Martian Embarkation

By 7uvoK on Feb 23, 2018

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Embarkation

7uvoK's Martian Embarkation: A first-timer's build. Please comment if you see mistakes or opportunities for improvement.

I originally had it with a Betaflight F4 and FlySky receiver. But after lots of frustration, I figured out that the boards were only putting out 4.7v, and the FlySkys do not work at that range. The FrSky is rated down to 3v and works like a charm. Now I have an extra Betaflight F4 and an extra Bardwell F4 (I'll use the later in my next build).

Update: My original VTX never really worked (Eachine VTX03), so I stepped up to the TBS Unify Pro. Also, made a minor receiver switch, installed soft motor mounts and updated the props to my cheap LOS ones (pictured in yellow and black).

Sorry for the dirty quad in the most recent photos!

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Part List

Frame

Martian II 220 220mm 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB For RC Drone (90 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.58

Flight Controller

RDQ Bardwell F4 3-6S 30x30 Flight Controller V2 - JBF4 AIO FC w/OSD (161 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

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
$27.56

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205S BR2205S 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For X210 220 QAV250 RC Drone FPV Racing (23 builds)
Banggood.com
$33.61

Propellers

RAYCORP 5050 3-Blades 5x5x3 Propellers. 16 Pieces (8CW, 8CCW) Black & Yellow 5-inch Tri Blades Quadcopter & Multirotor P
Amazon.com
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FPV Camera

Crazepony Foxeer FPV Arrow Camera 600TVL 2.8mm Lens NTSC Sony Super Had II CCD IR Blocked Version 2 with OSD AUDIO Black for QAV
Amazon.com
$29.99

FPV Transmitter

Team BlackSheep TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV (SMA) Video Transmitter by Team Blacksheep (594 builds)
Amazon.com
$45.21

Antenna

Omnivision 5.8GHz "Stubby" 3-Lobe FPV Antenna (LHCP) (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$15.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1471 builds)
Getfpv.com
$13.99

Misc Parts

25ft - 3/8 inch PET Expandable Braided Sleeving - BlackRed - Alex Tech Braided Cable Sleeve
Amazon.com
$7.99

Misc Parts

PARACORD PLANET 10 20 25 50 100 Foot Hanks and 250 1000 Foot Spools of Parachute 550 Cord Type III 7 Strand Paracord (Imperial R (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$6.49

Misc Parts

iFlight Motor Spacer Shock Absorber Pads Damping Washer Silicone Material for Emax RS2205 iPower Motor iF2205 2204 2206 2208 and (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$5.49

Misc Parts

5 PCS Super Loud 5V Active Alarm Buzzer Beeper Tracker 9*5.5mm for RC MultiRotor FPV Racing Drone (33 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.17

Misc Parts

PANASONIC FM Series 1000UF 35V LOW ESR CAPACITOR FOR ESC NOISE REDUCTION (36 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$1.49
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Discussion

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Shobber   Feb 25, 2018  

Very neat build. Well done. Good luck!
I'm a beginner too.

QuadStar Drones   Feb 24, 2018  

Very cool color scheme, hopefully you don't scratch it up too much!

JC250   Feb 23, 2018  

5 in props? It doesn’t matter if u r a beginner, those motors are so weak that 5 in is fine. If u want to get all the performance I can, get some 5046 cyclones

7uvoK   Feb 23, 2018 

Yes, I have some 5" props for this build. Today was my first flying IRL. Don't need any more thrust yet!

JC250   Feb 23, 2018  

Besides that it is a super clean build

JC250   Feb 23, 2018  

5 in props? It doesn’t matter if u r a beginner, those motors are so weak that 5 in is fine. If u want to get all the performance I can, get some 5046 cyclones

UnderDawg   Feb 23, 2018  

Clean build and not a bad price to boot...

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