Matek F7 Martian

By Spoonman on Jan 10, 2018

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I wanted to build a freestyle photography rig with full GPS capabilities, and add on a long range crossfire upgrade later. The Matek F722-STD has a barometer on board and ic2. I added a M8N GPS with a compass and flashed INAV. It flies great, INAV has air/acro modes just like Betaflight. It doesn't support d-shot yet and that's about the only drawback I see. Adding navigation to the OSD is great, latitude and longitude, direction home, distance from home, atitude, and ground speed. I run a DVR in case of crash I have exact coordinates. GPS lock mode for filming and return to home in case of panic or signal loss. A few grams of hardware brings so much to this build. Silicone conformal coating and corrosion x for the lovely Michigan weather.


Part List


Anniversary Special Edition Martian 215 215mm Carbon Fiber RC Drone FPV Racing Frame Kit 136g (17 builds)

Flight Controller



4 x Racerstar RS30A V2 30A Blheli_S ESC OPTO 2-4S Support Oneshot42 Multishot 16.5 Dshot600 (9 builds)


4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2306 BR2306S 2400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For X210 X220 250 for RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)


DALPROP CYCLONE T5040C Propeller (14 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer 16:9 1200TVL Monster V2 FPV Camera Built-in OSD Audio HS1197 ***CHOOSE COLOR*** (62 builds)

FPV Transmitter



Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (22 builds)


XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (492 builds)


Tattu LiPo Battery Pack 1550mAh 75C 4S 14.8V with XT60 Plug for RC Boat Heli Airplane UAV Drone FPV

Misc Parts

MTV Mount 1.8mm Wide Angle Lens CL1189

Misc Parts


Misc Parts

Diatone Aluminum ESC Protectors

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz (6 builds)

Misc Parts

Matek Loud Buzzer w/PCB

Misc Parts

Mini uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (35x35mm) Mounting backplane and Compass V2
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JC250   2 days ago  

How tall is that stack? How short can it reasonably get? I'm building based on a 20mm standoff height (the hyperlite flowrider) and JB's vid of BF3.3 and 32k has got me looking for F7 with an ICM20602 gyro. Has the gyro given u any trouble? Sry for all the questions but this seems to be the only (and yet perfect) stack for my upcoming build. Thxs in advance

quadcrazed   7 days ago  

how do you like those motors so far I've been looking at them and have been wondering if they're any good

Spoonman   7 days ago 

So far they have been rock solid. Power is very close to the big names. Glad I watched reviews on these. I can't speak for durability but if I ruin any of them I'll post an update.

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