Kiss'd AstroX5 (210)

By mrwhit08 on Jan 24, 2017

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I loved the build design on the AstroX5 as well as the blue risers. Wanting to build a full Kiss build, I decided to do 24a with telemetry transmitted back to my Taranis with audible alarms/alerts. All of the extra wires were a bit tedious but really just a repetitive process. As for OSD I am simply using the Arrow v2 built in for VFas/VSen. One additional part not listed on here I used is the GoPro 170deg lens replacement for $13. This makes a world of difference surprisingly on view-ability and clarity compared to any of the stock lens. Now that the Monster is out, I'll likely swap for it in the near future. Enjoy!

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Part List

Frame

AstroX5 FPV Racing Frame
Buzzhobbies.com.au
$75.90

Flight Controller

KISS FC - 32bit Flight Controller V1.03 (180 builds)
Flyduino.net
$34.00

ESCs

4 x KISS ESC 2-5S 24A race edition - 32bit brushless motor ctrl (122 builds)
Flyduino.net
$88.00

Motors

4 x ZMX Fusion X20 2205-2522KV (7 builds)
Silver-drone.com
$63.96

Propellers

DAL T5045 BN Tri-Blade Bullnose (11 builds)
Dalprops.com
$1.29

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow V2 FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.5mm lens) (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (149 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$39.95

Antenna

TBS Triumph SMA (RHCP 2pcs) (535 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$39.95

Receiver

FrSky X4R-SB - 3/16 Channel Receiver w/ SBUS (52 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.99

Batteries

BONKA POWER 1300MAH 4S 80C GRAPHENE XT-60 (6 builds)
Bonkausa.com
$30.49
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Whiffles   Jan 24, 2017  

Is that red tape for soft mounting the motors?

mrwhit08   Jan 25, 2017 

3m extreme double sided tape, I just hadn't removed the backer/peel-a-way part yet.

Whiffles   Jan 25, 2017 

I haven't jumped aboard the soft mount train yet, but it can't hurt I guess. JBard seems to have confirmed that it helps.

PepeLePew   Jan 26, 2017 
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I recently did the Josh B thing on one of my 5 inch builds. I had some vibes coming from somewhere and I flat just couldn't tune them out. I did the mod and I would say that over 90% of the vibes are gone and for the most part I should really just say... they are gone.

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