Steampunk Flying Machine

By TheMrJahn on Oct 23, 2018

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Steampunk Flying Machine - lightweight 6 inch freestyle drone designed for mid range flights. Planning to use 4s lipos for mid range, and 5s lihv for some crazy freestyle flights.


Part List


Diatone 2018 GT R6 240mm Normal X FPV Racing Frame Kit RC Drone 4mm Arm Carbon Fiber

Flight Controller

Nero F7 Flight controller


4 x 35A Wraith32 - 32bit BLHELI ESC (10 builds)


4 x Hobbywing XRotor 2405 Sensorless Brushless Motor 1800KV 2250KV 2850KV 4S For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (11 builds)


2 Pairs Emax AVAN Long Range 6 Inch 6038 6X3.8X2 Propeller Black Color CW CCW for RC Drone (8 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Micro Pro 1/3" CCD 1.8mm M8 Lens 4:3 600TVL PAL/NTSC FPV Camera with OSD Black/Blue/Red (12 builds)

FPV Transmitter

HGLRC GTX226 5.8G 40CH 25mW 200mW 600mW Switchable FPV Transmitter VTX SMA RP-SMA Female (16 builds)


TBS Triumph SMA (RHCP 2pcs) (539 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (310 builds)

Power Distribution

Matek Systems HUBOSD8-SE 9-27V PDB W/ STOSD8-SE 5V&10V Dual BEC for RC Drone (37 builds)

Misc Parts

Amass XT60 Bullet Connector Plugs For RC Battery Motor Black 10 Pairs (2 builds)

Misc Parts

Alarm Module w/ LED For NAZE32 F3 Flight Controller RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (10 builds)

Misc Parts

Smallest Mini Dual GLONASS+GPS BN-180 Micro Double GPS Antenna Module UART TTL For CC3D F3 RC Drone Airplane (29 builds)

Misc Parts

1PC Realacc 45 Degree Antenna Adapter Connector SMA RP-SMA For RX5808 Fatshark Goggles RC Drone (10 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x PANASONIC 1000UF 35V LOW ESR CAPACITOR (15 builds)

Misc Parts

AstroX_TBS_VTX_mount by Kerush (3 builds)
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bonethruster FPV   Nov 02, 2018  

yeah i find 2207s wreck a battery fast i couldnt imagine what a huge motor like those would do...just couldnt make out what the white thing under the gps was...and i dont have crossfire yet so never thought an antenna would be safe out there but if thats where they want it...i guess if you have to buy 100 more antennas its good for them anyhow lol

bonethruster FPV   Nov 02, 2018  

looks like a fun fllyer...
3 questions... how are the 24 size motors? what did you mount the gps onto? and why put the crossfire antenna out there on the arm?

TheMrJahn   Nov 02, 2018 

Good punch, but they are lipo killers, will change them in the future for some with lower kv... GPS mounted with double sided adhesive tape. TBS says that Crossfire Immortal T antenna should be mounted the way not to cover antenna sides with carbon - best way to do so - mount in on a arm...

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