Race Quad Components

The following sections outline the main components that are required to start with FPV and to build your first drone. The list is not complete and some parts maybe outdated when you read this page. It may be even wiser to buy a single component that combines multiple parts listed below, depending on what you desire. However, this list should guide you what the important parts of a race quad are and what I would’ve liked to know when I started this hobby. The shop links show where you can get the individual parts and are most of the time affiliate links. When you buy the parts using this link it does not cost you more but you support me. I provide the links to the original equipement manufacturer (OEM) where you can find datasheets and further informations such as installation guides. If you would like to learn more about the operation of each part and how they interact with each other read the next pages which cover the theory behind FPV. On the left you see the menu to this project.

Batteries/Charger

EV-Peak CQ3 Multi Charger 4x 100W NiMH / LiPO with Built-in Balance and EV-Peak Cellmeter-7 Battery Capacity Checker
Component Description Shops OEM Link Comment
Charger EV-Peak CQ3 Multi Charger 4x 100W NiMH / LiPO with Built-in Balance getfpv EV-Peak See OEM link for the manual
Battery Checker EV-Peak Cellmeter-7 Battery Capacity Checker getfpv, Banggood EV-Peak  
Battery Lumenier 1300mah 3S 60C Lipo Battery (XT60) getfpv OEM Link  

Flight Controller (FC) and Power Distribution Board (PDB)

Flight Controller MATEKSYS-F722 STD and Power Distribution Board MATEKSYS FCHUB-6S
Component Description Shops OEM Link Comment
Flight Controller MATEKSYS F722 STD STM32 Built in OSD BMP280 Barometer Blackbox getfpv, Banggood MATEKSYS See OEM link for the datasheet
PDB MATEKSYS FCHUB-6S W/ CURRENT SENSOR 184A, BEC 5V & 10V getfpv, Banggood MATEKSYS  

FPV-System (Goggles, Camera)

FPV system: FatShark HDO and RunCam Swift 2.
Component Description Shops OEM Link Comment
FPV Bundle Ultimate FPV Bundle - Fat Shark HDO, rapidFIRE, + Lumenier AXII 2 Diversity Antenna Bundle getfpv, FatShark, immersionRC, Lumenier See OEM links for the datasheets
Camera RunCam Swift 2 (2.5mm Lens) getfpv, Banggood RunCam  

Motors and ESC

EMAX RS2205/2300Kv Motors and DYS ARIA BLHELI 35A ESCs.
Component Description Shops OEM Link Comment
Motor EMAX RS2205/2300Kv RaceSpec Motor (CW) getfpv, Banggood EMAX See OEM Link for the Datasheet
ESC DYS ARIA BLHELI_32BIT 35A ESC getfpv, Banggood dys  

Props

Receiver

The following receiver from FrSky will be installed in the quad and should be used together with a FrSky transmitter.

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