Building your Own First quad is really exciting and selecting the right parts that fit your frame very confusing. Most of the drone enthusiasts build their own drone for drone racing, racing drones available in the market are limited. The first step is selecting your frame where your all the other parts will fit in. We are trying to solve this issue and give you options if you have selected your frame. Most popular frame for first quad racing built is Martian II 220m Carbon Fiber Frame and this is all about the parts that you can use with this frame. We have checked the compatibility of these products with the frame.

Flight Controllers for Martian II Frame

Flight Controllers are the brain of your drones, all of the parts of your drone will be connected to the Flight Controller. In Flight Controller all the work is done by its processor, so keep that in mind that processor must be good enough to perform all the functions required otherwise your drone will fly efficiently. F3 and F4 are both good processors and you could use any of them. Some FC comes with built-in PDB(Power Distribution Board), OSD (On Screen Display), BEC(Battery Elimination Current) and many sensors such as gyro and Acc(Accelerometer) which increases the stability and performance of your flight. Better use a flight controller with BetaFlight Firmware, they are easy to upgrade. For Martian II Frame you could use any of the following Flight Controllers.

Flight Controller

Price(US$)

DYS F4 Flight Controller Omnibus

41.49Read more on Amazon.
F3 Flight Controller Acro 6 DOF/Deluxe 10 DOF28.89Read more on Amazon.
HOBBYMATE FPV Racing Quadcopter Flight Controller F469.90Read more on Amazon.
Matek F405Read more on Amazon.
Holybro Kakute F4 AIO Flight Controller46.99Read more on Amazon.


ESCs for Martian 2 Frame

ESCs will control the Speed and directions of your motors e.g Clockwise and Counter Clockwise. There are two major Firmware for ESCs: Simonk and Blheli_S.

Motors take current from your ESCs. If you attach a motor that will consume 30 Amperes at full thrust while you attached an ESCs of 20 Amperes, your ESC will eventually burn out. So, you need to use an ESC that could supply more current then the motors required. For an instance, for a motor that consumes 20A use an ESC of 30A.

4 in 1 ESCs are also available in the market, they will reduce the complexity of your circuit as the number of wires will be reduced. Though in case of damage, you will again have to buy another new 4 in 1 ESCs instead of just changing just the one.

ESCs

Price(US$)

Eachine Racer 250 (12A ESC that works on 2S-4s)  Read more on Amazon.
EMAX BLHeli(20A ESC best for mini-drones)35.83 Read more on Amazon.
Racerstar RS30A V2 (Support Oneshot42, Multishot 16.5, Dshot600)66.71 Read more on Amazon.
Racestar RS20Ax4 20A 4 in 1(4 in 1 ESC, Support Dshot150 Dshot300)42.59 Read more on Amazon.
30A Super RACERBee BLHELI_S (MUILTSHOT) V3 (w/ D-shot Ready Option)  

Motors for Martian II Frame

It’s important to select a right motor that produces the maximum thrust, so your drone fly more efficiently. In order fly your drone you will need to produce the twice the thrust as the total weight of your drone. With higher RPM (kV Rating) the more thrust will be produced. Clockwise and Counter Clockwise motors are also available or you could change the direction of the motor through ESCs. For Martian 2 Frame, use a motor of size 2204-2205. Here are some of the options for your First Built.

Brushless Motors

Price(US$)

Eachine Racer 250(2300 KV Brushless Motor CW/CCW)

Read more on Amazon.
4X Emax RS2205-2300 2205 Racing Edition (2300KV Brushless Motor CW/CCW)95.39Read more on Amazon.
4x GRVDIGR 2205/2550KV Naked Bottoms
RacerStar BR2205(2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor  CW &  CCW)47.59Read more on Amazon.
RacerStar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2600KV 2-4S Brushless(2600KV Brushless Motor)54.79Read more on Amazon.

Propellers for Martian 2 Frame

Propellers in drones usually have 3 blades and the size of the propeller you should select depends upon your motor. Its highly Recommended that you use a propeller of 5040 sizes in Martian Drone Frame. You can make your selection from propellers mentioned below:

Propellers

Price(US$)

Kingkong Blade Single Color(5040 5x4x3 3-Blade Single Color CW CCW Propellers for FPV Racer)Read more on Amazon.
GEPRC 5040 V2( 5 Inch 3 Blade Propeller)5.90Read more on Amazon.
DYS 5042 (5 Inch 3 Blade Propeller)7.99Read more on Amazon.

