By ma1arky on Jun 28, 2017

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I feel like I have been lurking on this site for a bit, and have been contemplating buying a Wizard, or building one first. Every time I start pricing something out, I feel like It gets a little to expensive. After stumbling across Whiffles post on his Eachine killer, I cloned his build and started adding what I think I would want.
June 3, 2017
Ok, so I have ordered all the parts that I think I will need. I will start building this thing as soon as the parts start showing up and posting some pictures.


Part List


Martian II 220 220mm 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB For RC Drone (90 builds)

Flight Controller

DYS AIO F4 Flight Controller V2 PRO FC (Latest Version) (140 builds)


4 x DYS XSD 30A V2 BLHeli_S ESC


4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor Purple For 210 X220 RC Drone FPV Racing (10 builds)


CA$9.99 10% 10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 5040 5x4x3 3-Blade Single Color CW CCW Propellers for Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys (79 builds)

FPV Camera

Rotor Riot Special Edition RunCam Swift (144 builds)

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC Tramp HV 600mW 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (US Version) (141 builds)


FrSky X4RSB 3/16 Channel Telemetry Receiver for RC Drone FPV Racing (176 builds)


2 x (28 builds)
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Misc Parts

CA$9.99 10% 10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 5040 5x4x3 3-Blade Single Color CW CCW Propellers for Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys (79 builds)

Misc Parts

Matek LED Tail light WS2512B with Loud Buzzer Dual Modes for RC Drone FPV Racing (40 builds)

Misc Parts

3 x 4 PCS Realacc M3*7+4.5 Flight Controller Anti-Vibration Fixed Screws for RC Drone FPV Racing (49 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x 10 PCS M3*30 Colorful M3 Aluminum Column Spacer for RC Racer Drone Multirotor Silver Black Red Orang (3 builds)
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Whiffles   Jun 28, 2017  

Looks good! How's it fly?

ma1arky   Jun 28, 2017 

Well, I was surprised to find out how much of a beating it can take. :). It is so much fun though, and surprisingly fast and agile. I need to find an HD camera to put on it so I can get some decent flight footage. I think that this ended up being the best choice for my first quad. It was straight forward to put together, but there are some pieces that didn't go together perfectly. I like having to think outside the box a bit.

Whiffles   Jun 28, 2017 

Awesome, happy to hear you got it flying! I've been flying the Mobius Mini B on mine and it's pretty decent for the price. Then there's the Runcam Split which looks really promising.

Whiffles   May 31, 2017  

Have a look at my Golden Leopard build for the FC and ESC. I believe the ESC I'm using is a better choice because it's got a current sensor and 3A switching regulator, not to mention it's cheaper. While you can go with the FC you have listed the current sensor and regulator are a little redundant. You can use any of the older Omnibus flight controllers and power it via the 5V ESC input, but for the price the FC you've got will do just fine and you won't have to worry about heat issues as it doesn't have a linear regulator. Those motors should be fine, but I think Emax has a better track record. I really like the RS2205S 2300kvs. If you want to save a little money you can use the VTX03 video transmitter. You also want to be able to run 25mw or 200mw if you plan to fly with others at some point. 600mw will stomp other people's signals. Since you've got OSD on both your camera and FC you probably don't need the X4R for telemetry, so I'd just get the Frsky XM+ to save a little more money. Also, since your FC or 4-in-1 could both have a 3A 5V regulator you don't need a step down module.

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Whiffles   Jun 04, 2017 

Yep, there's always the next build :) By then there will be a whole new assortment of parts to toy around with.

ma1arky   Jun 09, 2017 

Do you know, with this frame, do I need to have the PDB installed even if I am not using it? Doe it need to be there for structural integrity?

ma1arky   Jun 09, 2017 

Nevermind, I found what you did on your "Eachine Wizard Killer" build.

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