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

Frame

LANTIAN LT HEX4 200Pro 200mm Wheelbase X-shape Carbon Fiber Frame Kit
Alexnld.com
$45.37

Flight Controller

Matek AIO F405 Flight Controller - F4 All in One (63 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

ESCs

4 x Chaos BLHeli_S Dshot ESC (11 builds)
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
See Site

Motors

4 x DYS SE2205 2300KV Brushless Motor – MultiRotorMania (17 builds)
Multirotormania.com
$71.96

Propellers

HQProp DP 5x4x3 PC V1S Light Green Propeller - 3 Blade (2CW+2CCW/Bag) (13 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

RunCam SKYPLUS (10 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$33.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (120 builds)
Banggood.com
$12.92

Antenna

Tarot TL300K 5.8G Image Transmission Antenna Set
Banggood.com
$6.34

Receiver

RC Receivers (5 builds)
Quadrocopter.com
$164.99

Batteries

Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 4S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (112 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$20.99

Power Distribution

Matek FCHUB-6S Hub Power Distribution Board 5V & 10V BEC Built-in 184A Current Sensor for RC Drone (96 builds)
Banggood.com
$9.99

Radio

DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.00

Radio

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)
Xt-xinte.com
$109.00

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (141 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$529.00

Goggles

FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
Hobbyking.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$405.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Misc Parts

Matek 8 Bit WS2812B RGB 5050 Highlight LED for Naze32 CC3D Flight Controller (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$4.29

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft - Rcmoment.com
Rcmoment.com
$99.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (180 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (41 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$129.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (155 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
Hobbyking.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (264 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Tools

Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$99.99

Backpack

Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case
Hobbyking.com
$7.42

Accessories

SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.
Actuna.com
$29.00

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)
Foxeer.com
$19.90

Misc Supplies

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