FPV Hangar

To give you an idea what to build, here's my curret racing and freestyle setups. The list isn't complete, as I usually have 2-3 spares and some variants for freestyle with different motors etc. Unless specifically stated, all rigs use TBS Unify HV or Unify Race VTXes.

Rotorama Split Samurai

I have fallen in love with the new category of superlight 5" frames. This one sports the Runcam Split Camera, so it's a bit laggier for proper racing, but does 1080P/60 HD recording at 226g. Not only does the size allow it to stop on a dime and just feels ridiculous for cornering, it can do proper races on a 850mah battery and does really well even on lousy 1300. The typical powerhorse 5" neeeds the most dense and fresh packs to sustain the full throttle for more than a second. This guy can scream through the whole pack.

Size: stretch 5"
Purpose: Fast and agile racer.
Motors: Rotorama Katana 2204/2700kv
Receiver: TBS Crossfire Micro v2
Flight Controller: All in one Omnibus F3 with OSD and 30A blheli_s ESCs
Controller FW: Betaflight 3.2, Download Config Diff
Props: Gemfan Flash 5152 twoblades, Geprc 5040x3
Power: Acehe 75c 850mAh 4S
FPV + HD Camera: Runcam Split 2
Weight (with battery) 349g

Rotorama Mefisto

Classic powerhouse 5" racer. Brotherhobby r5 motors need the best batteries you can get, but they deliver the ultimate power if you can feed them.

Size: stretch 5"
Purpose: Fast racer. Powaaaaaa
Motors: Brotherhobby Returner R5 2306/2450kv
Receiver: TBS Crossfire Micro
Flight Controller: All in one Omnibus F3 with OSD and 30A blheli_s ESCs
Controller FW: Betaflight 3.2
Props: Gemfan Flash 5152 Tris
Power: Acehe Formula 1500mAh 4S
FPV Camera: Runcam Eagle
Weight (with battery) 498g

DALRC XR220

My backup racing frame, optionally carrying 6" props. Off the shelf frame with a unibody base. Supposedly doesn't take much beating and the PDB tends to burst into flames. I have so far been very lucky. It's a light setup and I'm sporting the supe fast racekraft 5051s making this my fastest racing frame, capable of carrying a gopro session.

Size: 220mm
Purpose: Fast racer.
Motors: emax 2205/2300kv red bottoms
ESCs: DYS XS30A with blheli-s
Receiver: rctimer s-fhss/futaba.
Flight Controller: Spracing f3
Controller FW: Betaflight 3.0, Download Config
Props: Racekraft 5051
Power: Acehe 75c 1300mAh 4S
Board Camera: Foxeer HS1177, 2.5mm lens
HD Camera: GoPro Session 5

Red20RC BDX Racer

I've got 4 BDX Racer quads suitable for both racing and freestyle. As the weight is becoming an issue with non-unibody frames, I'm slowly phasing out the BDXR from racing and keeping them as my day to day bashers/freestyle quads.

I've finally bought the Connex Prosight HD system and one of the BDXRs is equipped with that. Overall the BDXR is still light enough to be competititve and is extremely durable. Been through some very rough crashes. The early designs had a weakness in the camera housing, but that has since been resolved.

Size: 240mm
Purpose: Freestyle
Motors: emax 2205/2300kv red bottoms or the later 2205S variant
ESCs: KISS 24A, DYS XS20A with blheli-s
Flight Controller: Spracing F3, Omnibus F3
Controller FW: Betaflight 3.1, 3.2 Download Config Diff
Props: Rotorama 5040x3, Racekraft 5051, DAL 5045x3
Power: Acehe 75c 1300mAh or 1500mAh 4S, Turnigy 1300mAh 65c 4S
Board Camera: Foxeer HS1177 with 2.5 or 2.1mm lens
HD Camera: Gopro Session 5

Rotorama Split Pearl

The goal of the split pearl frame was to provide the smallest and lightest possible rig for the RUncam Split HD camera. Even though it only sports 2" props, it actually screams thanks to the Brotherhobby 1402 8100kv motors. On 3S it's a blast, but I am still looking for +- 500mah packs that can deliver the amps.

I've flown this rig in places I wouldn't dare to fly a 5" but even the 3". It is noisy at full throttle though ;)

Size: 2"
Purpose: Guerilla FPV
Motors: Brotherhobby R3 1402/8100kv
Receiver: Frsky XM+
Flight Controller: HGLRC Micro F4 + 4in1 HGLRC 13A blhelis ESCs
Controller FW: Betaflight 3.2
Props: Gemfan 2035-4
Power: SLS 500mah 3S
FPV Camera: Runcam Split 2
Weight (with battery) 144g

Split 3

Before building the 2" HD camera, I put the Split into my 3" racer frame, with the top of the SPlit Pearl housing the Camera. The 1407 motors give plenty of power on the Flash 3052 even on 3S and run much more efficient than my 2" setup. If I want to be drawing no attention and dive a building, this is what I go for.

Size: 3"
Purpose: Guerilla FPV
Motors: Brotherhobby Tornado 1407/3600kv
Receiver: TBS Crossfire Micro
Flight Controller: PicoBLX F3
ESCs: KISS 18A
Controller FW: Betaflight 3.2
Props: Gemfan Flash 3052-3
Power: SLS 500mah 3S
FPV Camera: Runcam Split 2
Weight (with 800mah 3S battery) 247g