Reptile Cloud Cinewhoop

By DoubleJackOnTap on Apr 09, 2020

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This started out as a budget build Cinewhoop, but like most builds I blew up the budget.   For the most part, everything I wanted was out of stock.  I looked at the Diatone Taycan, the Iflight Bumblebee and Green Hornet and the new HGLRC Veyron, but all the frames were out of stock or backordered.   Then I found the Reptile and  thought I could manage to save some $$ since the frame is 1/2 the price of the others.  Well that lasted until the FC and motors.  I figured since I saved so much on the frame I could upgrade.   But that logic continued for every component except the camera.   I intended on using extra parts that I already had but for one reason or another I convinced myself that I should buy new ones.  Nevermind that I have 4 extra VTXs, 3 extra cameras, various motors, ect.

I did plan on the analog build for this frame, but like the fact that it is DJI compatible once I decide to make that leap.

Installed BF 4.1 with rpm filtering and completed the maiden flight.  So far so good.  Still messing with the GoPro settings to find the best combination for ReelSteady.  

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Part List

Frame

3DPOWER x Reptile CLOUD-149HD 149mm 3Inch Frame Kit V2 for Cinewhoop DJI FPV HD Air Unit (5 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$37.99

Flight Controller

iFlight SucceX Mini F7 TwinG V3 20x20 Flight Controller
Racedayquads.com
$41.99

ESCs

20x20 4in1 Drone ESCs for - RaceDayQuads
Racedayquads.com
$41.99

Motors

4 x BrotherHobby VY 1507 4150v Micro Motor (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$67.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 75mm Cinewhoop 2.95x3.6x3 Tri-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Grey
Racedayquads.com
$2.79

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Micro F2 FPV Camera (7 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW 5.8GHz VTX - U.FL or MMCX (143 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V3 5.8GHz Stubby SMA Antenna 2 Pack - Choose Your Polarization and ColorRed / RHCP (58 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.90

Receiver

FrSky XM+ 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (1507 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Radio

TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (65 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 Int'l Version Digital Telemetry Radio System 2.4GHz ACCST (Black-no plugs) (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$104.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (82 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

3D Printed

ReelSteady Universal GoPro Session Mount (3 builds)
Brain3d.co
$13.00

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (Renewed) (17 builds)
Amazon.com
$184.99

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (27 builds)
Furiousfpv.com
$68.00

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (46 builds)
Getfpv.com
$59.99

Tools

Armattan 1.5mm hex drive (2 builds)
Sabotagerc.com
$2.95

Tools

Armattan 2.0mm hex drive (2 builds)
Sabotagerc.com
$2.95

Tools

Armattan 2.5mm hex drive (2 builds)
Sabotagerc.com
$2.95

Accessories

MenaceRC 5.8GHz SMA VTX & Receiver Antenna Pack - RHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$35.99

Accessories

Lumenier AXII Diversity Antenna Bundle 5.8GHz (RHCP)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Accessories

VAS 5.8GHz Ion Pro SMA Antenna (RHCP) (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Misc Supplies

3DPOWER Universal ND Filter GoPro Session FPV Case and Mount TPU Parts (2 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$14.99
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Discussion

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TiagoUA   Nov 15, 2020  

Hi! I'm thinking about doing one like this. I've noticed that the version 1 is quiter than most cinewhoops. Does that apply to this build (I mean, having in consideration the added EVA foam, etc..)?
Besides, what's the flight time you can get with it?
You're feedback will be very much appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!

DoubleJackOnTap   Nov 15, 2020 

I dont have any other cinewhoops to compare the noise level. It is quieter than all my 5" quads and about the same as my normal 3" quad. Its not quiet but not obnoxious either.

For flight times I average between 5-6 minutes cruising around on. 1500 mah. I typically land at 3.7- 3.8 volts. It could go longer if pushing the battery.

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