KHX-5 Fully Loaded

By haplm on Dec 23, 2019

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This is a quad built from leftovers I found in the drawers. I have always wanted to build this type of frame, and I wasn't disappointed. It is easy to build (at least compared to my other super-slim quads) and good looking :-).

One weird thing is the antenna mount supplied with the frame. It is super-thick, hence there's no pigtail that can be mounted on it and still has enough thread left to screw antenna on. Hence I made it slimmer by cutting a bit of it, but still the situation is not ideal (the pigtail is slipping when one screws the antenna on). I'm going to replace the mount with an alternative one found on Thingiverse for TBS-style pigtail, but even that needs to be modified (as again there's too much material around the end of the pigtail).

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Part List

Frame

GEPRC GEP-KHX4 KHX5 KHX6 Elegant 200mm 230mm 260mm Wheelbase Carbon Fiber FPV Racing Frame Kit (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$58.99

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F7 AIO V1.5 Flight Controller (20 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.99

ESCs

4X Holybro Tekko32 35A BLHeli_32 ESC Dshot1200 2-6S Build In Current Sensor For RC Drone FPV Racing (26 builds)
Banggood.com
$64.00

Motors

4 x Tiger Motor F60III - 2350kv (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$51.96

Propellers

Azure Power Johnny Freestyle 4.8x3.8x3 POPO Compatible Tri-Blade 5" Prop Set of 4 - Choose Your Color (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor Mini 1200TVL 1.8mm FPV Camera (64 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

Holybro Atlatl HV V2 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (30 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Antenna

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz Short Stubby SMA Antenna - RHCP - Choose Your Color (31 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (291 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

Tattu R-Line Version 2.0 15.2V 4S 1550mAh 100C LiHV Battery - XT60 (12 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

Radio

FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 Transmitter 2.4G 16CH Mode 2 White Black International Version for RC Drone (200 builds)
Banggood.com
$154.04

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (63 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

3D Printed

XT-60 Capacitor Pigtail Adaptor Printed in TPU - Sam Napolitano
Multirotorspares.co.uk
$4.88

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (197 builds)
Amazon.com
$305.57

Misc Parts

Beitian Dual BN-220 GPS GLONASS Antenna Module TTL Level RC Drone Airplane (22 builds)
Banggood.com
$9.99

Misc Parts

4 Pieces GEPRC GEP-KX5 Elegant FPV Racing Frame Spare Part TPU Motor Mount Motor Protector
Banggood.com
$5.31

Misc Parts

Vifly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (46 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Misc Parts

Panasonic 1000uF 35V Low ESR Capacitor for ESC Noise Reduction (102 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.49

Misc Parts

1m Paracord Wire Sleeving - Titanium Grey (5 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$1.46

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (27 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX (97 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (30 builds)
Getfpv.com
$59.99

Backpack

Lowepro Quad Guard BP X2 Drone Backpack, Black/Grey (14 builds)
Amazon.com
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