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Nov 09, 2017, 03:24 AM
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Are these parts suitable for my first fpv quad build?


I am about to build my first fpv quad and would like to know if all these parts will work together.
I plan to buy everything this weekend when most of the Chinese shops have their 11:11 specials.
I will be doing mostly freestyle flying.
If there are any parts you think I should upgrade please let me know.
I don't want to spend heaps though. I would like this to be about low-mid range price.

Here are all the links of what I plan on using.
Remote-
https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-ACCST...r_warehouse=CN
Receiver-
https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...r_warehouse=CN
Goggles I already have-
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VR0...r_warehouse=CN
Charger I already have-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/In-S...7-123cb38cd2d8
Frame-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016...999.393.voqgfB
Without the PDB
Flight controller-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017...999.386.voqgfB
ESC will get x5
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...999.300.voqgfB
Motor will get x5
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-...9cacdc70&tpp=1
Camera
http://www.surveilzone.com/DC5V-plas...m-lens-for-fpv
VTX
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX5...r_warehouse=CN
Antennas-
https://www.banggood.com/Foxeer-5_8G...r_warehouse=CN
Will try these also-
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1PCS...0-851236f1c70f
spare battery straps-
https://www.banggood.com/5PCS-Banggo...r_warehouse=CN
Propellers-
https://www.banggood.com/10-Pairs-Ki...r_warehouse=CN
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10-P...e-4f33a67a5062
Batteries will get multiple.
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/graphene...5c-w-xt60.html
Are these batteries any good?
Are those esc higher enough amps? have you tried them?
I may buy the parts from different stores than I have linked above.

Sorry for so many questions I just don't want to come to building and notice that I have the wrong parts and need to wait for more to come.
Thanks,
Joel
Last edited by joelrcscab; Nov 09, 2017 at 04:24 AM.
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Nov 09, 2017, 05:19 PM
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Taranis X7: I really like the sliders on the edge of the X9D for pan and tilt (you won't need this for a QAV quad, but you may take an interest in planes some day). I'm not too keen on what X7's options are for controlling pan/tilt. Newer isn't always better but Taranis is coming out with the X7s and maybe it is better than X7?

Frsky XM: looks lightweight...

Goggles: I'm unfamiliar with this goggle, personally I use the expensive-ass Attitude v4s

Charger: Imax chargers are known to be good. My dad has been using his for over ten years. I personally like those tiny little ISDT chargers. They are small enough to fit in your pocket but can output some impressive wattage

QAV frames are good: My QAV 400 frame meets my needs

Omnibus FCs: beats me, I've only worked with Vector, Naze32 and CC3D

Escs: need more info. You can pair them to motors/props that draw 50 amps, you could pair them to a combo that peaks out at 10 amps

HS1177: it's a great cam, you won't go wrong if you get one. I still use mine from time to time but personally I like Foxeer Monster better.

vtx: beats me, I run X50-6 and Lumineer 600mw

antennas: seems like Pagodas are getting pretty good reviews. Personally I'm still running Spironet and Aomway "leaf clover"

props: dunno, I run Gemfans

Graphines: Excellent batteries that will get the job done I have one that outputted 190 amps on the bench. Nano teks (nano-puffs lol) or Zippy compact will probably get the job done every bit as good too though, only at a much lower price.
Nov 09, 2017, 07:26 PM
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Joel, maybe you should consider buying a pre-assembled quad, to begin with.

Do a bit of research to see what's available. For example, the Wizard x220 and Furibee x215 come to mind. I doubt you can build these from scratch any cheaper imho.

I think a reasonable good quality pre-assembled one is good to start off with. It lets you see how things go/work together and also lets you add/modify its gear to see what works best for you.

Up to you mate. Your list overall looks ok but not great. Sorry but no way will I go through this component by component for you. There is a lot more info out there if you do your research. Also, like everything in this hobby, you are best to try to find some local help. I'm sure there a quite a few experienced drone racers (and freestyle) in your area. Def worth looking them up and see what they use.

Good luck and cheers.
Nov 09, 2017, 07:53 PM
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The ESCs you picked will work but consider getting some that support Dshot 600. It's a newer digital protocol used between the flight controller and ESCs. With Dshot you won't have to calibrate the ESCs and with some of them you can use the motors for a beeper.

Racerstar motors, a year and a half ago I bought a set and they worked great and ran smooth with little vibration. The next 3 sets vibrated and were mediocre to unusable. So if you're willing to take a chance on them, go ahead. I've tried others and the best and smoothest have been Brotherhobby or Race Day Quads RDQ motors.

The XM+ receiver is non telemetry and this may not matter to you. Telemetry will give you the ability to see RSSI and battery voltage on the screen of the Taranis. An easy method of getting RSSI to display in the OSD. It can help you find your lost quad with that RSSI on the Taranis screen. You need telemetry to have the ability to change PID and VTX settings from a menu on the Taranis. Get the XM+ only if you really want the tiniest receiver. Otherwise look for a receiver with SmartPort telemetry like the XSR, X4RSB, both are small and will fit in your quad. Larger receivers such as the X8R or X6R will work also.

