Cidora SL5 Build

By noscript on Oct 08, 2020

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09.09.20:
This is my first proper FPV build. I think the build came together very nicely and I'm pretty happy with it!

16.09.20:
As you can see on the first picture, the Antennas from the XM+ reciver where sticking out of the back. I had some troubles with signal strenght and I've changed to the more popular style of having the antennas on zip ties mounted to the arms.
I would prefer to mount the Zip ties in the oposite direction (from the front arms) but the XM+ Antennas where to short to place it properly there.
Anyways I did not have issues with it.

20.09.20:
I've printed and added the following GoPro Mount for my GoPro Hero 7 Black:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4304831

I'ts a bit difficult to mount because the screws on the back don't get in that well but it works.

24.09.20:
Finally the upgrade to a TBS Crossfire System!!! I wanted to try the XM+ first but I noticed that it's pretty limited... so I changed to a TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 Transmitter and a TBS
The RUSH TANK V2 VTX is also more than enough power for long range flying but I still have to do a little bit more testing.

12.10.20:
The Crossfire System allowes me to use telemtry data on my radio. I setup an audio warning when my battery voltage drops below 3.5V. This helps managing the battry better than you think ;-)
I did some tests regarding the power consumtion. For this build the 45A ESC is more than enough!! My highes peaks where 70-80A on 100% throttle. If you divide this by 4 you will get peaks of 20-30A which is well within the specs.

14.10.20:
With a finder/buzzer and a GPS it's ready for some long range tests.
Today I tested about 2km in rainy weather conditions without any problems. Next time I need another spot.

This Build has Betaflight Firmware, Camera Control over UART (RunCam Phoenix 2 JB Edition) and a Smartaudio VTX.
This means you can adjust all the BF, Camera and VTX Settings via Radio directly through your OSD. For example set a new VTX Channel.

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Part List

Frame

IFlight Cidora SL5 V2 223mm 5 zoll Squish X FPV Freestyle Rahmen mit 5mm arm kompatibel XING X2207 motor/5 zoll prop für FPV dr
De.aliexpress.com
$56.09

Flight Controller

Foxeer F722 V2 Flight Controller (2 builds)
Fpvracing.ch
$45.90

ESCs

30.5x30.5mm T-motor PACER V45A 45A 3-6S BLheli_32 4In1 Brushless ESC DShot1200 w/ 10V BEC Output for 170-450mm RC Drone FPV Raci (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$34.90

Motors

4 x iFlight XING-E 2306 1700KV 3-6S / 2450KV 2750KV 2-4S Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing
Banggood.com
$59.96

Propellers

10Pairs Dalprop Cyclone T5045C Pro 5Inch Propellers Unbreakable 3-Bladed for FFPV Racing RC Drone
Banggood.com
$12.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Phoenix 2 (40 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$29.99

FPV Transmitter

RUSH TANK II V2 5,8G 48CH Raceband PIT/25 800mW Umschaltbar 2 8S VTX für RC FPV Racing Freestyle Nazgul5 Tyro129
De.aliexpress.com
$27.26

Antenna

1 paar 2 stücke Rush Kirsche FPV 5,8G Antenne RHCP SMA SMA JW MMCX J MMCX JW Racing 3 Stecker Adapter FPV quadcopter Racing Dro
De.aliexpress.com
$19.18

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (SE) - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (412 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Batteries

3 x Sway-FPV (22.20V, 1150mAh)
Digitec.ch
$111.60

3D Printed

Mix Farbe URUAV 3D Gedruckt BN 220 GPS Modul Schutz Fall Für FPV Racing Drone RC Multirotor Ersatzteil DIY Zubehör
De.aliexpress.com
$3.19

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (104 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Misc Parts

Beitian Dual BN 220 BN220 GPS GLONASS Antenne Modul M8030 TTL Level Für RC Racing FPV Drone Flugzeug Hubschrauber Quadcopter (2 builds)
De.aliexpress.com
$7.46

Misc Parts

Finder JHE42B JHE42B_S JHE20B 5V Super Laute Summer Tracker 110dB mit LED Summer Alarm Für FPV Racing Drone Flug controller (2 builds)
De.aliexpress.com
$4.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (143 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

iSDT 608AC Smart Battery Charger AC 50W DC 200W 8A w/ Detachable Power Supply (25 builds)
Getfpv.com
$64.99

Soldering Iron

WS 81 Lötstation, Set
Digitec.ch
$302.00

Tools

iFlight M3 M5 Screw Wrench Spanner Quick Release Propeller Motor Tool for RC Drone FPV Racing
Banggood.com
$18.00

Backpack

PRVKE Series
Eu.wandrd.com
$313.03
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Discussion

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ArugulaFPV   Oct 11, 2020  

Nice build! I am also looking at this frame for it's lightness and space. Have you maybe checked, can it fit 5.1" props?

noscript   Oct 12, 2020 

Thanks!
First if you want a lighter frame, maybe also check the Iflight xl5 Frame. It's almost the same but with a smaller tail and with it also less space for your VTX/Reciver :) I like the SL5 more because I can mount the VTX on a single Stack.
I have not checked it but with the Cyclone Props I have about 3.5mm space between the blade and the risers so I guess it will not fit 5.1" :/

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