MB Cinematic 7inch - II

By pete_oz on Sep 26, 2019

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This is a low profile long-range quad that can carry large (up to 140mm long) top mounted battery.

Matterhorn, Swiss Alps 5.7km out to Tre Cime

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Components used in this build :

  • Multicopter Builders Cinematic 7 (frame)
  • JBF4 v2 AIO FC
  • Multicopter Builders Primo 2208 2150kv motors
  • Flycolor X-cross (50A) ESCs
  • Foxeer Predator Mini v3 camera
  • TBS Unify Pro HV VTx
    • originally I installed AKK Dominator VTx but the built-in microphone was faulty so I swapped for TBS Unify and added external microphone
  • TBS Crossfire Diversity Rx
  • TrueRC Singularity Long SMA antenna
  • Beitian BN-180 GPS
  • Hellgate buzzer Duo
  • External microphone

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I'll be using following 7inch props :

  • Gemfan Flash 7040-3
  • HQ 7x4x3
  • DAL T7056C-3

I normally use CL Racing F4S on all of my builds but decided to make an exception for this build and instead used JBF4 v2 FC, it's basically identically designed flight controller (even using the CL Racing F4S firmware) but it's rated up to 240A and probably more suitable for this setup with 7inch props running 2150kv motors on 6S batteries. One major disadvantage is the fact that JBF4 comes with no SD card reader for the blackbox, instead only onboard dataflash memory is used and at 16MB it's not very usefull (it can record only one 5min flight before it gets full and then it takes 15 minutes to download the log file).

AUW with GoPro Hero6 and 4200mAh 6S Li-Ion battery is massive 1100g.
Built as a long range surfer it's actually reasonably agile quad even on a tight track.

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Batteries :

  • Home built 4200mAh 6S Li-Ion (21700 size cells)
  • Gens Ace 4500mAh 60C 6S (no way this is 60C, I would rate it 5C at best)
  • Swaytronic 4000mAh 35C 5S
  • Bonka 2200mAh 75C 6S


Part List


Cinematic 7 (10 builds)

Flight Controller

Joshua Bardwell F4 Flight Controller V2.15 AIO FC w/ OSDby RDQ (159 builds)
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4 x Flycolor X-Cross BL32 50A ESC (3-6s) (2 builds)
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4 x MB Primo 2208 2150kv (10 builds)


Dal Prop Cyclone T7056C PRO Propellers (2CW+2CCW) (2 builds)
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Gemfan Flash 7040 Triblade 7 Inch Prop (Set of 4) (6 builds)


HQProp 7x4.5B CCW Propeller - 2 Blade (2 pack) (Black) (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Mini 5 Camera 4:3 16:9 1000TVL Super WDR PAL HS1251 (106 builds)
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FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 VTX Video Transmitter HV (SMA) (596 builds)
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SINGULARITY 5.8 SMA (Long) | (2 builds)


TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano RX (2 builds)
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Misc Parts

4 x Rubycon 12.5x20mm ZLH Low ESR 50V/470uF Capacitor (4 builds)
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Misc Parts

HellGate FPV Buzzer DUO - HellGate FPV Buzzer (7 builds)
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Misc Parts

Beitian Smallest Mini Dual GLONASS+GPS BN-180 Micro Double GPS Antenna Module UART TTL For CC3D F3 RC Drone Airplane (22 builds)

Misc Parts

(LB #31) 4pcs Panasonic FC 1000uF 50v 105C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor Low ESR (6 builds)

Misc Parts

Banggood.com (8 builds)
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ivan fpv   Feb 27, 2021  

can you please tell me what brand of batteries on your homemade packs
and also what is the part with the heat sink on your rig

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pete_oz   Mar 17, 2021 

yes initially I installed AKK Dominator Vtx but the microphone was faulty, so later I replaced it with TBS Unify Pro and installed external microphone.

ivan fpv   Mar 25, 2021 

can you tell me where to find the 3d diversity nano mount and the 2 antenna and gps mount

ivan fpv   Mar 25, 2021 

please thank you

ivan fpv   Feb 27, 2021  

can you be kind enough to tell me your thoughts on the white noise mounting boards

techguy1623   Feb 03, 2021  

Nice Quad! Question any issues with SA 2.1 and that VTX in regards to pit mode etc not working correctly in Beta Flight

Stefantra   Jul 11, 2020  

hWenn Sieallo exestiert ein video wo jemand diese drone zusammenbaut?

