Source One 4S 5”

By granola on May 23, 2020

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Built this as a backup freestyle quad.

I didn't need all the height that 30mm standoffs provide, so I wanted to run this with shorter (25mm) standoffs. The main challenge was finding a way to mount the camera, since the stock carbon camera plates won't fit with shorter standoffs.

These are the mounts I ended up using:
https://cdn.thingiverse.com/assets/ee/35/0b/b8/c8/SRC1RunCamSwiftMountL.stl
https://cdn.thingiverse.com/assets/35/26/b8/e9/55/SRC1RunCamSwiftMountR.stl

Since the original build I've converted my freestyle quads over to Crossfire, so I've updated the parts list below.

I also built a second version of this same quad, but using the Diatone Mamba F722 F50PRO 30x30 stack and Emax Eco 2306 (2400mAh) motors. It flies equally well, and with the bonus of Bluetooth connection to the FC (via the SpeedyBee mobile app).

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Part List

Frame

RDQ Source One V3 5" Freestyle Frame - 4mm V0.3 Arms (22 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$35.93

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F7 V1.5 30x30 Flight ControllerDefault Title (15 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$45.99

ESCs

Holybro Tekko32 F3 32Bit 40A 30x30 4in1 ESC (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$55.99

Motors

4 x EMAX Freestyle Spec Brushless Performance motor FS 2306 2400kv (2 builds)
Emax-usa.com
$71.96

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane 51433-3 Tri-prop (2CW-2CCW) (20 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini 2 Mr. Steele Edition (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$33.99

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW 5.8GHz VTX - U.FL or MMCX (146 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (232 builds)
Getfpv.com
$14.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (1488 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.95

Goggles

FATSHARK HDO FPV GOGGLES (137 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$399.00

3D Printed

TBS Source One Accessory Kit (14 builds)
Brain3d.co
$32.00

HD Camera

RunCam 5 Orange 12MP 4:3 145°FOV 56g Ultra-light 4K HD FPV Camera for RC Drone (21 builds)
Banggood.com
$102.49

Hardware

8 x Tools for FPV (57 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$55.60

Misc Parts

ViFly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (174 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (43 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (264 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$58.99

Tools

Mini All-In-One Hex Driver Tool (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$13.99

Backpack

RDQ FPV Backpack w/ Optional Rain Fly (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$79.99
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