Build Your Own Freestyle Quad (KIT 2) Mid Range Build
Over the years many people bought RTF drones only to be let down when parts are no longer available or compatible, so with this kit we aim to make a change as well as teach you a thing or two, and in our opinion build a better machine. When it comes to a first build people usually don't want to spend a whole lot of money so we compiled this kit using some our budget friendly stock.
Building your own drone can be very rewarding, and it's not as hard as it use to be "back in the day", You can be up and flying in no time and the stock settings on Betaflight work great. Not only that but should you break anything (and you will) you can easily replace that broken part OR upgrade it to something else, and that's another bonus of self building instead of a locked down RTF.
Still unsure if you have what it takes to build one? watch our helpful "how to build a drone" video using all of these parts listed. (video to follow)
Lets face it, we all crash, it's just a part of FPV and it happens more that you think, so you want a frame that is readily available and affordable, so we chose the TBS Source One frame. This frame was designed by the community for the community and the price and performance reflects that.
We chose the Xing E 2207 2450KV brushless motor for quality and performance, also built with strength in mind, these motors are lightweight and powerful. Perfect whether you choose to race or freestyle in your local bando.
We chose SPEDIX 4 IN 1 IS30A DSHOT 600 BLHELI_S ESC with Blheli_S, another premium but wallet friendly part that is totally reliable and used in a lot of our customers builds. Wiring the ESC's is simple and we chose 4 in 1 this case for a neater and faster more compact build.
So this is your first build and we want to keep things as simple as possible. For that reason we chose this great combo flight controller-Power distribution board-Video transmitter. The FC is the Matek 405 STD as used in our fully fledged RTF Builds running BetaFlight.
The VTX used is the Matek VTX HV 40 channel which is another premium component which works in harmony with the F405 flight controller.
Runcam have been around from almost the start and they know how to make a great camera. For this build we chose the Runcam Robin. This camera is a good all rounder with great WDR (wide dynamic range) keeping your view clear when flying around in challenging lighting conditions.
Antennas are very important to send your video wirelessly to you on the ground, they also need to be very tough to withstand crashes at 70mph or more. We have found the menace raptors to give the best bang for buck when it comes to both of these factors and they just so happen to come in at a great price point.
We also include a set of props to get you in the air, you should look at props as a consumable (like tyre's on a car) they are going to get worn and need replacing regularly, so each kit contains a set of the best HQ props on the market. You will also get and XT60 battery connector to power the quad,battery a strap and some 60/40 soldering wire.
What you need:
1 x lipo battery (4cell is recommended)
1 x Lipo Charger
1 x Soldering Iron and Solder (we include some good 60/40)
So start your journey today with a future proof drone.