Diatone Roma F5 is the new best FPV quad under $200

Diatone Roma F5 is the new best FPV quad under $200

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The Diatone Roma F5 is the new best FPV quad under $200. Yup. I mean it. There’s only one thing I dislike about this quad, and you’ll have to watch the video to find out what it is. But in the mean time, if you are interested in a new bind-n-fly quad under $200, the Diatone Roma F5 is a great choice.

Want to see me tear this quad up in a freestyle run?

Compare to my review of the iFlight Cidora SL5-e:

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0:00 – Intro and flight testing
6:23 – Why the Diatone F7 FC is so good
10:22 – Runcam Phoneix FPV cam (but not JB edition waaaahhhh)
11:16 – Yes it has a capacitor.
12:28 – Analog vTX only goes to 400 mW?
14:03 – Motors? It has four of them. So yeah.
15:22 – What I like and dislike about the frame.
17:54 – Should you buy it? Vs. the Cidora SL5-E.


  1. Patriks Garisons on October 13, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Pls make a video about Roma F5 v2

  2. Daniel Rodriguez on October 13, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Anyone know how would this quad be for a first quad? 6s Analog version, probably looking to swap vtx in the future because the ultimate goal is to fly around buildings and up n down mountains

  3. Bird on October 13, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Hard to buy stuff off your affiliate links when they dont work…

  4. Lolonator - Bedwars on October 13, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Im a bit lost
    If i buy this does it come with a battery and a receiver?

  5. Virtual Pizza on October 13, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Which version did you get and which version is the best? Love your content btw!

  6. riaz this on October 13, 2021 at 8:29 am

    long time no see .. hello from kuwait … always great info 🙂
    am still on simulation software … am waiting to finish my boat and go to islands to practice flying without people around …
    what to buy ready to fly freestyle fpv … for a beginner ? i feel they getting cheaper now …
    am in singapore …
    thanks again young man …

  7. Chaun Simmons on October 13, 2021 at 8:29 am

    It’s not under $200 anymore unfortunately. Cheapest I see is $260 and some other websites even $300

  8. Chrys Burge on October 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

    I have a ton of 4S batteries that I want to use so I am looking at the 4S version.
    How do you think the lower 2450 KV of the Roma F5 will compare to the Nazgul V2 2750KV motors?
    There is also a Roma F5 V2 Freestyle listed on Diatone’s website now with a 1 watt VTX, F7 FC, 50 amp BL32 ESC, etc. and what looks like a pre-installed GPS… (confirmed from Diatone that ALL Roma F5 V2 will have GPS).
    Trying to decide whether to get the Nazgul V2 or the Roma F5 V2…

  9. Nick O on October 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

    iFlight Nazgul 5 V2.. why is it not an option? It definitely should be.

  10. JoeyandLindsay on October 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

    This is what I want but it’s out of stock everywhere…so frustrating

  11. LOW REVS R/C on October 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

    lmfao… you were properly bum twitching in the tree branches. brilliant JB. push through and pray lol

  12. Explosion fpv on October 13, 2021 at 8:31 am

    you know, for freestyle maybe you dont want to be like a friggen weasel on crack-joshua bardwell 2021 (lol)

  13. Dee1251 on October 13, 2021 at 8:31 am

    That or Recon 5 ?

  14. Jalen Balboa on October 13, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Do you need extra parts to install the receiver mount included in the kit?

  15. Alexander Nystedt on October 13, 2021 at 8:32 am

    youtube decompresion thru the woods 5:10

  16. aluminumfetish on October 13, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Another "best" ? Best seems to change weekly.

  17. Timo Rohde on October 13, 2021 at 8:34 am

    maybe i have missed it in the video, but should i get the DJI or analog version and what exact difference is it? sure the dji is more expensive but i wanna know if the difference is really that big?

  18. Aj 15 on October 13, 2021 at 8:37 am


  19. Midwest R/C on October 13, 2021 at 8:38 am

    I’d love to see a V2 video Joshua

  20. Thrax Exotics on October 13, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Can someone show me where I get the fpv glasses?

