While browsing through gearbest in the effort of finding a good Racing drone kit i stumbled upon the GB-X210. It is based on a GEP-TX5 frame, more known as Chimp, the very well known EMAX motors, DYS esc and SPF3 flight controller. Gearbest was kind to send me this kit for free for review (you can even see my pictures on the gearbest page 🙂 isn’t that awesome?)
I received the package and started unpacking immediately. Althoug i forgot to snap a picture of how everything was packed, the package was very small and well organized, everything in it’s original packaging and everything was in top shape!
in the GB-X210 package you will find:
GEP-TX5″ – Chimp
This is the new GEPRC frame. very think and sturdy an excellent choice for both beginner and advanced pilots!
SPRacing F3 Flight Controller
This flight controller is the most widely used in FPV racing. It can even run Betaflight in 4khz/4khz speed.
Foxeer TM25 Switcher VTX and antenna
25mw video transmitter with 40ch by foxeer, with a sturdy antenna.
DYS XS30A ESCs
Alot was said and spoken about blheli_S but the truth is that you don’t know what you are missing until you try flying it. And, with the 30A ESC, there is no limit to the prop you can wield on this quad!
Runcam Swift FPV Camera
In my opinion the best camera out there for drone racing. works great and has a crisp image. The remote has a seperate port on the camera that doesn’t require to unplug anything. just tilt the camera up and plug the remote to change your settings.
PDB and LEDs board
The PDB has 5v output for the flight controller and 12v output for the video transmitter and FPV camera. Both filtered.
The 10LED board has a button in the front to turn the LEDs ON or OFF and scroll between different colors and flashing speeds. On top of that a switch in the back of the board will define whether the front button or the flight controller will control the lights.
EMAX RS2205-2300kv Motors
Best suitable with 5inch props
GB-x210 Build process
I started by masking the PDB pads with solder and mounting it on the base plate of the frame. DON’T forget to slide the strap in first or you’ll have to take it all apart at the end!
Also, I decided to try and mount the XT60 facing backwards instead of to the side like GEP has intended to. I like it better this way since the battery points backwards when the battery is strapped.
Don’t hesitate to use a big blob of solder to make sure it holds. i also used glue to fasten the XT60 to the base plate.
After mounting the side plates, shorten and solder the ESC to the PDB and motors. Side panels are important when soldering to make sure everything fits and the wires are not overlapping the panel slits in the base plate.
Next, connect the flight controller, Reciever and video transmitter camera and close it all off 🙂 thats it!