Martian II 'Murica

By Doobie52 on Feb 21, 2018

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Looking for build ideas online, I ran across some pictures of the latest Wizard Killer build, and that’s what led me to After reading more about it, I just had to build something like it. I’ve been flying airplanes and helicopters for over 20 years, but this was my first FPV drone build. I only became interested in drones after buying some for my children for Christmas. It took about a week before I was hooked and had to have my own! My original idea, because the frame is an Alien copy Martian II, was to use green, white and red parts in the build and call it the “Illegal Alien.” Again, this is my first build and I didn’t want the PC police coming after me, so I went with the America theme. I’m glad I went this route as I really like how it turned out. So far, I have about half a dozen LOS flights on it and it flies great. Camera and VTX should be here in a few weeks and then I’ll get into some FPV flying. ‘Murica……F@*K YEAH!

3/31/2018 - 'Murica 2.0 - Now that I've finally started flying FPV, I had to change up the original setup. The lights on the arms were great for flying LOS, but I ditched them so I could use a set of 3D printed arm guards. If I was just cruising this quad around I probably would have left them on, but the new guards give me a little more confidence to go out and practice my freestyle flying. I also soft mounted the motors while I had it apart. Under the hood the camera and VTX are now installed, and I also dropped the height of the stack and soft mounted the flight controller. Finally, I added the GoPro Session mount, an Alien battery pad, and I repositioned all the antennas. Now I'm venturing into PID tuning and hope to have some better flight footage posted soon. I really love this frame. So much so that I have another on the way, and an even better build planned!

6/17/2018 - 'Murica 3.0 - Even though this was my first build, I still fly it all the time. It has become my "Send It" quad, and for that reason, I always try to keep it in good working shape. Believe it or not, I'm still on all of the original arms and frame parts with only a few bumps and bruises. Looking back at what I originally built this quad with, all that remains is the flight controller and receiver. It was recently overhauled with a new ESC, a new set of motors, a new VTX and antenna, and some new arm guards, wire cover, and props really freshened it up. I also made the switch to ButterFlight on this quad and it's more solid and locked in while flying than ever before. While I feel I've graduated to better frames and components, I still recommend a Martian to anyone who asks me what they should build first.


Part List


Martian II 220 220mm 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB For RC Drone (90 builds)

Flight Controller

DYS F4 PRO V2 Flight Controller Betaflight with 5V/3A 9V/1.2A BEC Integrated OSD Flight Control Board (5 builds)


Anniversary Special Edition Racerstar REV35 35A BLheli_S 3-6S 4 In 1 ESC Built-in Current Sensor for RC Drone (112 builds)


4 x DYS Samguk Series Shu 2306 2250KV 2500KV 2800KV 3-4S Brushless Motor for RC FPV Racing Drone (31 builds)


HQ Prop 5x4.8x3 V1S Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (76 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Micro F1 1/3" CMOS 2.1mm 1200TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL Low Latency FPV Camera 4.5g (77 builds)

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5.8GHz Video Tx - (International Version) (141 builds)


Fatshark ImmersionRC SpiroNet 5.8GHz RHCP Antenna TX RX (5 builds)
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Spektrum DSMX SRXL2 V2 Serial Micro Receiver (124 builds)


Tattu 3S 11.1V 1550mAh 75C LiPo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug for RC Boat Heli Airplane UAV Drone FPV (3 builds)


DX6 6 Channel System w/ AR610 Receiver

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (302 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session, 1080p (302 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Suleve™ M3AR5 10Pcs M3 30mm Knurled Standoff Aluminum Alloy Multicolor (10 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Matek LED X2/5V Motor Mount for 1806 2204 2206 Motor Multicoptersv Blue for RC Drone FPV Racing (4 builds)

Misc Parts

RDQ 3/8'' x 2ft. Braided Mesh Wire Wrap for ESC and Motor WiresCarbon (45 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Suleve™ M3AN8 5Pcs M3 Aluminum Alloy Cone Cup Head Screw Gasket Countersunk Washer (11 builds)
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Helmetface   Aug 28, 2018  

Build looks great!

Got a link for those guards on the frame arms?


Doobie52   Aug 28, 2018 

Thanks! The arm guards are from BMC3D.

Whiffles   Feb 26, 2018  

Looks great! I love how you used the colors! It's generally a good idea to set your receiver antennas at a 90 degree angle though.

Doobie52   Feb 26, 2018 

Thank you. Your build was my inspiration to use this frame. Thanks for the heads up on the antennas. As soon as my camera and VTX get here, I’m going to update a few things and I’ll reposition them.

Doobie52   Feb 24, 2018  

Thanks man. It’s so addicting!

ratpunter   Feb 24, 2018  

Looks awesome! Welcome to the FPV kwad community!

Turble   Feb 22, 2018  

looks really nice man, congrats on the build!

Doobie52   Feb 22, 2018 

Thank you very much. As much as I love flying, I love building even more. I’m already planning the next build!

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