TBS Source One; Budget Performance Build

By howboutthatFPV on Mar 18, 2020

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This build doesn't need much explanation, other than the fact that it performs very nicely I am very pleased with how it handles itself. I was a bit skeptical about the motors and their performance, having used cheap motors like the Samguk's in the past, and I was thoroughly impressed. Emax has produced great budget motors. The next path for this build for me would to add crossfire, as i have a tango 2 coming in the mail. This build is a great budget option for people who want a performance 4s freestyle quad, to use as either a basher or a backup or even a first build.

EDIT: I really love this quad. I've found a super smooth tune and a great rate setup. This quad has been able to give me up to 7 minute flight times on a 4s 1550mah pack, depending on how i fly. The s5 props are good, and are very efficient in the mid range. I've tried the s4's, but my tune flys better on the s5's. I'd recommend both props though. I've ordered a new bolt-down session mount and an antenna mount for the quad from brain 3d, along with a crossfire receiver for the tango2 i have coming, will probably be doing some more LR. I've also ordered some 2207 1800kv motors and some 6s 1300mah batteries to upgrade this quad. Only downside is ill have to retune it.

UPDATE AGAIN:
6s makes this quad a beast. I've been testing the s4's along with the johnnys and been liking them both. 1800kv is quite high, but I'm fairly certain my esc can handle it, if else I will just upgrade. I also flashed this esc with JESC in order to be able to use RPM filters. Keep in mind that i have a 4s tune aswell as a 6s tune (still working on this one, will post it when done), and this is just what i fly. The filter settings are the same for both.

UPDATE AGAIN:
I crashed this quad into the ocean and everything died, oh well.

Here is a link to it's flight;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFhL6UpkB9k&t=22s

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Part List

Frame

TBS Source One V3 5inch (108 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$26.95

Flight Controller

MAMBA F405 MK2 Betaflight Flight Controller F40 40A 3-6S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC (97 builds)
Banggood.com
$42.99

Motors

4 x iFLIGHT XING-E 2207 2-6S FPV Motor (12 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$55.96

Motors

4 x EMAX ECO Series 2306 - 2400Kv Brushless Motor (11 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$47.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 5x4.3x3 V1S Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorBlue (345 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.69

Propellers

HQ Prop ETHIX S5 5x4x3 Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Light Grey (30 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.49

Propellers

HQ Prop Ethix S4 5x3.7x3 Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 pack - Lemon Lime (26 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.49

Propellers

Azure Power Johnny Freestyle 4.8x3.8x3 POPO Compatible Tri-Blade 5" Prop Set of 4 - Choose Your Color (26 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Foxeer Razer Mini 1200TVL 4:3 PAL/NSTC CMOS FPV Camera (2.1mm) - BlackDefault Title (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.90

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX2 30x30 25-800mW 5.8GHz VTX w/ Smart Audio - MMCX (28 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.99

Antenna

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz Long SMA Antenna - RHCP - Choose Your Color (32 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (SE) - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (349 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR SBUS 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (881 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.50

Batteries

CNHL BLACK SERIES 1300MAH 22.2V 6S 100C LIPO BATTERY (23 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.99

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (87 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$20.49

Radio

Team BlackSheep Tango 2 PRO Crossfire Radio Controller (3 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$199.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (72 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (6 builds)
Amazon.com
$336.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera (271 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$172.89

Misc Parts

TBS Source One Antenna Mounts (2 builds)
Brain3d.co
$7.00

Misc Parts

TBS Source One Session Mount (2 builds)
Brain3d.co
$15.00

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (146 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (179 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99
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Discussion

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KaDe   Jul 25, 2020  

hey did you put the mini to standard sized bracket on the fpv camera to fit the frame?? can't see it in the photos, its a bit dark around the camera area.

howboutthatFPV   Aug 09, 2020 
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yea i did

Juanmavaz   Apr 28, 2020  

hello, could you share your pids?

howboutthatFPV   May 02, 2020 

ya sure here are my pids are filters. rememeber all quads are different.

choppergirl   Mar 30, 2020  
1

Does anyone else leave any slack in their 5" build motor wires for later, if they want to swap in 6" or 7" arms on the same quad?
http://fpv.air-war.org

howboutthatFPV   Apr 06, 2020 

not me, i just fly 5ers

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