Blue Source One V0.2 (Tower Quad)

By Thomaat on Apr 26, 2019

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I wanted to build a 5 inch quadcopter for a long time but never really came around to do it. Recently I finally decided to pull the trigger; I am so glad I did it!!
This 5 inch quadcopter consists of the following parts:
Frame: the frame I chose for this build is the TBS Source One V0.2. The reason for this choice is that it is a cheap frame, whilst still offering great motor protection. I don't like the high stand-offs but it's ok. I decided to paint my frame blue with nail polish (see pictures).
Flight controller: The flight controller is a Matek F722SE. I chose this because it supports everything and I want to add GPS.
ESC's: My ESC's of choice are the Tekko32 F3's. I made the choice for individual ESC's because of the ease of swapping them out when one of them dies (I have had way too many ESC's die on me to take a risk on a 4 in 1 lol).
Motors: Brotherhobby returner R6 2207 1750kv. These motors are in my opinion one of the best 6s motors on the market, I also really like the color scheme.
FPV camera: the eye of the build is the Runcam Micro Eagle. It is my favourite micro/ full-size camera atm. My favourite fully micro camera would be the Foxeer Falkor.
VTX: AKK X2 Ultimate. Just a great VTX with lots of headroom (1.2W)
GPS: Beitan BN180. This is pretty much the cheapest GPS out there. It gets the job done.
Antenna: Lumineer long range axii. The only reason I have this super long antenna is because with the CNHL 1000mah 6s packs it sticks up waaaayy more than a normal quad (see pictures).

The building process was easier than expected, but took longer (since I am not used to individual ESC's). I had a bit too big spacers under the Flight Controller (see picture), but I think it turned out fine. I would also say that the nail polish paint job actually turned out pretty good (thanks sis for the nail polish!).


Part List


TBS Source One HD 5inch (106 builds)

Flight Controller

Matek F722-SE F7 30x30 Flight Controller w/ 5V BEC , Video Power Switcher, Dual Camera Image Switcher (78 builds)


4 x Holybro Tekko32 F3 35A ESC BLHeli_32 3-6S F3 MCU Dshot1200 Build In Current Sensor WS2812B LED (4 builds)


4 x Returner R6 2207 Rainbow Motor (CW) (12 builds)


Gemfan Flash Durable 5149-3 CHOOSE COLOR (20 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle 1/1.8" CMOS 800TVL Global WDR 16:9/4:3 Switchable FPV Camera for RC Drone (323 builds)

FPV Transmitter

AKK X2-ultimate International 25mW/200mW/600mW/1200mW 5.8GHz 37CH FPV Transmitter with Smart Audio (39 builds)


Lumenier AXII Long Range 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (16 builds)


Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone


CNHL MiniStar 22.2V 1000mAh 6S 100C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug for RC Drone FPV Racing (10 builds)


FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (48 builds)
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Radio (15 builds)
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SKYZONE SKY02X 5.8Ghz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles With Head Tracker Front Camera Fan 2D/3D HDMI For RC Drone (12 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (155 builds)

Battery Charger

Online-Shop Ursprüngliche SKYRC IMAX B6 MINI Balance RC Ladegerät/Entlader Für RC Hubschrauber Wieder spitze NIMH/NICD Flugze (6 builds)
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Emax H1.5 H2.0 H2.5 H3.0mm Hexagon Socket Screwdriver Set Allen Driver for RC Drone FPV Racing (3 builds)
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