Stefantra   Jul 11, 2020  

hWenn Siei befindet ein Videoowo jemand sie zusammenbaut?

jaredpa29   Sep 29, 2019  

Awesome build! I saw your Matterhorn video on r/multicopter and was blown away. I want to use this frame for my next build and will probably use this as a reference.

Question for ya: What is that second antenna next to your video antenna for? Looking at your parts list I think its for your GPS, but I’m not sure.

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pete_oz   Dec 30, 2019 

not possible even if I wanted to, I lost this quad 3 weeks ago in Italy :(
I know exactly where it is, will try to recover it next summer, the remote area was not accessible due to new fresh snow and avalanche danger.

Fallkon   Feb 04, 2020 

wow that's pathetic

BigBeard.fpv   May 17, 2020 

oooh no :( - I hate when that happens.

1stSlave   May 05, 2020  

Pete, could you build me such a quad?

Chrojo63   Apr 21, 2020  

Love everything about this build and I'm trying to do something similar.  What is the 2nd antenna in the rear?  I only see the SINGULARITY 5.8 (long) mentioned in the build list.

pete_oz   Apr 28, 2020 

the other "whip" antenna is secondary Crossfire Rx antenna, home built. I'm using diversity Crossfire Rx and that takes 2x Rx antennas

Mickswagger79   Dec 30, 2019  

mate do you have INSTAGRAM?

fmcprogrmr   Dec 03, 2019  

Beautiful build! I love seeing excellent build quality. Are you happy with the performace of your home made antenna? Thinking about making some for my Slim+ receivers.

Acekire   Nov 28, 2019  

Awesome build!
How does it fly with
4s ?
Just  bought 7 inch frame.
Stamina endurance 7/8 inch
I have ethix konasty
2407 2200kv .
is it to high kv?
I have som 4s 4/5000 mah.

Jason the unavoidable   Nov 13, 2019  

Amazing build. I live in the mountains and want a drone that can handle the intense climbs. Would you be willing to share the files for the 3D printed portion of your build?

Klean_kwadsfpv   Oct 15, 2019  

This girl is gorgeous, what ive been looking for is that RX long whip antenna you have out the back. ive been looking everywhere and cant seem to find it! can you let me know where its from please. thanks brother

pete_oz   Oct 18, 2019 

that 2nd Rx antenna is home made. here are instructions on how to make one : https://intofpv.com/t-how-to-make-your-own-crossfire-rx-antenna

mynameisjdog   Sep 30, 2019  

This is a SICK build! I have recently orded parts for my very first build. Its going to be a 7inch meant for long flight times and high efficiency. The motors I order were the Race star air A 1200kv. Do you think this is to low and how you you think they will preforme? Many thanks

pete_oz   Oct 03, 2019 

well, everybody has different preferences, most pilots prefer lower kv motors on 7inch setups, for me 1200kv would be too low even when running on 6S, I just prefer performance orientated setup even at the cost of efficiency. it also depends where you want to fly, if you fly in the mountains then it's better to have more responsive (higher kv) drivetrain to fight wing gusts and turbulences.

rolyteamfly   Oct 01, 2019  

Absolutely phenomenal photos and build, swwwaaaaeeeeettt!

fazzfpv   Sep 30, 2019  

Nice built..

Jodie Froster   Sep 27, 2019  

Attention to detail coordinating your print colors with all your other accessory colors is second to none sir. Good lookin'.

pete_oz   Sep 27, 2019 

oh thank you. maybe you should know it was designed to match the colour scheme of my pickup :)

Jodie Froster   Sep 30, 2019 


dafunk   Sep 28, 2019  

"no way this is 60C" :)
you only want the r-line from these people. everything else i have tried is junk or becomes junk in less then 3 months

pete_oz   Sep 28, 2019 

sounds about right. I'm now using it only to charge other batteries with it on the field

Thomaat   Sep 28, 2019  

That 4200mah li-ion, is it a 6s2p?

pete_oz   Sep 28, 2019 

it's 1P (just 6 cells in total), weighs 430g

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