TSX220 Miniquad Frame - by Tom Stanton
In late 2015 Tom Stanton designed the TSX220 which then shot to fame when World Drone Prix winner Luke Bannister started to dominate races with this light weight X frame design. The TSX is designed specifically for speed. Originally designed around a 4s 1800mAh li-po, the frame is roughly the size of an average 180 yet it accepts larger props. The frame is cut from 1.5mm matte twill carbon fibre with 3mm arms. This thickness of carbon is combined with nylon standoffs to give a total weight of only 108grams.
Size: 220 (for 5 inch props)
Frame: Carbon Fibre X
PDB: Included with 5v reg
In The Box
|1x||Bottom carbon fibre plate (1.5mm)|
|1x||Power distribution board (3oz copper with 5v regulator)|
|1x||Top plate (1.5mm carbon fibre)|
|4x||Carbon fibre arms (3mm)|
|4x||7mm Nylon standoffs|
|4x||22mm Nylon standoffs|
|4x||35mm Nylon standoffs|
|18x||M3x10mm bolts + 1x spare|
|9x||M3 locknuts + 1 spare|
BRAND: Tom Stanton
I've flown model aircraft for a few years and GPS camera drones like the Phantom series for a little longer. This year I decided to get into FPV performance quads mainly for freestyle but I may get into drone racing in the future.
I started off with a Eachine Wizard X220, which is a great quad for the money even if some of the components are not the best (ESCs in particular).
I wanted more performance and some extra features which either meant butchering the Wizard or buying a new frame and all the gear I really wanted.
I decided on the Tom Stanton TSX220 frame as I like the 220 size for it's great mix of speed, power and agility on 5" props. I also like the fact that it's been designed by a well respected UK racer and has won several major comps. A proven design.
The TSX220 frame is easy to assemble and seems very strong even with the nylon uprights (if these prove to be a weak point it's easy to replace them with aluminium, though most reviews say they are very solid)
The included PCB is excellent, my flight controller (CL Racing F4 also bought from quadcopters.co.uk) has a built in PCB but the Stanton PCB makes for a much cleaner install and far easier ESC swapping if needed later.
This was my first ground up build and it couldn't have been easier. The CL Racing F4 is a fantastic flight controller and the Stanton frame has enough room to easily mount your reciever, VTX (I used a TBS Unify Pro HV Race) and Camera. The frame is designed to take an HS1177 sized camera.
Without a GoPro I've managed to run 1800mah 4s and 3s packs and I have a few 1300mah 4s packs for using with a GoPro Session which fits on the frame perfectly.
For anyone interested my full build from Quadcopter.co.uk is the following:
Stanton Frames TSX220 frame
CL Racing F4 flight controller
TBS Unify Pro HV Race VTX
Turnigy iA6c SBUS receiver
Cobra CP30A BLHeli_S ESCs
BrotherHobby Tornado Race 2205-2300KV Motors
HS1177 FPV Camera
FatShark Dominator V3 googles
Fatshark Diversity Receiver (soon to be swapped out for a LaForge V2)
Hope this review was helpful to someone in a similar situation to me!
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