KiwiQuads Source One 5″ Racing Drone Bundle Build Kit
This package contains everything you need to build your own TBS Source One Freestyle FPV drone! The perfect starter bundle to get you flying FPV.
This build your own FPV drone package includes everything you’ll need to start flying Freestyle FPV! You’ll need to bring your own controller, headset and batteries. All included parts are high-quality from renowned brands and carefully selected to ensure reliability and a good starting base for your FPV career.
Is this a good kit for beginners?
Yes! We’ve put together this model with beginners in mind. The components chosen for this build are suitable for any skill level. We’ve done the hard work and taken all the guessing out of putting together compatible parts. The package has been fully built, tested and trialled by us.
How hard is it to build this model?
We’ve designed this package to be the perfect entry level DIY kit – this build is relatively easy to build and is adaptable for upgrades in the future. To complete this build, you will need a decent soldering iron (please don’t use a cheap hardware store one!) and some hexdrivers at a minimum. If you have never soldered before, we recommend practicing on this Mamba practice board, which is designed to emulate the same types of connections you will need to make on this model.
If you can solder wires, screw in screws, and operate a computer, you’ll be fine!
Please note: no instruction manual is included with this kit. There are many resources to help you complete the build including our Learn portal to get you started. We’ll also be available for support if you get stuck during the build. Photos are provided for reference only. A wiring diagram is provided for reference below.
This wiring diagram is provided for reference only, and is our recommended setup for the F405 Flight Controller and 40A ESC. For a more complete wiring diagram, including all pinouts please view the full F405 40A Mamba stack wiring diagram here.
What else do I need to get flying?
This package includes everything for the drone except some additional components you’ll need to get up and flying. If you’re new to the FPV hobby, we’ve listed some recommended additional components below. You’ll need to get some key items including:
- Radio transmitter and receiver
- Batteries and battery charger
- FPV Goggles
- Tools for building drones
Should I choose 4S or 6S?
You’ve got two options with this build as there are two motor variations to choose from. If you plan on only flying 4S, then we recommend the 2400Kv motors. If you plan on only flying 6S, then we recommend the 1750Kv motors. Every other component is identical in each version. The 6S version has potential for more power, however the batteries are slightly more expensive. Both are great options so it’s entirely up to you.
Do you have spare parts?
We sell every component in this package individually if you do break anything while building or flying! This package was put together with tried and tested parts so fly hard and send it! There’s a full list of the included parts listed below.
About the TBS Source One
The SOURCE ONE project is a first of its kind collaborative 5-inch FPV frame project initiated by Team BlackSheep. The frame is donated to the community to empower creators and makers, and integrate best practices and current trends faster into a continuously manufactured product.
This package includes the 3D printed accessory kit featuring motor arm protectors, component mounts, and other neccessary parts to protect the drone.
- Designed for 5″ FPV freestyle or racing. Speeds of approximately 160km/hr+.
- Easy arm swaps – swap arms by removing only 2 screws without touching your stack!
- Equipped with an advanced and future proof Diatone F405 6S compatible Flight Controller.
- Shock absorbant motor protectors on the end of the arms to protect the motors in a crash.
- Smart-audio VTX with transmission power of 500mW+.
- Powerful 40 amp BL_Heli32 compatible ESCs with built in current sensor.
- Capable of carrying a GoPro Session or Hero for epic footage.
Full List of Included Parts
- TBS Source One 5-inch 4mm Carbon fibre frame
- TBS Source One 3D Printed Accessory Kit – Green
- Emax Eco 2207 Series Motors
- Diatone Mamba F405 MK2 Flight Controller
- Diatone Black Mamba F40 40A 4-in-1 ESC
- TBS Unify Pro32 Nano 500mW+ VTX
- Caddx Ratel Starlight 1200TVL FPV Camera
- KiwiQuads Premium Non-slip Battery Straps x2
- TBS Triumph Pro SMA Antenna
- TBS Unify Pro 5G8 SMA Pigtail to U.FL
- 3 sets of Gemfan 51466 Propellers – Green
*Some parts are subject to change based on availability. Parts will only ever be upgraded or replaced with similar quality if unavailable.
Additional Suggested Parts
- Battery Charger:
- HD Camera:
- GoPro Session 4/5
- GoPro Hero 5/6/7/8
- DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera
- FPV Goggles:
- Tools for Building
|Drone Battery Rating|
1750Kv (for 6S batteries), 2400Kv (for 4S batteries)
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