"Thorondor" - DJI 6s Midrange Marmotte w/Vista

By Warrono on Aug 24, 2020

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Thorondor, king of the Eagles
My First 5", 6s build. Meant to be a midrange acro flyer with Gopro Compatibility. Might push it long range if I find the right place.
Going to replace my 3" "Gwaihir" for longer range, and to convert it to a cinewhoop.
My first build I actually consider pretty.
Comes in w/ battery at around 650g, so not light by any means, but it's hella durable and can still punch out super well.


Part List


Marmotte DJI Edition (9 builds)

Flight Controller

MAMBA STACK F405DJI F50PRO 3-6S Flight Controller Stack (7 builds)


4 x iFlight XING X2207 1700KV 1800KV 2450KV 2750KV 2-6S Brushless Motor for RC FPV Racing Drone (43 builds)


Gemfan Floppy Proppy 5135 Foldable Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorClear Black

FPV Camera

Caddx Vista Digital HD System for DJI HD FPV (20 builds)


Foxeer Lollipop V3 5.8GHz Stubby SMA Antenna 2 Pack - RHCP or LHCP - Choose Your ColorRed / RHCP (35 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (764 builds)


CNHL BLACK SERIES 1300MAH 22.2V 6S 100C LIPO BATTERY (23 builds)


FrSky Taranis X-Lite Pro ACCESS 2.4GHz Radio Controller (Deep Sea Blue) (16 builds)


DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (99 builds)

3D Printed

4 x [BOMBA] Arm bumper - Chameleon Ti / Marmotte by BOMBA_FPV
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3D Printed

Armattan Marmotte TBS immortal t + SMA mount by JoeStanFPV
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HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (19 builds)

Misc Parts

CLRacing Race LED/PCB Wire 4 Pack - Choose Your Color and Size (37 builds)

Misc Parts

TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna V2 - Extended (2 builds)

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (49 builds)

Misc Parts

Vifly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (87 builds)

Misc Parts

RDQ 3/8'' x 2ft. Braided Mesh Wire Wrap for ESC and Motor WiresCarbon (34 builds)

Radio Module

Team BlackSheep Crossfire Micro TX Module (122 builds)
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SquishinStix   16 days ago  

Looks awesome - very unique way to route and mount the battery cable, would love to see a picture with the pack attached.

QCumberCool   Aug 25, 2020  

what do you use the gps for? does it record in dvr?

Warrono   Aug 25, 2020 

This is my first time using GPS, I mainly wanted stuff like airspeed, and distance from home, and altitude. I haven't actually tried DVR recording with it yet, as I have used my GoPro.

QCumberCool   Aug 25, 2020 

ah cool. i haven't used one before. once you have exported your video to the computer, is there a separate gps file that you can overlay it with to get speed, etc?

Warrono   Aug 25, 2020 

To my knowledge, the only way to get a log like that is to use DVR, although you may be able to do something with Betaflight logs. I am not the best person to consult with GPS as I am learning also! If I find any more info I'll let you know!

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