Good choice on the Taranis Q X7.
Nov 09, 2017, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by flyandride
The ESCs you picked will work but consider getting some that support Dshot 600. It's a newer digital protocol used between the flight controller and ESCs. With Dshot you won't have to calibrate the ESCs and with some of them you can use the motors for a beeper.

Racerstar motors, a year and a half ago I bought a set and they worked great and ran smooth with little vibration. The next 3 sets vibrated and were mediocre to unusable. So if you're willing to take a chance on them, go ahead. I've tried others and the best and smoothest have been Brotherhobby or Race Day Quads RDQ motors.

The XM+ receiver is non telemetry and this may not matter to you. Telemetry will give you the ability to see RSSI and battery voltage on the screen of the Taranis. An easy method of getting RSSI to display in the OSD. It can help you find your lost quad with that RSSI on the Taranis screen. You need telemetry to have the ability to change PID and VTX settings from a menu on the Taranis. Get the XM+ only if you really want the tiniest receiver. Otherwise look for a receiver with SmartPort telemetry like the XSR, X4RSB, both are small and will fit in your quad. Larger receivers such as the X8R or X6R will work also.

Good choice on the Taranis Q X7.
For the smooth,every BrotherHobby motor is done dynamic balance within 4mg at 4000 RPM.
Try our best to paste balance glue hide the place for balance glue,so it doesn't affect beauty.
After the dynamic balance,and wait about 5-6 hours,the balance glue is dry,we'll test,if it is vibration,we have to do dynamic balance again.

BrotherHobby
Nov 10, 2017, 12:08 AM
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Personally id recommend a larger frame just to make easier to fit everything in your quad, like the Martian II 220 frame, its what im using and its great! About your flight controller that seems like a fine FC though I just ordered the new Kakute F4 AIO FC for $40 and it has some great reviews with the isolated MCU. Also the new Mr. Steele Alien PDB just launched and it looks great for $45. Your ESC's seem fine though even just 20A ESC's will work fine with those 2205 motors. On the topic of motors I actually have the same exact motors and they work well, no complaints there. Your camera looks good im using the RunCam RR Swift Edition and it looks great, though for your camera you may want to get a wider FOV lense. VTX looks good I have a 600mW VTX and its plenty for most applications, be careful though when flying with others I get a TON of bleed thru to a lot of other channels. Your antennas look fine I personally use standard clover leaf ones and they work well, THESE exactly. And for props I use Kingkong 5040 5x4x3 3-Blade props and they work very well and are extremely robust. On the topic of batteries those graphene ones seem fine though id recommend a higher C rating. Banggood sells a bunch of good high C batteries for like ~$20 ill link a few here, LINK LINK. Also make sure to get a few spare arms and top and bottom plates for when you brake them. Other than that looks good and have fun flying!
Nov 10, 2017, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by JdogAwesome
Personally id recommend a larger frame just to make easier to fit everything in your quad, like the Martian II 220 frame, its what im using and its great! About your flight controller that seems like a fine FC though I just ordered the new Kakute F4 AIO FC for $40 and it has some great reviews with the isolated MCU. Also the new Mr. Steele Alien PDB just launched and it looks great for $45. Your ESC's seem fine though even just 20A ESC's will work fine with those 2205 motors. On the topic of motors I actually have the same exact motors and they work well, no complaints there. Your camera looks good im using the RunCam RR Swift Edition and it looks great, though for your camera you may want to get a wider FOV lense. VTX looks good I have a 600mW VTX and its plenty for most applications, be careful though when flying with others I get a TON of bleed thru to a lot of other channels. Your antennas look fine I personally use standard clover leaf ones and they work well, THESE exactly. And for props I use Kingkong 5040 5x4x3 3-Blade props and they work very well and are extremely robust. On the topic of batteries those graphene ones seem fine though id recommend a higher C rating. Banggood sells a bunch of good high C batteries for like ~$20 ill link a few here, LINK LINK. Also make sure to get a few spare arms and top and bottom plates for when you brake them. Other than that looks good and have fun flying!
The reason I chose those batteries is because banggood wont send lipos to New Zealand. Hobby king seams to be the only place that ships batteries to NZ.
Do you find those antennas to be durable? Some people don't recommend them.
Will 20amp esc be enough for almost any propeller choice? I would like to test a wide variety of props.
I shouldn't need a PDB because the FC I chose comes with a built in PDB and osd plus I can wire a buzzer up also.
Am I very likely to break a 4mm fpv quad frame?
Thanks so much,
Joel
Nov 10, 2017, 03:32 AM
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Maybe I will get this receiver-
https://www.horusrc.com/en/frsky-r-x....html?acc=7395


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