DJI Flamewheel 680MM

By leonard4 on May 07, 2021

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I picked up a DJI 550 Flamewheel with plans on building a hex and things kind of just took off from there. The second picture with the red/white arms are the stock 550MM arms, they had too much flex in them for the size of motors and it had a crazy wobble. (220mm quad shown for scale, build here: I upgraded to some custom aluminum arms in the first picture that increase the size to 680MM. Flys like a dream now on its 12" props. I'm running 4S 5200Mah Tattu batteries, getting ~24mins of flight time per battery, and have a parallel XT60 cable for running both batteries at the same time, but I haven't had a need for flying for that long yet.

This guy is running a Naza M v2, I have some retractable landing arms, and the DJI Datalink system setup on my iPad mini for all the fun DJI information. I'm working on swapping over the X8R to an R9 Slim+, just need to make a breakout pin setup for all the servo wires I have on the X8R currently. Also planning on putting a VTX and FPV camera to FPV this bad boy, because why not?!

Update 5/18/2021
I've got my AKK FX2 VTX and Foxeer Arrow Mini mounted up, have it all tied in with the iOSD mini so I have all sorts of realtime info now. Also got an R9 Slim receiver for some 900mhz goodness. Can't wait to fpv this guy. :D


Part List


DJI Flame Wheel F550 Basic Kit

Flight Controller

DJI Naza M V2 Multi-Rotor Stabilization Controller and GPS/Compass (7 builds)


6 x DYS XS30A 3-6S BLHeli_S OPTO ESC (17 builds)


6 x Tiger Motor MN3510-13 700kv


6 x 12x6E | APC Propellers

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Mini Pro - Red

FPV Transmitter

FX2-ultimate VTX (International Version) (25 builds)


FrSky X8R 16ch Receiver, SBUS, Smart Port - Amplified PCB Antenna (7 builds)


2 x Tattu 5200mAh 14.8V 35C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug (7 builds)


FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (48 builds)
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FatShark Dominator HDO FPV GogglesRechargeable 1800mah Pack (137 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black Video Camera GPCHDHX-701 (102 builds)

Misc Parts

DJI iOSD Mini On-Screen Display for Real-Time Flight Information (Black)

Misc Parts

DJI Flamewheel F550 Retractable Landing Gear also works on many other models

Misc Parts

FPV 2 Axis Brushless Gimbal With Controller For DJI Phantom GoPro 3 for RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)

Misc Parts

3 x F450 F550 Multicopter DJI Style CNC Aluminum Alloy Extension Arm 26.4cm RED US

Misc Parts

DJI Datalink 2.4ghz Bluetooth

Video Receiver

FuriousFPV True-D V3.8 Diversity Receiver System - Clarity Redefined (17 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 Mark 2 LiPo Battery Balance Charger Duo Discharger Dual 200W 12A2 AC Dual Channel Output 1-6S Li-ion Life NiCd NiMH LiHV (2 builds)
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