iX5 chicken dinner

By daich on May 26, 2019

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I won an iX5 V3 frame from iFlight!
not sure how to build it up yet but rotorbuilds is always my starting point

going to try out Kiss with this one!

This is also going to be my cheapest quad build
Frame - won from iflight
FC - $35.05 from xt-xinte
ESC - $19.96 from gearbest sale
MOTORS - $7.70 from gearbest price mistake
PROPS - gifted in an order
RUNCAM mini - old one $14.69
VTX - FREE - bought 2 used, TBS warranty fixed one and sold it
VTX antenna - Actuna gift from an order
RX - old xsr I've had for ages

Estimated cost - $80!

--update 25 May 2019
This is one of those builds that for some reason or another I just wasn't motivated to finish. Well, I finally got around to buttoning everything up and give it a proper flight. The end result was quite a deviation from the economy build I set out with.

So I got one 4s flight to make sure everything was good and then here is the 6s flight, my first ever but unfortunately ended with a crash when I lost VTX so I couldnt fly another pack.


The scream of 6s is really awesome. The virtually sagless flight was great. I really wish the VTX was working (I think it was a pigtail issue) my vtx03 on my basher4 was easily penetrating through to the other side of the building but this was getting snow at 400mw just underneath the car park area.
Also the 3dPower TPU session mount with ND8 filter works very well... the bottom mounty thing just popped off on impact due to lame zip ties. I'll put some 3d Dual Lock under that to see if it will help.

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Part List

Frame

iFlight iX5 V3 X Hybrid FPV Racing Drone
Iflight-rc.com
$34.99

Flight Controller

KISS FC 32bit Flight Controller (179 builds)
Rcpapa.com
$28.99

ESCs

Anniversary Special Edition Racerstar REV35 35A BLheli_S 3-6S 4 In 1 ESC Built-in Current Sensor for RC Drone (112 builds)
Banggood.com
$34.05

Motors

4 x XING X2207 2-6S FPV NextGen Motor (unibell)
Iflight-rc.com
$79.96

Propellers

HQProp Ethix S3 Watermelon Propellers (35 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini Orange ***Choose Lens Type*** (2 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$34.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify EVO 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (18 builds)
Getfpv.com
$59.95

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V2 5.8GHz SMA Antenna 2 Pack - RHCP - Choose Your Color (76 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.90

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (1488 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Batteries

Acehe 1080mAh 6S 75C-150C LiPo Battery
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Radio

DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.00

Radio

Jumper T12 PLUS Open Source 16ch Radio with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module With HALL Gimbal for RC Drone Car Boat (10 builds)
Xt-xinte.com
$109.00

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (141 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$529.00

Goggles

FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
Hobbyking.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$405.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Misc Parts

3DPOWER Universal ND Filter GoPro Session FPV Case and Mount TPU Parts (2 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$14.99

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft - Rcmoment.com
Rcmoment.com
$99.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (44 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$129.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
Hobbyking.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (264 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Tools

Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$99.99

Backpack

Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case
Hobbyking.com
$7.42

Accessories

SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.
Actuna.com
$29.00

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)
Foxeer.com
$19.90

Misc Supplies

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site
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Discussion

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Whiffles   May 29, 2019  

I just put those Xing 2207 1800kv motors on a 6S racer. Looking forward to flying it!

daich   May 29, 2019 
1

oh yeah, they are very smooth

thumbtwiddler   May 27, 2019  

aw dude I won mine from the same contest

daich   May 28, 2019 
1

no way. sweet! how you like it? I really like iFlight carbon. it's good stuff and economical.

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