The SOURCE ONE project is a first of its kind collaborative 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.
The SOURCE ONE is a wide-stance X configuration frame, popular for freestyle or free-range acrobatic flying. It is built to withstand harsh crashes and abuse. It fits and protects all the classic FPV components and is optimized for light weight. The SOURCE ONE is a perfect everyday workhorse for casual FPV flying and competitive freestyle.
The SOURCE ONE project is a first of its kind collaborative 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. In return, it allows the local distribution network to have cheap and direct access to a good frame in order to allow them compete in an increasingly predatory marketplace.
The hope is for this frame to enable broad access to FPV thanks to a low price point, great documentation and wide availability of compatible parts and accessories, without violating other people’s intellectual property.
The part recommendations are put together by our engineers and pilots. We strive for reliability and high quality in all of our selections, which may cost a bit extra but it allows you to enjoy the frame much more!
Based On 10 reviews.
I have five of the TBS Source One frames built up in my fleet.
I bash four of them into concrete regularly, flying on average 40 packs a week. Two of them are V3, the others are V2.
I've never broken anything besides an arm, and all my builds are 700+ grams, all up. I have bent standoffs, and have had to replace them over time.
These are easy to tune. Stock betaflight 3.57 on my builds flies pretty amazing. I don't spend more than 3 packs tuning for feel.
These are cheap. Buy four of these instead of one "premium" and don't worry about breaking your carbon fiber - its now just a consumable.
Arms are cheap - a pair for 8 bucks? Buy extras on extras - never fear about breaking an arm again, you'll have extras.
Building is easy - pretty tried and true design. 8 standoffs are good - bang it up, and it will still stay pretty true.
Lots of 3d prints available, for all your configurations.
hardware is crap. buy better screws to use with this frame.
changing arms requires you unscrew out of the electronics stack. annoying, but whatever, breaking arms is rare for me (maybe once every month)?
Um, people who fly with me have seen how hard I trash these frames, and 4 other pilots have bought it because they can't believe what I'm able to turtle and fly away from.
Here are my flight vids: instagram: dadboddadbod. You can decide from those how hard I bash these things.
Must say this frame is made durable and affordable. You can not go wrong with this frame. Also, very easy to build.
wow amazing frame
Totally awesome too quality frame. Can’t buy anything better for the price. Comparable to high end $100 frames.
This thing is tough it takes a beating. Best freestyle quad ever. Huge amount of 3D parts on thingiverse is a huge plus too. Thank you helination for the great products and killer support
Best, inexpensive frame that can take freestyle abuse and keep you in the air longer.
As a newish pilot I though I would be replacing arms all the time. It very distance and flys fantastic. Bought a second one for my next drone build
So far so good. Can't beat the price.
Not your average $30 frame. This thing has survived more crashes than I thought it would. I was expecting something flimsy and practically disposable for this price but in all seriousness it's gotta be in my top 3 of strongest frames I've used. I really like it.
I bought this frame on a whim just to see how it compared to other frames in my arsenal. This thing is incredibly strong/ridged. At the price its hard to justify buying the more expensive frames.
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