Source One 20mm

By Jaxtripp on Aug 23, 2018

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This is my lowered TBS Source One. Original standoffs were replaced with 20mm standoffs for a condensed build. I have been flying an Xhover Stingy for the past year and wanted to try something new. Really wanted to check out the Source One, but without giving up the COG of my current Stingy builds. FC is a tight fit which made individual ESCs on the arms necessary as a 4-1 ESC will not fit. Still need to design and print some ESC covers.

The original Source One camera mount didn’t work with the shorter 20mm standoffs so I created a RunCam Micro cam mount that can be downloaded from Thingiverse. Additionally, the top plate will need to modified a bit to fit the camera, I have attached a picture of the where the top plate needs to be dremeled.

This build turned out to be a great flyer with a nice familiar feel to the COG. The Source Once frame is very sturdy and lowering it has made it even more resilient to crash damage. Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. Thanks for looking! :)


Part List


TBS Source One HD 5inch (106 builds)

Flight Controller

Betaflight F4 Flight Controller (62 builds)
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4 x Flycolor X-Cross BLHeli_32 35A 3-6s DSHOT 1200 ESC
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4 x EMAX RSII 2306 1600KV 1700KV 1900KV 2400KV 2600KV Race Spec 3-6S FPV Racing Brushless Motor (21 builds)


EMAX AVAN-R PROPELLER - 5 SET BULK - 10 CW + 10 CCW (22 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 Micro - 2.3mm Lens (282 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Lumenier TX5G6R Mini 600mW 5.8GHz FPV Transmitter with Raceband (19 builds)


Pagoda FPV Antenna (17 builds)


FrSky R9 Slim+ OTA 915MHz Long Range Receiver w/ 2pcs Dipole T Antennas (17 builds)


Tattu R-Line 4S 1300 mAh 95C Lipo Battery (92 builds)

HD Camera

EKEN H9 WiFi Sport Action Camera DV Car DVR SPCA6350 4K 25fps 1080p 60fps 720P 120fps New Version (4 builds)

HD Camera


HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (302 builds)

Misc Parts

Ummagrip Battery Pad (175 builds)

Misc Parts


Misc Parts

Source One lowered 20mm RunCam Micro Swift Cam Mount by jaxtripp
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Misc Parts

TBS Source One GoPro Session Mount by SelectaMota
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Randol_8o8   Aug 27, 2018  

Where'd you get that micro camera mount from?

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Jaxtripp   Aug 27, 2018 

Nice man. The mount has worked really well so far. Hope you are able to get it printed. :)

Randol_8o8   Sep 04, 2018 

Got a friend to print it locally. I'm gonna start my mock up now!

Jaxtripp   Sep 04, 2018 

Awesome! Be sure to let us know how it turns out.

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