Cinelog 35 HD 6s - 2004 1750kv

By wrong17 on Dec 10, 2021

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This is another short-lived project because I end up trading it for something else. I did not get the time to fully test all I wanted with this build. I would like to try different props and see how it would perform. I only flew it less than 2 packs and my initial impressions is that it has lots of potential. If you fly it like a cinewhoop to get slow cinematic videos, then this quad can be very efficient and get long flight times. It handles very well with the PIDs from GEPRC. If you let it loose, this thing is fast and powerful while carrying a full gopro. Can this replace my Shendron Squirt (6s w/ 2205 2300kv motors, and the is a hell NO!!! But is it better than a Squirt with full ducts and 4s 1407 motor; YES for sure. I have built 4 different variations of the squirt and each version gets better and better. But during my back-to-back testing between the Cinelog 35 and Squirt (6s w/ 2205 2300kv motors), there is a noticeable difference in performance. Maybe the slow cinematic flying can still be fine-tuned with the Cinelog 35 to match the Squirt but the pure power to flying it like a free style quad cannot be matched with the bigger motors in the squirt. And the biggest deal breaker for me about the Cinelog 35 is the noise. Until they come out with more 3.5" props selections the Gemfan D90 props are too loud in comparison to the HQ 75MMX6 Props. I guess, that might be one of the reasons why I was willing to let go of this project so quicky and maybe revisit it again when there is a larger prop selection.

Here is my first flight with Cinelog 35:



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Freakz182   Nov 12, 2022  

Hi, i just build a cinelog35 with all the part is from protek35, just change the frame. but i experienting a bad jello on the fpv camera (on goggle). can you suggest me anything about it, to disappearing the jello camera?thanks

wrong17   Nov 12, 2022 

Did you use the same tune from the Protek 35 on the Cinelog 35? If you did, that might be the problem. Are you using 4s or 6s. What KV motors do you have?

You can start by using the betaflight Cinewhoop preset if you are are running BF 4.3 on your Flight Controller.

Sootnsmoke   Jul 06, 2022  

Great info to consider when deciding between the Slammed Squirt and Cinelog 35. Thanks for this. My interest is in slower filming and not more speed and power in a Cinewhoop. That said, I cant think of a reaon why the Cinelog 35 would not handle every bit as good as rhe Slammed Squirt for slow cinema work It is lighter with a better power to weoght ratio, has more authority with the larger prop and it also has a smaller foot print to boot. Am I missing something with that logic?

wrong17   Jul 07, 2022 

In my opinion, the Squirt still out performs the Cinelog 35 especially when flying slow and indoors. When I am trying to fly both quads inside it feels like I need to push more effort to fly the Cinelog slower and smoother, were as the Squirt it is easier to do the same task. However, the Cinelog 35 has an advantage with less props wash when flying super close to the ground and in windy conditions. Since the Cinelog does not have a real duct, it does not get pushed around when it is windy outside. When I say windy, I am talking about 22mph winds and 44mph gusts. I also feel that less power is easier to fly than more. Also, it is possible to adjust the rates or even the reduce the motor output limits for the Cinelog 35 too, but I have not tried that so see if it would help with the door flying. You can have different profiles for indoor and outdoor flying.

grabejud   Jan 14, 2022  

thanks for the great writeup as i do plan to get one, i guess the noise is the trade off with ducted quads. i like this performance but certainly do observe even cinelog 25 is also noisy leaf blower. i have an actobrat that i converted to cinebrat with prop guards and the sound become more noisier.

wrong17   Jan 14, 2022 

Thanks! My opinion about the Cinelog 35 noise is based on the other ducted / prop guard quads that I have. The Cinelog 35 is noticeably louder than everything I have, even louder than a Squirt v2. However, it is not a fair comparison because there is a very limited selection of props to choose for a 3.5” quad. I think in the future when there is a better selection of props, the Cinelog 35 can only get even better.

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