Cinetank MK2 L build Thread
Introduction and whats in the box
After an off the cuff comment on Bllama's Cinetank thread I now find myself writing out a build thread for Flying Cinemas new Cinetank.
I'd been looking at the cinetank since when I first caught sight of it on RCModelReviews. When I saw that there was now a new version that can swing 12 props, and was given a little discount for writing this, my mind was made up and it was time to get ordering.
So here's a quick summary of my build specs
Cinetank MK2-L (no gimbal as yet)
Sunnysky V3508 580KV motors. (BuddyRC)
Afro 20A slim ESC's (Maybe with BL Heli firmware)
12x6 HQ composite props or 12x4.5 GemFan Composite props
Turnigy multistar 4s 5200mah 10C lipos (1 for normal flight or 2 for endurance)
Full naze with GPS ( I like how it flys, need a reliable RTL, will see how it goes)
Sony super HAD 700TVL
Boscam 500mW 2.4GHz Vtx
Witespy KVTeam OSD
Turnigy dual voltage regulator
Home made skews, and dipole.
On with the build
The tank arrived in a card board box, as you can see there was duty to pay
Everyone loves a sticker!
Here's what you get with the MK2 L kit;
Here are some extras you may want to add on;
Different grade rubber balls for different climates, black most flexible, pink medium, grey stiffest
Motor adapters, for asymetric hole patterns;
JST connectors to power FPV / gimbal / voltage sensing.
Heli landing gear, useful if you want to run an X8 configuration and to help stop gimbal from striking the floor in long grass etc.
Here are the CNC'd parts that make up the frame
From left to right; Clean top plate, Clean bottom plate, dirty section side pieces, and adjustable gopro shelf, Dirty bottom plate, Dirty top plate. At the top is the removable cover for the bottom dirty section, this allows you easy access to the inside of your dirty section. Should make assenbly as well as maintenance easier.
Weight of the fibreglass parts in case you are interested.