Diatone Tyrant 180 Quadcopter Frame: Build & Fly

Hi guys and welcome back! In this article we take a look at the Diatone Tyrant 180. We build it and then we go out and fly it. At the end of the article we list all the components which we used for this build.

As you can see, this frame comes with a nice PDB and a “plug & play” Naze flight controller.

_DSC0255

_DSC0256

_DSC0258

_DSC0259

_DSC0260

 

Not much soldering required, except for the camera wires, VTX wires, motors and power supply.

_DSC0267

 

_DSC0269

_DSC0271

_DSC0272

 

As motors we use the ZTW Black Widow motors with integrated BLHeli ESCs. Having the ESC integrated with the motor enables a much cleaner and easier wireing of the frame. This approach is an interesting alternative to using a 4-in-1 ESC.

_DSC0274

 

We quickly solder the power supply, plug in the camera and test the PDB and its LEDs. Everything looking great so far.

_DSC0275

_DSC0277

_DSC0278

_DSC0279

 

Then we mount the motors and the landing gear which double acts as a motor protector, very nice.

_DSC0281

 

_DSC0287

_DSC0288

_DSC0289

 

After soldering the motors, we install the tiny Spektrum satellite receiver which we use in this build.

_DSC0290

 

We then solder the cables for the VTX to the supplied connector which fits the PDB and mount it in the back of the copter.

_DSC0294

_DSC0296

_DSC0298

 

Here you can already see the finalized frame, with the Naze already mounted and everything plugged in.

_DSC0299

_DSC0300

_DSC0301

_DSC0305

_DSC0306

_DSC0308

_DSC0309

 

The copter comes at a weight of only 307g without lipo, which is pretty nice.

_DSC0310

 

Enjoy some more photos of the finalized copter, before we take it out flying.

_DSC0313

 

_DSC0314

_DSC0318

_DSC0320

 

Now, let’s go for the maiden. Enjoy the maiden and some toying around with our DIY gates. Enjoy!

 

 

As promised here is the complete build list:

Build list:

Eachine ET25R FPV 5.8G 40CH 25mW Mini Transmitter With RaceBand Race Band

USD 9.99
600TVL 1/4 1.8mm CMOS FPV 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Camera PAL/NTSC 3.7-5V

USD 5.99
Moy FPV 5.8G Gain RHCP VTX/VRX 4 Clover Mushrooms Antenna

USD 3.39

The Diatone Tyrant is available in two versions, PNF & frame kit:

 

PNF sources:


Diatone Tyrant 180 FPV Race Quad - Green (ARF)

USD

Frame Kit sources:

Diatone Tyrant 180 Frame Kit - Green

USD

 

Ok, so let’s conclude this. This was a fun and easy build and it flies great. I’m really enjoying it and like it a lot. I do hope you enjoyed this article and if you did, please come back. I’m really looking forward to see you next time.

 


Like Our Site? Please share:
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest
... and follow us:
facebooktwittergoogle_plusyoutube