iFlight DC5 HD - DJI FPV - 6S

By wrong17 on Dec 18, 2020

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The iFlight DC5 is finially finished! I bought this frame a while back and I never spent the time to finish it because I had too many other builds that I wanted to work on first. What drove me to finish this build is the new SainSmart Cyberpunk TPU filament I just bought for the 3D printer. According to SainSmart, this color is called Neon Cyan, but the pictures I took with an iPhone camera is not capturing its true color. It looks a bit lighter if you saw it in person. Because of new filament I had print some new parts to replace the original black ones that came with the frame kit. The only things I remixed is the rear antenna mount, GoPro 7 holder, and motor wire cover.

According to someone test, they claimed that the TPU housing that covers the antenna can affect the signal. I do not remember the details, but he showed some scientific proof and it also made sense. It might not make a huge difference, but anything helps. That is why I remixed the antenna mount and it does not have any cover the tips of the antenna. I end up hot gluing the antennas down so it is not loose, like what you see in the image gallery below.

The frame has a custom front and rear brace designed by JTR1 on thingiverse. He provides the DXF files, so you can send to a CNC shop to get cut for about $20.

I do not plan to use a GoPro with this quad because the DJI footage is good enough for me. However, If I wanted higher quality video, it will be very easy to install the GoPro mount to the top of the frame.

The remainder of the build is very straight forward, and no modification was needed. This frame has a lot of restate so, I did not have any trouble finding space to put any of the electronics.

This build is an absolute TANK!!! I hope it is as durable as it weighs.

Betaflight Setup

I used all stock PIDs but use the BF 4.2 Presets:

HD (smoothed FF for HD cameras, strong low turn rate smoothness, low iterm relax to minimise bounce back)

set iterm_relax_cutoff = 10
set rc_smoothing_auto_smoothness = 20
set ff_interpolate_sp = AVERAGED_3
set ff_smooth_factor = 40
set ff_spike_limit = 55
set ff_boost = 0
set feedforward_transition = 40
set yaw_lowpass_hz = 70
set throttle_boost = 5
set throttle_boost_cutoff = 10
set dyn_lpf_dterm_curve_expo = 7
set gyro_rpm_notch_q = 800

To enable dynamic battery sag compensation:

set vbat_sag_compensation = 100
set vbat_pid_gain = OFF


Part List


iFlight DC5 HD Freestyle Frame for DJI FPV Air Unit (No prop in View)
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Flight Controller

Hobbywing XRotor Micro Combo - F4 G3 FC - 60A 4-in-1 ESC (4 builds)


4 x BrotherHobby Speed Shield 2207.5 1750kv Motor - Chaos Edition


Gemfan Hurricane 51499 Propeller (Set of 4 - Choose Color) (22 builds)

FPV Transmitter

DJI Digital FPV Air Unit - Ultra Low Latency 720p 120FPS Digital HD


TBS Crossfire Immortal T V2 Antenna (149 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (1484 builds)


CNHL Black Series 1500mAh 6S 22.2V 100C Lipo Battery Pack lipo with XT60 Plug for RC Truck Airplane FPV
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Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 V3 PRO RC RADIO (104 builds)


DJI Goggles 2 (7 builds)

3D Printed

Iflight DC5 HD (Not Titan version) DJI and Crossfire Mounting Solution (Include GPS) by JTR1 (2 builds)
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3D Printed

iFlight DC5 HD, SL5 DJI Air unit holder by 12Trey
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3D Printed

iFlight DC5 - Parts - Wire Cover GoPro 7 Holder, Antenna Gopro Lite by wrong17
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HD Camera

GoPro Bones - HERO10 Black (FPV Lightweight Drone Camera) (3 builds)
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Misc Parts

Iflight DC5 HD Carbon Fiber Arm reinforcement by JTR1 (2 builds)
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Battery Charger

HOTA F6+ 1000W 60A 1-6S Quad Channel AC/DC Smart Charger - Grey

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Dual Charger 1-6S AC200W/DC650W 15A w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Black (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (264 builds)


Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)


iFlight Crystal HD Patch and Stubby 5.8GHz RP-SMA Antenna Set for DJI - LHCP - Carbon
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Jodie Froster   Jul 03, 2021  

Great looking build, I really like the camera mount print. Any chance on a link to that bad boy?

wrong17   Jul 03, 2021 

Thanks. Here is a link for the camera mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4219952

Jodie Froster   Jul 04, 2021 


SebOPaolo   Mar 26, 2021  

Hey , I love your built . And many thanks for sharing both your tune and links, it's very useful 😊

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