All the parts are also located on our TBS Source one 4s/6s Rotor builds.
The aim of this guide is to give you three areas of parts and to help you get into building your first quad.
Core Build - Building a drone is impossible without these. Every single part is essential.
Consumable Build - These may be needed. If you have built a quad before, you might already have some of these parts and not need them. This includes items such as battery straps, propellers and solder.
I HAVE NOTHING! - You have never built a quad and you need everything. These items include a radio, goggles, soldering iron etc.
Let's get started!
The Source One has plenty of room for a 4 in 1 ESC or separate ESCs. We chose the combo stack as this simplifies wiring from ESCs to the flight controller (FC).
Zeez Design - Zeez Racing Combo - Zeez F7 FC - Zeez 60A 4-in-1 ESC - Zeez LED System
CLRACING F7 V2.1 MPU6000 ESC & Flight Controller Combo
Motors are next. You have lots of options but for freestyle 4s builds we recommend the below options. You will need four of each, and if multiple KV variants are available, you want 4s compatible KV - anywhere between 2300KV to 2500KV is generally best.
Cameras are next. There are many options available. A full-size camera will fit in directly. We recommend one of the following:
Other cameras like the Caddx Ratel are an excellent choice but may require some spacers or creativity when mounting in the Source One.
RunCam Eagle 2 Pro 16:9 4:3 Switchable 800TVL CMOS FPV Camera /w OSD & Audio EAGLE2PRO-OR
Foxeer Predator Mini v4 Camera 4:3 16:9 1000TVL Super WDR 1.8mm PAL
Please note the antenna connector style of your VTX (SMA or UFL or MMCX) and select an appropriate antenna:
TBS Unify Pro 5G8 VTX Video Transmitter HV (SMA)
PandaRC VT5804 Q1/X1 5.8ghz VTX Video Transmitter
- TBS Unify Pro 5G8 SMA Pigtail Right Angle 90°(MMCX) Cable
TrueRC Singularity 5.8 Micro 5.8GHz Long Version Antenna (1pc)
TrueRC OCP 5.8GHz Normal Version Antenna (1pc)
- TBS Crossfire Nano RX Special Edition (SE)
- Phaser3D TBS Source One v3 3D Print Set
HQ Prop Ethix S5 5x4x3 Propellers 1 Pack (4 Pieces)
T-Motor T5143s Tri Blade Propellers CW/CCW (4 Pieces)
- Chinahobbyline CNHL Black Series 1500mah 14.8v 4S 100C Lipo Battery [DG]
- Suleve™ M3NH1 M3 Nylon Screw Black Hex Screw Nut Nylon PCB Standoff Assortment Kit 300pcs
- Phaser3D M3 Stack Spacers In TPU (48pcs)
- Lipo Battery Strap 240x20mm With Non-slip Coating Phaser FPV Branded
Phaser Leech Ultimate Lipo Battery Strap 250x20mm
- TBS Solder 15g
MG Chemicals SN60/PB40 Rosin Core 0.81mm 18G MG4890-18G
- MG Chemicals 8341 10ml Flux Paste In Syringe Dispenser MG8341-10ML [DG]
I HAVE NOTHING
- Jumper T16 Pro v2 Hall Sensor and USB C Open TX Radio Transmitter
- Fatshark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles FSV1123
- GoPro Hero7 Black Video Camera GPCHDHX-701
Runcam 5 ORANGE 4k Box Camera RUNCAM5-OR
- TBS Fusion Receiver Module For Goggles
TBS Crossfire Long Range Tx
- TBS Crossfire Micro TX
ISDT Q6 Nano 200W 8A 1-6s Balance Charger [DG]
iSDT Q8 500W 20A 1-8S Lipo Smart Charger
- Torvol Drone Bag
- Hex Screw Driver Tool Kit
- Ethix TBS Prop Tool
- Side Cutters Small/Medium/Large
- Miniware TS100 Soldering Iron with B2 Tip TS100-B2 (Includes XT60 Cable)
- Phaser FPV Helping Hands with LED Light and Magnifier
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