The HobbyKing™ Smack TF250C is a full carbon fiber quad racing drone is prebuilt. So there is very little to do to get you in the air.
With precision design and manufacturing, it is a lightweight and reliable quad racing platform. The carbon fiber arms are 4mm thick making them more resistant to damage as well as stopping flex which gives more speed. More strength is provided with red anodized alloy standoffs giving a great look. The frame also comes with a FPV camera mount and a cushioned action camera mount has been provided.
It is powered by four EMAX MT1806 -2280KV motors, with 10A ESC’s and 5045 propellers, delivering reliable and outstanding performance. A CC3D flight controller is used with OpenPilot software.
Just add a battery and receiver and you can have fun flying. Add FPV gear for more extreme flying. An excellent system to keep you on the move.
• CC3D Flight Controller
• Super strong arms
• Vibration isolation systems for jello-free action camera
• Lightweight CNC machined alloy hardware with red anodizing
• Space maximizing layout
• Carbon fiber arms (4mm) and decks (1.7mm)
• Power distribution board with XT60 battery connector
• LEDs under each arm
Flight Controller: CC3D
Motor: Emax MT1806-2280Kv
Esc: Hobbywing 10A
Propellers: 5045 CW/CCW
1 x Smack TF250C
2 x 5045 CW Propellers
2 x 5045 CCW Propellers
1 x Action Camera Mount
1 x Cable Set
1 x 5~6 channel Radio and receiver
1 x 1300~1800mAh LiPoly battery
FPV gear (optional)
The board is easy to setup using libreflight, I used the generic quad X preset and did minimal PID tuning. I used an orange RX and just set it up in PWM without issue.
My first flight was not great, there was a lot of oscillation that turned out to be due to frame screws loosening in flight.... upon landing I had lost about 5 screws with others about to fall out, as a result, one of the carbon arms could be moved up and down substantially and was the source of the oscillations. The inconvenience is that the screws have a special shoulder that helps to locate the carbon frame, I was unable to find these screws anywhere so had to improvise with normal capheads (2.5mm). My advice is before doing anything, dissasemble all frame parts, loctite screws and reassemble quad.
Subsequent flights have been really good, I did have two of the silicone mounting knobs for the board come off causing a drift and small crash so check them every now and then.
Otherwise a great little quad at a really good price, well worth buying!My first drone, I have programmed the FC with Librepilot and Librepilot2Go without problems; resists impacts, once FC programed, very stable; I am using Futaba T6EX TX and 617RX and all is correctWorked ok as received using PWM. Flashed it with Cleanflight and it no longer worked on PWM but worked brilliantly on PPM, better than when new on Openpilot firmware. Uses CC3D flight controller which works well but cannot support external barometer for altitude hold and from end of 2017 will no longer be supported by updates to Cleanflight firmware. This is fine if you don't want to fiddle with it! Power distribution board is Model TF, Hobbyking number 9111000010-0 with 5V BEC and LED control outputFor the money, you get carbon fiber frame with thick arms. Hobby Wing ESC, Emax motors.
The board is a CC3D, could be better, but it WORKS really well for ME. It even had taps on the board so I could add FPV without having to solder wires, just plugged in my 5.8 g rx, plugged in my 2.4 rx, set up my PIDs and went flying. THIS IS A GOOD BUY. Nuff said.For the money, you get carbon fiber frame with thick arms. Hobby Wing ESC, Emax motors.
The board is a CC3D, could be better, but it WORKS really well for ME. It even had taps on the board so I could add FPV without having to solder wires, just plugged in my 5.8 g rx, plugged in my 2.4 rx, set up my PIDs and went flying. THIS IS A GOOD BUY. Nuff said.Does this fly with 4s lipo?Fun to fly at a great price point. I had to search for the power dist. board.
"TF Model ESC and LED lighting power distribution board suitable for most quads and multi-rotors including SMACK TF250, OrcaTF280, TF650, TF680 and TF690. A 3 position control channel can be setup to change the LED from Solid, Slow blinking and fast blinking LED lights."
Just wish I had an extra channel on my Orange RX now.
Also! Do NOT use LibrePilot GCS. Find an old copy of OpenPilot.The quad itself flies great, but I cannot figure out how to control the LED lights. Has anyone successfully done it yet?Flies well, but I can't figure out how to control the LEDs. Does anyone know how to?Flies great! But I cannot figure out how to control the LED lights. Can someone please guide me?