Ain't Gonna Last

By daich on Jun 16, 2017

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I picked up a job lot of frames off the old bay with one in particular I wanted. This was in the mix - the Lantian LTHEX4 200mm Pro.

Although a lot of stock pictures and bare frame review shots are floating around on Google, not a single photo of a complete build can be spotted anywhere. After thrashing the Y200 and destroying it's pod, I transferred most of the goodies to this frame and submit a completed build picture of this mildly interesting frame.

This is my first build with the sweet & clean Matek FC405 with the matching PDB. The layout of this FC/PDB is well thought out and the board is very well assembled.

The pieces all fit nice and snug. No filing needed. Lantian did a good job with this.
One gripe is the battery strap holes seemed to be an afterthought and interfere with the pod. It's going to be such a pain to service this thing.

The frame is 3mm thick so it's inevitable that I will destroy this thing as I'm a complete noob with two left thumbs. To help prolong the magic, I gave the frame edges two coats of nail polish to reduce de-lamination under flex

RIP June 24, 2017 - So long pal.. had some good times! Frame couldn't handle my newbage - time for a new frame!

Part List


LANTIAN LT HEX4 200Pro 200mm Wheelbase X-shape Carbon Fiber Frame Kit

Flight Controller

Matek AIO F405 Flight Controller - F4 All in One (63 builds)


4 x Chaos BLHeli_S Dshot ESC (11 builds)
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4 x DYS SE2205 2300KV Brushless Motor – MultiRotorMania (17 builds)


HQProp DP 5x4x3 PC V1S Light Green Propeller - 3 Blade (2CW+2CCW/Bag) (13 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam SKYPLUS (10 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (120 builds)


Tarot TL300K 5.8G Image Transmission Antenna Set


RC Receivers (5 builds)


Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 4S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (112 builds)

Power Distribution

Matek FCHUB-6S Hub Power Distribution Board 5V & 10V BEC Built-in 184A Current Sensor for RC Drone (96 builds)


DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (60 builds)


Jumper T12 PLUS Open Source 16ch Radio with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module With HALL Gimbal for RC Drone Car Boat (10 builds)


DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (145 builds)


FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
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HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)

Misc Parts

Matek 8 Bit WS2812B RGB 5050 Highlight LED for Naze32 CC3D Flight Controller (6 builds)

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft -

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (178 builds)

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (44 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
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Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (265 builds)


Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)


Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case


SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
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Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
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Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
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Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)

Misc Supplies

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
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Slarrty   Jun 16, 2017  

Watchout for your fpv transmitter, mine used to hang off the drone like that and after a few crashes the female connecter for the antennae broke off

daich   Jun 16, 2017 

haha, thanks for the warning. Actually on maiden this morning, when I did a quick roll, the antenna flexed into the props and got ripped out! Fortunately nothing got damaged... so I should be back in action for this sunny weekend..whew!!

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