QAV-R 2 Freestyle Build

By plibt on Jul 17, 2019

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My first two builds (TBS Source One and Marmotte) were super sloppy so when I received a QAV-R 2 frame in the July FPVcrate, I wanted to make a really clean mid-range freestyle build with relatively inexpensive parts.

Edit: Here's some flight footage.
The tune definitely needs some work, as does my flying. Swapped out the Ratel for a Micro Eagle. I'm really liking the motors though.


Part List


Lumenier QAV-R 2 Freestyle Quadcopter Frame (18 builds)
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Flight Controller

FPV Drone Flight Controller for - Drone FCs (57 builds)




Gemfan Hurricane 51466 Durable Tri-Blade 5" Prop (Set of 4 - CLEAR) (18 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Ratel Starlight HDR 1200TVL Micro FPV Camera - Choose Your Color & LensRed / 2.1mm (115 builds)

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW 5.8GHz VTX - U.FL or MMCX (146 builds)

Antenna (10 builds)
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FrSky 900Mhz R9MM-FC 16CH Long Range Telemetry Receiver S.Port Enabled for RC Drone (43 builds)


Talon NFG Series 1550mAh 105C 14.8V 4S Lipo Battery |


FrSky Taranis QX7 ACCESS 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Choose Your Color (258 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (137 builds)

Misc Parts

PARACORD PLANET 1/4 Inch para-Max Paracord 1200 lb Tensile Strength (Gold, 10 Feet) (11 builds)

Misc Parts

Glass ND filter for GoPro Session 4/5 (2 builds)

Misc Parts

Matek Lost Model Beeper & FPV FC 5V Loud Buzzer (34 builds)

Misc Parts

Nomojel Universal Sticky Camera Pad (2 builds)

Misc Parts

Lumenier QAV-R 2 Accessory Kit (4 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (70 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT D2 Smart Balance Charger (11 builds)


FuriousFPV 18650 Smart Power Case V2 FPV-0384V2-S (4 builds)
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BillyChandler   Jan 02, 2023  

How is your progress in modding the model?? I like your idea

bootbox   Dec 07, 2019  

Really nice, clean build. Are you still happy with your parts selection? Anything you've changed or would differently next time? I'm about to build a QAV-R 2 and I'm considering these motors, have they been good on 4s for you?

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