Martian II - ReBuild

By tophe75 on Jan 09, 2018

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A ReBuild of my Martian II

with the anniversary top and bottom plate and lower standoffs.

I had an old Martian II, that needed new life, so I stripped the old paint of and painted white sides.
Since the bottom and top plates had been broken, I ordered the shorter anniversary plates which are a bit shorter then the original frame. I also replaced the original standoffs (35mm) with 25mm ones which gave the frame a better look.
I designed and 3D printed a new FPV camera mount for the HS1177m.
Above the FPV camera is the custom made, 3D printed, GoPro mount, simple and sits with two zip-ties.
Motors and ESC are the same, but I put black "snakeskin" over the ESC and to hold it to the arm I use an o-ring.
Receiver antennas are monuted "Joshua Bardwell Style" on the back arms.
The last thing I made is a custom battery pad from decor rubber, it was designed in Silhouette Studio and cut on my Silhouette Cameo 3.

First flight is in and I like how it feels, rates and PID's need some tuning but a nice re-build.
The Mango FC was an easy install and the setup take a 4S.


Part List


Martian II 220 220mm 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB For RC Drone (90 builds)

Flight Controller

Mango 30.5x30.5mm Omnibus F3 Flight Controller AIO Betaflight OSD Current Sensor & 5V 12V PDB Board (2 builds)


4X Racerstar RS20A 20A BLHELI_S OPTO 2-4S ESC Support Oneshot42 Multishot DShot for RC FPV Racing Drone (26 builds)


4 x KINGKONG/LDARC 2204 2300KV Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (2 builds)


10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 5x4.5x3 5045 5 Inch 3-Blade Propeller CW CCW for RC FPV Racing Drone (26 builds)

FPV Camera


FPV Transmitter

Eachine TS5823S 40CH 5.8G 200MW AV Transmitter Module RP-SMA Female Skyzone Upgrade (10 builds)


DYS FPV 5.8G Antenna 4dBi Mushroom Antenna RHCP TX RX SMA RP-SMA Male for RC Drone FPV Racing (31 builds)


FrSky D4R-II 2.4G 4CH ACCST Telemetry Receiver for RC Drone FPV Racing (24 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO4 Session Video Camera GPCHDHS-102 (42 builds)
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HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (302 builds)

Misc Parts

2.0mm/3.0mm Bottom Board Plate Spare Part for Martian II RC Drone (2 builds)

Misc Parts

1.5mm/2mm Top Board Plate Spare Part for Martian II RC Drone (2 builds)

Misc Parts

Suleve™ M3AR1 M3 Aluminum Alloy Standoff Studs 8-35mm Red Round PCB Board Spacers Standoffs 10pcs (5 builds)
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Fernando   Jun 09, 2019  

Nice rebuild. Any idea where can I get the "snakeskin"?

tophe75   Jun 09, 2019 

Search for snakeskin or braided wire tube.

[Kr44.87]URUAV 6mm PET Polyester Braided Wire Tube 20m for RC FPV Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys Hobbies and Robot on

JC250   Jan 09, 2018  

I would recommend getting a lighter prop for your motors in the future. Maybe some king kong 5x4x3 props

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