Here is my build video. I would like to say thanks to all the members of Flying Cinema who helped me making this build. They spent a lot of time answering my questions and gave me precious advices and information.
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I decided to go for the cheap route on this build meaning that I had to build everything from the beginning. The ESCs came not wired, without the 3.5 mm bullet connectors and I had to flash them with simonK, etc.
Note that you can do this a little bit faster if you get Afro ESCs /already flashed ESCs or something like that.
I would also recomend to choose your FPV gears (Vtx, Pilot Cam, etc) in either all 5V or all 12V. I started my build with a 5V Vtx and a 12V cam and it was a bit messy to have 2 power lines (2 UBEC + 2 LC Filters).
I switched to all 12V and my setup is way cleaner and lighter now.
Beside that I'm very pleased with the build process:
- All screws are M3, only one hex driver is needed and the hex is actually included in the kit ! No need to mess with many type of drivers and sizes of screws.
- There are a lot of holes in the frames, very nice to straps stuff with zip ties, let an antenna sticks out somewhere and have access to the screws with the hex driver without having the unscrew everything to remove a hidden screw. Everything is easy to reach.
- The cam plate to hold the HD cam can be slided forward and back. Very convenient to adjust the CG. Flying cinema is also going to release a gimbal anytime soon for this frame and it will just be a matter of switching the cam plate. No need to build a whole new quad to enjoy the gimbal. It also allows to switch easily between a gimbal cinetank and a regular cinetank. I like gimbal but sometime I just want to do stunts and I will be able to remove the gimbal thanks to this cam plate design.
- Once this thing is built It really feels like a tank, the frame is extremely rigid and I have no fear to put this quad in my bag or my trunk. I planned to buy a transport case for this quad, as I did with my other quad for traveling but I won't need one. I will just throw this tank in my check bag, wrapped around some shirts and it will be just fine like that !
Feel free with any questions you may have I'll try to help if I can.
Other build resources (official)
Download the BoM and Manual Here
3d Model and eDrawings Viewer
Template For Carbon Fiber Arms Here
Battery Compartment Dimensions Here
Build Logs -
- PID Settings -
DJI Naza-M V1 & V2
DJI Naza Lite
- Recommended Power System-
SunnySky X2216 1250kv or Tiger MT2216 1100kv
SimonK Flashed F30a or Afro ESC 30Amp or directly buy the pre-made power pack from Flying Cinema
4s 3300 for sport flying
4s 4000 for endurance
- Spare Parts -
Cine Tank Mk.I Replacement Parts