iflight turbobee 120rs (diy) updated!!!

By KM|fpv on Aug 21, 2019

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Yeah, i know "you can buy it as bnf/pnf", but i like to build. my gf calls it (german) "basteln", but that's hard work as we all know.

i never thought what a 16x16 stack is in size...damn small!

as you might have seen, i might have many 65mm props and some 55mm props. i also have two pairs of 45mm 3 blade props, which i like to try.

conclusion:

  • the 45mm 3 blade props are crappie af!
  • the 65mm props are not tighten enough
  • the last ones, the 55mm props are now the way to go (nope, not enough thrust!)

UPDATE I: I had this idea to grind down the props to get it closer to the motor bell (second picture). This seems to work out! And i needed to get rid of those tubes, which saved a small amount of weight.

UPDATE II: ordered some HQ 65mm props and will order some higher kV motors, eventually 10.000kV maybe 1104?

UPDATE III: the HQ props arrived and i put them on. as those are screw mounted, the screws are adding some weight. Also taped the motor wires down, with some eletrical tape.

UPDATE IV: had hard times finding this little miniKwad (microKwad?) in the field, so i've added a beeper or buzzer whatever you call it.

UPDATE: V: uploaded some more pictures of the changes I've made, or the microKwad is gone thru. one of the pictures shows the microKwad on the scale with the LDARC 65mm propeller (53,14g), and another shows how i grind the propeller down to fit them on the motor shaft. but the one of the motor shafts broke, so this hole work was done for nothing...maybe for the LDARC Q100!?

UPDATE VI: now i have those new props, and on the very first indoor test-hover i'm blown away by this performance! You know, i only have 4x 2s 450mAh (crazepony) LiPos and those aren't the best (not as worst as the ones testet by oscar liang) but i can lift and hover on lower throttle. but those props are a bit heavier, as you might see on the new cover picture. the punch is also there and i will (hopefully) fly this weekend (26-27/10/2019) on my regular small field. -Berlins are welcome to meet-

here is some flight footage:

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Part List

Frame

Online-Shop IFlight TurboBee 120RS 120mm Radstand 3mm Bottom Bord Micro FPV Racing Rahmen Kit für DIY RC Drone Tinywhoop cinewh
De.aliexpress.com
$19.24

Flight Controller

iFlight SucceX Micro F4 16x16 Flight Controller (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$16.90

ESCs

Online-Shop Iflight Succex Micro V1.2 12a 2-4s 4 In 1 Esc Protokoll Pwm/Oneshot125/Multishot-modus/ dshot150/300/600 Mit M3 Loch
De.aliexpress.com
$23.30

Motors

4 pcs/lot BR1103 7800KV Mini moteurs sans balais pour 80 90 100 120mm Drone Rc de la boutique en ligne | Aliexpress mobile
Fr.aliexpress.com
$12.97

Propellers

2 x 5 Pairs HQ Prop Durable T65MM 65mm 2.5 Inch 2-Blade Propeller for Ultramicro / Toothpick FPV Racing Droe RC Parts from Toys H (7 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Propellers

2 Pairs Emax AVAN Rush 2.5 Inch 3 Blade Propeller For Babyhawk R RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor RC Parts from Toys Hobbies a (14 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo EOS2 1200TVL 2.1mm 160 Degree 1/3 CMOS 16:9 Mini FPV Camera NTSC/PAL For RC Drone (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$12.59

FPV Transmitter

Online-Shop IFlight SucceX Micro V2 VTX (M3) schaltbare PIT/25/100/200 mW Video Sender mit IPEX (UFL) stecker IRC Tramp protokol
De.aliexpress.com
$14.74

Antenna

TBS Cloverleaf Antenna (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$7.95

Receiver

Online-Shop In Lager Flysky FS-A8S 2,4G 8CH Mini Empfänger mit PPM ich-BUS SBUS Für RC Qaudcopter FPV Racing drohne Kompatibel
De.aliexpress.com
$7.12

Batteries

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 450mAh 2S 80/160C Lipo Battery White Plug (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.99

Radio

Flysky FS-NV14 2.4G 14CH Nirvana Transmitter with iA8X Receiver 3.5 Inch Display Open Source (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$179.00

Goggles

FatShark Dominator V1 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 640 X 480 VGA
Goodluckbuy.com
$270.49

HD Camera

Hawkeye FIREFLY Q6 Airsoft 1080P HD Multifunktions-Sportkamera für FPV
Banggood.com
$60.59

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (24 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.99

Battery Charger

Online-Shop Ultra Power UP-S6 6x4,35 watt DC 1 s Balance Ladegerät Entlader Lade Hub 6-in-1 ladegerät für RC Micro MX MCPX Li
De.aliexpress.com
$30.98

Battery Charger

Online-Shop Ursprüngliche SKYRC IMAX B6 MINI Balance RC Ladegerät/Entlader Für RC Hubschrauber Wieder spitze NIMH/NICD Flugze (4 builds)
De.aliexpress.com
$30.09

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (110 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99

Accessories

FatShark Face Plate Frontplatte V2 mit Lüfter für die Fatshark Dominator kaufen | FPV24.com
Fpv24.com
$33.12

Accessories

FatShark 18650 Li-Ion cell Headset Battery Case (5 builds)
Nextfpv.com.au
$18.39

Misc Supplies

AchilleΣ Plus for Eachine PRO58 / RealAcc RX5808 Pro Plus OSD
Achillesfpv.eu
$12.19
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