FPVCrate Stark 5"

By DoubleJackOnTap on Jun 06, 2020

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FPVCrate's latest frame. It is the Stark made by T-motor. The frame seems to be of good quality carbon. The arms are nicely finished. My only complaint so far is that this is a strictly 5" frame. The rear standoffs are wider than the front and have clearance issues. I only had one set of props that would clear, and even at that the gap is very small. I had to abandon the tpu antenna mount and use zip ties because of the clearance issue.

Maiden flight went without issue. Flashed BF4.2 and running rpm filtering. I have converted almost all my kwads to 4.2 and have seen significant improvements in all of them so far. BF 4.2 is really smooth.

This is also my first RunCam Pheonix 2 camera. I really like it. So far this is my favorite cam. And it is relatively cheap compared to the others that are near this quality.

Update 9/13/20

Ive had lots of issues with this quad. The maiden flight was good. The second flight was not great. During arming on the third flight, the ESC caught on fire at the connector. Nothing else appeared damaged, so I replaced the ESC with a Mamba F50 Pro. Ater that it flew like garbage - no amount of tuning could get it right. I figured it may be a FC issue, so I replaced the flight controller to a HGLRC Zeus F7. That helped some, but it still flew terrible with lots of vibrations and it was pretty twitchy. So it sat for several months in the drawer. I finally installed Emuflight on this thing and used one of the 5" presets. Now it flies great. Not the best of my fleet, but really fun. Also I have found that the arms are pretty weak on this frame. I snapped two of them off in a relatively light crash. Must have hit just right, because they both snapped and I didnt even bend a prop. Fortunately the arms are pretty easy to get and replace. Here is the 2nd flight with Emu installed:

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Part List

Flight Controller

HGLRC DJI Zeus F722 3-6S F7 Flight Controller Betaflight | Emuflight | iNav
Hglrc.com
$26.99

ESCs

Diatone Mamba F50PRO 32Bit 50A 3-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ Optional Heatsink (34 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$44.99

Motors

4 x FPVCrate Booster 2207 2700kv V2 Motor (3 builds)
Fpvcrate.com
$71.96

Propellers

HQ FREESTYLE PROP 5X4.3X3V2S (2CW+2CCW)-POLY CARBONATE
Fpvcrate.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Phoenix 2 Micro 1000TVL CMOS 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC FPV Camera (2.1mm) - Silver (40 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 HV 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (MMCX) (2 builds)
Fpvcrate.com
$49.95

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V3 5.8GHz Stubby SMA Antenna 2 Pack - Choose Your Polarization and ColorRed / RHCP (60 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.90

Receiver

FrSky XM+ 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (1534 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Radio

TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (80 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 Int'l Version Digital Telemetry Radio System 2.4GHz ACCST (Black-no plugs) (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$104.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (83 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

3D Printed

FPVCrate Stark Accessory Kit
Brain3d.co
$29.00

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (Renewed) (17 builds)
Amazon.com
$184.99

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (27 builds)
Furiousfpv.com
$68.00

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (47 builds)
Getfpv.com
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Tools

Armattan 1.5mm hex drive (2 builds)
Sabotagerc.com
$2.95

Tools

Armattan 2.0mm hex drive (2 builds)
Sabotagerc.com
$2.95

Tools

Armattan 2.5mm hex drive (2 builds)
Sabotagerc.com
$2.95

Accessories

MenaceRC 5.8GHz SMA VTX & Receiver Antenna Pack - RHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$35.99

Accessories

Lumenier AXII Diversity Antenna Bundle 5.8GHz (RHCP)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Accessories

VAS 5.8GHz Ion Pro SMA Antenna (RHCP) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Misc Supplies

3DPOWER Universal ND Filter GoPro Session FPV Case and Mount TPU Parts (2 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$14.99
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