Poor man's FLOSS 2 (Diatone 2018 GT-R5 stretched)

By EuthaNasi on Feb 05, 2019

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Unfortunately the FLOSS frame is hard to get here in the Netherlands. Shipping from the USA is expensive and when you finally receive it you will most likely have to pay extra taxes... Therefore decided to make an alternative light weight build based on the Diatone clone of this frame.

Overall a pretty tight build but in the end everything fitted. Antenna placement is always a struggle on this frame. I didn't have much luck with the HGLRC parts. F440 died pretty quick. Swapped it out for Airbot F4 nano V6 + Ori32, that stuff is unbreakable. I really like the quality. Crashed the frame and broke an arm and some screws / standoffs. Couldn't get spare parts so orderd the new version of the frame (GT-Rabbit). Arms are interchangeable so now I got enough spares. 3 of the motors are probably the only parts that are original since I first maidened it in April 2018, rest is swapped out. Tramp vtx died, switched to AKK. The AKK is pretty bulky so decided to transfer that one to my new freestyle frame. Just installed the TBS Unify Pro HV - Race 2 and I really like how small it is. Crashed against a pole on my first indoor training / fun race and broke the lens of the Micro Eagle. Swapped it out for a Monster Micro. Transfered from Flysky to Frsky in the mean time so did a complete rebuild.

As you can see my attempt to race keeps me busy on the bench :)
My aim for 2019 is to do a lot more simulator and race practice and trash this quad some more! Can't wait until the weather gets better...


Part List


Diatone 2018 GT-R5 230mm Stretch X FPV Racing Frame Kit RC Drone 4mm Arm Carbon Fiber

Flight Controller

HGLRC XJB F440 Omnibus F4 Flight Controller OSD BEC & 40A Blheli_32 3-4S ESC DSHOT1200 for RC Drone (3 builds)


4 x Proton-X 2204-2750kv


DALPROP Cyclone T5040C 3-blade propeller crystal blue (86 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle 1/1.8" CMOS 800TVL Global WDR 16:9/4:3 Switchable FPV Camera for RC Drone (186 builds)

FPV Transmitter

CA$40.61 40% ImmersionRC Tramp HV 6-18V 5.8GHz 1mW to>600mW Video Transmitter International Version V2 RC Parts from Toys H (139 builds)


FuriousFPV STUBBY 48mm 5.8Ghz 1.7dBi Micro U.FL Circular FPV Antenna LHCP/RHCP


Flit10 2.4G 10CH Micro Telemetry Flysky Compatible Ibus Receiver for FS-I6X FS-i6S Turnigy Evolution (8 builds)


4S 1300mAh Tattu LiPo battery


Turnigy Evolution Digital AFHDS 2A Radio Control System w/TGY-iA6C Receiver White Mode 2 (11 builds)


FrSky Taranis X-LITE 2.4GHz ACCST 16CH RC Transmitter Red Black for RC Racing Drone (51 builds)

HD Camera

RunCam 3 64G HD 1080p/60fps NTSC/PAL 155 Degree Wide Angle WiFi FPV Camera (31 builds)

Misc Parts

HGLRC AMASS XT60 25.2V 6S 120A Current Sonsor for RC Drone FPV Racing (2 builds)
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Thomaat   Feb 13, 2019  

Ziet er scherp uit!

C1Rob   Feb 10, 2019  

Looking good! How do you like the new frame? It seems like you can damage the stack easily? And how does the current sensor work? (lekker bezig :) )

EuthaNasi   Feb 11, 2019 

It looks like the new frame can take more beating than the old one. Crashed it multiple times indoors where the ground (and walls) are usually harder than outdoor. Although it looks like the stack is exposed, I never took damage on the FC or 4-in-1. I think they made it like this to keep it as light al possible. Welke omgeving vlieg je?

C1Rob   Feb 12, 2019 

ah ok cool :) I could imagine sticks ripping into the FC but it indeed all depends on the location. Ive only flown 1 time ao far but ill probably stick to emtpy parks/ fields for now haha. (Zwolle)

EuthaNasi   Feb 12, 2019 

Yeah thats probably the best environment to start in. Ik omgeving Alkmaar, beetje ver uit elkaar dus ;)

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