TBS G2 Endurance Rig

By bensonk on Apr 25, 2018

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Initial tests of this rig with 6" gatebreakers went really well, and when I put on the 7" HQs, it flew beautifully with a mostly stock tune. I'm getting roughly 25 minute flight times on Multistar 10C 5.2Ah 4S packs, and it flies a little heavy but still fine on a 6.6Ah multistar.

Part List

Frame

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

Flight Controller

TBS POWERCUBE FC - Colibri RACE 2.0 (6 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

ESCs

TBS PowerCube 4IN1 20A ESC (1PC) Dshot Ready (4 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$59.95

Motors

4 x TBS ENDURANCE Motors (3 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$99.80

Propellers

HQ Long Range 7x3.5x3 V1S PC Prop (18 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 2 FPV Camera CCD (289 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$34.99

FPV Transmitter

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

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (2pcs) (199 builds)
Getfpv.com
$29.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Micro RX V2 (278 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

Multistar LiHV High Capacity 5200mAh 4S 10C Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack (5 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$41.21

Radio

TBS Tango (BATTERY UPGRADE)
Team-blacksheep.com
$278.95

Goggles

Fatshark HDO with Lipo Battery Pack
Team-blacksheep.com
$450.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (86 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (146 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Radio Module

Flynoceros (8 builds)
Theflynoshop.com
$93.99

Soldering Iron

Thermaltronics TMT-9000S-1 Soldering System w/SHP-1 100-110VAC interchangeable for Metcal MX-500S-11
Amazon.com
$395.00

Backpack

Tilopa
Fstopgear.com
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QuadConnect   May 01, 2018  

Why so much TBS gear?

bensonk   May 01, 2018 

Is that a serious question?

QuadConnect   May 02, 2018 

Yep - other than convenience during assembly, are there many significant benefits to using so much TBS stuff on one quad?

bensonk   May 12, 2018 
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That's a totally legit question, and I'm really sorry it's taken this long to answer it. The short answer is yes, and the reason is super tight integration between all the TBS electronics. The frame I chose because it's unique, and I wanted a sub-50g 7" frame. The motors are a nice low kv lightweight but still powerful choice for spinning 7" props. Crossfire is mandatory for me, because that's the LRS I'm invested in, and if I run crossfire I insist on having a TBS Core OSD. Since I wanted to stay light and go with 5.8GHz video, the FPVision that integrates the TBS core and a unify pro was the obvious choice, which indicates a powercube. The 4in1 powercube ESC is the lightest option and definitely beefy enough to spin these motors on 4S, and the colibri race is just the flight controller you use if you're running a cube.

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