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By jdmkramer on Jan 11, 2018

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My first brushless quad. Modified UAVfutures $99 build, ended up being a bit more. Build was fun, got to learn about ESCs and blheli config a little.

I built the ugly pod just to hold everything for some test flights. Now I will design and print a cool pod canopy!

1/11 Test flew in the back yard and I can't believe the power from 3s and cheapo motors. It's so stable and smooth compared to my brushy micros. This is gonna be a lot of fun. I can't imagine what 4s and fancy motors would do.

1/13 - Just got back from my first HD Cam equipped flights. that 4th cell is probably just for the Gopro isn't it? Still feels awesome to fly. R-XSR just arrived as well. Time to start working on the body!

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Part List

Frame

HSK5-X215 215mm 5mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit for RC FPV Racing Drone
Banggood.com
$23.00

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS Betaflight F3 AIO V1.1 Flight Controller with Integrated OSD Barometer Support SD Card (61 builds)
Banggood.com
$22.99

ESCs

Anniversary Special Edition Racerstar REV35 35A BLheli_S 3-6S 4 In 1 ESC Built-in Current Sensor for RC Drone (94 builds)
Banggood.com
$34.05

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For QAV250 ZMR250 RC Drone FPV Racing (74 builds)
Banggood.com
$29.99

Propellers

10 Pairs Racerstar 5040 4 Blade FPV Racing Propeller for FPV Racing Frame (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

Xenocam 1/3 Runcam FPV Wide Range Lens 2.1mm for CCTV Camera F2.0 Cam 150 Black Color (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$9.77

FPV Camera

Eachine 1000TVL 1/3 CCD 110 Degree 2.8mm Lens Wide Voltage 5-20V Mini FPV Camera NTSC PAL Switchable (37 builds)
Banggood.com
$10.90

FPV Transmitter

EWRF e708TM3 5.8G 48CH 25mW/200mW/600mW Switchable FPV Transmitter Support OSD Configuring RC Drone (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$13.02

Antenna

AOMWAY 5.8G 3dBi RP-SMA Maschile Quattro Lobi RHCP VTx/VRx FPV Antenna (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$14.89

Receiver

XSR-M FRSKY Receiver (25 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.49

Batteries

2 x Charsoon 11.1V 1300mAh 50C 3S Lipo Battery XT60 Plug With Strap
Banggood.com
$23.98

Power Distribution

Matek Systems PDB-XT60 W/ BEC 5V & 12V 2oz Copper for RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (135 builds)
Banggood.com
$4.69

Radio

FrSky Taranis QX7 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Black or WhiteBlack / No (165 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$104.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (54 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session in E-Commerce Packaging (7 builds)
Amazon.com
$149.00

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (49 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Accessories

TrueRC True-Mox 915 Antenna - SMA or RP-SMA (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99
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Discussion

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J.king216   Jan 12, 2018  

You should try to find a way to better protect your camera in case of a hard crash

jdmkramer   Jan 12, 2018 

I sure will. The carbon mess was just for test flights. Ziptied the cam on. I'm designing a custom pod.

FissionBomb   Jan 12, 2018  
1

Why did you go with that camera position?

jdmkramer   Jan 12, 2018 
1

the pod is only temporary. this was the easiest ziptie location for a test flight :D

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