Mid-range Rooster 6S 6"

By Fokman on Aug 02, 2019

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I built this Rooster as a replacement for my last rooster that now lives in the bottom of a lake. Goals for this build were to build my first 6S drone, with a crossfire receiver for midrange flight, and to have a working GPS return to home function and failsafe.

In general the build was quite straightforward with only a few hitches. The Crossfire receiver mount that sits in the rear required a slight redesign to accomodate the antenna placement, and the VTX platform was designed to fit most VTXs using sticky tape and a zip tie. In the future when i get a longer immortal T antenna i will likely change the antenna placement to the rear on a vertical mount.

Build Videos -

Parts Selection

Assembly and Wiring

Maiden Flight

3d Prints

Nano Receiver, VTX Holder, Arm Bumpers - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3746438
Crossfire Immortal T Arm Mount - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3158773
Gopro Mount - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3483078
GPS battery strap mount mount - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3217191

Photos

Part List

Frame

Rooster (133 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$95.00

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F7 Flight Controller (26 builds)
Getfpv.com
$45.99

ESCs

Holybro Tekko32 F3 Metal 4-in-1 ESC (12 builds)
Getfpv.com
$75.99

Motors

iFlight 4pcs XING CAMO 2208 1700KV Brushless Motor 3-6S for QAV FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$99.99

Propellers

T-Motor T5143-1 Ultralight POPO Compatible Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (39 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.09

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Mini Pro 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.5mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color & Lens (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 HV 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (MMCX) (76 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.95

Antenna

Pagoda-2 Rev B Combat Edition RHCP (14 builds)
Farvew.com
$10.49

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (337 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Batteries

GNB GAONENG 1100mah 6S 22.2V 130c lipo battery for FPV Drone RC (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$27.99

HD Camera

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

Hardware

Beitian BN-220 GPS (7 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$22.39

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (131 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Vifly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (72 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Misc Parts

Panasonic 1000uF 35V Low ESR Capacitor for ESC Noise Reduction (112 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.49

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (115 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Accessories

TBS Diamond Antenna (27 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.95
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Discussion

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adamskillz   Apr 08, 2020  

why did you go with the 6 inch instead of 5?

Fokman   Apr 11, 2020 

6 inch allows for 6 inch Bi-blade props for longer flight times. also the longer arms provide a smoother feel even with 5 inch props.

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