The new T-motor FT5 PNP is a new 5 inch freestyle drone from T-motor.
It is available in the following options:
Analogue video with 4s 2306 2400kv motors
Analogue video with 5s/6s 2207.5 1950kv motors
Digital video with 2306 motors in 4s 1750kv and 2550kv options
I've chosen to review the most powerful of these options - the Analogue 6s with the largest 2207.5 motors in 1950kv. In this part of the review I'll look at the components in the build, the quality of the build and will comment on the default betaflight settings. I'm currently test flying and once I have at least a dozen packs under my belt will start the main review.
The best way I have of summarising the specs is that it does the basics really well and this is not to damn it by faint praise. Other than the removable top deck for easy electronic access there is no F7 processor, no bluetooth access, no 4k HD recording on board. What you get instead is:
Not much to talk about here. Other than the PNP quad (no receiver) there is one set of 5143 props, a very chunk battery strap, some custom cut battery rubber pads and of course the sticker, albeit a very nice one 😂
I'm pleased to say the build quality does the component quality justice. Soldering is clean and well put together. All FC soldering is attached to the bottom of the board for a clean look which should give good reliability. The paracord and heat shrink on the motors is a classy touch.
My FT5 came with Betaflight 4.1.1 installed which is pretty recent given 4.2 was released while this was in transit. Diff all and full dump files are available below. I've also got a screen grab and comments for each screen to show where their settings differ from stock and some of the good and peculiar changes they have made.
Please keep an eye out for my full review in part 2 where I'll put this quad through its paces. At time of writing the 6s version as seen here is available at Banggood: T-Motor FT5 6s PNP quadcopter
The Flight review is now live: https://www.quadifyrc.com/reviews/t-motor-ft5-pnp-review-part-2-performance-and-recommendations
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14/7/2020 11:49:57 am
I just bought the same quad. I'm trying to hookup a spektrum receiver but I can't get betaflight to see it in the receiver tab.
21/7/2020 11:15:41 am
Sorry, for some strange reason I didn't get notification about your comment. I'll assume you've got the 3.3v power pad fine. In terms of signal you should be able to use the RX pad from ANY UART except the one that is inverted for SBUS (UART5)
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