Beginner 4s 5" Starter Kit

By Astro5872 on Apr 14, 2019

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If you've ever considered getting into FPV you might've been a little scared seeing the prices of Fatsharks or high-end quads. This list has pretty much the cheapest good components/items in order to assemble a quad and the gear you'll need to fly it. I constantly see beginners buying the cheapest componenets they can buy, this results in them well, wasting money. You'll upgrade the $30 goggles you bought and the $40 or so Flysky radio in a few months, which'll result with spending way more money than simply getting components/gear that'll last you a lifetime.

Anyways, let's talk about the components in this list and why I recommend them. First off ya got the TBS Source One frame, it's durable, cheap, and if you do snap an arm or another part they're cheap to replace and can be found very easily. Next up with the ESC/FC stack, pretty much the only reason I chose this stack is because well it's decent and it's simple to wire up, it'll last you and it's cheaper than any other stack I've seen on the market. If you're looking at the StarF4S or the StarF3S stacks from Racerstar please, please, please dont buy them. They're very poorly made and will not last. The camera is simply a cheap and decent cam that I personally own and can recommend (please dont get those cheap $15 > cams, they're just terrible). The props are efficient, durable and fly well. The motors are again, durable and use a screw instead of a c-clip which makes it easier to swap bells and clean the motor, are super powerful. These motors are super high quality and much better than EMAX Ecos IMO. The VTX, well it's just cheap and from what I've seen the video is pretty damn decent. I personally own like 3 HGLRC Hammer antennas and they work great, pretty damn cheap too. And finally, the reciever. The XM+ just works well, it's tiny and has the same range as the nice and big recievers. If you want telemetry go for the R-XSR from FrSky.

Next up we're gonna talk about gear sooo lets get started. The X-Lite is a grrrrrrrrrreat radio, it's comfterable, works well, has good range, and just a really good radio in general, youll need to supply your own 18500 batteries for it though. The EV800Ds, they're the best value goggles I've seen so far. They have real diversity, good range, and come with actually decent antennas outta the box. Finally we got the M8 charger, it's pretty damn good value. Packing a whole 15a it can parallel charge lipos easily and has a whole bunch of features.

I guess that was it, I've also included some of the tools and accesories I like to use? Either way before buying anything on this list or getting into FPV for the love of god. Do. Some. RESEARCH! I constantly see stupid questions like "How do I bind a reciever" or "How do I setup a reciever in Betaflight", asking these questions in the first place will take longer for someone to answer than simply Googling them or something. Uhh, I guess that's it. Have a good day.

Some amazing sites to do research on are:, JB's YouTube channel, and
If you want more options go to:
If you would like to test the waters of FPV get the EMAX Tinyhawk RTF
This list WILL be updated when new better parts come out.

Note: Do NOT use 6s with the Mamba stack, choose 2580kv motors.
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Part List


TBS Source One V0.2 5inch (22 builds)

Flight Controller

Diatone Mamba Power Tower F405 & F40 30x30 Stack/ComboDefault Title (24 builds)


4pcs IFlight Xing X2306 2450KV 2-4S Motor with GEMFAN 5149-3 5 Inch Propeller Props FPV Racing Motor Super Light Engine for RC R


GEMFAN Windancer 10 Pairs 5043 PC Propeller 5 inch 3-blade Paddle CW CCW Props for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Mini PRO 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.5mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color (10 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX806 leaf 5.8Ghz 72Ch 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW AV FPV Transmitter Smart Audio VTX MMCX MIC (3 builds)


HGLRC 5.8G Super Mini Antenna RHCP Right-Handed Antenna RP-SMA/SMA/Angle MMCX/Straight MMCX/UFL for DIY FPV Racing Drone Quadcop


FrSky XM+ SBUS 2.4GHz Mini ReceiverDefault Title (985 builds)


CNHL 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C G+ Plus LiPo Battery - XT60 (108 builds)


FrSky X-Lite 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ 18650 Battery Caps (50 builds)


Eachine EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles 5 Inch 800*480 Video Headset HD DVR Build in Battery (14 builds)

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M8 DC 300W 15A Smart Battery Balance Charger Discharger High Power LiPo Charger for 2-8S Li-po Battery FPV Racing Dron

Soldering Iron

Sywon 60W ESD Soldering Iron Station Kit with ON-OFF Switch Temperature Adjustable, Large Soldering Stand Holder, 5 Extra Tips a (2 builds)


Hobbypower Hex Screwdriver Screw Driver Tool Kit Set for RC Car Helicopter(Pack of 4)


Soloop 328pcs 2:1 Polyolefin Halogen-Free Heat Shrink Tube Sleeving 5 Color 8 Size (10 builds)


100pcs 3x100mm Self-Locking Plastic Cable Zip Loop Ties With One Color Nylon Cable Ties

Misc Supplies

2 x Doublepow 18500 Battery for X-Lite - 1500mAh (1pc)
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Luka   21 days ago  

Très croissant

Astro5872   21 days ago 


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