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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!


Part List


HSK5-X215 215mm 5mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit for RC FPV Racing Drone

Flight Controller

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


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


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


10 Pairs Racerstar 5040 4 Blade FPV Racing Propeller for FPV Racing Frame (6 builds)

FPV Camera

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

FPV Camera

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

FPV Transmitter

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


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


XSR-M FRSKY Receiver (25 builds)


2 x Charsoon 11.1V 1300mAh 50C 3S Lipo Battery XT60 Plug With Strap

Power Distribution

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


FrSky Taranis QX7 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Black or WhiteBlack / No (165 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Session (54 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session in E-Commerce Packaging (7 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (49 builds)


TrueRC True-Mox 915 Antenna - SMA or RP-SMA (3 builds)
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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  

Why did you go with that camera position?

jdmkramer   Jan 12, 2018 

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

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