SabotageRC Dingo 5

By Narbicus on Jul 29, 2019

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This is my second build. Didn't want to spend a fortune but wanted a cleaner build with better quality components and durability than my Martian.

Really happy with the quality of the components i chose and how it turned out. Frame is awesome, built like a tank. Motors seem brilliant for the money, really smooth. Only flown about 10 packs and still getting used to it but flies great, working really well so far.

Hope this log is useful to someone :)

Build Log

  • 21/06/2019 - Built frame. Fitted Panasonic FR 1000uF 25V low ESR capacitor (10x20 mm) for noise filtering. Heatshrinked and extended with spare motor wire.
  • 29/06/2019 - Added LED's. Using WS2812B LED strip (144LEDs/m Waterproof IP65), 30 AWG Silicone Wire. Superglue gel to reinforce connections.
  • 01/07/2019 - Soldered and glued header pins to rear LED Buzzer to alow easy removal. Reinforced with Superglue so solder pads aren't ripped off. Added silicone anti vibration pads to motor guards. Installed motors and feet.
  • 02/07/2019 to 12/07/2019 - Installed PDB VTX, soldered capacitor to underside of PDB. Mounted ESC's to arms with double sided adhesive foam tape. Made sure they were correctly positioned with their cover's so the zip ties would not obscure the led's underneath.
  • Wired the motors. Don't have a heat gun so used torch lighter with a razor blade as a heatshield to stop the cable braid melting. Zip tied ESC covers on so they are facing the direction of the props. (Realised i had done this wrong, the front one's should face forward and rear backwards so corrected)
  • Used antenna tubes from a cheap antenna mount and wedged them in between the holes of the rear LED Buzzer and standoff's with zip ties for a tight fit. Added heat shrink to prevent them pushing inwards and damaging antenna's and internals in crashes.
  • Installed flight controller and connected to PDB with ribbon cable (massive fan of this feature, looks clean and cuts down on soldering). Fitted camera and mounted receiver with foam tape and zip tie. Reinforced wires with hot glue. Used thread lock on motor screws
  • The PDB is rotated so the motor position in Betaflight and esc direction in BLheli Configurator had to be changed. - -
  • Soldered the Camera OSD to S5 and receiver S.Port to S6 and entered CLI command
    resource motor 5 none
    resource serial_tx 11 A15
    resource motor 6 none
    resource camera_control A08
  • Using a Runcam 5 with this awesome mount designed by irmanhilmi

To do list


Part List


Dingo 5 (14 builds)

Flight Controller

Matek F405-OSD BetaFlight STM32F405 Flight Controller Built-in OSD Inverter for SBUS Input (102 builds)


4 x Spedix ES20 Lite 2-4S 20A ESC (40 builds)


4 x Spedix IS30 2-4S 30A ESC (5 builds)


4 x EMAX ECO 2207 1700KV/1900KV/2400KV Brushless Motor (23 builds)


5 inch Triblade DALprop Cyclone T5045C Pro (2x CW, 2x CCW - Crystal Black) (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Monster Micro Pro 1.8mm 16:9 1200TVL PAL/NTSC WDR Low Latency FPV Camera (25 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Matek Systems FCHUB-VTX 6~27V PDB 5V/1A BEC w/ 5.8G 40CH 25/200/500mW Switchable RC Drone Video Transmitter (16 builds)


Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz 2dBi RHCP FPV Antenna 86mm SMA/RP-SMA Black/Red/Orange (28 builds)


FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (933 builds)


AHTECH Infinity 1500mah 14.8V 90C 4S1P Race Spec Lipo Battery for RC Drone (24 builds)


AHTECH Infinity 4S 14.8V 1500mAh 85C Graphene LiPo Battery XT60 Support 15C Boosting Charger (81 builds)


FrSky Taranis X9 Lite 2.4GHz ACCESS 24CH Mode2 Classic Form Factor Portable Transmitter for RC Drone/Fixed Wing/Multicopters/Hel (17 builds)


