Reptile Blackout Cloud 149 cinewhoop

By moe on Jun 30, 2020

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After spending about 2 years on here watching everyone elses amazing builds and wishing i knocked a build out myself, I Decided to get away from dji quads, and got to ordering parts. using some of the cine builds on here for inspiration, (and some amazing prop help from the user: Whiffles)

Firstly i would like to point out from the start: If you order from banggood, make sure that you check both, the delivery time estimation, and the PROCESSING TIME as i made my order in three batches, the larger batch was going to be held up for 27 days because of a set of screwdrivers i ordered, i contacted bg and they suggested i get a different colour screwdriver and they will send it, beast !!


I was unsure on the Reptile frame as they are known for cheap frames, but it arrived a few days before the parts, so i took the time to sand the sharp edges in water, checked screw fitment, i had no issues at all which set my mind at ease. i ordered the foam bumpers seperately as they arrive with the foam still in the center of the bumpers, this foam is gopro mount material lol.

i did a dry fit of the parts due to the restrictive space, made sure everything fits where i wanted it, then started with the motor mounting, the biggest tip i can give is use a set of needle nose pliers or tweezers, and measure twice.
locktight on all motor screws and soldered to the ESC, i was going to undersolder them but didn't want to have to insulate the frame, moved over to the flight controller, this was a learning curve for me as theres a lot of contradictive info out there for this flight controller, it does/doesn't come with instructions, however it does come with a pinout plate to work off, tinned the pads i needed on the board, then i moved onto the camera.

PLEASE NOTE: i messed the camera cable up initially, and cut it far too short, but this is an easy fix, i removed the 3 connectors out of the opposing end of the cable i cut and put them into the camera connnector, and that worked. Tilt on the camera is 10 Degrees.

VTX was next, i specifically picked this one as it was the same as the stack, my mistake was the stac is m2 holes and the vtx is m3 (live and learn i guess). vtx is 7-24v so i wired that to VCC, and left the ground next to the video out on the board, doesn't seem to cause any issues as of yet.
i sent smartaudio to the TX3 and wired the sma to the TPU holder that comes with the frame.

RX is a flysky FS-x6b, this is still in transit, when it gets here i will add what ive learned about it. and i will be doing the rssi mod to it when it arrives.

I ordered everything to be blacked out on the quad, this is partly for asthetics, and partly function, this needs to be as unobtrusive as possible.

What i learned from the build that i didnt know before:
ESC Is blheli_s.
you'll never have enough cable ties.

please take into consideration this is my first build, go easy on me lol


Part List


Reptile CLOUD-149 149mm 3Inch Frame Kit ABS Carbon Fiber for RC Drone FPV Racing (7 builds)

Flight Controller

MAMBA F405 Mini MK2 Betaflight Flight Controller & F25 20A 3-4S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC (91 builds)


4 x GEPRC SPEEDX GR1408 3500KV 3750KV 4100KV Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (10 builds)


Gemfan 75mm Ducted Props PC 3-Blade (4 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Micro F2 1/3" CMOS 2.1mm 1200TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL Low Latency FPV Camera W/ Microphone (38 builds)

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3-ultimat 5.8G 40CH 25/200/400/600mW Switchable Smart Audio FPV Transmitter Support OSD (15 builds)


2pcs Foxeer 5.8G Lollipop 3 2.5DBi Omni FPV Antenna RHCP SMA/RP-SMA for RC Drone Airplane (17 builds)


Flysky FS-X6B 6CH Receiver for FS-i10 FS-i8 FS-i6 FS-i6s FS-i6x FS-i4 FS-i4x Transmitter


2 x Batterie Lipo Tattu Funfly 4s 1300mAh 100C (2 builds)


Flysky i6S FS-i6S 2.4G 10CH AFHDS 2A Transmitter With FS-iA10B Receiver for FPV RC Drone (6 builds)


Eachine EV100 720*540 5.8G 72CH FPV Goggles With Dual Antennas Fan 7.4V 1000mAh Battery For RC Drone (23 builds)

HD Camera

(Renewed) GoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera (6 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Reptile CLOUD-149 / 149HD Part Propeller Protective Guard Duct w/ Anti-vibration EVA Sponge for RC Drone

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6 DC 150 W 10A LCD 2-6 S Lipo Batarya Akıllı Dengesi Şarj Boşaltma Voltajı Ile Servo Checker Alıcı Sinyal Test (7 builds)

Misc Supplies

Power Genius 4 Pack 2-6S 2in1 Parallel Charging Board - XT30 & XT60 (7 builds)

Misc Supplies

2PCS RP-SMA 5.8Ghz 16dBi StingPad Panel Antenna + 5dBi RHCP Pagoda Antenna Omni Directional FPV Antenna Set For FPV RC Racing Dr
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Blade   5 days ago  

What flight time are you getting with those 1300mah batteries? with & without gopro...

moe   5 days ago 

Believe it or not I haven't been able to achieve more than a hover due to bad weather and lock down restrictions, as soon as the weather lifts il get a flight in and post the time up,

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