Sinon 5"

By enchantedpants on Feb 14, 2017

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First build. Casual flying, maybe enter local races.


Part List


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

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS F3 (LDO) Flight Controller with OSD (59 builds)


5 x Racerstar RS30A V2 30A Blheli_S ESC OPTO 2-4S Support Oneshot42 Multishot 16.5 Dshot600 (11 builds)


5 x EMAX RS2205-S Race Spec Motor 2300 kV


CA$9.99 10% 10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 5040 5x4x3 3-Blade Single Color CW CCW Propellers for Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys (79 builds)

FPV Camera

Banggood (130 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Eachine ET526 5.8G 40CH 25mW/200mW/600mW Switchable FPV Transmitter


2 x Foxeer 5.8G 3dBi TX/RX RHCP Omni FPV Antenna RP-SMA/SMA (56 builds)


Flysky X6B 2.4G 6CH i-BUS PPM PWM Receiver for AFHDS i10 i6s i6 i6x i4x Transmitter (180 builds)


2 x 30 AMP Simonk 30A Brushless ESC firmware w / 5V 3A UBEC Quad Multirotor APM2 1G7 4894462326060 (68 builds)

Power Distribution

Matek Systems PDB-XT60 W/ BEC 5V & 12V 2oz Copper for RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (139 builds)

Misc Parts

Eachine EV800 5 Inches 800x480 FPV Goggles 5.8G 40CH Raceband Auto-Searching Build In Battery (26 builds)

Misc Parts

FlySky FS-i6 2.4G 6CH AFHDS RC Radio Transmitter With FS-iA6 Receiver for FPV RC Drone (3 builds)

Misc Parts

5PCS Banggood 220mm Battery Tie Down Strap for RC Drone (17 builds)
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enchantedpants   Jan 19, 2017  

Pulled the trigger today! First bit of parts ordered

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enchantedpants   Feb 16, 2017 

Moved the battery. Wired up new reciever (can now see tx in betaflight). Secured antennas.

v1ral   Feb 17, 2017 

How do you like that goggles?
I have a ZMR250 build under my belt and have FPV stuff but no goggles, been going back and fourth between different goggles.

FissionBomb   Feb 17, 2017 

I like my EV800s. The picture is pretty clear and the goggles are super easy to use. Small in comparison to Quanums. You can detach the end of the goggle to use as a monitor too. Battery inside the casing is a nice feature. RP-SMA for the antenna connector. I'd suggest them as a perfect beginner goggle.

FlyinJerem   Feb 16, 2017  


Just two tips :

  • Place your lipo in the center ;). Otherwise it could be hard to have full authority on the pitch axis
  • Redo your esc power solder. Use a soldering iron hot enought to make a nice shinny bubble of solder on the pad with the cable inside
enchantedpants   Feb 16, 2017 

I'm definitely going to move the battery, a few people have pointed it out. I'll be taking the xt60 plug off tonight and running a plug with a little bit of wire to give me some room to re position the battery.

I think I did fix the soldering on the ESC power cables but I'll take a second look, thanks for the tip.

FlyinJerem   Feb 17, 2017 

You're welcome. Have fun flying your new toy ;)

Whiffles   Jan 14, 2017  

I'd look around some of the more current builds for part ideas. These parts are rather outdated.

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Whiffles   Feb 10, 2017 

Did you look into the ports in Betaflight? You need to make sure you've got the RX toggled to the correct UART port. Just don't touch the first UART as that's your USB interface.

enchantedpants   Feb 12, 2017 

I ask about this in a couple places and someone pointed out that the rx only does pwm. So I'm looking at buying the flysky x6b.

Whiffles   Feb 12, 2017 

That works. You'll be better off with that receiver as well.

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