Racing quad setup – June 2017

This is my suggestion to question, what should I buy to build a racing quad. I tried to find only one choice, these choices should be good in overall. Everyone has their own opinion, but I think you don’t go in wrong direction with these selections.

Frame

http://www.banggood.com/Realacc-X210-Pro-214mm-3K-Carbon-Fiber-FPV-Racing-Frame-4mm-Frame-Arm-w-LED-Board-5V-12V-PDB-p-1090783.html

Flight Controller

Betaflight FC https://www.fpvmodel.com/betaflightf3-flight-controller_g1231.html

Use betaflight 3.1.7 or newer version. Betaflight is good choice if you’re starting hobby. Stock PID settings. Dshot300 recommended.

Motors

http://www.myrcmart.com/rcx-h2205-v2-2350kv-multirotor-outrunner-brushless-motor-motion-balanced-p-9193.html

Speed Controllers

http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-RS30A-V2-30A-Blheli_S-ESC-OPTO-2-4S-Support-Oneshot42-Multishot-for-FPV-Racer-p-1072073.html

For Finnish buyers: http://www.verticalhobby.com/kauppa/sunrise-model-cicada-blheli-30a-4s-p-6144.html

Propellers

Kingkong 5x4x3 (buy plenty!)

Battery

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__91353__Turnigy_Graphene_1300mAh_4S_65C_Lipo_Pack_w_XT60_EU_Warehouse_.html

Headset

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__104151__Quanum_Cyclops_FPV_Goggle_w_Integrated_Monitor_and_Receiver_EU_Warehouse_.html (remember to buy a battery for this)

Video transmitter

Note: remember to check antenna standard!

A bit expensive but high quality transmitter: http://www.banggood.com/ImmersionRC-Tramp-HV-6-18V-5_8GHz-1mW-to600mW-Video-Transmitter-International-Version-p-1088990.html?rmmds=search (configuration can be changed via betaflight OSD)

Antenna

Note: remember to check antenna standard!

Menace Raptor Pagoda antenna: http://menacerc.co.uk/product/raptor

Camera

http://www.surveilzone.com/Foxeer-Arrow-V3-Built-in-OSD-Audio-Metal-Case-g-1593

.. but change lens to 2.1mm (wider, better, stronger, faster, harder): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/M12-Replace-Lens-170-Degree-Wide-Angle-for-Gopro-Hero-3-2-1-SJ4000-Camera-Accessories/32711127871.html

Lights

Lights (“inside” arms) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1m-4m-5m-WS2812B-Smart-led-pixel-strip-Black-White-PCB-30-60-144-leds-m/2036819167.html (choose IP65=filled silicone protection, 60leds/m)

RC transmitter

Turnigy Evolution, comes with receiver + battery. Works as joystick in computer, USB charging. Light. Low latency, good range. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/fpv-racer-radio-mode-2-black.html

Charger

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__31513__Turnigy_Accucel_8_150W_7A_Balancer_Charger_EU_Warehouse_.html (good, proven with many units)