DJi Cinelift X8 BMPCC 6K Duct

By Dark FPV on Jun 03, 2021

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After I finished the X4 I quickly realized that it was too weak to carry a decent (BMPCC 6K) video camera. So I expanded my project with 4 more motors. A motor plate and two eighth propeller guards.

So I didn't have to move the engines. I used flat hexagon head screws.

The antennas for TBS 868MHz and DJI 5.8GHz can now all be unscrewed. Which makes transport a lot easier.
So that the cam holder has space in the middle, the two TBS antennas had to be moved to the outside. So that the antennas really hold, they are secured with a TPU mating thread. (previously only squeezed)

The cam holder has to carry about 1.5 - 2kg, so I wanted a hinge on the flat side to achieve more stability.
The cam holder consists of a carbon plate and TPU elements and is aligned in its position so that the center of gravity of the camera / lens coincides with the center of gravity of the copter.

In order to improve the flight characteristics even further, a lipo plate was installed on the underside for 2x 4000 - 5000mAh 6S lipos. as a counterweight, so to speak.

The next days / weeks we will work on the tuning so that I can also show videos here.

Update 09.05.21 Maiden

Update 23.05.21 First Time with the BMPPC 6K. PIDs need to be tune. Colorgrading! And i messt up with the sharpness.

Cam footage.

Update 2.6.21 Second real flight

Hi, ran the big boy yesterday. The sharpness fits this time, but there was dust on the lens. I also tried different stabilizations. Unfortunately, the steps in the exposure can still be seen, so I have to run again. Otherwise, I actually like it a lot. :-) With YT 4K60fps should be available.


Part List

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Flight Controller

MATEK Systems F722-HD F7 Flight Controller OSD 3~8S MPU6000 32M Blackbox 5V/8V BEC comptiable DJI FPV Air Unit 30.5x30.5mm for R (9 builds)


2 x Upgrade 30.5x30.5mm Holybro Tekko32F3 Metal 65A BLheli_32 4-6S 4in1 ESC DShot1200 w/ F3 MCU & Current Sensor for RC Drone FPV Ra (4 builds)


8 x BrotherHobby Avenger 2806.5 870KV 6S / 1300KV 1460KV 1700KV 1920KV 4-6S Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing


HQ Durable Prop 7035 Dreiblatt 7X3.5X3V1S Rot 4 Stück PC FPV Propeller 7 Zoll kaufen |
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HQ Prop 7035 Dreiblatt V1S Schwarz 2CW+2CCW FPV Propeller 7 Zoll kaufen |
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FPV Camera

DJI FPV Air Unit Digital 5.8Ghz 1080p/60fps 28ms/4km HD Recording FPV Transmitter Camera Combo for FPV Racing Drone RC Airplane (288 builds)


2 x TBS Crossfire Sender Antenne TUNED (TX) kaufen |
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2 x OCP 5.8 - TrueRC Canada (14 builds)


TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano RX Empfänger kaufen |
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2 x Tattu R-Line 22.2V 4000mah 6S 95C FPV Lipo Battery with AS150 Plug (6 builds)
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Power Distribution

Pololu 5V, 2.5A Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V25F5 (3 builds)

Power Distribution

Pololu 9V, 2.5A Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V25F9 (2 builds)

3D Printed

Fpv Onlineshop | Fpv 3DDruck | 3D-Druckservice Monheim am Rhein (2 builds)
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Suleve™ M3AS7 10Pcs M3 30mm Knurled Standoff Bolt Aluminum Alloy 6061 Anodized Spacer Multicolor


4 x Suleve™ M3AR2 M3 Aluminum Alloy Standoff Studs 8-35mm Black Round PCB Board Spacers Standoffs 10pcs


5 x M3 5 mm Alu Abstandshalter HEX Distanzbolzen schwarz | Flyingfolk FPV Shop
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Misc Parts

2 x Lumenier QAV-R 2 7" Deadcat Rear Arm

Misc Parts

2 x Lumenier QAV-R 2 7" Deadcat Front Arm

Misc Parts

Matek Systems GNSS M9N-5883 NEO-M9N GPS Module With Magnetic Compass QMC5883L Support GLONASS, Galileo for FPV RC Racing Drone

Misc Parts

Lumenier M3 Hardware Pack - 12.9 Grade, 7 Screw Sizes (460 Pcs) (4 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x PANASONIC 1000UF 35V LOW ESR CAPACITOR (26 builds)
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Pandastreken   Sep 01, 2022  

what kv do you use?

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