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.

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Part List

Frame

Anniversary Special Edition Martian 215 215mm Carbon Fiber RC Drone FPV Racing Frame Kit 136g (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$21.99

Flight Controller

MATEKSYS FLIGHT CONTROLLER F722-STD (3 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$38.99

ESCs

4 x Racerstar RS30A V2 30A Blheli_S ESC OPTO 2-4S Support Oneshot42 Multishot 16.5 Dshot600 (9 builds)
Banggood.com
$51.96

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2306 BR2306S 2400KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For X210 X220 250 for RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$35.49

Propellers

DALPROP CYCLONE T5040C Propeller (14 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer 16:9 1200TVL Monster V2 FPV Camera Built-in OSD Audio HS1197 ***CHOOSE COLOR*** (62 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$38.90

FPV Transmitter

FCHUB-VTX W/5.8G VIDEO TRANSMITTER US Version
Pirofliprc.com
$34.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (22 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Receiver

XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (492 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$12.99

Batteries

Tattu LiPo Battery Pack 1550mAh 75C 4S 14.8V with XT60 Plug for RC Boat Heli Airplane UAV Drone FPV
Amazon.com
$28.99

Misc Parts

MTV Mount 1.8mm Wide Angle Lens CL1189
Pirofliprc.com
$9.90

Misc Parts

TAIL LIGHT WS2812B & LOUD BUZZER, DUAL MODES (2 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$8.99

Misc Parts

Diatone Aluminum ESC Protectors
Diatoneusa.com
$8.00

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz (6 builds)
Store.rotorriot.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Matek Loud Buzzer w/PCB
Pirofliprc.com
$3.99

Misc Parts

Mini uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (35x35mm) Mounting backplane and Compass V2
Readytoflyquads.com
$17.00
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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 
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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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