Reptile Blackout Cloud 149 cinewhoop

By moe on Jun 30, 2020

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After spending about 2 years on here watching everyone elses amazing builds and wishing i knocked a build out myself, I Decided to get away from dji quads, and got to ordering parts. using some of the cine builds on here for inspiration, (and some amazing prop help from the user: Whiffles)

Firstly i would like to point out from the start: If you order from banggood, make sure that you check both, the delivery time estimation, and the PROCESSING TIME as i made my order in three batches, the larger batch was going to be held up for 27 days because of a set of screwdrivers i ordered, i contacted bg and they suggested i get a different colour screwdriver and they will send it, beast !!

BUILD TIME.

I was unsure on the Reptile frame as they are known for cheap frames, but it arrived a few days before the parts, so i took the time to sand the sharp edges in water, checked screw fitment, i had no issues at all which set my mind at ease. i ordered the foam bumpers seperately as they arrive with the foam still in the center of the bumpers, this foam is gopro mount material lol.

i did a dry fit of the parts due to the restrictive space, made sure everything fits where i wanted it, then started with the motor mounting, the biggest tip i can give is use a set of needle nose pliers or tweezers, and measure twice.
locktight on all motor screws and soldered to the ESC, i was going to undersolder them but didn't want to have to insulate the frame, moved over to the flight controller, this was a learning curve for me as theres a lot of contradictive info out there for this flight controller, it does/doesn't come with instructions, however it does come with a pinout plate to work off tinned the pads i needed on the board, then i moved onto the camera.

PLEASE NOTE: i messed the camera cable up initially, and cut it far too short, but this is an easy fix, i removed the 3 connectors out of the opposing end of the cable i cut and put them into the camera connnector, and that worked. Tilt on the camera is 10 Degrees.

VTX was next, i specifically picked this one as it was the same as the stack, my mistake was the stac is m2 holes and the vtx is m3 (live and learn i guess). vtx is 7-24v so i wired that to VCC, and left the ground next to the video out on the board, doesn't seem to cause any issues as of yet.
i sent smartaudio to the TX3 and wired the sma to the TPU holder that comes with the frame.

RECIEVER
RX is a flysky FS-x6b, i done the RSSi mod on the reciever, it ws fiddly but it works a dream (See pictures)

LEDS
i decided (due to the contradictive uk quad laws) to fit some leds, this was a bit of a complicated choice due to space limitations inside the ducts, i opted for 0.7g Super Mini WS2812B leds, 6mm wide. and ordered some 13mm clear heatshrink. the leds come with cables, but theyre not long at all. you will either be joining some, or using some other cable. set them to a switch so i can black them out when they annoy me .

I ordered everything to be blacked out on the quad, this is partly for asthetics, and partly function, this needs to be as unobtrusive as possible.

What i learned from the build that i didnt know before:

  • ESC Is blheli_s.
  • 552 grams for a cinewhoop is annoying. but sometimes unavoidable.
  • you'll never have enough cable ties.
  • FC does not have cmaera control, even though the pinout states it does.

please take into consideration this is my first build, go easy on me lol

Photos

Part List

Frame

Banggood.com (10 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Flight Controller

MAMBA F405 Mini MK2 Betaflight Flight Controller & F25 20A 3-4S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC (112 builds)
Banggood.com
$39.99

Motors

4 x GEPRC SPEEDX GR1408 3500KV 3750KV 4100KV Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (12 builds)
Banggood.com
$51.96

Propellers

Gemfan 75mm Ducted Props PC 3-Blade (13 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$2.69

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Micro F2 1/3" CMOS 2.1mm 1200TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL Low Latency FPV Camera W/ Microphone (41 builds)
Banggood.com
$20.99

FPV Transmitter

Banggood.com (17 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Antenna

2pcs Foxeer 5.8G Lollipop 3 2.5DBi Omni FPV Antenna RHCP SMA/RP-SMA for RC Drone Airplane (18 builds)
Banggood.com
$21.01

Receiver

Flysky FS-X6B 6CH Receiver for FS-i10 FS-i8 FS-i6 FS-i6s FS-i6x FS-i4 FS-i4x Transmitter (182 builds)
Amazon.com
$16.00

Batteries

2 x Batterie Lipo Tattu Funfly 4s 1300mAh 100C (2 builds)
Studiosport.fr
$40.00

Radio

Flysky i6S FS-i6S 2.4G 10CH AFHDS 2A Transmitter With FS-iA10B Receiver for FPV RC Drone (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$71.25

Goggles

Eachine EV100 720*540 5.8G 72CH FPV Goggles With Dual Antennas Fan 7.4V 1000mAh Battery For RC Drone (26 builds)
Banggood.com
$97.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black 4K Action Camera (Renewed) (33 builds)
Amazon.com
$278.99

Hardware

4 x 0.7g Super Mini WS2812B RGB5050 4 Bit Colorful LED Strip for Naze32 F3 F4 Flight Controller RC Drone (11 builds)
Banggood.com
$13.48

Misc Parts

2 x Reptile CLOUD-149 / 149HD Part Propeller Protective Guard Duct w/ Anti-vibration EVA Sponge for RC Drone
Banggood.com
$11.44

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6 DC 150 W 10A LCD 2-6 S Lipo Batarya Akıllı Dengesi Şarj Boşaltma Voltajı Ile Servo Checker Alıcı Sinyal Test (13 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.99

Backpack

Lowepro DroneGuard CS 300 Case for Quadcopter/Drone - Black
Amazon.co.uk
$31.35

Accessories

TELESIN Neutral Density Filter ND Filters Set, ND4 ND8 ND16 Lens Filter Pack of 3 for GoPro Hero 2018, Hero 5, Hero 6 Camera Len
Amazon.co.uk
$22.58

Misc Supplies

Power Genius 4 Pack 2-6S 2in1 Parallel Charging Board - XT30 & XT60 (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Misc Supplies

2PCS RP-SMA 5.8Ghz 16dBi StingPad Panel Antenna + 5dBi RHCP Pagoda Antenna Omni Directional FPV Antenna Set For FPV RC Racing Dr
Banggood.com
$7.62
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Dk_FPV   Mar 26, 2021  

which ports did you solder the receiver to?

moe   Mar 26, 2021 

from memory i believe it was to the sbus and selected ibus in bf

Dk_FPV   Mar 27, 2021 
1

Thank you.

TiagoUA   Nov 15, 2020  

Hi! I'm thinking about doing one like this. I've noticed that the version 1 is quiter than most cinewhoops. Does that apply to this build (I mean, having in consideration the added EVA foam, etc..)?
Your feedback will be very much appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!

moe   Nov 15, 2020 

hey, this is surprisingly quiet, I think it's more down to the props than the build, the ducts make it louder in my opinion, the foam offers no suppression, the original props I used were really loud (more of a bull nose) then I replaced them with the ones on it (gemfan 75mm cinewhoop props) and it made the world of difference, the only downside I see is their is a 1mm gap all round between the ducts and props, this lowers efficiency. But not by much at all personally

Blade   Jul 06, 2020  

What flight time are you getting with those 1300mah batteries? with & without gopro...

moe   Jul 06, 2020 

Believe it or not I haven't been able to achieve more than a hover due to bad weather and lock down restrictions, as soon as the weather lifts il get a flight in and post the time up,

moe   Jul 13, 2020 
1

with gopro im getting about 4 minutes, not great but it flies great

Blade   Jul 17, 2020 
1

thank you thats very helpfull.

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