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Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 13, 2019 @ 12:37 PM | 4,862 Views
Here is my take on a TBS Source One build. I'm using Diatone Mamba F405 MK2 flight controller, Emax 2306 1700kv motors, Runcam Nano, Beitian BN220 GPS and Eachine TX805. TPU parts are printed on my Ender 2.
Freestyle FPV drone build (4 min 17 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 11, 2019 @ 12:04 PM | 2,609 Views
Testing the Caddx Baby Turtle on my Larva-X toothpick. HD recording is pretty good, FPV feed - recorded with the DVR in my Fatshark Attitude V5 - is subpar.
Caddx Baby Turtle test (2 min 6 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 10, 2019 @ 12:49 PM | 2,854 Views
Built my own Larva-X HD using the Caddy Baby Turtle. wasn't that difficult to install, but there is a lot of wiring to do. I decided to put the nano VTX piggyback on the canopy cause there is not a lot of space.
How to install Caddx Baby Turtle in a Toothpick (Larva-X) (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM | 4,709 Views
Good budget RX for my Frsky Taranis X-lite S. I'm using it with D16 protocol as newer Access firmwares are not supported on the xm+...
Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver (1 min 1 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 22, 2019 @ 12:18 PM | 4,554 Views
It looks cool and it protects your motor wires! Here is my take on a how to install snakeskin sleeves on your quadcopter!

How to install wire protecting snakeskin sleeves (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM | 2,059 Views
I went back to 18500 batteries in my Frsky Taranis X-lite as the transmitter has a smaller form factor.
Taranis X-lite: 18500 or 18650 batteries? (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 16, 2019 @ 12:08 PM | 3,380 Views
3M Foam Landing Pads (1 min 11 sec)

3M-backed foam landing pads for any quadcopter frame. These give you extra protection on hard landings.
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 15, 2019 @ 04:29 PM | 4,058 Views
For my budget TBS Source One build
Dimension: 70mm*30mm*2mm
Weight: about 5g
Material: Silicone
3M Silicone 2mm Thickness Non slip Mat Battery Anti skid (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:52 AM | 3,037 Views
Compact Fpv antenna, suits perfect my Fatshark Attitude 4. 2.5dbi, sufficient in most cases.
Foxeer 5.8G Lollipop 3 Stubby Omni FPV Antenna (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:51 AM | 3,030 Views
This one looks fresh!
Gain: 10dBi
Frequency Range: 5300-6000MHz
Beam Width: 90
Dimension: 40x40x5.2mm
Connector: SMA Male
Furious FPV Poker Chip FPV Antenna (1 min 28 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:50 AM | 2,985 Views
SMA Male To SMA Female to get the right angle for my FPV antennas on my Fatshark Attitude V5 goggles.
SMA Male To SMA Female 90° and 45° adapter (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:49 AM | 2,692 Views
Tiny but mighty! Checking Runcam's Nano 2 on a toothpick.
Image Sensor: 1/3" CMOS
Horizontal Resolution: 700TVL
Lens: 2.1mm(M8) FOV 155 1.8mm (M8) FOV 170
Signal System: NTSC / PAL
Current : [email protected] [email protected]
Housing Material: ABS
Net Weight: 3.2g
Runcam Nano 2 (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:48 AM | 2,457 Views
Here is comparison of video footage from Happymodel's Diamond VTX with DVR versus Fatshark's DVR on its Attitude V5. I definitely prefer the onboard footage...
Fatshark DVR vs onboard DVR (1 min 35 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 14, 2019 @ 12:06 PM | 2,000 Views
Diatone Mamba F405 MKii (2 min 2 sec)

For my budget TBS Source one build:
Mamba F405 FC
Item name: F405 Betaflight Flight Controller
Input power: 12.6-25V (3-6S)
BEC: 5V/1.5A
MCU: STM32F405
Gyro: MPU6000
Flash: 16MB
OSD: AT7456
Mounting hole: 30.5*30.5mm
Weight: 6g
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:26 PM | 2,457 Views
M3 30mm knurled standoff can be used for connecting rod, pulling rod or the top column, play the role of connecting or extending nut.
Aluminum knurled spacer (1 min 1 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 12, 2019 @ 12:02 PM | 901 Views
TPU printed parts for FPV drone (2 min 21 sec)

Printing yellow TPU parts for my TBS Source One budget FPV quadcopter build.
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:33 PM | 995 Views
TBS Source One Chinese Replica (2 min 6 sec)

Bought this on aliexpress, but it seems to be not the original TBS product. However, I m still gonna build a budget 5" fpv quad. Stay tuned!
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 07, 2019 @ 01:14 PM | 1,590 Views
How to update XM+ receiver with Taranis Xlite (1 min 26 sec)

Here is an how to update the XM+ receiver by Frsky. I'm using a Taranis Xlite S. Imho the different protocols and firmwares are confusing and not customer friendly. For example, Access 1.3 firmware is not working with XM+. But the x-lite is an awesome transmitter...
Posted by unboxingexp | Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:29 AM | 3,011 Views
Brand Name: Goteck
Item NO.: GS-1502
Item Name: Analog micro servo
Size(mm): 1.8x1.4x0.05
Torque: 80g-cm
Weight: 1.5g
Power supply: 3.7V/5V

Micro linear servo (1 min 2 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Oct 13, 2019 @ 01:04 PM | 3,992 Views