"SR-1" - Iflight Xl5 v5 w/ Hdzero freestyle VTX

By phstella on Dec 28, 2022

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General comments

This is my first build. Only had bind and fly quads before, so I wanted to build one myself for the experience. Since I only used a 4s before I wanted to try a 6s. Also, I only had analog drones before, so I wanted to try a digital one this time. Hdzero was the system of choice mainly for the simplicity of buying the VRX and attaching it to my Skyzones, however the fixed latency is also very nice. Since I live in Brazil it was a little hard to get all the parts. The frame I got directly from china (ali express), but the electronics were by a contact or on trips to the USA.

The VTX is very big so the packaging was difficult. The FC capacitor was also giant, so I rotated the stack and left the capacitor in the front. The antenna is a bit longer than I would like, and since the U.FL connector is so close to the back of the drone I accidentally bend the connector on the VTX. I had to re-bend it manually to a circle so I could connect the antenna again. Definetivelly going with a pigtail for the next build.

I chose the Speedybee f405 v3 for the price/ features ratio. The frame and motors I went with Iflight since I like their products and my main bind and fly is a evoque 4s.

The camera is a Runcam nano hdzero v2, I accidentally bought it instead of the micro version. It's the same sensor however the lens has a very noticeable distortion of the borders. I will try to adapt but I may also buy the micro in the future.

The TPU parts I printed myself. I wanted a different color than green\ yellow that most of the bind and fly quads adopt. Some I modified to fit my needs. But it's very easy to find parts for this frame online.

I really liked the overall looks and I had fun building it. Especially since I could do it with my father which is a plus.

Parts list

  • STACK: Speedybee F405 v3
  • VTX: Hdzero Freestyle
  • RX: TBS Crossfire Nano
  • CAMERA: Runcam nano hdzero v2
  • MOTORS: Xing 2 2207 1855kv
  • PROPS: Azure Power Vanover Limited Edition Teal
  • ANTENNA: True RC Singularity 5.8
  • FRAME: Iflight XL5 V5.1


Part List


iFlight XL5 V5.1 True-X 5" FrameDefault Title (5 builds)

Flight Controller

SpeedyBee F405 V3 BLS 50A 30x30 FC&ESC Stack (13 builds)


4 x iFlight Xing2 2207 1855Kv MotorDefault Title (18 builds)



FPV Camera

HDZero Nano V2 camera | HDZERO (2 builds)

FPV Transmitter

HDZero Freestyle 30x30 25-1000mW Digital HD VTX - U.FL (3 builds)


SINGULARITY 5.8 - TrueRC Canada (31 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1478 builds)


CNHL Black Series 22.2V 6S 1300mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (38 builds)


RadioMaster Zorro ExpressLRS (ELRS) Protocol Radio Controller (22 builds)


SKYZONE SKY04X OLED 5.8GHz 48CH Steadyview Receiver 1280X960 Display FPV Goggles Support DVR With Head Tracker Fan For RC Racing (16 builds)

Video Receiver

HDZero VRX Digital HD Receiver Module (7 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (156 builds)

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro 325W 15A 1-6S Dual Channel AC/DC Smart Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Choose Your Color (51 builds)


Ethix Tool Case


GOSCOPE Stratacous Series RADPAK by MOUNTNGO - Camera/Travelers Bag
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