Module Radio PRIORITY SHIPPING INCLUDED (82 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$149.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (Black) (254 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$104.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Attitude V4 FPV Goggles Anniversary Edition (20 builds)
Getfpv.com
$349.99

Goggles

ETHIX V2 GOGGLE STRAP (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$15.95

3D Printed

RDQ Mach 2 / Mach 3 Combo 30x30 Stack Mount - 3D Printed TPU - Choose Your Color (21 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

HD Camera

RunCam 5 Orange
Shop.runcam.com
$109.99

Misc Parts

RDQ 3/8'' x 2ft. Braided Mesh Wire Wrap for ESC and Motor WiresCarbon (42 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.99

Misc Parts

coconut
Lacroixwater.com
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Video Receiver

ImmersionRC PowerPlay - FPV DVR (h264, 60fps)
Pyrodrone.com
$89.00

Video Receiver

SpiroNet 5.8GHz 13dBi LZR Antenna (RHCP)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.99

Video Receiver

TrueRC Singularity 5.8 SMA 90 Degree Long Antenna RHCP
Pyrodrone.com
$19.99

Video Receiver

SINGULARITY 5.8 stubby - TrueRC Canada
Truerc.ca
$19.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (182 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$149.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Yagi 915mHz
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX - Long Range R/C Transmitter (5 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$208.95

Radio Module

True-MoX 915 |
Truerc.ca
$19.99

Battery Charger

iSDT D2 Smart Balance Charger (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$129.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 PORTABLE SOLDERING IRON W/XT60 Power Cable (17 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$58.99

Accessories

ETHIX Neck Strap (3 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$6.99

Accessories

FrSky Vantac M4 4mm CNC Aluminum GRAND LOTUS Gimbal Stick Ends
Pyrodrone.com
$11.99
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