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Tarot 690s RTF, Gimbal, w/ Sony 5N, Lenses, Spares and Extras

Discussion in 'Drones For Sale - RTF or ARF' started by apextech, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. apextech

    apextech Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Posted by apextech, Nov 7, 2015 #1
    Decided to get out of the hobby and sell of all my gear, mainly my 690 Hex and all related parts and support equipment. I had alot of fun putting this together and sorting it out so it flies real well and shoots fantastic high resolution photos and 1080/60p video. The photos far surpass what is possible with a GoPro or other small sensor camera (like what is offered in the Phantom series). It was a modular build that is intended to be modified, upgraded to suit, if it were to break could be repaired at a minimal cost with a multitude of vendors for parts (read, not proprietary) . Camera capable of shooting RAW files and has interchangeable lenses, currently 12, 16 and 19mm, Gimbal has been balanced and configured as has the flight control systems and telemetry. Transmitter is open sourced, frequency hopping technology and the whole thing can be transported in its wheeled, custom case (fully assembled, w/o props, that included camera and gimbal attached) in the field which doubles as a launch surface.

    Following is the specs and manifest of included parts, equipment. It would make a fantastic platform for someone looking to get right out and start shooting aerial stills and footage right now, not having to configure and debug an entire system, without costing 5-10k for a large format Hexacopter that currently you find offered.

    Local pickup would be preferred in the Monterey, Ca. area, I will drop $100 off the the price for local pickup.

    Here are the specs and equipment list:

    Tarot FY690S Frame

    Tarot 680 Pro Motor Mounts
    Tarot 680 Pro Landing Gear Locks
    IPower Multimate MT2814 750 kv motors
    Hobbywing Platinum Pro 30A OPTO ESC's
    DJI NAZA-M Lite Flight Controller w/ GPS
    DJI PMU V1 w/ LED

    Zippy Compact 40C 6200 mAh 4S batteries (2)
    Turnigy Nano-Tech 35C 5000 mAh 4S Batteries (2)
    900 mAh Battery (1), for gimbal

    Lipo safe bags (2)
    Venom Pro 2 Charger
    Hobby King 350W 13.8V power supply
    Turnigy Reaktor 300W 20A balance charger
    Hobby King parallel charging board
    Turnigy 130A power analyzer
    HobbyWing Platinum Pro Programming Box

    Frsky 16 Channel 8XR (16 Ch.) (frequency hopping) 2.4gHz Receiver
    Frsky Taranis X9D Plus (frequency hopping) 2.4gHz Transmitter w/ hard case
    Frsky Lipo Telemetry Sensor
    Frsky Altitude Telemetry Sensor
    3D Printed mount for X8R antennas

    ACK Pro Carbon 2 Axis Gimbal
    Sony NEX 5N Camera w/ 2 batteries
    Sony 16F28 16mm F2.8 lens w/ hood, caps
    Sony VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Angle Adapter (.75) w/ case, caps
    RF to IR shutter release cable
    Sony 5N battery charger
    Soft lens case for Sigma lens
    49mm UV Filter

    HQ Prop 12x6 Props (2 sets of 6)
    HQ Prop 12x4.5 Props (6)
    Foam Skids
    Tarot Folding GPS Mount
    Custom Aluminum standoffs w/ 2nd battery tray to top mount flight battery
    Hex Power Distribution Board

    Custom Rolling case (foam fitted) for transport (Hex remains assembled w/ GPS, Gimbal and Camera)


    Turnigy 9X Transmitter w/ 2650 mAh Lipo
    Turnigy 9X Transmitter (for parts)
    Turnigy 9X Receivers (2)
    Turnigy Multistar 30A OPTO ESC's (6)
    ZTW Spyder 30A OPTO ESC's w/ Simon K (6)
    Tarot 2nd Battery Tray (to run dual batteries)
    Tarot 690S motor mounts (6)
    Assorted 10mm Carbon fiber tubes
    1155 Carbon Fiber Props (6)
    Quick Release Adapters for 1155 CF props (6)
    Tarot Misc. accessories (battery pad, tube clamps (2))
    Misc. XT60 connectors
    Misc. HXT to XT60 Adapters
    Misc Hardware (2.5mm, 3mm screws, standoffs, etc)
    Misc. cables (for FC)


    3.7 kg AUW w/ camera (16mm lens, gimbal & 6200 battery)
    Flight time @ 10 minutes w/ 6200 battery
    @ 8 min. w/ 5000 battery
    Telemetry logging enabled for Lipo cells / altitude, switched @ radio
    Gimbal tilt control from radio
    Camera Shutter / Movie mode from radio
    Naza IOC works (home lock, course lock), switched @ radio
    GPS, ATTI, Manual mode, switched @ radio
    Failsafe programmed for both Taranis and Naza


    I'm going to set the price at $2500 shipped to the CONUS (+ any Paypal fees), but would be willing to reduce the price to reflect no camera equipment, reducing it by $500, (again, w/ no camera/lenses/etc.). I will not be parting this out or selling the camera equipment without the Hex, lowball offers will be ignored and am not looking for trades right now. Thanks.

    Feel free to contact me by PM if your interested. Thanks again.

    Pics can be found here:

    http://s792.photobucket.com/user/apextech1/embed/slideshow/Tarot 690S Hex
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 30, 2016
  2. apextech

    apextech Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Posted by apextech, Nov 10, 2015 #2
    Description and price modified a bit, now includes shipping
  3. Posted by John Doecliff, Nov 13, 2015 #3
    Wow,nice. I'm flying a Tarot 680 with a go pro and will soon be upgrading to a 960 with a Nex 7. Looks like your priced right, will probably go fast. Good luck.
  4. apextech

    apextech Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Posted by apextech, Nov 18, 2015 #4
    Thanks for the kind words, I'm restructuring the price to $2000 shipped to CONUS w/ no camera gear, or original pricing which still applies , hope thats not too confusing
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 21, 2015
  5. apextech

    apextech Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Posted by apextech, Jan 5, 2016 #5
  6. apextech

    apextech Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Posted by apextech, Mar 2, 2016 #6
  7. apextech

    apextech Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Posted by apextech, Apr 18, 2016 #7
    bumpity bump
  8. apextech

    apextech Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Posted by apextech, Apr 30, 2016 #8
    New price, $1850 shipped to the CONUS, Thanks for looking

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