Ebony and Ivory

By Hypurr on Jan 25, 2020

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Update: After a dozen or so packs it's flying well. I had to move the RX, I was getting interference causing random fail safes. I also moved the RX antennas to the rear from the arms. After that I've had no issues for the last few packs. Overall I like the build and have no problem recommending any of the parts. Added some new pics at the top of it's final configuration and look.

Took a shot at a budget build yet tried to keep as high of quality as possible. Saved quite a bit on the frame and motors. Frame is great so far, a couple of minor issues with it like having to file down the camera side inserts and top plate slots since they wouldn't fit into the top plate and the bottom was very tight. The screws that come with it are crap, so be prepared to replace quite a few of them. The motors seem to be really nice quality, I just hope they fly as good as they look. The ESC is nice and has a 10v filtered BEC that I'm running the VTX and camera on. Only had one short test flight but I plan on burning some packs today and tuning.

Got to fly 3 packs around my house and by the third I had it flying fairly good. These motors are quite nice for the price, I have no complaints about them. Well worth the $12 a piece. I'm happy so far with it all. Here's a video taken during the third pack, no filters. And the noise at the end was a loose prop.

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Part List

Frame

TBS Source One 5" V 3
Defiancerc.com
$26.95

Flight Controller

Aikon F4 Flight Controller BF w/ OSD (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$31.99

ESCs

Spedix GS45 4-in-1 BLHeli_32 3-6S 45A ESC
Defiancerc.com
$59.95

Motors

4 x EMAX ECO 2306 2400KV Motor (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$55.96

Propellers

DAL Cyclone T5047C Pro Tri-Blade 5" Prop 12 Pack - Choose Your Color (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$8.49

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini 2 - JohnnyFPV Edition - 600TVL CCD FPV Camera 2.1mm (12 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

iFlight The Force 5.8GHz 48CH PIT/25mw/200mw/600mw VTX Transmitter with Pigtail + MMCX to SMA Female Connector Adapter for FPV A
Amazon.com
$22.99

Antenna

Makerfire 2pcs 5.8GHz FPV Antenna Circular Polarized TX RX RHCP SMA for FPV Racing Drone Like QAV250 (12 builds)
Amazon.com
$13.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1149 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7S Radio w/ Upgraded M7 Hall Sensor Gimbals (Carbon Fiber) (25 builds)
Getfpv.com
$187.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (87 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

3D Printed

Universal Side Load Session Mount
Bmc3d.co
$15.00

3D Printed

TBS Source One Accessories by BMC3D (3 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Source One Antenna Bay by maurice97
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (303 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Hardware

8 x Tools for FPV (57 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$55.60

Hardware

RDQ 20x20 Mini Flight Controller Mount and Protector - FC Mount / Cover (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$0.99

Misc Parts

WaFL’s Cap Cap 5 Pack - Choose Your Color (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

VIFLY Finder V2 FPV Racing Drone Buzzer with Battery Lost Drone Alarm 110dB Tracker Working as Normal Buzzer or Standalone Beepe (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$12.99

Misc Parts

Panasonic 1000uF 35V (FC-Series) Low-ESR Capacitor for ESC Noise Reduction (120 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.55

Video Receiver

Furious True-D Diversity Receiver Module 5.8GHz System V3 Firmware 3.9 (30 builds)
Getfpv.com
$62.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.99

Accessories

FrSKY 900MHz Super 8 Antenna for R9M and R9M Lite Module - FCC Version
Rotorgeeks.com
$20.24
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