One Mean Machine Tweaker 5" Build

By silkysmooth3215 on Dec 30, 2017

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This build I must say came out really nice, only gripe I have is it weighs 389 grams. One thing I can say for sure, with the F40 Pro 2600 KV motors and the Dal Cyclone T5046C props, this 5" 220 Tweaker build does not play around. Lots of power and plenty of battery drain. Even though it is heavy with these motors and prop combination, it flies really nice and sweet, so locked in. These motors are not for every build I must say, however on this build it rocks. Trust me it turns a heavy build like this into "One Mean Machine".


Part List


Shendrones Tweaker 5" 220mm Quad

Flight Controller

HGLRC F4 V5PRO Flight Controller 5.8G 40CH 0/25/200/600mW Switchable VTX w/ 5V BEC OSD PDB RC Drone (17 builds)


4 x Favourite FVT LittleBee Spring 30A ESC Blheli_S Dshot OPTO 2-6S Mulitshot Oneshot for RC Drone FPV Racing (16 builds)


4 x T-Motor F40 Pro Race Motor (6 builds)


DALProp CYCLONE Series T5046C High-end Propellers (7 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 1/3 CCD 600TVL PAL FOV 130/150/165 Degree 2.5mm/2.3mm/2.1mm Micro FPV Camera OSD MIC (411 builds)


TBS Triumph-STUB SMA (RHCP 2PCS) (143 builds)


FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Receiver Board S-Bus CPPM Output Support X9D X9E X9DP X12S X Series (481 builds)


FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (48 builds)
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Fat Shark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles (70 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Session (62 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT D2 Smart Balance Charger (11 builds)

Soldering Iron

Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station


Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black) (24 builds)
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Beastie Builds   Jan 04, 2018  

Do you think this frame more capable of being setup as a racer or a free style quad? I keep coming back to look at this thing like every day btw!

silkysmooth3215   Jan 06, 2018 

You know to be honest out of my 14 builds both 4" and 5" FPV racing quads, this one I have flown the least. What few times I flew this guy all I can tell you is it truly is one mean machine. At 389 grams, with F40 Pro 2600KV T-Motors coupled with DAL Cyclone T5046C you would never know it. Tremendous power indeed, for now it is more of a show off build until I get to fly more. Not efficient with the Dal T5046C, more of a racing setup, while the Dal T5040C is geared more to free style. I flew LOS all of 2017, tried some FPV but wanted to sharpen my LOS skills. Now just getting into FPV, and so addicted I cannot get enough. Will be flying FPV all I can this year, this build will definitely be first on the list. Sorry I could not answer your question on personal bases, since I am currently just getting into FPV. You ought to build one just like it, when you rip it around a big smile will suddenly form on your face.

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