T-Motor FT5 digital

By M490fpv on May 27, 2020

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Got 2 new T-Motor FT5 freestyle frames and decided to build one right away.
This frame is very promising, light but seems really durable. Thank you T-Motor for this!!

I didn't get a lot of tpu parts with the frame, so designed the parts myself.
Air unit is mounted with special mount, that has a cooling vents to guide the air under the unit. I don't know how well this works but it sure looks cool :)
TPU parts available here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4401285

Total weight with props and battery strap is 443g (GoPro and Lipo not included)

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Part List

Frame

T-Motor FT5 Freestyle Frame (3 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$57.05

Flight Controller

T-Motor Combo F7 HD FC + F55A PRO II
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$142.54

Motors

Accueil
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$5.59

Propellers

HQProp Ethix S5 Light Grey Props (Set of 4) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.49

FPV Camera

Unitรฉ aรฉrienne DJI FPV (243 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$215.70

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (411 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$37.55
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MoxieFPV   Jul 27, 2020  

Have you found anywhere to buy extra arms? I kinda wanna pick the frame up but am weary if thats not an option XD

M490fpv   Jul 28, 2020 

Hi!
At least the shop, where i bought my fames, sells spare arms for โ‚ฌ4,90.

MoxieFPV   Aug 05, 2020 

Any chance you could shoot me a link, I cannot for the life of me find a website for it.

M490fpv   Aug 06, 2020 

https://www.drone-fpv-racer.com/en/t-motor-ft5-arm-6496.html?search_query=ft5&results=7

They seem to be out of stock now, last week they had the arms on stock :(

bolake   Jul 15, 2020  

do youthink the 8cm vista cable would be long enough for this frame?

M490fpv   Jul 15, 2020 

no it is not. i ordered some 12cm cables myself to get rid of ridiculously short cable. it is easy to change.

jasperfpv   May 27, 2020  
1

Nice build and that ducted Air Unit holder design is way cool. Thanks for sharing on Thingiverse.

M490fpv   May 27, 2020 

thanks mate! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

JUSTiFLY_FPV   May 28, 2020  
1

Absolutely beautiful. I randomly came across this frame the other day and thought, "I haven't seen one of these built." You crushed it. Your print designs are awesome, great job and thanks for sharing!
What is your preferred method for getting the arm dimensions for the arm gaurds? I take pictures then measure one spot to scale it, then trace all the holes and lines in Fusion 360. Not sure this is the best way, but it has worked ok for me.
Curious to see if I can save time and get more accurate to save filament because of incorrect dimensions.

M490fpv   May 30, 2020 
1

thank you very much! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
I usually scan the arms and import the svg to drawing program to have the dimensions. these FT5 arm guards are not a best fit yet, i will adjust the design when i have some time.

Logic   May 30, 2020 

How do you scan them??

M490fpv   May 30, 2020 

normal table scanner with b&w 600dpi. then quickly clean the pic with paint and convert the jpg file to svg with free online converter. Import to drawing program and scaling the measures ๐Ÿ‘

Jodie Froster   May 27, 2020  
1

Your prints came out great, love the cooling fins!

M490fpv   May 27, 2020 

thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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