2018 Deployed race build

By DustyAir on Jun 04, 2019

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I specked this build out while in Afghanistan during the summer of 2018. The goal here is to build a beast of a race quad that can be multipurpose. One quad for freestyle and for racing. Time will tell if I hit the mark.

All 3d printed parts were printed on my Creality CR-10 in Sainsmart blue TPU.

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Part List

Frame

Diatone 2018 GT-M200 230mm Stretch X FPV Racing RC Drone Frame Kit 6mm Arm Supports 5 Inch Prop (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99

Flight Controller

GEPRC SPAN F4 Tower F4 Flight Controller & 48CH 25/200/600mw VTX & 40A 4 IN 1 BLHeli_S ESC 2-5S (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$102.99

Motors

4 x DYS Samguk 2207 2300Kv Motor (2 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$39.96

Propellers

5 Pairs 5040 4 Blade Propeller 5.0mm Mounting Hole For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
Banggood.com
$4.59

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Sparrow 2 (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Stubby SMA Antenna - LHCP
Rotorriot.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Mini SBUS Long Range 900MHz Micro Receiver
Rotorriot.com
$19.99

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1500mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60
Rotorriot.com
$23.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis X-Lite 2.4GHz Radio Controller Black and Red Color with Free 18650 Battery Black Caps (67 builds)
Horusrc.com
$129.00

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD2 Terminator Edition FPV Goggles (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoProHERO Session
Bhphotovideo.com
$199.00

Misc Parts

GEPRC GEP-BP Battery Protection Base Skid Resistance Mat 75MM 85MM 95MM for FPV Racer X Frame Kit (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.44

Misc Parts

Turbowing MMCX to SMA/RP-SMA Female Flange FPV Antenna Extension Cord
Banggood.com
$2.89

Video Receiver

LaForge V4 Fat Shark Module Combo
Getfpv.com
$69.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Lite Transmitter Module for Taranis X-Lite
Rotorriot.com
$44.99

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger
Getfpv.com
$47.99

Soldering Iron

Weller SP40NKUS 40-Watts Soldering Iron Kit,Red/Black,5-Piece
Amazon.com
$14.99

Backpack

Think Tank FPV Airport Helipak Backpack for Drones and Mini-Quads
Amazon.com
$199.75

Accessories

SKYVAST 19.5V 7.7A 150W PA-5M10 Laptop Adapter Charger for Dell Alienware M14x M15x M2010; Inspiron 5150 5160 9100 9200;
Newegg.com
$23.63
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HK-AERIAL VTOL   Jun 05, 2019  

The Diatone 2018 GT is a FAST frame (especially the stretched version). I have 2, and unfortunately due to a substandard battery strap) I lost power in the midst of a high G turn and tore one all to hell. Im in the midst of rebuilding it (hey now I can do it the right way now that I've built quite a few more). I think you'll find that the 6MM arms are just about the strongest you'll find on a quad. The hinged canopy makes working on these a breeze and really they build quite easily. The 3 inch version is also fantabulous!

DustyAir   Feb 21, 2020 
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You still flying your GT?

HK-AERIAL VTOL   Feb 21, 2020 

I did get the one with F60 Pro II's back in action, and yep I still rip it (But not the one with the X-Foot's... Those motors I cannot replace and still kick myself twice a day for not buying a few sets of). Since it has been such a terrible winter here I haven't been flying much at all as of late, but I was flying my GT at least 10 packs a week at the end of the summer. I flew the 3" last week... those 14XX Cobras are to die for. I still run 3.5.7 on all 3 of 'em and just haven't got to update them yet (I only just learned to love 4.1+ a couple months ago). How you liking yours?

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