TBS source one v3 XING - 6S

By BigLou on Feb 07, 2020

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I wanted to build a TBS Source one, its a cheap frame and built decently enough to withstand some crashes. Initially i bought Lumineir f7 lux mini stack with the pro ESC, but the Flight controller has a very sensitive gyro and it was bad from the get. Get fpv stands behind their products and refunded me no questions, when i was at their warehouse the guy mentioned they had a bad batch and over 60% of those specifi FC were bad. It cause me to crash my quad on the first flight, so i had to replace some parts on the frame.

On the second go around i bought the T-MOTOR F7 stack with the 45a ESC, my KV was going to be low and my max Current craw would be 37amps, so 45amp with 55amp burst is overkill, but i wanted this ESC because the testing shows it has very low noise. For the camera i went with Foxeer full size and 1200tvl, I will say i am on the fence im not sure if i like it or not it seems to have some percievable lag time during flights and also some rolling shutter effect. I am running the camera NTSC currently i may switch and see if it helps. The VTX is the relaible TBS Unify Pro 5G8, i fly alot by myself and 800mw Is nice when flying obstacles and buildings. Also i get good video feed far away, the only down side is the weight and the size, its huge. My second go to is the RUSH mini tank which also has 800mw and it actually outputs more than 800mw when running. This stack is very nice, easy to soldered up and plug and play with the FC. The only thing i had issues with was the 5v and VBAT, you are supposed to bridge a couple pads that would feed the pads indicated on the fc but in the pics i ended up having to solder the wires to the two pads i was supposed to bridge. it would not work otherwise. This quad was updated to 4.1.3 on betaflight and i am running RPM filtering, it flies very well. I have my filter sliders turned way down and the stock tune is decent. I increased my P&D gain to get rid of some propwash and a slight bounce back and al is well in rip town. I get 5-7 min with 48pwm and my RPM filtering, which is very good.

I am happy with this build, its a great freestyle set up and efficient. I finally have it tuned and it has ZERO propwash and its super smooth. This quad is gonna kill all my other quads flight time. Its an absolute pleasure to fly.

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Part List

Frame

Team Blacksheep GetFPV TBS Source One 5" Frame V3
Amazon.com
$29.95

Flight Controller

Tiger Motors GetFPV T-Motor F7 Stack - F7 FC, F45A V2 3-6S 4-in-1 ESC Combo
Amazon.com
$139.91

Motors

iFlight 4pcs XING 2306 1700KV Brushless Motor 6S for QAV FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter (Unibell) (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$79.99

Propellers

16pcs HQProp Ethix S4 Prop Lemon Lime 5x3.7x3 Tri-Blade Propeller for RC FPV Drone Quadcopter (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$15.99

FPV Camera

FOXEER FPV Camera Falkor 1200TVL 1.8mm Lens 4:3/16:9 Screen PAL/NTSC Switchable 1/3CMOS G-WDR OSD DC 5V-40V All-Weather Adaptive
Amazon.com
$46.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (2 Pcs) (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR Ultra SBUS/CPPM D16 16CH Mini Redundancy Receiver 1.5g for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (845 builds)
Amazon.com
$25.05

Radio

Jumper T18 Multi JP5IN1 Protocol Open TX Transmitter (28 builds)
Graysonhobby.com
$159.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Recon V3 FPV Goggles (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$99.99

Battery Charger

HOBBYMATE D6 Duo Pro Battery Charger w/Wireless Cellphone Charging, Support AC/DC Input (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$159.00

Soldering Iron

Vastar Soldering Iron - Soldering Iron Station, Anti-Static Soldering Iron Station Kit with On-Off Switch Temperature Adjustable (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$33.11

Tools

Aiskaer full-color lightweight titanium nitride coating Hex Driver Wrench 4 Piece Set,Hex Screw driver Tools Kit Set for RC Heli
Amazon.com
$11.99

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X1 Black/Grey (7 builds)
Amazon.com
$110.00

Accessories

Sra Rosin Paste Flux #135 In A 2 oz Jar (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$8.99

Accessories

Tabiger Solder Wick & Desoldering Pump, Solder Sucker & Desoldering Wick, 2pcs Solder Braid (2.5mm Width, 1.5m Length)-
Amazon.com
$8.98

Accessories

SE Helping Hand with Magnifying Glass - MZ101B (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$8.25

Accessories

6 x Ovonic 1300mAh 22.2V 6S 100C Lipo Battery with XT60 Plug for FPV Racing (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$179.94

Accessories

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Battery Meter, LCD Display Digital Battery Capacity Checker Battery Balancer Battery Tester for LiPo/Life/Li-i (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$29.99

Accessories

3 x Ovonic 1000mAh 6S 100C LiPo Battery with XT60 Plug for FPV Racing RC Quadcopter Helicopter Airplane Multi-Motor Hobby DIY (9 builds)
Amazon.com
$68.97

Accessories

NIDICI XT60 Lipo Battery Charger 2-6S Parallel Balanced Charging Board Charging Plate for Imax B6AC 720i Lithium Batteries Charg
Amazon.com
$11.55
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