  21. Dan Dan on October 13, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Has anyone tried swapping out the F4 with their F7 flight controller? I got the Caddx Vista version and (like everyone else) wish I also got the F7 fc…

  22. vtalen on October 13, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Legally you need a spotter right? Since must maintain line of sight

  23. Virtual Pizza on October 13, 2021 at 8:43 am

    What is the battery life on the diatone roma f5?

  24. Senpai77 on October 13, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I want your set up. I want to get into this hobby. Not tech at all but your set up is nice. Under 200?

  25. cyberflightFPV on October 13, 2021 at 8:46 am

    How would you compare this to the nazgul5 v2? I’ve got the naz and love it

  26. T aviation68 on October 13, 2021 at 8:47 am

    i got liftoff and did the tutorial i think it was you who was in it

  27. Nick O on October 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    I have a TX16S and getting a Roma F5. Don’t really want to spend money on crossfire. What is the best receiver I can pick up with telemetry. I was checking out the Fli14+ but I’m new to all this and want to make a good informed decision. Apreciate your help!

  28. Deadstick FPV on October 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    allright.. i just recieved my diatone l5 roma.. lets solder up crossfire.. and see how i am going to like it. i might take the vtx out and place a rush tank in there along with the cadexx ratel camera..

  29. jake lang on October 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I wish i could just let go and fly this way…looking for my whoop for 5 hours is the end result..im geting better tho

  30. Mckky on October 13, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Love this quad so far 😍 couldnt resist, for 200 $ you cant beat this, so beautiful

  31. Pickled Enigma on October 13, 2021 at 8:54 am

    the v2 has 1000 mw vtx,and f7 on 4cell,thicker arms as well.

  32. Vlad Melnik on October 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Hi, what about side holders for fpv camera? Are they made from plastic? I didn’t find them as stl models on diatone web site as well as other plastic parts. That had an impact to my decision "not to buy" this frame.

  33. James TOBOTS on October 13, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Great review, i bought my first drone. HS 720… I’m laughing also.. ; }
    Dissapointed with the camera and have attached a gopro 5 to it.
    Works well with gps although a pig on a stick rings true.
    I’ll be buying Diatone Roma F5 for my next piece of kit. Even the sound of that was amazing bud. Thanks bud for sharing.

  34. hafis yusuf on October 13, 2021 at 8:57 am

    How to unlock the mamba vtx 400 on diatone Roma f5?

  35. Lucas Zygar on October 13, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Lmao “ahhh what to complain about” that’s the best.

  36. David Gillmer on October 13, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Naked legs! :))

  37. Armando Valencia on October 13, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Does it come with the Glasses or do I have to buy them And if so do I have to add it myself

  38. cole holbrook on October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Can you put a gps on the xilo 5" freestyle Bardwell edition kit?

  39. wesley ooms on October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

    I am completely new to this. Would this be a good quadcopter to start with? What else do I need? Is the controller, goggles and battery included?

    I think not for that price point so what you reccomend for those? You can give me a link with more info that is also up to date?

    Thanks very much to anyone who responds.

  40. Naz Nawi on October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Im just asking. Which one better? Roma F5 6S or Nazgul5 V2 6s…? Im looking for my 1st fpv drone. Please advice…

  41. Well Cabledriller on October 13, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Weasel on crack old machinist here. Complain and call them as you see them and maybe a company will do v.2. and make it with higher quality materials. You the man J B

  42. Cooper Lile on October 13, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Bardwells take on Steele’s flying style: weasel on crack

  43. Pee wee Herman on October 13, 2021 at 9:04 am

    You gotta love at 3:40 seconds when he says it has a real controlled feel Nd then crashes into the fence…lmao🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  44. Quadroneld on October 13, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Not only is it a great review but it’s also great that it’s divided into parts, very often you’re looking for a specific part of a review and nobody has the time to watch every video!

  45. TRUSTYFPV on October 13, 2021 at 9:07 am

    What props do you recommend running with this quad?

  46. Alex Quintana on October 13, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Josh, put a rubber bushing in between where the 3D prints mount

  47. Александър Даскалов on October 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Its 250$, not 200 🙁

  48. Steven Covington on October 13, 2021 at 9:17 am

    I wonder how he felt when the V2 came out with 1W on the VTX

  49. Samiii Fpv on October 13, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Is this the 4s or 6s version?

  50. Brian Freland on October 13, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Lol looks like an easy way to trim the bushes and branches 😉

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