Cotton Candy Cinematic 7"

By Jeffmhopkins on Nov 11, 2018

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My first 7" build, flying 6" or 7" props depending on location.


Part List


Cinematic 7 (7 builds)

Flight Controller

Bardwell F4 30x30 Flight Controller V2 - JBF4 AIO FC by RDQ w/OSD 3-6S (100 builds)


4 x RDQ 3-6S 32Bit DShot1200 30A ESC (2 builds)


4 x MB Primo 2208 2350kv (6 builds)


Gemfan Flash 6042-3 Tri prop


DAL T7056C Cyclone Propellers - Crystal Clear (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Mini PRO 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.5mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color (8 builds)

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW VTX 2-6S - U.FL or MMCX (35 builds)


AXII-SMA (Long) | (31 builds)


FrSky R9 Slim+ 915MHz Long Range Receiver (9 builds)


Turnigy Graphene 2200mAh 5S1P 45C Lipo Battery (8 builds)

HD Camera

RunCam2 5-17V 1080P 60FPS 40ms Low Latency The Lightest Mini Sport Action RC FPV HD Camera with built-in Wi-Fi(Silver-gray)

HD Camera

RunCam 2 Ultra Lightweight FPV HD Camera (15 builds)

HD Camera

RunCam 2 HD 1080P IR Blocked FOV 170° Wide Angle WiFi FPV Camera (15 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (205 builds)

HD Camera

RunCam 2 Protective Case V 2.0 - TPU only, up to 45 degrees (BMC 3D)

HD Camera

RunCam 3 Mini FPV Camera - $107.63 |
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MajorRippage   Feb 14, 2019  

hello i have a question about how you wired the escs. ive only wired non 32bit escs and there is usually just a black and white wire being signal and ground. these escs have pwm and tele pads. did you just not use a ground or did you run 2 ground wires from the esc?

Jeffmhopkins   Feb 14, 2019 

Even on regular (non 32-bit ESCs) the signal ground wire is usually not needed. It can help a little bit with the analog modes (multishot pwm etc) but dshot really doesn't need it being a digital signal.

So in this case the only ground is the primary ESC ground.

MajorRippage   Feb 14, 2019 

thank you so much for the information.

pete_oz   Jan 11, 2019  

how do you like that VTx ? do you get clean video and reasonable range ? how is the audio quality from the microphone ? any dvr footage ? too many questions, hey...

Jeffmhopkins   Jan 11, 2019 

I've always had great luck with the Mach2, Mach3 is basically the same as far as I can tell.

the Mic is over amplified, cover it with some hot glue :)

Here's some DVR from my goggles (not onboard) with my Mach2.

pete_oz   Jan 13, 2019 

thanks for that, the footage looks clean. I want to try Mach 3 on my next long range quad. I like the fact it already has a built in mic so no need to mess around with external mic installation, I'm hoping it would have a same range as Unify Pro HV.

Jodie Froster   Nov 17, 2018  

Sweet rig!

Charles Hidalgo   Nov 13, 2018  


drumdude0   Nov 12, 2018  

I see right through the tx..

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