Tarot 650 Sport

By cjdavies on Mar 14, 2018

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I felt like building a big boi quad with a semi-autonomous/GPS/etc. flight controller & this was the result. Originally built with Tarot 4108/380kv & generic T-style carbon fibre props I later upgraded it to much smoother running T-Motor 3508/380kv & APC MR props. It went around Pakistan before the upgrade & Iceland after.

In hindsight I really don't like the frame nor the massive Peli case it needs for safe transport, so I'm toying with the idea of selling the case & rebuilding with the much better looking Daya H4 680 frame which will also fit into a much smaller Peli case that I already own.

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Part List

Frame

Tarot 650 Sport Quadcopter Build Kit (2 builds)
Helipal.com
$269.90

Flight Controller

Unmanned Pixhawk Autopilot Kit
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
$135.39

ESCs

4 x Hobbywing XRotor 40A ESC 2-6S (5 builds)
Omgfly.com
$47.60

Motors

T-Motor MN3508 380kv (2 builds)
Electricwingman.com
$49.18

Propellers

12x5.5MR | APC Propellers
Apcprop.com
$3.95

FPV Camera

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

FPV Transmitter

FX799T 200mW Video transmitter - Pigtail w/SMA (2 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$20.24

Receiver

FrSky X8R 8/16CH Full Duplex Telemetry With New Antenna (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$36.99

Batteries

Turnigy Graphene 4000mAh 6S 45C Lipo Pack w/XT90 (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$88.74

Radio

FrSky Taranis X9D Plus 2.4GHz ACCST Radio & X8R Combo w/ case (Mode 2) (42 builds)
Getfpv.com
$244.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis X-Lite Pro ACCESS 2.4GHz Radio Controller (Deep Sea Blue) (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Goggles

Eachine EV800DM Varifocal 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles with HD DVR 3 Inch 900*600 Video Headset Build in 2000mAh Battery (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$79.90

Goggles

FatShark Attitude V2 FPV Headset System w/Trinity Head Tracker and CMOS Camera
Hobbyking.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO4 Session Video Camera GPCHDHS-102
$147.97

Video Receiver

Aomway DIV006 V4 DVR 5.8G 64CH Raceband FPV Receiver Built-in DVR w/ Auto Save Function
Banggood.com
See Site

Radio Module

Frsky R9M Lite Pro 900MHz Transmitter Module Up to 1W RF Power Compatible FrSky ACCESS Protocol for Taranis X-Lite Pro S and X9 (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$65.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module for FrSky R9 Series (67 builds)
Banggood.com
$61.80

Soldering Iron

Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station FX-888D FX-888 (blue & yellow) (24 builds)
Amazon.com
$104.95
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billc   Oct 26, 2019  

Can you tell me where you purchased the carrying case? Looks great.

cjdavies   Oct 27, 2019 

It's a Peli Storm iM3220, any authorised Peli/Pelican dealer in your country should be able to hook you up.

RG2137   Dec 07, 2018  

Have you experienced any problems using the higher voltage battery with the 4s max rated batteries on eithr of your builds that use the Tarot motors?

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RG2137   Jan 04, 2019 

After further investigation on my end it looks like I purchased MN3508 KV580's instead of the KV380's. In your opinion would you say it would be safe to use the KV580 motors? The 380's are out of stock every where I've looked at onine with the USA and buying from T-motor direct wont fit in my budget as they are selling the KV380's for $90 USD.

RG2137   Jan 04, 2019 

sorry $70 not $90

cjdavies   Jan 05, 2019 

I wouldn't run the 580kv on 6S, as the T-Motor website says they are a 3-4S model. You might get away with it, especially if you set the max throttle way beneath 100%, but I personally wouldn't risk it.

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