Baymax - Tokio X

By ClfHngr on Apr 29, 2017

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After building a 5" Shiv and flying it for a few months, I knew I had to eventually upgrade to something lighter and more powerful, but still durable. When I first saw the Tokio and it's test flights, I knew I wanted this frame. Together with the new Emax 2306 motors, I sure wasn't disappointed with my decision! Stock Betaflight PIDs already felt locked in. Corners had so much control and power with still a smooth control. I was worried a lil if it was going to feel more like a race quad and not have good characteristics for freestyle. Nope, this build is a beast with a smooth flow for freestyle.

UPDATE:
I had to slap on a 90 degree SMA adapter for my video CP antenna cause I was having weak video signals. The downward angle helps get it out of the way of the props, but makes for bad video signal as the signal then is dispersed vertically instead of horizontally. I also had to use zip ties to hold it upwards in a crash.

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Part List

Frame

FlightClub Tokio X Race Frame - FPV FlightClub (11 builds)
Fpv-flightclub.com
$60.00

Flight Controller

BetaflightF3 Flight Controller (134 builds)
Fpvmodel.com
$29.66

ESCs

4 x X-Racer Quadrant 25A 4~6S BLHeli_S ESC (5 builds)
Fpvmodel.com
$55.20

Motors

4 x EMax RS2306 2400KV Racespec Brushless Motor (11 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$79.96

Propellers

DALprop T5046C - Black (10 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 FPV Camera (32 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro V3 5.8 GHz Video Transmitter (153 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$39.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8 GHz Antenna - SMA (368 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$39.95

Receiver

FrSky XM PLUS Micro Receiver (1527 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$12.99

Batteries

Tattu R-Line 4S 1300 mAh 95C Lipo Battery (92 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$27.19

Misc Parts

RunCam RC25G FPV Lens FOV140 Wide Angle
Pitchrollyaw.net
$12.99
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jM_45   Jun 30, 2018  

WHAT SIZE IS WIRE WRAP FOR ESC AND MOTOR WIRES?

jM_45   Jun 28, 2018  

Man, where did you buy this frame, ecsacly for HD Camera?

ClfHngr   Jun 28, 2018 

They sell it as an option in their frame package. Or you can get it as a separate item:
https://fpv-flightclub.com/products/tokio-gopro-session-canopy/

jM_45   Jun 29, 2018 

One more question. Where you buy cable defender, 4 in 1 esc?

ClfHngr   Jun 29, 2018 

In the photo, thats the Spedix 30a 4-1 You should be able to find that anywhere.

bsmith0   Aug 03, 2017  

Question about this build: do you think it is feasible to put a Runcam Split 30*30 board on top of your existing stack? Or is it too tight? Thanks!

ClfHngr   Aug 03, 2017 

Naw .. you'd have to do ESCs on the arms to fit the Split in the stack. That's my plan when I get the Split.

RatedX   May 04, 2017  

Very nice built! I really like this frame and believe it is going to be very competitive. Mike has really put a lot of work into it and it definitely shows. Also, where did you purchase the carbon plate that's on top in pic #4? Keep us up to date with the good or bad as you put more flight time in.

ClfHngr   May 05, 2017 

The top plate actually came with the frame kit. At first I was going to use it between my battery strap and ESC/PDB. But I felt its best use as a top plate to mount my RX and VTX.

Finally got a decent 6 packs today on it. Feels great still on stock PIDs. The only complaint I do have is the video antenna mount. I'm using a CP antenna and no matter what angle you're flying, your video signal is dispersing vertical instead of horizontal. Might be ok for short race tracks but definitely not acro flying. Had to put on a 90 degree SMA connector on it. Now I don't have video issues anymore. I'll post a photo of the mod here.

fish   Apr 29, 2017  

My Tokio X is on its way! No issue with the funky shaped SMA connector on the Unify and the Tokio X pod?

ClfHngr   Apr 29, 2017 
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Nope. No issues. Fits like a glove. Although I'm thinking about getting a 90 degree angle even though they designed it to have that downward angle. Had a few video issues getting out of range cause the circular polarized antenna's signal now goes straight up and down. I'm sure it's fine for racing but freestyle, you might have range issues

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