By BoompyFPV on Sep 14, 2017

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The Karearea Talon 5 inch is a NZ based quad that is getting rave reviews for its "on rails" type handling. The vertical arms and aluminium parts make it an attractive and interesting build. It is my first "Race" quad with my others being primarily freestyle quads like Aliens and Chameleons.
Hopefully it flies as well as the reviews indicate it does.

Added Crossfire micro and AXII Stubbie Antenna 8-12-17


Part List


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Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F4 AIO V2 Flight Controller (42 builds)
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Spedix IS30 4 in 1 2S-4S 30A ESC BB2 DSHOT600
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Brother Hobby Returner R5 2306 Brushless Motor (2 builds)


DALProps T5046C Cyclone TRI-BLADE Race Propellers (2 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 - Built-In OSD & MIC (2 builds)

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5.8GHz Video Transmitter - V2 (7 builds)


MenaceRC Stubby Raptor V2 Antenna 5.8Ghz Omni Antenna (7 builds)


Furious FPV Full Telemetry S.PORT 1.5KM Diversity Receiver SPD15 - Frsky (INT Version) FPV-SPD15
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FMR 1300mAh 4s 95c Lipo Battery Pack (2 builds)
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HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (302 builds)

Misc Parts

RunCam RC25G FPV Short Camera Lens - 2.5mm 140° Wide Angle (GoPro Hero 2)
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beeb   Oct 29, 2017  

Hey it's me again! Hope you're still happy with your Talon. I'm facing some issues with D-term oscillations and I was wondering if you'd be kind enough to share you PIDs? I have almost the same quad for all intents and purposes so it would help me see if I'm way off for some reason.. Thanks!

BoompyFPV   Oct 31, 2017 

Our builds are pretty similar but still very different. You are running a different FC, ESC's Higher KV motors and different props.
I don't have any oscillations and I am running fairly close to default Betaflight PID's with PT1, Dynamic Notch filter and all other filters including D-Term off.

beeb   Oct 31, 2017 

Agreed that we have a different stack but it should not affect vibrations that much in my opinion. The higher KV motors is something to keep in mind indeed. We have the same props however (cyclone 5046 is what i use mostly). I didn't turn off d-term filtering and put back the two static notch filters because I was afraid of these vibrations, but it hasn't helped much. I'm thinking maybe my props were too much banged up (they had seen a few crashes) and this was not helping my cause... I'll have to try again with intact props and I'll probably lower my D terms. Thanks for the reply

beeb   Sep 22, 2017  

Nice one! I'm building a similar quad at the moment (same frame, motors, props, vtx). What your AUW one this quad? (without battery)
Did you get to fly it yet? How is it?


BoompyFPV   Sep 22, 2017 

As per the photo above with everything including props and no battery it is 355g I have just changed the Antenna to an AXII ufl and added the GoPro mount base and it is 353g now (Without GoPro or housing). See picture with Go pro just added.
Have flown it for a few minutes and it is quick (in my opinion) and handles great.

beeb   Sep 22, 2017 

Thanks for the quick reply! Sweet, that's about what I was expecting. I hope I can shave off a few grams to stay below 500g with battery. Looks like the AXII ufl is much lighter than the pagoda, good to know! Guess you're sparing the weight of the SMA connector.

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