Tomoquads evo x Shinka supreme build

By Rampage Quads on Oct 07, 2018

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Tomoquads evo x Shinka, the perfect build.

For this freestyle build I was looking to create a perfect balance between weight and power, a 3 inch that handles super smooth while being effective as possible. The challenge was trying to keep it light as possible.

After a long search for the perfect frame I found the Tomoquads Shinka, perfect in every way. It's light weight, enough room to fit everything you need, strong as steel, and looks to kill for.
It's so good and flies so amazing that I already want to build another one. It comes in true X and the arms are slim that this frame has no propwash at all without any compensation on strength. they are so strong because of the 3mm bottom plate. It already survived a bunch of gnarly crashes without weighing a ton. It only weighs 27gram so perfect for racing aswel.

Tomoshimei designes all frames with so much love while regarding all factors that are needed to create a frame that's balanced without any compromise. I can truly advise everyone to take a look at the amazing Tomoquads frames on www.tomoquads.com

My next step was motors and this didn't take long, I wanted more power than a standard 11xx motor so went searching for something different that runs on 4S. This is where I found the RCX H1304 4000kv motors, they are really powerful but also handle great. They run very smooth and have no trouble spinning 3" props while being effective and efficient. The powerband is perfect, not twitchy but punchy when you need it to be.

Now I needed the heart of the beast, this was an easy choice, went for the HGLRC F428 stack, it's my first choice stack at the moment because it has everything needed in a small package. It also comes with a capacitor and is really easy to solder. The FC and 4in1 ESC connect with a 8p jumper, I really like this because it means less wiring and a cleaner build. Hope they do this for the VTX in the future aswel.

For the cam I went with foxeer but finding the right type for the right price was exhausting, so many different types and so many different qualities for different situations. Luckily at the end of my search the released the Foxeer Predator micro V3 and I just went with that after seeing a single review where the blue glow was completely gone with the V3. After flying with it I was completely satisfied because the image is perfect and I believe it's one of the best micro cams out there right now. If your looking for an amazing cam at the moment this is definitely the one you want.

After gathering all the parts it was finally time for the build, wanted to complete it clean as possible so took my time for the pathing of the wires. The motor wires where the most satisfying since the just needed to be straight as possible above the arms. The Stack is turned 90 degrees so the pathing of the wires could be kept clean as possible, it is pure for looks and it isn't the most handy because now I need to take of the cam to access the micro USB for betaflight. After finishing the build I was really satisfied about the complete package, it turned out to be exactly what I had in mind regarding handling, looks, price and weight.

As mentioned before the challenge was trying to keep the weight low as possible and believe I managed that. The complete build only weighs 111 grams without a lipo and 198gr with a Turnigy Graphene 4s 650mah.

Some vids will be added in the future, also happy to announce that I already started another build with a different Tomoquads frame!

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Part List

Frame

EVO-X Shinka (進化) Race Frame Kit
See Site

Flight Controller

6.5g 20x20mm HGLRC XJB F428 Micro F4 AIO OSD BEC Flight Controller & 28A Blhel_S BB2 2-4S 4 in 1 ESC (49 builds)
Banggood.com
$46.99

Motors

4 x RCX H1304 4000KV Multirotor Brushless Motor for 120-150 Frame (7.5g) (11 builds)
Myrcmart.com
$47.96

Propellers

dys XT30453 3045 Three-blade Propeller 6 Pairs - $4.07 |GearBest.com (2 builds)
Gearbest.com
$4.07

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Micro V3 1000TVL 1.8mm FPV Camera (21 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

Rcharlance VX20 5.8G 48CH 25 - 350mW FPV Video Transmitter - $12.62 |GearBest.com (3 builds)
Gearbest.com
$12.62

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

8/18CH Mini Receiver With PPM iBus SBUS Output for Flysky i6 i6x AFHDS 2A Transmitter (31 builds)
Banggood.com
$6.48

Batteries

Turnigy Graphene 650mAh 4S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT30 (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
See Site

Radio

FrSky Taranis QX7 ACCESS 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Choose Your Color (254 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$129.99

Goggles

FatShark Attitude V3 Headset (8 builds)
Shop.makerfire.com
$289.99

HD Camera

Runcam 3S WIFI 1080p 60fps WDR 160 Degree FPV Action Camera Detachable Battery for RC Racing Drone (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$99.99

Misc Parts

HGLRC Super Mini 1.38g WS2812 Colorful LED w/ 5V Active Alarm Buzzer Support Cleanflight Betaflight (19 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.24

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (180 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (59 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$305.38
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Discussion

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Sasquads   Oct 10, 2018  

Can it carry a gopro?

Rampage Quads   Oct 11, 2018 

If it's a type below the 100gr like the session or hero 4 silver then it isn't an issue, you do feel it and compensating with a smaller lipo is advised. I prefer lightweight cams like the sq12 or Firefly that a really awesome friend advised.

ChibiKaiju   Oct 09, 2018  
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Awesome work! Great craftmanship and super clean build. The heat shrink on the esc motor wires is a great touch! Tomoquads are my go-to for nicely designed micros.

Rampage Quads   Oct 09, 2018 

thanks, appreciated!  since I found tomoquads I want nothing else, they are perfect and already working on my next tomo build.

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