TBS PodRacer Nebula 5 sub250

By RotorHead on Dec 26, 2020

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Goal: 5 inch under 250 gramms AUW with digital FPV
Frame: TBS PodRacer 5" (nice and priceworthy)
Approach for 3S: BrotherHobby VY 2004 Motors @3150KV
FPV/RC: Vista Nebula V2 bound to DJI Radio
Props: GemFan Hurricane 5125-3

Accidentally soldered vBat to GND on the Vista - bruzzzz - some magic smoke.
Vista fortunately wasnt harmed and works well after swapping cables.
8KHz/8KHz dShot600 caused weird turning maybe too many bad frames.
2KHz/8KHz dShot300 works smooth and nice now on those BLHs ESC.
My Turnigy Bolt HV 3S 850Ah are slightly too heavy for 250 gramms.
Tattu rLine 750 fit perfectly for an actual AUW of 244 gramms.
(look funny with XT60)
Used long M2 screws and silicone tubes to lift the pod for 8 millimeters.

I was wondering if the Motors were okay for the props and the battery voltage.
Now after the maiden I can say, that this setup rocks.


Part List


TBS Source PodRacer 5"
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Flight Controller

Jhemcu GHF411 AIO 35A
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4 x Brotherhobby VY 2004 3150KV
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Gemfan 5125 SL Hurricane 5,1" 3-Blatt Propeller, 1.5mm/5mm Welle (3 builds)
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FPV Transmitter

Caddx Nebula Nano Kit Vista HD Digital System 5.8GHz FPV Transmitter VTX+2.1mm 150 Degree 720P 60fps FPV Camera AIO for DJI Digi (47 builds)


Tattu R-Line LiPo Akku 3S 750 mAh 95C
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CorpseFPV   Dec 30, 2020  

You're lucky with that Vista, I did the same thing with my JBF7 Flight controller and it didn't fare as well.

RotorHead   Dec 30, 2020 

Vistas and AirUnits do have protection circuits, which FCs and ESCs sadly don`t have.

The short welded the wires to the Vista. It wasn`t possible to desolder them. I had to cut em off and soldered on the weldings.

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