Glide - 5" Freestyle Build

By master_jansens on Feb 23, 2020

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Glide - 5" Freestyle Build:

9/10 difficulty
AUW: 671
5 min flight if you don't push it to hard

Builder's Notes:

The frame was pretty hard to assemble because you really have to screw the bolts into the carbon. I would recommend pre-screwing all the bolts a couple of times to loosen up the holes.
Plan your layout BEFORE you cut your wires
I used zip ties to secure all the antennas and I used another zip tie to make sure that the Unify Pro UFL doesn't come undone.
The white noise VTX board was very hard to use and I ended up just using the pigtail that comes with the VTX to connect the Unify to the FC instead of using the breakout pads on the white noise board.
I also had to modify the jumper cable to connect the FC to the ESC. Use the manual of the two components to figure out VBAT, Ground, Telemetry, and Current. Then switch the motor wires as needed to get all of the motors to spin in the right order in betaflight. You may also need to switch the direction on some motors in the BL_Heli_32 suite.

For the complete build video and flights, check out my youtube videos⏬


Part List


FPVCycle Glide - 5" Frame (61 builds)

Flight Controller

Talon F7 Fusion 20X20 Flight Controller (14 builds)


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


4 x iFlight Xing-E 2306 1700Kv Motor (7 builds)


Gemfan 51433 Tri-Blade 5" Props (2CW + 2 CCW) (12 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Ratel Starlight 1200TVL HDR Low-Light Micro FPV Camera (114 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (197 builds)
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TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA Male) (191 builds)
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TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (1488 builds)
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Gaoneng GNB GAONENG 1000mah 6S 22.2V 120c lipo battery for FPV Drone RC (4 builds)


FrSky Taranis QX7 ACCESS 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Choose Your Color (263 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles (71 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)

Misc Parts

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna V2 (21 builds)

Misc Parts

WhiteNoiseFPV Unify Pro VTX Mounting Board V2.2 - Pro V2/V3(5V only) & Nano (4 builds)

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP LITE Universal Super Sticky Battery PadDefault Title (28 builds)

Misc Parts

GoPro Hero 5 / 6 / 7 Lens Bumper / ND Filter Bumper (2 builds)

Misc Parts

Hyperlite Glide GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Mount (5 builds)

Misc Parts

ND Filter for GoPro and other Cameras - ND16 - 2 Pack

Misc Parts

TinysLEDs Super Bright 3-6S Tiny LEDs - Choose Your Color (15 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE - Long Range R/C Transmitter (33 builds)
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Supistainis   Aug 25, 2020  

How did you print such smooth GoPro mount?

master_jansens   Sep 07, 2020 

I actually just bough it from Brain3D

lewisbv   Mar 24, 2020  

have you tuned your quad at all? id be interested in your pids if you changed them from stock

master_jansens   Apr 19, 2020 

I just use Jousha Bardwell's recomded RPM filter settings. I also lower my filter sliders by a few points. The only other thing I do is I change my rates to .8. I don't mess to much with the PID's.

Jodie Froster   Feb 24, 2020  

So I love this. That being said, that is an INSANELY thin bottom plate, I would have to have a stack of those to even consider using this as a daily flier.
Tbh I would just make a 3mm thick one, and a 2mm thick top plate (maybe 2.5) and just have something that will survive.
Hawt tho, reeeeeeeal hawt

p.s. why the chunky antenna?

master_jansens   Feb 24, 2020 

The Triumph is just what I had laying around, I was thinking about getting the triumph pro but its pretty expensive and I wanted to keep it cheep. While the plates are thin, the design of the frame seems pretty sturdy so we will see!!

Aurora130   Feb 24, 2020  


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