Talon MK 11.2

By mayan_hawk on Jun 16, 2019

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This is (was?) my first drone, but after multiple crashes and upgrades I've eventually reached Mk11.x .

Mk11.1 update:

  • after a MASSIVE CRASH I had to replace one motor... the frame is still rock solid (huge shout out to Armattan)

Mk11 update:

  • replaced broken Samguk motors with RR Blaster motors (noticeable performance improvement)
  • replaced VTX antenna (bargin brand) to Foxxer Lolipop v3

Mk10 update:

  • added Caddx Ratel camera
  • added Vifly buzzer
  • replaced vtx

The first frame disintegrated when it met fence post at the end of a power loop. The rooster frame has been in service ever since, and other parts have made their way in. The only original part left is the battery lead...

Photos

Part List

Frame

Armattan Rooster 5" FPV Freestyle Frame - RMRC (133 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$73.99

Flight Controller

Matek F722-SE F7 30x30 Flight Controller w/ 5V BEC , Video Power Switcher, Dual Camera Image Switcher (37 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$44.99

ESCs

4 x RDQ 3-6S BLHeli_S DShot600 30A ESC (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.96

Motors

4 x Hypetrain Blaster 2207 2450KV Motors by Rotor Riot w/ Fly Hard Replacement Program (16 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$107.80

Propellers

Azure Power 5150 Tri-Blade 5'' Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (31 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Caddx Ratel Starlight HDR 1200TVL Micro FPV Camera - Choose Your Color & LensRed / 2.1mm (94 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW VTX 2-6S - U.FL or MMCX (124 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

A Pair Foxeer Lollipop 2 RHCP MMCX Right Angle/Straight 5.8G 2.5dBi FPV Antenna For FPV Racing Drone (16 builds)
Banggood.com
$19.90

Receiver

FrSky R9MM Long Range 915MHz RC Receiver - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (107 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$20.80

Radio

FrSky 2.4G ACCST System Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (219 builds)
Amazon.com
$210.00

Radio

RDQ Series 7.6V 2S 3500mAh QX7 Compatible HV LiPo Battery - XT30 (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Radio

2 x FrSky 2000mAh 7.2V NiMH Battery for Taranis Q X7
Racedayquads.com
$25.98

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles (57 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (84 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (136 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz
Store.rotorriot.com
$3.23

Video Receiver

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz 15cm SMA Long Range Antenna - RHCP - Choose Your Color (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Video Receiver

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

Video Receiver

TBS 5G8 RHCP Patch Antenna (RP-SMA)
Team-blacksheep.com
$12.95

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (67 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Battery Charger

1-8S LiPo Battery Checker Voltage Tester w/ Low Voltage Alarm (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 Charger - Smart Charger for FPV Racing 6S/12a/200w (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$134.99

Soldering Iron

Carrying Case for TS100 Portable Soldering Iron
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron Tip CleanerBlack (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Soldering Iron

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

Soldering Iron

S-180A1 Large Heat Resistant Silicone Soldering Work Mat w/ MagnetsDefault Title (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 XT60 to DC Cable
Racedayquads.com
$2.49

Soldering Iron

SE 3.5" Stainless Steel Alligator Forceps - SPAF-3.5
Amazon.com
$11.15

Tools

2 x Micro Cutter (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$16.00

Tools

MINI Needle File Set (Carbon Steel 6 Piece-Set) Hardened Alloy Strength Steel - Set Includes Flat, Flat Warding, Square, Triangu
Amazon.com
$5.99

Tools

GEARWRENCH 8mm 12 Point Ratcheting Combination Wrench - 9108D
Amazon.com
$3.36

Tools

RDQ All-In-One Driver Tool
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Tools

PEAKMETER PM8233A Handheld Digital Multimeter
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Tools

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

Tools

StrivedayFlexible Silicone Wire 24awg Electric wire 24 gauge Coper Hook Up Wire 300V Cables electronic stranded wire cable elect
Amazon.com
$15.99

Tools

Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 0.75-inch x 350-inches, White, Holds up to 2 pounds, 1-Roll (110-Long)
Amazon.com
$11.35

Tools

Bundle: Cross Lock Fiber Grip Soldering Tweezers Set - 6.5" Solder Tweezers (Approx. 45-Degree Angle), 6" Solder Tweez (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$11.00

Backpack

Lowepro Quad Guard BP X2 Drone Backpack, Black/Grey (14 builds)
Amazon.com
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Accessories

FrSky 900MHz Super 8 Antenna for R9M and R9M Lite Module (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.90

Accessories

2 x FrSky M7 Hall Sensor Gimbal for Taranis Q X7 (6 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$40.98
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Discussion

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TopgunFPV   Jul 17, 2019  

I would love to see more pictures of your build. Specially where you have place your components within the frame.
I am going to build my first Quad, and most of my components are identical to yours. So inspiration on where to place them, would be very helpfull.

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TopgunFPV   Jul 17, 2019 

Thanks, sounds great.
Where you have chosen to put your VTX, receiver and how low you have mounted your FC in the stack... Also how you have choosen to run you XT60 power cable and mount the antenas.
But anything will help :)

mayan_hawk   Jul 17, 2019 
1

So I mounted the reciever under the rear arm brace. It's well protected there - and the config is Mr. Steele's "Immortal L". I saw a video he made about it a little while ago and I copied it on this build. The FC is mounted nearly directly to the base plate, the soft mounting gummies that came with it give ample spacing (it's REALLY TIGHT). The VTX has been mounted above the receiver (on the other side of the rear brace). I'll put a text representation at the end of this. XT60 connector runs under the top plate now, from the right side to the left side of the frame now. I usually have a ziptie running from the titanium cage to it as an attempt to take some strain off the solder joint in a crash.

The buzzer is a new addition that has come in clutch, especially since the cam upgrade lets me fly a little later in the day - if I crash it has an LED that flashes too!

Finally, here is the diagram
[ VTX ]
[ double sided tape ]
[ ARM BRACE ]
[ARM - Reciever - ARM]
[ bottom plate ]

TopgunFPV   Jul 18, 2019 
1

Thanks a lot for the info and pictures. It helped a lot. Answered all the questions i had.
I have the same buzzer and had planned to put it in the exact same space (so the button are easy to reach :) ) Now I know that will work.

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