CA$55.99 44% FlySky FS-i6 2.4G 6CH AFHDS RC Radion Transmitter With FS-iA6B Receiver for RC FPV Drone RC Parts from Toys Ho (24 builds)


SKYZONE SKY01S 5.8G 48CH FPV Goggles- (3 builds)

HD Camera

RunCam 5 12MP 56g Smallest 4K Cam HD Recording 145 Degree NTSC/PAL 16:9/4:3 Switchable FPV Action Camera Bulit-in Battery for RC

HD Camera

Hawkeye Firefly Micro Cam 160 Degree HD 1080P FPV Mini Action Sport Camera DVR Built-in Mic for RC Drone Car (10 builds)


M3 Aluminum Alloy Fender Bumper Engine Dress Up Washer Black 20pcs


Lantian WS2812B LED + 5V Active Buzzer for NAZE32 CC3D F3 F4 Flight Controller for RC Drone FPV Racing (6 builds)


KINGKONG/LDARC Universal Motor Cover Protection for 22 Series Motors M3*8 for RC Drone FPV Racing (8 builds)


AMASS XT60+ Plug Connector 14AWG 10cm Power Cable Wire


14mm M3 Steel Button Head Screw Black Anodized (10 pieces)


Eachine Wizard X220S FPV Racer Spare Part Anti-vibration Motor Pads For 22XX Motors 4PCS RC Drone FPV Racing (4 builds)


GEPRC ESC Protection ESC Protector CNC 1 PC For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
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US $1.49 30% OFF|WS2812B DC 5V LED Strip RGB 50CM 1M 2M 3M 4M 5M 30/60/144 LEDs Smart Addressable Pixel Black White PCB WS2812 B
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US $0.87 5% OFF|F17308/9 CC3D Atom V Type Receiver Antenna Pedestal Box Fixing Seat Mount Holder for Alien Across RC Multirotor
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Misc Parts

DANIU 127pcs 7Sizes Polyolefin Halogen-Free Heat Shrink Tubing Tube Sleeving Kit (3 builds)

Misc Parts

10m Double Sided Tape Strong Adhesive Black Foam Tape for Cell Phone Repair Gasket Screen PCB Dust Proof

Misc Parts

13mm 200mm/500mm/1m/2m/3m/5m Clear Heat Shrink Tube Electrical Sleeving Car Cable Wire Heatshrink Tubing Wrap

Misc Parts

6mm Braided Expandable Auto Wire Cable Sleeving High Density Sheathing

Misc Parts

US $0.2 |1 meters/3.28ft 30AWG Flexible Silicone Rubber Wire Tinned Copper line DIY with 10 colors to choose from -in Wires & Ca
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Battery Charger

Turnigy Accucell-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger LiHV Capable (3 builds)


Armattan 1.5mm hex drive (2 builds)


Armattan 2.0mm hex drive (2 builds)


Armattan 2.5mm hex drive (2 builds)


Invader Antenna 5.8Ghz Polarised Receiver Patch - Menace RC
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Periscope Antenna 5.8Ghz Omni - Menace RC (2 builds)
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US $7.59 |FrSky 3D M3 3mm CNC Aluminum Gimbal Stick Ends Transmitter Stick Anti slipping Cap for FrSky Taranis Q X7 and X9D Plus
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Misc Supplies

Solder Wire 1mm/3m

Misc Supplies

US $0.79 25% OFF|1pc/4pcs 10ml 242 Liquid Glue Blue Anaerobic Adhesive Removable Sealant Thread Super Glue For Metal Surfaces An
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Jodie Froster   Jul 30, 2019  

Outstanding work. The time, attention to detail, and excellent planning really show. I can tell you thought this out over and over untill you got a great solution on all fronts. Truly great work.

Narbicus   Jul 31, 2019 

Cheers mate! Yep... totally obsessed over it, lol :)

Milk510   Jul 30, 2019  

sweet build really clean

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