By q-ratz on Nov 09, 2017

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Since there are a few color schemed tinysharks on rotorbuilds, i thought i'd just add mine. It is pretty much the standard hardware for a tinyfish/pepperf1sh, with two exceptions. I use the RCX motors and the 1.9" hulkies from gemfan.
UPDATE: Now with the new sharky canopy. To make my AIO camera fit, i had to burn a hole into it to make room for the VTX's antenna part of its PCB.
Update 2: Switched the ESC in favor of the Sunrise Cicada, because, like all electronics i ever owned from them, the FuriousFPV ESC went bad after around 30 lipos. It just wouldn't deliver more than half the power on motor 3. Two days later my FuriousFPV True-D VRX also died, which has led me to the decision to never ever buy any FFPV article anymore.
Update 3: Switched to the excellent Runcam Nano and a micro VTX. This is waaaaaay better than any AIO. I had to remix the canopy and the camera holder, which i uploaded to thingiverse.
Update 4: With the Sunrise ESC i feel comfortable to switch to gemnfan hulkie 2 inch props.
Update 5: Exchanging the VTX. The AKK FX5 has a 16x16mm mounting pattern switchable power output and a small OSD.


Part List


Tinyshark (25 builds)

Flight Controller

tinyFISH F3 (ver. 0.2b w/ 3.1v Reg) 16x16mm Flight Controller w/ FrSky Receiver (13 builds)


Cicada 4-in-1 5A 1S-2S 16x16 BLHeli_S DShot ESC (7 builds)


4 x RCX RS1103 7800KV Micro FPV Racing Motor (Genuine NMB Bearing / N52H Arc Magnet / 4g) (2 builds)


4 Pairs Gemfan Hulkie 2040 2.0X4.0 PC 3-blade Propeller CW CCW for 0806-1105 Motor RC FPV Racing Drone (26 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Nano 650TVL 2.1mm FOV 160 Degree 1/3 CMOS Sensor 4:3 FPV Camera NTSC/PAL for RC Drone (16 builds)

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX5(16*16/Built in OSD) (4 builds)


5 x Turnigy Nano-Tech-300mAh 2S 35 ~ 70C Lipo-Pack (E-flite EFLB2002S25 micro Serie kompatibel)
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FrSky Taranis X9D Plus 2.4GHz ACCST Radio & X8R Combo w/ case (Mode 2) (52 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HD2 Terminator Edition FPV Goggles (4 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (303 builds)

HD Camera

Foxeer 4K Box Action Camera SuperVision (10 builds)

Misc Parts

Pololu 5V Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V7F5 (9 builds)

Misc Parts

Tinyshark Runcam Nano Remixes by qratz
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Video Receiver

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

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 500W 20A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger (3 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Ltkolben KIT + TS-I inkl. XT60 Kabel (265 builds)
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ksa421   Nov 21, 2017  

How do you like those motors? Do you think they would do OK on 1s?

q-ratz   Nov 25, 2017 

the production quality of the rcx motors ia much better than the racerstar 1103. For 1S i would go with much higher kv, at least 10000kv or even more.

Magus_fpv   Jun 13, 2018 

are they good with 2s though?

q-ratz   Jun 14, 2018 

sure. I have used them only on 2s so far.

Msmal9297   Jan 01, 2018  

How is this setup on 2s? What are you getting for flight times with the 300 man?

q-ratz   Jan 01, 2018 

well. that depends. i have not been racing with tgia quad yet. i take take quad for freestyling in places where my 5" would be scary. So, for example flying around a playground in mild freestyle/proximity i get 3-4 minutes regularily. Now, with the cold winter i hardly get 1.5 minutes befire the lipo starts sacking badly. the other day i flew a little bit indoors at home and the lipo gave me almost 6 minutes.

Msmal9297   Jan 01, 2018 

That’s still pretty good as far as flight times go, thanks for the response. Great looking build too can’t wait for mine to ship out.

deks   Dec 06, 2017  

Did you make your own quarter wave dipole out of a bit of wire for the vtx there?

q-ratz   Dec 06, 2017 

yes i did. it shaved off around a gram and the tiny wire just bends over in a crash and does not brake off or stress the solder connection.

q-ratz   Dec 06, 2017 

since then i crashed that thing dozens of times and never had a broken off motor wire.

ksa421   Nov 21, 2017  

How do you like those motors? Do you think they would do OK on 1s?

Minichado   Nov 20, 2017  

did you need the step down because you you need 5v to run the fx and there is no 5v on the esc?

Also I love the build, should be working on mine soon!

q-ratz   Nov 20, 2017 

exactly. there are people out there trying to run the vtx/cam-combo at lipo-voltage, but i wouldn't risk it. that thing runs hot as it is.

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