Back in Black ( Black Pearl Stretch )

By UnderDawg on Sep 04, 2017

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In a pinch I was cruising Amazon looking for a new frame and happened to find the Black Pearl. I thought it was a really nice looking frame that comes with 5.5mm interchangeable arms and a HD camera mount that I opted not to use.

The DYS FC and 30 amp ESC combo allows for a nice tight stack and with a TPU camera mount I was able to drop the top a couple of mm more. I think everything turned out nice and I'm looking forward to trying out the Hobbywing 2205 motors on a stretch X frame.


Part List


nidici Black Pearl X5 210mm X Frame Chamfered Removable Arm with Gopro Mount Plate FPV Carbon Fiber Racing Quadcopter Kit Compat (2 builds)

Flight Controller

DYS F4 PRO Flight Controller (140 builds)


DYS F30A 30amp 4 in 1 BLHeli_S ESC 2-6S BB2 BEC 5V/12V 3A Dshot600 Oneshot Multishot for RC Drone FPV Racing (74 builds)


4 x Hobbywing XRotor 2205 2300KV Brushless Motor for FPV Racer Drone QAV250 (3 builds)


CA$4.17 2 Pairs Dalprop Cyclone T5046C 5046 5x4.6 CW CCW Propeller for RC Drone RC Parts from Toys Hobbies and Robot on ban (391 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1177 V2 600TVL CCD 2.5mm/2.8mm PAL/NTSC IR Blocked Mini FPV Camera 5-40V w/ Bracket (25 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro HV 5G8 - Race (SMA) (555 builds)


Spedix Pagoda 5.8ghz RHCP Antenna (SMA) (33 builds)


XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (1149 builds)


FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Mode 2 Transmitter Blue Orange for RC FPV Racing Drone (263 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session, 1080p (303 builds)

HD Camera


HD Camera

Caddx Turtle V2 Micro FPV Camera / 20x20 1080P 60 FPS HD DVR - Black (54 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (303 builds)

HD Camera

Quelima SQ12 Mini 1080P FHD DVR Camera 155 Degree FOV Loop-cycle Recording Night Vision (7 builds)

Misc Parts

Great3D Antenna Mounts w/Forever Tubes - by pLaStIc sPiDeR – MultiRotorMania (9 builds)
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Quadlite   Jun 24, 2018  

That frame looks shockingly similar to the xjb 145, just bigger. Thats not a bad thing either!

UnderDawg   Jun 24, 2018 

Sure does. I've thought about buying the XJB frame just for that reason. This frame flies that well.

Quadlite   Jun 25, 2018 

I dont doubt it! I had an xjb 145 for awhile. It flew really well for sure. Fast too, had to be about 90mph with stock setup.

Apeian   Mar 26, 2018  

Dude...u r such a craftsman - just looking at some of your past builds....DAM! ;)

UnderDawg   Mar 26, 2018 

Thank you for the kind words. I've picked up so many good tips from this site

slodsm   Nov 12, 2017  

Good grief man that's a thing of beauty. Awesome work and attention to detail.

UnderDawg   Nov 12, 2017 

Thanks!!! This is definitely one of my favorite quads that I've built.

JuliusBIV   Oct 22, 2017  

Super Clean! NICE build. Where did you get the wire wrap?

Briefly Flying FPV   Sep 10, 2017  

What a beauty!!! Congrats!

Carbon_Rob   Sep 07, 2017  

Very clean!

FissionBomb   Sep 04, 2017  

Another sexy build. Great work again!

UnderDawg   Sep 04, 2017 

Thanks!! You've got some nice builds yourself..

FissionBomb   Sep 07, 2017 

No way, your stuff is on another level.

Nitro Nut   Sep 04, 2017  

What parts did you use to mount the camera? Nice build bt the way. Looks very well thought out and executed.

UnderDawg   Sep 04, 2017 

Thanks!! That's the Floss micro cam mount. I have a couple of other TPU mounts in the mail if that one doesn't work out.

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