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


Part List


Rooster (133 builds)

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F7 Flight Controller (26 builds)


Holybro Tekko32 F3 Metal 4-in-1 ESC (12 builds)


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


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

FPV Camera

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

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 HV 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (MMCX) (76 builds)


Pagoda-2 Rev B Combat Edition RHCP (14 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (337 builds)


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

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (84 builds)


Beitian BN-220 GPS (7 builds)

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (131 builds)

Misc Parts

Vifly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (72 builds)

Misc Parts

Panasonic 1000uF 35V Low ESR Capacitor for ESC Noise Reduction (112 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (115 builds)


TBS Diamond Antenna (27 builds)
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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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