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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2020, 08:19:27 PM »
So with this being my first drone ever and not knowing anything this was a steep learning curve. Below is what I was able to get. Everything fits with little modifications. I like to break down what you need for Hardware into three catigories Flight, Video,and Charge.

Flight:

Flight Controler stack:
Mamba F722S and F50 esc
https://www.diatone.us/collections/mamba-stack/products/mamba-f722s-flight-controller-stack
Had to move the flight controller mounts towards the rear of the body 5mm to make it clear the LED tabs on the FC. I think if you were to use the F4 it would clear as it doesn't have the led tabs on the corners, But I wanted the better F7 controller.

Sonar:
US-100
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Ultrasonic-Module-Distance-Arduino/dp/B07W1GDPRN/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=us100&qid=1598724991&sr=8-2
Sonar holes are to wide. Had to Narrow the holes to fit sonar.

GPS:
BN-880
https://www.amazon.com/DIYmalls-Receiver-Raspberry-Aircraft-Betaflight/dp/B086ZKFFY4/
Fits great.

Transmitter and Reciever: This is were i went big and got a nice transmitter as it will be the base of other drones i use :)
Tarranis X9D 2019 SE (will need to purchase battery separate)
https://www.amazon.com/FrSky-Taranis-2019-Fibra-carbono/dp/B07VYRGB5Q

Receiver
https://www.amazon.com/FrSky-Receiver-Range-Micro-Drone/dp/B01N5INCBH
fits next to the gps.

Motors:
EMAX RS2205-2600KV
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CL6Q0RM
Plenty of lift and mounting hole are perfect.

Propellers:
iFlight Nazgul 5140
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W5Q5ZKK
tried other propellers and this motor propeller combo works really well for control since this is my first drone :)

Video:
Camera:
RunCam Hybrid
https://shop.runcam.com/runcam-hybrid/
with this you get the FPV camera and HD Camera with DVR.you will need to get an SD car for it to save the video(128gb max).
I used DemonRC Dojo camera mount to give the camera a little protection on the bottom.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4556146

VTX:
Wolfwhoop Q4 5.8GHz VTX
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076P37X84
Mount in front of base. Have to drill hole in top cover for antanna.

Monitor:
FPV Monitor LCD5802S 5.8G
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084ZL4J29
Printed a mount to connect to my X9D 2018 SE transmitter. not sure where i got it but added the stl file to this post.

Charge:
Battery
OVONIC 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 25C
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DGSVNP5
Fix perfectly (Biggest size i could get with the normal top cover. not sure on the large or huge top covers)

Charger:
ICQUANZX LiPo Battery Charger
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XG17VMG
This one comes with all the adapters i needed to change the battery, monitor battery, and transmitter battery.

To get all the software setup for the flight controller and the transmitter, I found a YouTuber (Joshua Bardwell) that is amazing at explaing everything. I watched his playlist FPV Drone Budge Build and the BetaFlight 4.2.
https://www.youtube.com/c/JoshuaBardwell/playlists
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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2020, 08:27:24 PM »
That's some nice kit!  Any chance you could post pics of your mounting and wiring?

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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2020, 02:40:33 AM »
So here are a few pictures. On the DVR i added tape to protect it just incase it was to moves around but the double sided form tape on the back holds it in place really well. Also i forgot to say in the last post Mamba makes an L shaped adapter to make it so you can plug in your Flight contorller with out having to remove everything. you can see it in the battery picture. Here is a link for it. https://www.diatone.us/products/l-shape-usb-adaptor
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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2020, 02:41:19 AM »
battery

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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2020, 02:42:16 AM »
DVR

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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2020, 02:42:56 AM »
Camera Mount

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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2020, 02:48:48 AM »
here are a few pictures of the Transmitter and video mount for it.

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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2020, 03:12:28 AM »
Very cool!  What modifications did you have to make to fit the Mamba stack?  Next we need some video of it in action!  :)

And seriously thanks for the link to that channel.

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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2020, 03:41:09 AM »
so in the picture of the flight controller. The Flight controller is moved towards the rear. so away from the VTX by 5 mm. So it would clear the bolts to attach the middle to the bottom.

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Re: What you need to make Mavic Clone
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2020, 06:04:25 PM »
So how's it fly?!?!  Did you leave the FC and ESC in a stack?  I'm shocked you had any room for a battery.  Did you install the sonar?