Maverick Marmotte 6S

By Tyger on Aug 04, 2019

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My first ever build after months of hard research. A 6S freestyle drone with a little racing. To allow me all the features and components I have creates a stagger stack that utilises all the space while ensuring as many components are fixed to the stack. With careful cable routing I have minimised the visible wires.
This frame is the standard carbon due to the issue that arose with the new space grade and the great track performance of Armattans Original Caron fibre. After getting used to flying outside of a SIM I shall upgrade the motors. I have included a wiring diagram that should help anyone to build the same or wire the rest and swap their choices in. Thanks to the UAVFutures and RotorRiots Discord Servers for helping me out with questions.

Frame - Lifetime warranty, extreme durability protecting components. As well as looking pretty. Better than space carbon.
FC - AIO with esc's on arms or 4in1 and cable setup. SD BB. good placed pads. Proven favourite with lots of online help.
ESC - Rated 6S and reviewed as a reliable ESC +telemetry. This ribbon cable makes it compatible with lots of FC's even with some JST connection changes. Wired through the centre to prevent side impacts from breaking off wires. If arm broke only buy new motor and warranty frame.
Motors - 2207 1700KV Budget motors to be replace with experience. Covered with a nylon braided sleeve burnt to seal then covered with heat shrink.
VTX - Has: heatsink, power output(25mw-800mw), TBS audio and mounting option = Winner. TBS is expensive and mount options are questionable, if you wanted to mount it to an additional plate.
Camera - chosen from reviews and the Eagle looked too expensive.
Receiver - Cheaper than crossfire. Antennas mount to keep them inside the perimeter. attached to those zip ties without the ends being cut off. Kapton tape is used to keep it isolated from the carbon.
Antenna - sticks out less than normal antenna with same signal. Smaller one's loose signal.

Others and build notes:
A 1000uf resistor under the XT60 connection better than the 330uf cap provided. XT60 is Amass then cut to allow sleeve in.
Zip ties through the weave of the sleeves but under the motor wires to it down this keep the sheath in the right place and takes strain off the wires if they were to be caught in a crash.
Rotor Riot Skidz are used instead of sponge pads that come off easily and need to be covered in tape to last.

Future Plans

  • T motors
  • proper receiver mounting
  • better antenna mounting, as since flying it has worn through the gromet in crashes so a better solution is needed. need to tape and thread the sma connecter to attach to the frame.

Flying Notes
This flys amazing on betaflight 4.0.4 with the stock settingins through there is a bit of propwash that I shall tune out eventually. Keeps pitch with going up, rolls and flips have little to no bounce back. With a bit of tuning and help of a session camera to identify small problems it will tune very nicely with ease.

Photos

Part List

Frame

Marmotte Special Edition *Out of Stock (3 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$109.00

Flight Controller

CLRacing F4S V1.6 AIO 30x30 Flight Controller (127 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

ESCs

Aikon AK32 V2 32Bit 35A 2-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ BEC (33 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$69.99

Motors

4 x Emax ECO Series 2207 1700KV 1900KV 3-6S/ 2400KV 3-4S Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$43.96

Propellers

Ethix S4 5x3.7x3 Prop - Lemon & Lime (8 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$3.81

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor 2 Mini FPV Camera 1200TVL CMOS 16:9/4:3 PAL/NTSC (1.8 or 2.5mm) - Choose Your Color & Lens (51 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.90

FPV Transmitter

Rush Tank 5.8GHz VTX w/ SmartAudio (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$35.99

Antenna

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz 2dBi RHCP FPV Antenna 68mm SMA/RP-SMA Black/Red/Orange (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.98

Receiver

FrSky R-XSR SBUS 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (750 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Batteries

6 x Tattu R-Line Version 3.0 1300mAh 22.2V 120C 6S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug (8 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$221.94

Radio

FrSky Taranis QX7S 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Carbon or Blue (23 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$184.99

Goggles

Aomway Commander Goggles V1 FPV 2D 3D 40CH 5.8G Support HD Port DVR Headtracker For RC Drone (31 builds)
Banggood.com
$255.90

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz - Black
Rotorriot.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Amass XT60H Plug Connector Black With Sheath Housing Male & Female 1 Pair (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.93

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (56 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (110 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99
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maaloufixe   Sep 13, 2019  

cool setup man. just a question man how do you power the fc. the clracing f4s dowsnt have a 5v in the 4 in 1 esc socket. i power it from 2 wire directly to the esc. thanks

Tyger   Sep 28, 2019 

cheers dude, if you look at the last photo a wiring diagram of the quad and that has worked for me. There are 2 esc wires I didn't use.

facewizard13   Aug 11, 2019  
1

slick

SpikeDiesel   Aug 09, 2019  
1

Nice man, super clean, few tips for ya, try reverse props, you wont get pulled into scraggle n will bounce off gates, Def get a lipo beeper like the vifly finder v2, & thank me later ;) & if ya dont already, strap your xt60 lead under your lipo strap down the side it'll keep it from getn snagged n unplugged and havin to use that vifly.  Happy flyin

eduenlamer   Aug 04, 2019  
1

Top notch first build!
About the antenna... Throw the included mounts in the bin and use heatshrink over the connectors and a bit onto both the pigtail and the antenna, then just ziptie it to the top plate. The heatshrink insulates and locks the sma connector in place, win win.

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