Cotton Candy Cinematic 7"

By Jeffmhopkins on Nov 11, 2018

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My first 7" build, flying 6" or 7" props depending on location.

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Part List

Frame

Cinematic 7 (10 builds)
Multicopterbuilders.com
$85.00

Flight Controller

RDQ Bardwell F4 3-6S 30x30 Flight Controller V2 - JBF4 AIO FC w/OSD (160 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

ESCs

4 x RDQ 3-6S 32Bit DShot1200 30A ESC (11 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$63.96

Motors

4 x MB Primo 2208 2350kv (10 builds)
Multicopterbuilders.com
$75.96

Propellers

Gemfan Flash 6042-3 Tri prop
Pirofliprc.com
$3.99

Propellers

DAL T7056C Cyclone Pro Propellers - Crystal Clear (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
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FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Mini Pro 600TVL CCD 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC FPV Camera (2.5mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color and Lens (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.90

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW 5.8GHz VTX - U.FL or MMCX (146 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

AXII-SMA (LONG) flexible - TrueRC Canada (35 builds)
Truerc.ca
$11.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Slim+ OTA 915MHz Mini Receiver - ACCESS (34 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$27.99

Batteries

Turnigy Graphene 2200mAh 5S1P 45C Lipo Battery (8 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$20.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G ACCST Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller Black for RC Drone (254 builds)
Amazon.com
$124.39

Goggles

FXT VIPER V2 5.8GHz Diversity FPV Goggles w/ DVR (13 builds)
Getfpv.com
$170.99

HD Camera

Runcam 5 - 4K Action Camera - Choose Color (21 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$99.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (72 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (59 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$305.38

Tools

RDQ 9 Piece Drone Racing Tool Kit (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Accessories

TrueRC X2-Air 5.8GHz SMA Receiver Antenna - Choose Your Polarization
Racedayquads.com
$59.99

Accessories

MenaceRC 5.8GHz SMA VTX & Receiver Antenna Pack - RHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$35.99

Accessories

TrueRC True-MoX 915 915MHz RC Antenna for R9 - RP-SMA (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99
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Discussion

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d'jazz.fpv   Dec 31, 2019  

Hi
I have too many wobbles with the DAL Cyclone 7056C tri-blade. On my last 7" quad (iFlight v3) i had the same issue.
Do you know if the HQPROP DURABLE 7X4.5 is a good propeller pour LongRange ?
When i've got problems, i use to fly with the Emax Avan 6".

Cheese_FPV   Mar 21, 2019  
1

Nice build man. Do you have any pics of how you placed the caps on the ESCs? Did you just shrink the wire or wrap the ESC so the wires dont touch it? Im about to do a build with these. thanks

Jeffmhopkins   Mar 21, 2019 
1

I recommend doing like I did on my newer build. Short leads to the ESCs, with clear heatshrink over cap and ESC, secured via 3M tape and a zip tie.

Jeffmhopkins   Mar 21, 2019 

another view

Cheese_FPV   Mar 21, 2019 
1

cool thank you... thats exactally what i was thinking. thanks man. Clean builds

MajorRippage   Feb 14, 2019  
1

hello i have a question about how you wired the escs. ive only wired non 32bit escs and there is usually just a black and white wire being signal and ground. these escs have pwm and tele pads. did you just not use a ground or did you run 2 ground wires from the esc?

Jeffmhopkins   Feb 14, 2019 

Even on regular (non 32-bit ESCs) the signal ground wire is usually not needed. It can help a little bit with the analog modes (multishot pwm etc) but dshot really doesn't need it being a digital signal.

So in this case the only ground is the primary ESC ground.

MajorRippage   Feb 14, 2019 
1

thank you so much for the information.

pete_oz   Jan 11, 2019  
1

how do you like that VTx ? do you get clean video and reasonable range ? how is the audio quality from the microphone ? any dvr footage ? too many questions, hey...

Jeffmhopkins   Jan 11, 2019 
1

I've always had great luck with the Mach2, Mach3 is basically the same as far as I can tell.

the Mic is over amplified, cover it with some hot glue :)

Here's some DVR from my goggles (not onboard) with my Mach2.

pete_oz   Jan 13, 2019 
1

thanks for that, the footage looks clean. I want to try Mach 3 on my next long range quad. I like the fact it already has a built in mic so no need to mess around with external mic installation, I'm hoping it would have a same range as Unify Pro HV.

Jodie Froster   Nov 17, 2018  
1

Sweet rig!

Charles Hidalgo   Nov 13, 2018  
1

Nice!

drumdude0   Nov 12, 2018  
3

I see right through the tx..

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