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
$142.51

ESCs

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

Motors

T-Motor MN3508 380kv (2 builds)
Electricwingman.com
$51.76

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 (6 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) (41 builds)
Getfpv.com
$244.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session (29 builds)
Amazon.com
$116.99
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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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