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.


Part List


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

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)


4 x DYS Samguk 2207 2300Kv Motor (2 builds)


5 Pairs 5040 4 Blade Propeller 5.0mm Mounting Hole For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Sparrow 2 (60 builds)


Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Stubby SMA Antenna - LHCP


FrSky R9 Mini SBUS Long Range 900MHz Micro Receiver


RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1500mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60


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


Fat Shark Dominator HD2 Terminator Edition FPV Goggles (4 builds)

HD Camera

GoProHERO Session

Misc Parts

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

Misc Parts

Turbowing MMCX to SMA/RP-SMA Female Flange FPV Antenna Extension Cord

Video Receiver

LaForge V4 Fat Shark Module Combo

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Lite Transmitter Module for Taranis X-Lite

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger

Soldering Iron

Weller SP40NKUS 40-Watts Soldering Iron Kit,Red/Black,5-Piece


Think Tank FPV Airport Helipak Backpack for Drones and Mini-Quads


SKYVAST 19.5V 7.7A 150W PA-5M10 Laptop Adapter Charger for Dell Alienware M14x M15x M2010; Inspiron 5150 5160 9100 9200;
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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 

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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