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BIND N FLY / RTF

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FRAMES

The FPV Cycle TP3 frame is the OG choice that is still as relevant today as it was when it first came out, but Chris Rosser’s new AOS T3 frame is a bit stronger and more resistant to vibrations but also a bit heavier.

FPV CYCLE TP3

Purchase at FPVCycle

MOTORS

The weight of M2x7 motor screws on these tiny motors/props adds a significant amount of weight to the rotating assembly which is bad for response time but luckily we won’t be making enough power to need them. That being said, the standard 1.5mm motor shaft will be at its absolute limit on heavier weight more powerful setups making the 2mm shaft motors a better choice.

FOR 1.5MM PROPS

RCINPOWER GTS 1204
8000KV

Purchase at Pyrodrone

FOR 2MM PROPS

FPV CYCLE LIGHT 13MM
1S MOTOR

Purchase at FPVCycle

FPV CYCLE 13MM
2S MOTOR

Purchase at FPVCycle

PROP HOLE DRILL BIT KIT

Purchase at FPVCycle

ALL-IN-ONE FLIGHT CONTROLLER & ESC

The “best” AIO is a bit of a moving target as more features and components are constantly being crammed onto the 25×25 platform, but there are a few that stand out from a reliability standpoint which is typically very poor on most others.

FPVCYCLE 1S – 2S AIO

Purchase at FPVCycle

FLYWOO GOKU GN413S
12A 2-4S AIO

Purchase at GetFPV
Purchase at NewBeeDrone

RECEIVER (RX)

If the receiver isn’t built into your AIO you’ll need to add one, Crossfire is a bit overkill but is plenty lightweight, the ELRS HappyModel EP2 is the lightest simplest option which has a built in ceramic antenna with plenty of range, and the Vista will be perfect if you have the DJi controller.

VIDEO TRANSMITTER (VTX)

If the VTX isn’t built into your AIO you’ll need to add one and the Eachine Nano’s are the best we’ve found in terms of durability and signal strength.

HDZERO WHOOP LITE BUNDLE

Purchase at GetFPV
Purchase at Pyrodrone

FPV CAMERAS

The Ant Lite Nano is available with and without mounting holes depending on what canopy you plan on mounting it in and for a Vista build the Nebula Pro Nano is an amazing option.

CADDX ANT LITE NANO

Purchase at

HDZERO WHOOP LITE BUNDLE

Purchase at

NAKED VISTA
W/ NEBULA PRO NANO

Purchase at

CANOPY

There are numerous canopies available but these are the lightest without sacrificing durability, the NBD option doesn’t have provisions for mounting holes so be sure to choose an appropriate camera.

NEWBEEDRONE BEEBRAIN V2
CAMERA MOUNT WHOOP CANOPY

Purchase at

HAPPYMODEL
CRUX 3 CANOPY

Purchase at

ANTENNAS

The True RC Singularity antennas are unmatched in terms of performance and weight, their new Ultra Short will work on most builds but they also have a “short” option which is less than an extra gram heavier.

TRUERC SINGULARITY 5.8GHZ
ULTRA-SHORT VIDEO ANTENNA

Purchase at RaceDayQuads
Purchase at TrueRC

BATTERIES

For ultralight builds 1s is plenty but for more power/throw/AUW you’ll want to go to 2s, and for connectors xt30 is a safe choice but a bit heavy so if you’re trying to save every possible gram the GnB27 is your best bet.

GNB / RDQ 1S
530MAH 90C HV LI-PO

Purchase at

GNB / RDQ 7.6V 2S
350MAH 50/100C LIHV XT30

Purchase at

GNB 380MAH 2S
7.6V HV 90C XT30

Purchase at

GNB/RDQ 7.4V 2S
450mAh 70C LiPo XT30
FOR HD BUILDS

Purchase at

PROPS

The new Emax Avia will give the best performance and run time, but during crashes bi-blades rotate out of the way allowing the motor bell to hit the ground, so the Gemfan tri's are a much better choice if you crash often.

GEMFAN HURRICANE 3016
1.5MM / 2MM SHAFT

Purchase at RaceDayQuads - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at GetFPV - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at NewBeeDrone - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at Pyrodrone - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at Banggood - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at Makerfire - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at FPVCycle - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at FPVCrate - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at BetaFPV - 1.5mm / 2mm
Purchase at Amazon - 1.5mm / 2mm

ACCESSORIES

FPVCYCLE “CAP/DIODE SYSTEM”

Purchase at FPV Cycle 

Everybody knows that putting a capacitor on your build gives cleaner video and helps protect your ESC and other electronics from damaging voltage spikes. But capacitors can only do so much, and big, sharp spikes can still get through. Enter the TVS diode. A TVS diode chops the top off of voltage spikes, almost no matter how big they are.

So why don’t people use TVS diodes more often? Two reasons. First, you can usually get away without one. Capacitors do an ok job most of the time. Second, the specs for a TVS diode are a little more difficult to interpret than a capacitor’s, so it can be difficult to be sure you bought the right one.
That’s where this product comes in. The FPVCycle cap/diode system combines a capacitor and some TVS diodes into a single unit with pre-soldered wires. Just solder it to your ESC power pads and know you’re as protected as you can be from voltage spikes and electrical noise.

First, read the description of the FPVCycle cap/diode set, so you understand that a TVS diode is and why you need one.

The FETTEC spike absorber is just the TVS diode part of that, without the capacitor. Don’t go thinking you can omit the capacitor though! You’ve just got to provide your own. And you’ve got to solder on your own wires, while the FPVCycle one comes pre-soldered. And the FETTEC spike absorber is nearly the same price as the FPVCycle one. Just about the only thing the FETTEC product has over the FPVCycle is that it’s got three diodes, while the FPVCycle has two. Does that matter? I don’t actually know.

Bottom line: get the FPVCycle one if you can, but if it’s not available, the FETTEC is a fine alternative.

First, read the description of the FPVCycle cap/diode set, so you understand that a TVS diode is and why you need one.

The Rush power filter board includes a capacitor and TVS diodes, similar to the FPVCycle product. The main difference between them is the form factor. The Rush board is designed to be soldered underneath or on top of the XT60 pads of a Rush ESC. This clearly isn’t going to work for every ESC and every frame, but nothing’s stopping you from soldering wires to the Rush board and mounting it wherever is convenient. It’s definitely bigger than the alternatives though, and some builds will struggle to find a great place to mount it.