Sub 300g 5" Source Two racer

By sascha on Nov 02, 2020

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Been flying a Source One 5" for quite some time now and I got interested in racing more and more. Since a boxed frame kinda locks you into a more special kind of flight style (heh), I decided to go with something inbetween. The Source Two is a lightweight frame (~70g) that is easy to get here in case of any broken parts and that fits all other components pretty well.

The Immortal T mount is for 30x30 standoffs but worked pretty well for the 20x20 as well once the antenna was mounted.

The TBS Unify pro32 comes with a special 20x20 mounting plate. Due to the connectors on the FC, I would have to use longer M2 screws + standoffs. So instead I decided to create my own 3D printed PLA mount to screw the mounting plate onto. I've used the same mount on my 3" build and was pretty happy about it. On this build I had way more space which came in quite handy building this.

2021-09-23 update
I did some upgrades/changes since I wanted to use the ESC on another build and the ESC's amp rating is quite close to the motor's max amp draw. I moved the antenna from the TPU mount to an arm and replaced my 3D-printed mount for the TBS unify/Nano RX plate with some plastic standoffs.

The Mamba Race F60 ESC has a 20x20 mount, but the screws don't go through it, but is mounted to the bottom plate while the stack is screwed into the ESC from the top.

I kept the old images for anyone who's interested.

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Part List

Frame

TBS Source Two V0.1 (21 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.90

Flight Controller

MAMBA F722 MINI MK2 Flight Controller (3 builds)
Diatone.us
$33.99

ESCs

MAMBA RACE F60_BL32 Dshot1200 4IN1 ESC 65A 6S
Diatone.us
$59.99

Motors

4 PCS iFlight XING X2207 2207 2750KV 2-4S Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing
Banggood.com
$72.99

Propellers

GEMFAN Flash 5144 - 4pcs (3 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
See Site

FPV Camera

RunCam Racer 3 1000TVL 4:3 NTSC/PAL CMOS Micro FPV Camera (10 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$37.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 Nano 5G8 V1.1 VTx Video Transmitter (394 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V3 5.8GHz Stubby SMA Antenna 2 Pack - Choose Your Polarization and ColorRed / RHCP (60 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.90

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1487 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95

Batteries

Tattu Funfly 1300mAh 14.8V 100C 4S1P Lipo Battery with XT60 Plug for RC Drone FPV Racing (15 builds)
Banggood.com
$21.99

3D Printed

SOURCE TWO V0.1 - FPV Camera Mount by ps915 (2 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

FC Stack Immortal T Mount suits TBS Source Two by whodeany
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

TBS Source Two SMA Antenna Mount by wholesome_circuits
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

20x20 TBS Unify Pro32 Nano plate mount by sn0opy
Thingiverse.com
See Site

Misc Parts

5PCS 7CM Pigtail SMA Female to u.fl/IPX Connector Adapter Cable for Video Transmitters/VTX
Banggood.com
$7.99

Misc Parts

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna V2 (21 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$5.99

Misc Parts

5x Akku Straps LiPo Befestigung Klett 200x16 Small
N-factory.de
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Discussion

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RotorHead   Jan 05, 2021  
1

Full tilt battery killer. Props in view? Simply increase cam angle.

sascha   Jan 05, 2021 
1

props and even motors in view depending on the angle. props somewhat disappear depending on the angle which is around 55°

tehllama   Nov 13, 2020  

WIth that much space for the VTX, I would have recommended just running a cheaper VTX (AKK Race or similar), and just VHB taping it to the top plate, call it good enough

sascha   Nov 13, 2020 
1

almost all components could be replaced with cheaper ones tbh. I'm a fan of the TBS stuff and the ability for each component talk to each other. The pro would've worked just fine, but the pro32 adds that extra mounting plate.

tehllama   Nov 13, 2020 

Ah - on those ones, I just get the stack top plates and VHB stuff straight to it - not the prettiest, but works, forgot about that sizing mismatch on the TBS Pros

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