ImpulseRC Helix

By Aleuts on Sep 01, 2018

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ImpulseRC Helix ZX5

This is my first build and it will be my gateway into FPV.
It has taken me the best part of a month to complete this, partly because of waiting for parts to arrive (and ordering the wrong parts!) but mainly because i knew absolutely nothing about this hobby when I began.
I have had to learn so much while building this and the journey is far from over.
I have tried to build this as cleanly as possible by avoiding cable ties and covering exposed wires with cable mesh and paracord.
This can only go so far as there are limitations as the frame is fragile and comparatively old compared to the technology now available.
This means I have had to source 3D printed parts for things such as, a bracket for the RunCam Micro Swift3 and Bigger Fairings to accommodate the new 16x16 mountain pattern for the F40 Pro II Motors.
I can only dream i will learn how to fly quicker and less frustarting than it took to build this.

UPDATE
I have given this quad a mini redesign.
I have added Blood Red and Titanium Grey paracord to the ESC's, Midnight Black to the Antennae Tube and Ice White to the Internal PDB & VTX cables .
I have also added a VIFLY Lost Model Finder Battery Buzzer, Changed the Antennae to a TBS Triumph Stub.
I have changed the 3D printed Camera Bracket to the RunCam micro to full size mounting bracket.
I also bought an FrSky X-Lite for its reduce weight and size.

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Part List

Frame

Helix FPV Frame (4 builds)
Impulserc.com
See Site

Flight Controller

Helix Flight Controller / PDB Kit (3 builds)
Impulserc.com
$54.00

ESCs

4 x SPEDIX ES30 HV Lite 30A 3-6s BLHeli_S Esc (4 builds)
Quadcopters.co.uk
$46.80

Motors

4 x T-Motor F40 Pro II
Electricwingman.com
$78.40

Propellers

DAL T5045C Cyclone Pro Tri-Blade Propellers - Crystal Black
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$2.55

FPV Camera

2 x Micro-to-full-size Mounting Bracket for RunCam Micro Cameras (2 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$4.99

FPV Camera

Runcam Micro Swift 3 V2 M8 Lens (27 builds)
Quadcopters.co.uk
$30.58

FPV Transmitter

Helix VTX / OSD KIT - with Built in OSD (3 builds)
Impulserc.com
$54.00

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz Antenna LHCP (SMA) (Single) (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$23.46

Antenna

TBS Triumph Stub 5.8GHz Antenna LHCP (SMA) (Single) (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$23.46

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR EU-LBT 16CH Ultra Mini Receiver (5 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$23.46

Batteries

RDQ Series 1500mAh 4S 100C LiPO Battery (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$29.99

Radio

FrSky TARANIS X9D+ Radio (60 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$205.10

Radio

FrSky TARANIS X-Lite (Black) (73 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$141.13

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session Camcorder, 8MP, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Waterproof, Black
Johnlewis.com
See Site

Misc Parts

VIFLY Lost Model Finder Battery Buzzer
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$10.98

Misc Parts

1m Paracord Wire Sleeving - Titanium Grey (5 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$1.57

Misc Parts

1m Paracord Wire Sleeving - Blood Red
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$1.57

Misc Parts

1m Paracord Wire Sleeving - Ice White
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$1.57
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