Martian III 220MM 4S Dshot 600

By leonard4 on Apr 28, 2017

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After having built my first 280MM setup I decided on a smaller, faster more agile X style frame for my 4S speed demon quad. The new setup is built around a 220M Reptile Martian III (Alien 5" Clone) with a shorter main body with a Lumenier 4Power+ PDB. It has a 1.5mm top plate, 2mm base plate, and 3.5mm arms, all 3k Carbon Fiber. Running a set of the DYS XSD 30A v2 esc's running Dshot600 on a Lumenier Lux V2 FC thats running Betaflight 3.1.7 on an 8khz gyro/8khz PID setup cycle. Motors for this setup are the upgraded EMAX RS2205S 2300KVs.

Same type of FPV setup, using a 700tvl CCD and a newer more powerful 600mw transmitter as I've seen some banding and signal loss using the 200mw setup on my previous quad. Using the same brand of batteries, Tattu 1550mah 45c 4S, as they've been rock solid. Just upgraded to a Taranis X9D so using a de-pinned X8R using SBus with full telemetry and PID tuning on the transmitter.

Super happy with how clean all of the wiring came out in this one, especially with how small of a frame space I had to work with. Now I just need to find something to clean up all the flux.

UPDATE 1/25/2018
Added a new AKK X2 VTX and swapped to some Tattu R-line 2.0 1550 100C 4S batteries. Also upgraded the lens on the camera to a Vicdozia 2.5mm 170 Degree Wide Angle Gopro HD Lens. Also made up an almost 90 degree XT60 connector for the new batteries, they were a bit shorter than the previous ones.


Part List


New Release Reptile Martian III 220 Mini Quadcopter Frame w/ PDB 3.5mm Arms FPV

Flight Controller

Lumenier LUX V2 Flight Controller (59 builds)


4 x DYS XSD30A XSD 30A 3-5S ESC V2 BLHeli_S Supports Dshot600 Dshot300 For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (38 builds)


4x Emax RS2205S 2300KV Racing Edition Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (164 builds)


DALPROP T5045C Cyclone 5 (2 CW 2 CCW)

FPV Camera

FOXEER Arrow V2 HS1190 FPV Camera - $38.53 | (2 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Eachine ET600 5.8G 32CH 600mW Super Light Transmitter (6 builds)


Anbee FPV 5.8Ghz Circular Polarized Clover Leaf Antenna High Gain Aerial Set RP-SMA Female Plug (6 builds)


FrSky X8R 16ch Receiver, SBUS, Smart Port - Standard Antenna


TATTU 1550mAh 14.8V 45C 4S LiPo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug for RC Boat Truck Heli Airplane UAV Drones FPV

Power Distribution

Lumenier 4Power + Plus PDB (5v/10v Reg, 184A Curr.) (12 builds)


FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (48 builds)
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FatShark Dominator HDO FPV GogglesRechargeable 1800mah Pack (137 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black Video Camera GPCHDHX-701 (102 builds)

Video Receiver

FuriousFPV True-D V3.8 Diversity Receiver System - Clarity Redefined (17 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 Mark 2 LiPo Battery Balance Charger Duo Discharger Dual 200W 12A2 AC Dual Channel Output 1-6S Li-ion Life NiCd NiMH LiHV (2 builds)
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MrTreeFPV   May 17, 2017  

How do the arms mount with the lumineer pdb the stock red pdb has 2 holes for mounting the arms. How does it go together?

leonard4   May 17, 2017 

They way I have it put together are the inner 4 hex screws go in from the top through the arms and down into the nuts. Then I have the middle four hex screws coming up through the arms and the main plate into four small nylon nuts, then on top of that I have the PDB and then som anti-vibration standoffs then the FC. The final 4 outer holes have the hex screws going down as well into the small carbon plate below the quad with some small standoffs to allow space for my VTX and receiver. If you need more pictures I can toss some up.

K24cl9   Apr 28, 2017  

Excellent flight controller choice. Love the Lux V2.

leonard4   Apr 28, 2017 

Agreed, absolutely in love with this thing!

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