LongLostJohnny

By agarabaghi on Jan 11, 2019

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iFlight XL5

Decided to build a replacement for my AstroX5 Johnny FPV build that ended up in the lake.

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Part List

Frame

iFlight IX5 V3 210mm X Hybrid 5" FPV Racing Drone Frame Kit (2 builds)
Hobby-wing.com
$34.99

Flight Controller

WhitenoiseFPV SYNERGY F4 AIO Flight Controller with Optional VTX and Receiver Combo
Heli-nation.com
$37.99

ESCs

DALRC Engine Pro 32Bit 40A 3-5S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ BECDefault Title (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Motors

4 x DYS Samguk 2306 2500Kv Motor (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.96

Propellers

DAL Cyclone T5046C Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (339 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini 2 - JohnnyFPV Edition - 600TVL CCD FPV Camera 2.1mm (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (78 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA) (476 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (124 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Batteries

GARTPOT 14.8V 4S 1500mAh 75C Lipo Battery with XT60 Plug for RC Racing Drone FPV Quadcopter Helicopter (2 packs)
Amazon.com
$33.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis X-LITE 2.4GHz ACCST 16CH RC Transmitter Red Black for RC Racing Drone (42 builds)
Banggood.com
$129.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabili (5 builds)
Amazon.com
$371.00

Misc Parts

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna - Heli-Nation (19 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Micro uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (18x18mm) (36 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$13.99
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thumbtwiddler   Jan 11, 2019  

a moment of silence for that frame

Jodie Froster   Jan 11, 2019  

Triggered

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