Falcon Multirotors Featherlight 5

By jdmkramer on Jan 22, 2018

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Thanks to LAZD for the frame and build help, schpanky for a great deal on some lightly used guts, and Diego for antenna and GPS info. Thanks to FPVC in general for helping me pick the rest of my parts, answering dozens of my questions, and showing me the benefits of sourcing domestically. All parts came from RDQ, RTFQ, and FPVC members. Parts in this build are free range, organic, fair trade, non gmo and gluten free!

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Part List

Frame

Featherlight 5 (7 builds)
Falconmultirotors.com
$25.00

Flight Controller

FLIP 32 - F4 - OMNIBUS NANO V2.5 (w/Blackbox&BARO) (23 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$24.99

ESCs

Airbot Ori32 32Bit 25A 2-4S 20x20 4in1 ESC (78 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$44.99

Motors

4 x RDQ BADASS 2205 2450Kv Motor (34 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$53.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 5x4.8x3 V1S Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (73 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.69

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Micro Pro 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.1mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color & Lens (195 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 SMA Video Transmitter VTX (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz U.FL FPV Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (18 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR SBUS 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (701 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Batteries

CNHL 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C G+ Plus LiPo Battery - XT60 (117 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$17.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis QX7 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Black or WhiteBlack / No (161 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

Misc Parts

Micro uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (18x18mm) (39 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$13.99

Misc Parts

Permanent Marker Sharpie Fine Black
Bkstr.com
$1.79

Radio Module

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

Accessories

TrueRC True-Mox 915 Antenna (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99
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Oeliboeb   Jan 24, 2018  

Gps on a featherlight build? I'm impressed but do you fly this quad with inav?

jdmkramer   Jan 24, 2018 

I had bought the ori25 and matching Airbot F3 from someone on FPVC. I didn't realize that GPS was dropped from Omnibus F3 firmware, so I had to pick up an F4. I will be flying long(er) range eventually. I figured for $13, I'd go ahead and familiarize myself with GPS. I still need to work out some of the OSD as lots of things are configured wrong or not even connected in the maiden video. It's nice to see distance against RSSI. I'm not sure how accurate speed is, but even a rough estimate will help when planning longer distance sorties. So mainly I'm hoping to use the GPS information for flight planning and crash recovery, not autopilot.

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