#1 Cloud CineWhoop

By Kaize45 on Jan 11, 2021

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This is my first FPV quad. I have always had several RC's from Heli's to Crawlers to SCT's. This pandemic and Youtube have rekindled my interest in FPV quads. I chose to start with the Cloud 149 CineWhoop Frame so that I could fly inside and out, and also cary a go pro if/when I choose. I got most of the parts from RaceDayQuads, which I fould to be an awesome site, with fast shipping and often the cheapest parts aside from those slow sketchy Chinese sites.

I have run about 15 packs through the quad and have had no issues both inside and outside with some decent wind. It is as smooth as I coould have ever imagined. I considdered a nicer FC with an F7 controller instead of the F4 in this mamba but I have so far been throughly impressed with the whole stack and VTX.

For my next build I will be going from the 3" to a 5" inch with full telmetry but first will have to buy some fpv goggles. I did snag a portable monitor/reciever combo on amazon for cheap to get me started building but I definitely need the goggles ASAP.

Another note is that this frame supports both a 20mm stack and a 30mm stack and for my first build soldering on the 20mm stack was a bit of a concern but I did not have any issues with my first try and no smoke. It took some patientence to keep everything clean during the build while soldering and I would have apprecieated a 30x30 size stack, but so far this one is great, also very few soldered wires stick out past the edge of the frame because of the smaller stack I do like this, and the few grams saved is also nice.

I hope to update this post after maybe 100 packs.

Part List

Frame

Reptile Cloud 149 3" Cinewhoop Frame KitDefault Title
Racedayquads.com
$30.59

Flight Controller

Diatone Mamba F405 Mini MK2 20x20 Flight Controller
Racedayquads.com
$18.99

ESCs

Diatone Mamba F30 Mini 30A 20x20 4in1 ESC (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.99

Motors

4 x iFlight XING X1408 3600Kv Micro MotorDefault Title (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$67.96

Propellers

HQ Prop Duct 75mm Cinewhoop Hexa-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Grey (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.79

Propellers

Gemfan D76 Ducted Durable 5-Blade 76mm Cinewhoop Prop 4 Pack (5mm & 1.5mm Mounting) - Choose Your ColorPink (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.69

Propellers

Gemfan Ducted 75mm Tri-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorBlack (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.69

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Micro Pro 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.1mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color & Lens (230 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

Diatone Mamba TX400 25-400mW 5.8GHz 20x20/30x30 VTX - U.FL
Racedayquads.com
$17.99

Antenna

Rush FPV Cherry 5.8GHz SMA Antenna 2 Pack - RHCP or LHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$20.99

Antenna

SMA Pigtail U.FL Connector for VTXs - Choose Type (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS 2.4GHz Mini ReceiverDefault Title (1472 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Batteries

4 x RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 850mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30 or XT60 (28 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$64.96

Radio

RADIOMASTER TX16S w/Hall Sensor Gimbals 2.4GHz 16ch Multi-Protocol OpenTx Transmitter
Hobbyking.com
$149.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (145 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Reptile Cloud Duct & Bumper Set - Choose Your Color (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Forever Antenna Tube 2 Pack - Choose Your Color (13 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (58 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Misc Parts

Vifly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (106 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Battery Charger

Power Genius 4 Pack 2-6S 2in1 Parallel Charging Board - XT30 & XT60 (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Battery Charger

iMAX B6 80W 6A Lipo Battery Balance Charger Discharger XT60 Output with Power Supply Adapter (18 builds)
Banggood.com
$27.99

Soldering Iron

RDQ Quad Solder V2 - 63/37, 0.8mm, 100g (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Soldering Iron

Kester #951 10mL Soldering Flux Pen (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$5.99

Soldering Iron

Soldering Station, 65W Tilswall Solder Station Welding Iron with Smart Temperature Control (392°F-896°F), Extra 5pcs Sol (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$39.99

Accessories

Readytosky 4.3" FPV Monitor 48CH 480 x 22 LCD Wireless Receiver Monitor Built-in Battery with Sun Hood LCD Hood Shade for RC FPV
Amazon.com
$1.00

Misc Supplies

RDQ Transmitter StrapDefault Title
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Supplies

1-8S LiPo Battery Checker Voltage Tester w/ Low Voltage Alarm (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Misc Supplies

Banana Plug to XT60 or XT30 for Lipo Battery Chargers - Choose Connector & ColorXT60 / Black
Racedayquads.com
$2.89

Misc Supplies

TS100 XT60 to DC Cable (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.49
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