Wils' PROTon (OCD Edition)

By Wils FPV on Jul 07, 2018

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-DISCLAIMER- Items and their prices may be in local currency (SGD). This build's actual cost may vary.

Throughout the past year, I have been flying quads with AUWs (w/o battery) of 370 grams and above for races. With quads that heavy, I was easily beaten by other local pilots in recent race meets. As Asia Drone Championship 2018 (ADC'18) is coming up soon, this was the perfect time to jump into a lightweight, powerful quad, allowing me to become just a little more competent for ADC'18.

The build is based on FlightClub's PROton (5" Race, Skeleton Type), a frame that has certain innovative features such as the Nucleus Plate, made of 6061 Aluminium that has independent screw holes for electronics stack (butter mounts support) and arms (threaded) which allows for quick swapping of arms, and removes the need for press nuts which I feel affects the durability of most frames utilizing them. The frame also comes with 3D printed accessories for mounting both RX and TX antennas, and also a micro-sized FPV camera, which help clean out the build very nicely.

This build features some of the latest components currently available. For instance, the new MMCX version of the TBS Unify Pro HV Race from Team Black Sheep, Racewires paired with Racelite LEDs from WhitenoiseFPV and Tiny's LEDs, An updated version of the Micro Predator (V2) from Foxeer, and lastly, the brand new Tachyon Race Spec 2306 2650kV motors from iFlightRC.

The build process was smooth, and was one of the fastest builds I've ever attempted, thanks to the simplicity of setting up the Sunrise Siskin 30A 4-In-1 ESC w/ F4 Flight Controller used in this build. This has also got to be one of the cleanest builds I've ever done, due to the minimal amount of wires and soldering points, perhaps?

I will be taking it out for its maiden flight soon, the DVR recording of which will be uploaded. In the mean time, here are some build photos for your viewing pleasure.

Happy flying!
W.Y. FPV

Photos

Part List

Frame

FlightClub PROton | Race Drone Frame - FPV FlightClub (17 builds)
Fpv-flightclub.com
$65.00

Flight Controller

Sunrise Siskin 30A BLHeli 32Bit 4in1 Dshot1200 ESC + F4 AIO (5 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$74.99

Motors

4 x iFlight Tachyon T2306 2650KV FPV Racing Motor (2 builds)
Shop.totalrotor.com
$98.00

Propellers

Gemfan Flash 5149 Propeller (Set of 4 - Clear Blue) (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Micro V2 Camera FPV OSD 1000TVL Super WDR (4 builds)
Foxeer.com
$24.90

FPV Transmitter

Team BlackSheep TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV Race MMCX (18 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$23.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna
Dronematters.com
$28.09

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1429 builds)
Dronematters.com
$18.26

Radio

Jumper T16 Pro V2 (Hall Sensor Gimbals) (20 builds)
Shop.totalrotor.com
$265.20

Goggles

Fatshark HDO OLED FPV Goggles (3 builds)
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
$450.11

HD Camera

GoPro Session (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Hardware

Suleve™ M3AS4 10Pcs M3 20mm Knurled Standoff Aluminum Alloy Anodized Spacer (13 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Misc Parts

Racewire - PCB Motor Wires (6x Full Size) (21 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$6.00

Misc Parts

MMCX to SMA Antenna Pigtail - Replacement for EWRF e709TM3
Shop.totalrotor.com
$3.10

Misc Parts

MG Chemicals 422B Silicone Modified Conformal Coating, 55mL Glass Bottle with Brushes, Clear (21 builds)
Amazon.com
$18.69

Misc Parts

4 x Racelite LEDs for RaceWire (9 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$7.60

Video Receiver

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

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro Dual Channel 325W 15A AC/DC Battery Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging (18 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$118.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (179 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Backpack

Torvol Quad PITSTOP Backpack Pro (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99
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Wils FPV   Nov 03, 2018  

New build post is up on my RotorBuilds page. Do check it out :)
https://rotorbuilds.com/build/14979

ALUSMC   Oct 24, 2018  
1

Love FPV FlightClub.... can't wait to do my 5" and 6" build. Nice build and thanks for sharing!

Wils FPV   Oct 31, 2018 

Thank you! It'd be great I'm sure of it. I particularly love the 3D printed accessories that comes with the kit, especially the RX @ TX antenna mount. Helped made the build that much cleaner.

Stay tuned for a new build post of my new race quad sometime this week; the Yakuza R226!

PinchTune   Sep 24, 2018  
1

I have a question about the Racewire and the arms. First, are these the race arms or the practice arms? I want to run Racewire too but I want to make sure there is no overhang of the Racewire on the race arms (meaning if the Racewire is wider than the arms), otherwise, I'll order the practice arms.

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PinchTune   Sep 25, 2018 
1

Hi, thanks for the feedback. I run Racewire on many setups right now... with 18AWG wire. It's fine. I just haven't received my Neutron yet and I was wondering about the width of the arms. The race arms on the Neutron as essentially the same as the Proton. This helps.

Wils FPV   Sep 25, 2018 

The arms' width are just slightly wider than that of the Racewires, so side impacts wouldn't hit them directly. Not to worry there.
I had originally wanted to get the Neutron rather than the PROton, but it hasn't been released at the time. Hopefully you'd do a build post of your Neutron?
I only have the luxury of building a new quad every few months, and it's almost time for another. All the parts have just come in only the other day, stay tuned!

PinchTune   Sep 25, 2018 

Hi, I'm happy to do a build post on here about it.

Currently   Jul 09, 2018  
1

Its so clean that you could probably use it as a sugical table ;)

d3c0de   Jul 21, 2018 
1

Yeah, this is a super clean build. Well done, W.Y. FPV!

Wils FPV   Jul 21, 2018 

I am humbled, thank you!
More builds to come, in due time :)

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