FPV Cameras for Martian Frame

For First Person View in real time, attach an FPV camera with your drone. The better the resolution, the better will be your FPV display. RunCam and Foxes are the most renowned companies for making FPV Cameras that are suitable for a drone. CMOS cameras are better then CCDs, they are lighter, cheaper and provide the best results. Our Favorite FPV Camera is Run Cam Swift 2 but the choice is all yours. Select any of these mentioned below as they are perfect for your martian frame:

FPV Cameras

Price(US$)

RunCam Swift 2(with 2.5mm lens and integrated OSD)40.59Read more on Amazon.
RunCam Swift RR FPV Camera Rotor Riot Special Edition FOV 110 600TVL DC5-17V Wide Voltage IR Blocked CCD NTSC for Racing Drone Q44.99Read more on Amazon.
RunCam MicroSwift34.99Read more on Amazon.
RunCam Eagle 2 800TVL(CMOS 2.1mm/2.5mm 4:3/16:9 NTSC/PAL Switchable Super WDR FPV Camera Low Latency)44.99Read more on Amazon.

FPV Transmitters

To transmit the signals from your FPV camera to you FPV display screen, you will need to attach an FPV transmitter that works on 5.8GHz frequency. Some of the transmitters are switchable and could be set to different power outputs so you can make changes according to the environment. Here are the best compatible FPV Transmitters for your drone camera:

FPV Transmitters

Price(US$)

Unify Pro HV Race Edition – TBS 5G8 SMA29.99Read more on Amazon.
Crazepony 5.8G FPV Transmitter 40CH24.99Read more on Amazon.
Eachine ATX03 Mini 5.8G 72CHRead more on Amazon.
Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH29.99Read more on Amazon.
Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 19.99Read more on Amazon.

Antennas

To Boast the signals from your drone attach an antenna. This will maximize the range and minimize the effects of signals loss.

Antennas

Price(US$)

AOMWAY 5.8G21.99Read more on Amazon.
Team BlackSheep TBS 5.8GHz FPV Racing Antenna39.99Read more on Amazon.
BETAFPV Pagoda 2 FPV Antenna 5.8G15.99Read more on Amazon.
Eachine K-Loverleaves 5.8G 13.99Read more on Amazon.
Team BlackSheep TBS IPX / U.FL Cloverleaf FPV Antenna7.95Read more on Amazon.

Receivers

The receiver will catch the signals from your radio transmitter. FrSky produces best receivers and they are widely used by drone enthusiasts.

Receivers

Price(US$)

FlySky FS-iA6 2.4G 6CH32.48Read more on Amazon.
FrSky X4RSB 3/16CH 28.00Read more on Amazon.
Flysky X6B 2.4G 6CH16.38Read more on Amazon.
FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH19.98Read more on Amazon.
Team BlackSheep TBS CROSSFIRE Micro Receiver V2Read more on Amazon.

Batteries

To power your drone you will need a source of energy which is lipo batteries for drones. Use a 3S-4S battery with the capacity of at least 1300 mAh for better flight time. Here are some of the best batteries for martian Frame:

Batteries

Price(US$)

Turnigy nano-tech 1500mAh 3S 30-60C15.18Read more on Amazon.
6 x Black Label 4S 80C 1300mAh/1500mAh Battery –
Tattu 4S 1300mAh LiPo Battery 75C 21.99Read more on Amazon.
Venom 75C 4S 1300mAh 14.8V59.99Read more on Amazon.
Venom 50C 4S 1300mAh 14.8V36.06Read more on Amazon.

Power Distribution Boards for Martian Frame

If the power distribution board is not built in, use one of the following Martian II PDB.

Power Distribution Boards

Price(US$)

Matek Systems PDB-XT6010.88Read more on Amazon.
Matek FCHUB-6S11.99Read more on Amazon.

HD Cameras for Martian Drone Frame

For best photography results use an HD camera instead of FPV camera. They provide best results.

HD Cameras

Price(US$)

RunCam 3 64G HD WiFi FPV CameraRead more on Amazon.

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