TBS G2 7" Carbon Fiber Free Range Quad - the Perfect Storm

By 1337flite on Apr 04, 2018

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Long(er)/Free Range is all the rage and I've been messing with it ever since the Crossfire MicroTX bundle came out. I jumped on that bandwagon early because I was interested in Long(er) Range before the recent bandwagon took off.
So I've been puttering around with an Armattan F1-6 with Crossfire and GPS.
I'm a bit of a 6" fan -in addition to the F1-6 I've also got Chameleon 6 andI recently built a Rooster 6, but the problem with both of those is weight and limited battery space.

And if 6" is great, then 7" is surely better right?
Especially with the new HQ V1S 7" props....
All I had been waiting for was the right 7" frame.
The Blackops v2 7" just came out, but like the Armattan 6"s that's a hefty bird. I'd looked at the iFlight 7" but it just didn't feel right.

I've alway loved the TBS Powercube and the TBS G2 frame has had me intrigued for a while.
Then a couple of weeks ago I won a competition in the TBS Lounge - the prize was a Unify HV Race and 3% off an an order.

I'd also bought some 1900kv Emax LS2207s for either the F1-6 or the Rooster 6 - but I ended up using F80 1900Kv's on the Rooster so they Emax 1900Kvs have just been sitting around.

The perfect storm.

I already had a couple of TBS Powercube Elite bundles which were not doing anything, so I picked up the new 4in1 20A ESC and a G2 7" frame and Bob's ya muvver's bruvver, so to speak.

So here we are.

Waiting on camera and props, but the rest of the parts are here and the build will commence.

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Part List

Frame

TBS G2 Frame 7" Carbon Fiber (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$94.95

Flight Controller

TBS PowerCube Elite Bundle (6 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$129.95

ESCs

TBS 2in1 ESC 25A 2-5S (1pc)
Team-blacksheep.com
$39.95

Motors

4 x EMAX LS2207 LITE SPEC 2207 BRUSHLESS MOTOR (CW THREAD) (51 builds)
Fpvfaster.com.au
$80.20

Propellers

Domain Parked With VentraIP Australia (6 builds)
Buzzhobbies.com.au
$8.05

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1177 V1 Classic 4:3 600tvl 5-17V CCD FPV Camera IR Block 2.5mm PAL (3 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$20.76

FPV Transmitter

TBS Powercube FPVision (13 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$99.95

Antenna

TRUERC AXII STUBBY 5.8Ghz Stubby Antenna (12 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$20.76

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Micro receiver Rx V2 (278 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$39.41

Batteries

Turnigy Graphene 2200mAh 5S1P 45C Lipo Battery (8 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$20.99

Power Distribution

TBS Powercube FPVision (13 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$99.95

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera (267 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$214.44

HD Camera

GoPro HERO4 Session Video Camera GPCHDHS-102 (40 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$157.07

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session Waterproof HD Action Camera (4 builds)
$135.00

Misc Parts

TBS CORE PRO GPS/COMPASS (6 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$79.95

Misc Parts

TBS Crossfire Immortal T V2 antenna (3 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$7.82
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Discussion

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JohnnieRico   Apr 04, 2018  
1

holy crap that things got clusterbomb caps

1337flite   May 28, 2018 

Yeah Baby!!!!!!

GZ   Apr 04, 2018  

thats a lot of caps! whats the weight?

1337flite   May 28, 2018 
1

Riight now with 5.5" V1S, TPU "Snoopy" canopy and base, no battery 409g.
So not too bad.
Sorry for the late reply.

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