FPVFlow Siccario | The Cinelifter

By FPVFlow on Jan 09, 2023

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Finally, we made it!!
This was our dream build, and we are proud to share with you our first Shendrones Siccario build. We planned to use it with our cinema camera, the Z-Cam E2M4, so we opted for INAV 5.1 as the firmware.

The frame needs no introduction. Unlike the first versions, the new ones include a set of rigidity bars that greatly reduce vibrations read by the ACC. We tried both configurations, and the difference is huge (obviously). Rigidity bars are also super useful for blocking the antenna in order to reduce its oscillations.

We picked the Matek F722 HD as the FC because it natively supports 8 motors, is compatible with the DJI HD system and INAV, has many UARTS and a strong CPU. The main downside, especially for a build of this kind, is the limited space on the board for a blackbox, without the possibility of using an SD card to log more info.
Power is provided by two PDBs, one for each train of motors (top and bottom), with two XT60 connectors that allow us to use a double battery on the build. The two PDBs are soldered together in parallel, balancing the different consumptions between the upper and lower trains of motors. We originally planned to use a FUSE between the two PDBs in order to make the system safer, but we ended up directly wiring them together after some testing.

The motors are the Tmotor F100 with tons of thrust. They can easily carry the cinema camera and lens, with relatively low currents when using the 8040x3 propellers. We decided to use single ESCs, two on each arm, one per side, for cooling reasons (no need to generate a lot of heat between the two plates) and because they are a lot easier to maintain in case of problems.

Still here? Here's our timelapse video of building the Siccario:

It can fly in a variety of battery configurations, as it can be powered by a single or double 1300mAh 6S (3min double), by a single or double 1550mAh 6S (4min double), or by a single 4500mAh 6S (7min single).

PS: we already love it!!

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Part List

Frame

Siccario (4 builds)
Shendrones.myshopify.com
$430.00

Frame

Shen Drones Siccario Cinelifter Z Cam Mount
Getfpv.com
See Site

Flight Controller

(EOL)Flight Controller F722-HD – Matek Systems
Mateksys.com
See Site

ESCs

8 x iFlight SucceX-E 45A Slick BLHelis 2-6S ESC for FPV Racing RC Drone
Banggood.com
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Motors

8 x Motore a T F100 2810 1100KV/1350KV 5-6S motore senza spazzola per LR Cinematic 7/8 Pollici FPV Racing RC Drone
Banggood.com
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Propellers

HQProp 7X4X3 Light Grey (2CW+2CCW)-Poly Carbonate (6 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$3.59

Propellers

2 paia Gemfan CL 8040 8 Pollici PC Elica a 3 pale 5mm Foro di montaggio per FPV Racing RC Drone
Banggood.com
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FPV Camera

Caddx Polar Vista Kit Starlight - DJI Digital HD FPV System (6 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$139.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph Pro (LHCP SMA) Long Range (5 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$19.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano Rx - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (25 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.95

Power Distribution

2 x PDB FCHUB-6S w/ Current Sensor 184A, BEC 5V & 10V – Matek Systems
Mateksys.com
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Radio

FrSky Taranis X9D Plus SE 2019 with ACCESS (13 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$247.00

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles (64 builds)
Getfpv.com
$499.99

Goggles

DJI FPV Goggles V2 (182 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO11 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 27MP Photos, 1/1.9" Image Sensor, Live Streaming, Webc (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$9.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO10 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 23MP Photos, 1080p L (12 builds)
Amazon.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO9 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5K Ultra HD Video, 20MP Photos, 1080p Live S (14 builds)
Amazon.com
$349.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero 6 Black NAKED NUOVA con BEC BetaFPV drone FPV BETA95X BETA85X 4K 12MP
Ebay.com
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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 (30 builds)
Amazon.com
$288.00

HD Camera

E2-M4 - Z CAM
Z-cam.com
$1,499.00

Misc Parts

PARACORD PLANET 1/4 Inch para-Max Paracord 1200 lb Tensile Strength (Gold, 10 Feet) (11 builds)
Amazon.com
$9.29

Misc Parts

2 x TBS Crossfire Immortal T V2 Antenna (16 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$11.90

Misc Parts

Modulo di alimentazione per GPS esterno VIFLY GPS-mate con cicalino - Iha Race
Iha-race.com
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Misc Parts

Beitian BN-880 Flight Control GPS Module Dual Module Compass With Cable for RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)
Banggood.com
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Misc Parts

2 x Lumenier Indestructible Kevlar Lipo Strap - 20x250mm (3pcs)
Getfpv.com
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Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (149 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Misc Supplies

GEPRC GEP-Pagoda2 5.8G 2dBi FPV Antenna SMA/RP-SMA RHCP/LHCP 6cm 60mm (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$10.17
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