BCrow Pro V3 4s Racer

By spectrexFPV on Apr 22, 2024

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This is my first FPV drone and build. The story behind this build goes like this:

Around the start of Summer 2023, I've started to pick up FPV as a hobby in midst of having a burnout in my photography journey. I've tried getting into FPV as a hobbyist back in 2016 when I was still a teenager. But back then, online resources weren't so widely available and information are scattered and scarce, especially in where I lived. During that Summer, I found myself consuming more and more FPV content on social media. One video stuck with me because after watching that video, I was committed to do all the research and prepare to fully get into the hobby, and that of course, is a freestyle video by the legend himself, MCK, titled "My Flow".

Fast forward to mid August of 2023, I was at home and can easily purchase components from Taobao across the border at a fraction of the price elsewhere in the World. At that time I already have around 80-100 hours combined on various simulator, although the majority was on Velocidrone. I knew I was getting into analog video system since I was on a budget, like many other high school graduates. So graphics quality in a simulator wasn't my top priority.

Probably because of the amount of race DVRs I've watched during that period, and most importantly the price that racing frames can go, I've naively decided to get a racing frame with a 4s setup, just so I don't get too far ahead of myself. But I knew gears like goggles and transmitters are long term tools rather than consumables like props, so after a good few weeks of research and contemplation, I went with Skyzone 04x V2 and Radiomaster Zorro.

The frame itself is average to heavy by today's standard. But it can really take a hit, which none of these were in my consideration due to lack of research and the urge of "just get started flying". So a few weeks later, everything is in the mail and I started building. Being my first build of course, it went nowhere near as smooth as those Youtube build videos but I had my fair share of trial and error throughout. Which I'm glad I did that instead of buying a BNF or RTF kit. The whole build was very average and looking back, it was really a beginner build.

Specs:

Frame | BCROW PRO-V3 + 3D printed parts
FC/AIO | JHEMCU GF30F722-ICM
ESC |JHEMCU RUIBET 45A 4-IN-1
Motors | T-Motor Velox V2306 2400KV V2
VTX and Mic | RushFPV Tank II ULTIMATE + RushFPV AGC Mic
Camera | CaddxFPV ANT Nano
Receiver | Cyclone ELRS 2.4GHz Nano Rx
Antenna | Mini 5 RHCP 5.8G
Battery | 4s 850-1800mAh 95C+
Props | GEMFAN Hurricane 51477

Second Test Video

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Part List

Frame

Bcrow Pro V2 V3 Race Frame 3k-t700 Carbon Fiber 5inch Fpv Drone Frame Ture-x For Rc Fpv Racing Freestyle Long Range Drone - Part
Aliexpress.com
$78.19

Flight Controller

GF30F722-ICM
Jhemcu.com
See Site

ESCs

4 x JHEMCU RuiBet 45A 3-6S Dshot600 BLHELI_ S four in one electric regulator FPV
Jhemcu.com
See Site

Motors

4 x T-Motor Velox V2 2306 Motor (1950kV, 2400kV) 4-6S - Unmanned Tech Shop (2 builds)
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
See Site

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane 51477 3 Blade Prop (11 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Caddx Ant 1.8mm 1200TVL 16:9/4:3 Global WDR with OSD 2g Ultra Light Nano FPV Camera for FPV Racing RC Drone (132 builds)
Banggood.com
$19.90

FPV Transmitter

RushFPV Tank II Ultimate VTX - Unmanned Tech Shop (2 builds)
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
See Site

Antenna

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Item.taobao.com
See Site

Receiver

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Banggood.com
See Site

Batteries

China Hobby Line 1300mAh 4S 100C BLACK 14.8V CNHL LiPo Battery XT60 [DG] (3 builds)
Fpvfaster.com.au
See Site

Radio

RadioMaster Zorro ExpressLRS (ELRS) Protocol Radio Controller (25 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$119.99

Goggles

SKYZONE SKY04X OLED 5.8GHz 48CH Steadyview Receiver 1280X960 Display FPV Goggles Support DVR With Head Tracker Fan For RC Racing (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$565.99

3D Printed

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Printables.com
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Video Receiver

SKYZONE Steadyview/Rapidmix Receiver for FPV Goggles 48CH 5.8Ghz V3.3 (2 builds)
Skyzonefpv.com
$25.00

Battery Charger

608 AC Lipo Battery Charger,AC 50W/DC 200W Dual Mode RC Discharger/Cha (2 builds)
Isdtshop.com
$59.99

Accessories

HGLRC Thor Lipo Battery Balance Charger Board Pro 40A XT60 XT30 Plug 2-6S Integrated with Lipo Discharger for IMAX B6 ISDT Q6 Na (2 builds)
Hglrc.com
$29.99
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