iFlight Titan DC2 2.5" w/ Caddx Vista & Beta95X Prop Guard, Insta360 GO

By wrong17 on May 26, 2020

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The purpose of this build is to find a TinyWhoop replacement. Since my move from analog to digital I no longer have an indoor flier. After building an iFlight DC3, I like the build quality of their frames. That is why I decided to try the DC2 frame too. I like how it is using 2.3” props when using the prop guards and 2.5” props without. That means I have lots of flexibility in terms of space for custom modifications. Since iFlight also has a BNF version of this quad, it gives me a good starting point on what hardware to use. But I could not understand why iFlight uses 1404 motors 4500kv motors on a 2.3” build plus a 40a 30x30 AIO board. I thought a 1204 4500kv motor was able to lift the DC2 with a DJI air unit. But I was very wrong, because I think the 1204 is getting close to its limits with a Cadxx Vista. During my first test flight I notice a huge power difference between the TransTEC Beetle and DC2. The DC2 with the 1204 has a lot slower and I need to put more throttle just to hover. Now I can see why they opt for 1404 motors for the DC2. I need to do some indoor testing and see if I can benefit from the power difference, because I find it very difficult to fly more powerful quads indoors.

Just like the TransTEC Beetle I do not like the hard-plastic prop guards because they will break the first time you crash. Once again, I got lucky and the Beta95X props guards fits perfectly on the DC2. Now I am not limited to 2.3” props when I have the prop guards on. I can use 2.5” props all the time regardless of the guards! Please keep in mind I have not tried using Beta95X guards with the DJI Air Unit, so you might be limited to a Caddx Vista.

The one thing I am not too happy about is the lack for protection for the camera.

UPDATE - May 26 2020 - NEW MOTORS XING 1404 4600kv

The Xing 1404 4600kv motors is a much better option than the Xing 1204 4500kv because it needs the extra power. Not only do you feel the power difference, but the larger 1404 motors run cooler too. However, I do not see much of an improvement in flight time because both motors gets about 3 minutes of flight with a 520mah 4s lipo. I am going to try a Tattu 650mah 4s lipo to see what kind of flight times I will get.

UPDATE - Jun 01 2020 - NEW MOTORS TransTEC Next 1106 4500Kv

I really like how the TransTEC flew so I installed a set of TransTEC Next 1106 4500Kv Micro Motor on the DC2. It seems like a good balance between the XING 1204 4500KV and XING 1404 4600KV motors. I think 1204 motors works well with light weight quads, while the heavy quads do better with the taller stator motors.

UPDATE - Jun 24 2020 - Insta360 GO

This is my first Insta360 Go mount and it was not as stiff as I hoped it to be. That is why I need to use 2 zip ties to secure the camera. I wanted to start with an adjustable camera mount because I am not sure what angle I want. Here is my very first flight with the Insta360 GO (Turn your sound DOWN) :

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Part List

Frame

iFlight Titan DC2 HD 2 Inch Whoop Kit Carbon Fiber FPV Frame for Micro Drone Quadcopter
Amazon.com
$37.99

Flight Controller

BetaFPV Toothpick F4 V3 2-4S AIO Whoop Flight Controller w/ 20A 4in1 ESC - XT30 (13 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$62.99

Motors

4 x iFlight Xing Nano X1404 4600Kv Micro Motor - Camo (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$63.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 2.5x2.5x3 Tri-Blade 2.5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (12 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.60

FPV Transmitter

Caddx Vista Camera and Transmitter for DJI HD FPV - RMRC (31 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$149.99

Antenna

TBS FPVCycle MiniMortal T Crossfire Antenna - 868mhz (4 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$3.99

Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano RX - Heli-Nation (667 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$24.99

Batteries

GNB 4S 520mah HV 80C XT30 Lipo Battery (12 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$12.99

Radio

Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 PRO RC RADIO (15 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (76 builds)
Getfpv.com
$529.00

3D Printed

iFlight DC2 Caddx Vista Mount by wrong17
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (74 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$269.95

HD Camera

Insta360 GO Stabilized Sports Action Camera Mount Anywhere Hands Free Auto Edit Water Resistant Slow-mo Vlog Travel 1080P Video (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$169.99

Misc Parts

BetaFPV Beta95X 2.5" Whoop Frame Kit (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (144 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Charger AC200W DC650W 15A (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$119.00

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (162 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)
Amazon.com
$286.00

Accessories

BoYz analog bay v2 for DJI FPV goggles
Themakerboyz.com
$23.98

Accessories

Analog FPV FatShark Module Adapter V2 for DJI Digital FPV Goggles
Pyrodrone.com
$11.99

Accessories

FuriousFPV Smart Power Case V2
Helidirect.com
See Site
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