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Caipirinha 2

By Glitchy647 on Mar 29, 2019

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After nearly 3 years of flying and testing, I finally decided to retire (for the most part) my TBS Caipirinha. I've had a lot of fun with it, and its really proven TBS Equipment in a long-range setting for me. So why not build the Caipirinha 2? :)

This is just a mockup for the meantime to organize everything.

  • I'm going with the PNP version of the caipirinha, because when it comes to building an endurance setup, it already checks all the boxes. Folding prop, efficient motor and ESC, etc.

  • I already have the groundstation and 2.4GHz Yagi, so I'll be following suit with the 500mw TBS Unify. 500mw is MORE than plenty of power for what this plane is capable of. Its likely that I'd still run out of battery anywhere before I'd run out of range.

  • Of course, crossfire- not even a question. I have a diversity reciever leftover, but otherwise, it costs $120. Despite their lack of durability, I'll be using the TBS tuned crossfire antennas on the RX.

  • FPV Cameras are nothing fancy now, so I'm just going to go for a high resolution 1200tvl camera. Hopefully I can see those power lines!

  • The Caipirinha 2 runs off a 6200mAh 4S LiPo battery.

total $529

Part List

Frame

TBS Caipirinha 2 (PNP) (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$249.95

FPV Camera

JJA-CM1200 1/3 CMOS 1200TVL Mini FPV Camera 2.1mm Lens PAL/NTSC Black/Red For RC Drone
Banggood.com
$10.55

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify 2G4 500mW 16CH
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Antenna

TBS Crossfire Tuned Rx Antenna 2pc
Team-blacksheep.com
$39.90

Receiver

TBS Crossfire 8Ch Diversity Rx (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$123.95

Batteries

2 x CNHL 6200mAh 14.8V 4S 30C Lipo Battery
Chinahobbyline.com
$118.08

Misc Parts

Matek F405-WING Flight Controller (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Misc Parts

Beitian BN-880 Flight Control GPS Module Dual Module Compass With Cable for RC Drone FPV Racing (22 builds)
Banggood.com
$16.99
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