XILO 5″ HD Digital Freestyle Beginner Drone Bundle – Joshua Bardwell Edition
About this product
The XILO HD Phreakstyle Complete ARF Bundle (Joshua Bardwell Edition). The perfect beginner bundle to get you everything you need to start building your own FPV drone, now available with a Digital HD System inside! No need to try and source all the parts separately, we simplify it for you by putting everything in one kit with an easy to follow step-by-step build guide by Joshua Bardwell. No matter if you’ve built 100’s of quads or this is your very first build, this XILO kit is the easiest way to build a quad from scratch.
What’s the difference between this HD kit and the Analog kit?
The “HD” kit substitues the analog video transmitter and camera for the Caddx Vista with Nebula Nano V2 Digital HD System . This allows for a real time HD video feed from your drone to the DJI FPV Goggles for a truly immersive and high-definition experience.
Is this drone kit good for Beginners?
Yes! No matter your skill level, this kit is made for you! We take the guesswork out of picking parts by compiling all the gear together in one easy to assemble kit. This all-inclusive bundle pairs together proven components that are guaranteed to work well together, making the build easy for you.
Not only do you get all the parts, but XILO has partnered with the renowned FPV instructor Joshua Bardwell with a full step-by-step build guide. This build guide takes you from start to finish, building, setup, tuning, flying, radio setup, binding, updating, and more! All you have to do is follow the instructions in the video and you’ll be flying your own freestyle FPV drone in no time!
What if I crash? Are there spare parts available?
Yes! GetFPV carries all the parts included in this bundle as individual spare parts as well. So fly hard, and have no fear! If you need a replacement part, we’ve got you covered and plan to support this kit and all the parts for a long time.
Should I choose 4s or 6s?
This XILO bundle comes with 2 options of KV for your motors, 2600KV for 4s or 1700KV for 6s. The rest of the build is identical as all the parts support both 4s or 6s builds. Generally, 4s will be a little bit cheaper since the batteries are lower cost and a bit easier to manage 4 cells compared to 6 cells. The 6S version will have a bit more potential power with the higher voltage, however, the lower KV motors help offset the rise in voltage to have a similar feel to the 4s setup. You can’t go wrong with either setup, so it’s up to you.
I’m new to FPV and have nothing, does this kit have everything I need to get started?
This bundle comes with everything the “drone” itself needs except the radio receiver. If you are just getting into FPV and don’t have anything yet there are a few key components you will need in addition to this kit to be able to fly. Please check out our “Additional Suggested Parts” list below for suggestions. The good news is most of these parts you can use across multiple drones, so it is an upfront investment, but you won’t have to buy them for every drone you build necessarily.
You will need the following in addition to this kit if you don’t already have them:
DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles
Radio Transmitter (DJI Controller)
Radio Receiver (Needed if not using the DJI Controller)
Tools for building
AUW: HD Phreakstyle Freestyle Quadcopter kit with Caddx Vista with Nebula Nano V2 inside has an AUW of 385g (excluding battery)
Designed for up to 5.1″ propellers
Your choice of 4s or 6s battery depending on motors
Caddx Vista with Nebula Nano V2 Digital HD System for DJI HD FPV
F4 Flight Controller with latest BetaFlight firmware compatibility
Powerful 45A BLHeli_32 ESC with Current sensor and Telemetry
Kit designed for Freestyle FPV and can carry an HD Recording camera for Epic footage
Included Components and Parts
HD ARF kit includes the XILO Phreakstyle FPV Freestyle Quadcopter and all electronics for a full build (just need to add flight battery of your choice)
1 x XILO Phreakstyle Freestyle Quadcopter – 5″
4 x XILO Stealth 2206 1700KV Motor (6S) or XILO Stealth 2206 2600KV Motor (4S)
1 x XILO Stax Combo – F4 Flight Controller + 45A BLHeli_32 6s 4-in-1 ESC
1 x Caddx Vista with Nebula Nano V2 Digital HD System for DJI HD FPV
3 x Lumenier 5×5.3×3 – Gate Breaker Propeller sets
1 x Lumenier Caddx Vista AXII Mount 3D printed
1 x Custom XILO Bardwell Edition Zipper Case with Carrying Handle
Looking for the Analog version of this kit?
You can find it here – XILO 5″ Freestyle Beginner Drone Bundle – Joshua Bardwell Edition
Additional Suggested Parts (not included in the Kit)
6s – XILO 1250mAh 6s 75c Lipo Battery or Lumenier N2O 1500mAh 6s 120c Lipo Battery
4s – XILO 1500mAh 4s 100c Lipo Battery or Lumenier N2O 1500mAh 4s 120c Lipo Battery
Budget: iSDT 608AC Smart Battery Charger AC 50W DC 200W 8A w/ Detachable Power Supply or EV-Peak A1 100W 10Amp Touch Screen NiMH / LiPO Battery Balance Charger
Premium: ToolkitRC M8S 400W 18A Charger, Cell Checker, Servo Tester, Signal Tester + Power Supply for Battery Charger – 400w 16.7A 24V w/ XT60
Parallel Board: Lumenier ParaGuard – Safe Parallel Charging Board (XT-60 – 6 Port)
Premium: DJI FPV Goggles V2 (Digital)
HD Action Camera:
Midrange: Runcam 5 – 4K Action Camera or Insta360 GO – 180° 1080P 20g Action Camera or BetaFPV SMO 4k Camera
DJI: DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (No additional receiver needed, pairs directly to Vista unit inside drone)
Midrange: FrSky Taranis X9 Lite ACCESS 2.4G 24CH Radio Transmitter
Premium: FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Special Edition 2019 ACCESS 2.4G 24CH Radio Transmitter
Midrange: FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver
Premium: FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Micro Receiver w/ S-Bus & CPPM
XILO Medium Lipo Strap – 16x250mm (3pcs) or Lumenier Indestructible Kevlar Lipo Strap – 16x250mm (3pcs)
110V 300W Portable Mini Heat Gun Tool – Hot Air Gun
TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface Mini Soldering Iron and Kester 44 Flux-Cored Solder Wire | Sn63Pb37, 66 Core, 0.31″ Diameter
Ethix Tool Case (9 Pcs) or HDT RC Tool Set (Set of 10)
Please note: Any products you add to your order that are “back-ordered” or not in stock will hold-up your entire order until everything is in stock to ship together. We suggest placing 2 orders separately if you need items that are on back-order. Place 1 order for everything in stock now, and a 2nd for the back-ordered items. This way the in-stock items can ship immediately, and the back-orders will ship once they come back in stock.
Full Video Build Guide and Resources
XILO Stax User Manual – Download Here
Betaflight_XILOF4.hex – Download Here
Download the latest BLHeli_32 Configurator here
Download the BLHeli_32 User Manual here
Download the BetaFlight VTX table to allow for Smart Audio integration here. (Rick click and “save as” to download)
HD Build Guide
Original Analog Build Guide