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 (10 builds)
Getfpv.com
$45.99

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 (18 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

Caddx Vista Digital HD System for DJI HD FPV (86 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$159.00

Antenna

TBS CROSSFIRE IMMORTAL T V2 ANTENNA (54 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$5.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (950 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 (43 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

Goggles

(Batch 2 PRE-ORDER) DJI Digital FPV Goggles V2 - Ultra Low Latency 810p 144FPS Digital HD (158 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$569.00

Goggles

ORQA FPV.One OLED FPV Goggles (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$549.00

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (7 builds)
Amazon.com
$334.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (15 builds)
Amazon.com
$328.33

Hardware

Matek M8Q-5883 GPS Module (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$32.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (146 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

ViFly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (117 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6D 500W 25A 1-6S Dual Channel DC Smart ChargerDefault Title (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

Hakko FX888D-23BY, 599B-02 Soldering Station with 599B Tip Cleaner, Blue/Gold (12 builds)
Amazon.ca
$94.17
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Joshua_A   5 days ago  
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   5 days ago 

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   6 days ago  
1

Beautiful build!

echtfpv   6 days ago 
1

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

OptimaZe   6 days ago 
1

Yeah, that is definitely convenient.

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