TransTEC Laser Lite - APV Drone First Build

By jansonluedtke on Aug 14, 2019

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This frame came in the March 2019 Kwad Box. It was a tight fit to get everything in but it all fit. This was a great first build because it allowed for a decent amount of soldering experience, some tight wiring strategy, and a solid focus on aesthetics.

Make sure you use a nice small VTX and receiver. The Xilo Stax was great because the XM+ mounted right to the bottom of the board.


Part List


Laser Lite_5 inches - TransTEC Hobby
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Flight Controller

XILO Stax F4 Flight Controller (3 builds)


XILO Stax 45A BLHeli_32 3-6s 4-in-1 ESC (8 builds)


4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205S BR2205S 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For X210 220 QAV250 RC Drone FPV Racing (23 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Eos2 1200TVL 16:9 NTCS CMOS Nano FPV Camera for Micro/Whoop (2.1mm) (33 builds)

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW VTX 2-6S - U.FL or MMCX (119 builds)


MenaceRC Thrasher 5.8GHz SMA Antenna - RHCP or LHCP


FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1422 builds)


OVONIC 14.8V 1550mAh 4S 100C LiPo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug for FPV (4 builds)
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FrSky 2000mAh 7.2V NiMH AA Battery Pack for Taranis Q X7 Transmitter


FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (White) (218 builds)


Eachine EV100 720*540 5.8G 72CH FPV Goggles With Dual Antennas Fan 7.4V 1000mAh Battery For RC Drone (23 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (84 builds)

Misc Parts

Ethix Quad-Builder Cable Set (3 builds)

Battery Charger

EKFAY 4S Lipo Battery Charger Extension Line Cable 20cm with 22AWG Silicone Wire DIY Accessories RC Vehicles Charging Cord (2 pc

Battery Charger

Passport P1 mini-AC Input Balance Charger/Discharger (DYNC3015)

Soldering Iron

Vastar Soldering Iron Station - Soldering Iron, Anti Static and Temperature Adjustable


Liquid Flux Water-Washable in 10ml (0.34oz) Pen w/tip


Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips


10PCS Precision ESD Tweezers & 170 Micro Cutter (1PC), Anti-Static ESD Tweezers Set Kit with Bag+ Micro Diagonal Cutting Pli


Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG for Canon EOS SLR Cameras (Black with Green Accent)

Misc Supplies

Sywon 60-40 Tin Lead Rosin Core Solder Wire 0.039" 50g for Electrical Soldering and DIYs

Misc Supplies

3M Scotch Extreme Mounting Tape, 1 by 60-Inch, Black
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FPVisioning   Aug 17, 2019  

You should get the diatone mamba stack instead of your 75$ esc and fc combo and get yourself some decent motors and a foxeer arrow.

UnderDawg   Aug 15, 2019  

Nice first build..

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