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Numero Uno Martian III 190

By Knifenutsjake on Aug 26, 2017

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Numero Uno Martian III

Building my first FPV quad. I started with a randomly chosen Realacc Martian III 190mm/4" kit, but wasn't excited about the bottom mounted battery so I decided to repurpose parts and build to my liking. The pics show both versions.

This one is for fun/backyard ripping on our 4 acres and pond with a bit of friendly makeshift racing with my neighbor too. I've owned and built countless buggies, trucks, fixed wing and heli's, and have been into RC since before LiPo batteries .

 I went for a 4" lightweight build too keep it as light and nimble as possible for reversing direction as I get close to the streams and ponds out back. 

 When selecting parts, the primary influence is that I've never built a FC/gyro controlled vehicle before. I wanted a nimble, mid-level quality machine built from scratch is building and learning these systems is the whole point. I'm also not interested in some of the excessive loss of video signal I'm seeing on YouTube etc, so good quality camera/vtx/antanna was a must. I'll be building pagoda kits from FarView and utilizing my brothers 3d printer for some one-offs. 

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Part List

Frame

Realacc Martian III X Structure 4mm Arm 190mm 220mm 250mm Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB for RC Drone (12 builds)
Banggood.com
$22.99

Flight Controller

HGLRC F4 V5PRO Flight Controller 5.8G 40CH 0/25/200/600mW Switchable VTX w/ 5V BEC OSD PDB RC Drone (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

ESCs

Racerstar RS20Ax4 20A 4 in 1 Blheli_S Opto ESC 2-4S Support Dshot150 Dshot300 for RC FPV Racing Drone (67 builds)
Banggood.com
$21.99

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205S PRO 2300KV 2-5S Brushless Motor For X210 X220 250 RC Drone FPV Racing (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$40.56

Propellers

Lumenier 4x4x3 V2 - Propeller (Set of 4 - Transparent Black) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 (2.5mm lens) - Orange (411 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (122 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.50

Antenna

Pagoda-2 Omni Antenna RHCP Kit (36 builds)
Farvew.com
$4.00

Antenna

F - 02 5.8G 5dBi FPV Mushroom Antenna - $3.68 |GearBest.com
Gearbest.com
$3.68

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1217 builds)
Getfpv.com
$13.99

Batteries

Floureon 4S 14.8V 1500mAh 45C Li-Polymer Lipo RC Battery Pack with Deans Plug for RC Airplane, RC Helicopter, RC Car/Truck, RC B
Amazon.com
$22.99

Misc Parts

Eachine EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles 5 Inch 800*480 Video Headset HD DVR Build in Battery
Banggood.com
$89.99

Misc Parts

Anti-Vibration Flight Controller Standoff (7 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

Misc Parts

Motor Soft Mount Silicone Pad w/ 3M Backing (Set of 4) (22 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99
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