Reptile Cloud 149HD Build Guide - Under $175 Cinewhoop

By jwpatmore on Dec 20, 2019

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  • Soldering Iron
  • Hex Drivers
  • Tweezers
  • Wire Cutter/Stripper
  • Heat Gun or Lighter
  • Ruler

Additional Supplies

  • A Variety of Heat Shrink Tubing Sizes
  • A Variety of Zip Tie Sizes
  • Blue Loctite
  • 63/37 Leaded Solder
  • Solder Flux Pen


I suggest using 3500KV motors from those provided below.


GoPros provide the highest quality video and versatility. While I use the HERO7 Black, the new HERO8 Black will also work if a different mount is found.


Part List


Reptile CLOUD-149HD 149mm Wheelbase 3 Inch Racing Frame Kit Compatible DJI Digital FPV System (2 builds)

Flight Controller

MAMBA F405 Mini MK2 Betaflight Flight Controller & F25 20A 3-4S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC (110 builds)


4 x GEPRC SPEEDX GR1408 3500KV 3750KV 4100KV Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (11 builds)

Propellers (10 builds)
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FPV Camera

Caddx Ratel 1/1.8'' Starlight HDR OSD 1200TVL NTSC/PAL 16:9/4:3 Switchable 1.66mm/2.1mm Lens FPV camera For RC Drone

FPV Transmitter

AKK Race VTX 25mW/200mW Switched 5.8Ghz 40CH Smart Audio FPV Transmitter Raceband Support Pit Mode For RC Racing Drone (9 builds)


2pcs Foxeer 5.8G Lollipop 3 2.5DBi Omni FPV Antenna RHCP SMA/RP-SMA for RC Drone Airplane (18 builds)


Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone


4Pcs XF Power 14.8V 850mAh 4S 70C Lipo Battery XT30 Plug (3 builds)


FrSky Taranis X9 Lite 2.4GHz 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Classic Form Factor Portable Transmitter for RC Drone (9 builds)


Eachine EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles 5 Inch 800*480 Video Headset HD DVR Build in Battery (16 builds)

3D Printed

Action Camera Mount 30 Degree Inclined TPU FPV Camera Holder for GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Reptile CLOUD-149HD FPV Racing Drone RC Aircra (2 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 720p Live Streaming Stabilization (26 builds)

Hardware (4 builds)
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Misc Parts

Zip Ties Black - DWFeng Nylon Cable Ties 300 Pcs 6 8 10 Inch Self Locking Wire Wraps

Misc Parts

Loctite Heavy Duty Threadlocker, 0.2 oz, Blue 242, Single (2 builds)

Misc Parts

10PCS Eachine Lipo Battery Tie Down Strap 260mm For FPV RC Drone

Misc Parts (3 builds)
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Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Lite 200W 8A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger for 2S-6S Lipo Battery (29 builds)

Battery Charger

Amass XT30 Plug Parallel Charging Board XT60 Input For iSDT D2 Q6 SC-608 SC-620 Charger RC Parts from Toys Hobbies and Robot
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Soldering Iron

SRA #312 Soldering Flux Pen Low-Solids, No-Clean 10ml - Refillable

Soldering Iron

MAIYUM 63-37 Tin Lead Rosin Core Solder Wire for Electrical Soldering (1.0mm 50g)

Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron Kit Electronics 60W Adjustable Temperature Soldering Iron, 5pcs Soldering Iron Tips, Solder, Rosin, Solder Wick,


Husky SAE/Metric Folding Hex Key Set With Bonus Torx Set (3-Piece)-HFHK3PCSET - The Home Depot
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