“Quantum entanglement” | twin 6s Marmotte builds

By GO on Dec 17, 2019

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This is my first five-inch build! My father is actually building an exact replica about 2,000 miles away in another state so we can share tuning/diffs and build ideas. I got help with the parts list from some people around me in the community.

Overall, the build went smoothly. I try to avoid tape and zip ties wherever possible, so I was meticulous about coming up with mounting solutions. The two that I think were most non-standard were:
1) Replacing the M2 hardware on two corners of the TBS Unify Pro so they would be way too long, then epoxying those into M3 standoffs to provide a mount solution for the VTX. This worked way better than I thought. The mount is rock solid, and I think any crash that could break it loose would also break loose every other component in the whole build and there wouldn't be a quad left to worry about.
2) Making some mount pegs by heat-shrinking 25mm M3 bolts and capping them with nylon lock nuts. I screwed these into the rear struts where the antenna mount normally goes, to give me some mounting for the receiver. Zip ties were unavoidable, but I'm not losing sleep over it.

After ten packs flown I can say that this build rocks. Having never flown a 5" before, but with plenty of stick time on tiny whoops and toothpicks I can say that this build absolutely shreds. Very smooth, locked in, responsive, with gobs of power. Intent on freestyle flying, I wasn't concerned with weight. The quad weighs 400g dry.

I haven't done any tuning yet, and I'm still flying stock PIDs and curves. It plays the Rick and Morty theme song on startup.

Videos of my fifth flight soaring on a crane near my apartment, flying at a football field, and the maiden below:


Part List


Marmotte (90 builds)

Flight Controller

RADIX LI Flight Controller - brainfpv (24 builds)


Aikon AK32PIN 35A 6S 4-in-1 ESC - brainfpv (3 builds)


4x Armattan TOA Premium 2306/1750kv Motors (3 builds)

FPV Camera

Mini FPV Drone Cameras for - RaceDayQuads (33 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 HV (MMCX) (8 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify PRO 5G8 SMA Pigtail (MMCX)


FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCESS/ACCST Micro Receiver w/ S-Bus & CPPM (928 builds)


FrSky Taranis X-Lite Pro ACCESS 2.4GHz Radio Controller (Deep Sea Blue) (22 builds)


Skyzone SKY04X V2 OLED Diversity 5.8GHz FPV Goggles - Choose Your Color (46 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black Video Camera GPCHDHX-701 (105 builds)


M5 Low Profile Motor Nut w/ Flange (1PC) - Choose Your Color (6 builds)


8 x M3 Normal Standoff (1PC) - Choose Your Color and Height (9 builds)


18 x M3 Stepped Washer (1PC) - Choose Your ColorPurple (8 builds)

Misc Parts

All-in-One Capacitor and XT60 Pigtail Combo - Choose You Version (7 builds)

Misc Parts

Kwad Skidz (9 builds)

Misc Parts

HellGate FPV Buzzer - HellGate FPV Buzzer (18 builds)

Misc Parts

Armattan Marmotte GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Mount | Innovative Layers

Misc Parts

RDQ 3/8'' x 2ft. Braided Mesh Wire Wrap for ESC and Motor WiresCarbon (42 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (47 builds)
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upioneer   Dec 27, 2019  

cool idea for the battery pads. was this an original idea?

GO   Dec 27, 2019 

You mean the green grip? Yeah, I just got green ummagrip and cut it with a rotary knife.

upioneer   Dec 27, 2019 

yea that looks pretty slick

lasergoat   Dec 20, 2019  

I love the antenna housing and standoff combo there in the rear - how the green TPU is showing throuhg the rear standoffs. so cool

Jodie Froster   Dec 18, 2019  

Looks solid, and pretty. I'm impressed with your mounting solutions.

Ernest powell   Dec 18, 2019  

very very nice build man

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