TBS Source Aureo, Long Range GoPro Hauler

By echtfpv on Feb 22, 2021

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Hello All! I saw the TBS Source Aureo a few weeks back, and knew it'd be perfect for a long range build. I'm really impressed with the frame. The light weight is mind blowing when you unpackage it, and it doesn't seem to be as delicate as you'd expect (although I have been extremely gentle with my landings!)

The T Motor motors have perfect thrust on 4s, I haven't tried this with a lipo yet, but I think it'd make a decent acro frame as well. With the 3500mah lion, I'm able to get about 12 minutes of fast crusing, I think I'd get over 16 mins in a really slow cruise. It also has enough thrust for the 7000mah pack, but you can feel the weight. I got bored flying it with the 7000mah pack, so I'm not sure what the flight time would look like!

At 733g AUW with the 3500mah pack, it's about the same weight as most of my 5" modern freestyle builds.

Here's a quick video edit, run through reelsteady!

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Part List

Frame

TBS Source Aureo
Team-blacksheep.com
$59.95

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F7 V1.5 Flight Controller (15 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

ESCs

Holybro Tekko32 F3 Metal 65A 4-in-1 ESC (15 builds)
Getfpv.com
$75.99

Motors

4 x T-Motor F90 2806.5 1500Kv Motor
Racedayquads.com
$119.96

Propellers

HQ Prop Durable 7x4x3 Tri-Blade 7" Prop 4 Pack - Grey (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

Caddx Vista Digital HD System for DJI HD FPV (98 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$164.99

Antenna

TBS Crossfire Immortal T V2 Antenna (149 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$5.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1488 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95

Batteries

ZOHD Lionpack 18650 4S2P 7000mAh 14.8V Li-ion Battery
Getfpv.com
$89.99

Batteries

ZOHD Lionpack 18650 4S1P 3500mAh 14.8V Li-ion Battery (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$41.99

Radio

TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (104 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

Goggles

FPV Drone Parts for – FPV Quad Drone Shop – Drone Racing Store (130 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$99.99

Goggles

ORQA FPV.One OLED FPV Goggles (12 builds)
Getfpv.com
$549.00

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$405.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (37 builds)
Amazon.com
$2.00

Hardware

MATEKSYS M8Q-5883 GPS Module (10 builds)
Getfpv.com
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Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (175 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

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

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6D 500W 15A 1-6S Dual Channel DC Smart ChargerDefault Title (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$69.99

Soldering Iron

Hakko FX888D-23BY, 599B-02 Soldering Station with 599B Tip Cleaner, Blue/Gold (25 builds)
Amazon.ca
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Discussion

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LynxFPV   Apr 20, 2023  

very impressive! really thinking about picking this frame up in a couple weeks to build a second long-range build. How has your build help up over the last couple years?

echtfpv   Apr 20, 2023 

It's been great, I'm always EXTREMELY careful when landing it, but it's been a blast. Flight times are amazing. I'm not sure it would hold up to a crash though haha

LynxFPV   Apr 20, 2023 

i would definitely see it being a fragile frame and that is my only concern. yet with flying Long-range style of just cruising around it seems like a nice quad. Question for you, do you think that the camera hole in the pod would fit a caddx tarsier v2? like would it fit the two lens's?

jdmkramer   Mar 06, 2021  
2

This thing is stunning! Well done! I want one :)

Joshua_A   Feb 23, 2021  
1

neat build!! I see your running props out, do you like the setup?
Have you tried a "naked gopro"?
OR you could get a full size air unit, the recored your flight video and get 1200 mW video output in one setup, if it'll fit...

echtfpv   Feb 23, 2021 

Yeah, I'm a big fan of all this, I'm not sure I could fit a full size air unit in there, would be really tight, unless I drop the gopro and just slap it on top haha.

For me, Image quality is always a #1 priority, so I've just gotten used to the gopro weight. A naked one would be good on this, I don't have one around (broke one a while back). I should avoid crashing this frame at all costs, I don't think it will take a hit at all, so a naked gopro would get me some performance back and I don't mind the lack of durability since if I crash this it's going to be a total loss anyway!

OptimaZe   Feb 22, 2021  
1

Beautiful build!

echtfpv   Feb 22, 2021 
1

Thanks! I love this pod style, only 4 screws to access everything!

OptimaZe   Feb 22, 2021 
1

Yeah, that is definitely convenient.

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