Review: Diatone Mamba DJI F722 MK2 Flight Controller

by Oscar
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Diatone Mamba DJI F722 MK2 FC, a bit of a mouthful, and its pinout is just as complicated. But it’s a powerful and feature-rich flight controller, and it supports both analog and DJI FPV systems.

New to FPV? You can learn more about flight controllers here.

Where to buy Mamba F722 MK2 FC?

It comes with accessories including cables for the DJI Air Unit and 4in1 ESC, two types of rubber grommets of different stiffness (blue ones are slightly softer), and a wiring diagram.

Note that in the longer 4in1 ESC cable, the wires are not inserted in the plug? That actually is intentional as it allows you to re-arrange the wires in the correct order in case you are using a different brand ESC. Such a nice touch and it’s super handy!

Specs and Features

The Mamba DJI F722 MK2 FC is compatible with DJI Air Unit with its built-in 9V 3A BEC and a dedicated plug, so it’s basically plug and play. The pins are also broken out to solder pads in case you want to direct solder, which might come in handy if you are using the Caddx Vista.

Mamba DJI F722 MK2 FC

It also supports Betaflight OSD (with the onboard AT7456E chip), so you can use analog FPV system too.

It supoorts Blackbox logging with its onboard 16MB flash memory, and there’s a dedicated FPort pad (UART5).

The Mamba F722 MK2 FC uses USB-C port instead of micro USB.

“LED” is one of the main themes of the Mamba DJI MK2 FC.

Firstly, there’s an array of LED indicators for monitoring all your voltage rails (VCC, 3.3V, 5V, 9V, MCU, Gyro), which is the first time I see this in a flight controller, and it’s pretty cool.

And they’ve put four separate LED_Strip, 5V and GND pads at the four corners of the board, I guess it’s for easy wiring if you plan to mount RGB LED on the arms. You can also choose to bypass Betaflight and control those LED’s color and pattern with a button directly (located next to the boot button). You can do so by bridging the LED pads.

Here’s the specification of the Mamba DJI F722 MK2 board:

  • MCU: STM32 F722RET6 processor
  • IMU (Gyro): MPU6000
  • Built-in barometer
  • Supports Betaflight OSD
  • 16MB Flash Memory for Blackbox logging
  • 6 UART’sLED Controller: BF LED/MB LED( 4 Set 2812 LED)
  • Input Voltage: 3S to 6S Lipo (12.6~25.2V)
  • TVS Protection
  • BEC: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Weight: 9.3g
  • Dimension: 38x40x7.5mm
  • Mounting: 30.5mm x 30.5mm, M3 holes with rubber grommets
  • Betaflight firmware target: DIAT/MAMBAF722_I2C (STM32F7X2)
  • Loaded firmware version: 4.2.4

Pinout / Wiring Diagram

Make sure you have this wiring diagram when building your quad, because the solder pads are not labelled on the board!

Usually square pads indicates grounds (GND), but in the Mamba MK2 board, the square solder pads are actually voltage outputs, while the ground pads are round just like the signals.

Mamba DJI F722 MK2 FC stack wiring diagram

Mamba F722 MK2 FC wiring diagram analog fpv system

I am using this FC in this drone, I will show you step by step how I build it :)

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7 comments

Lloyd Courtney 30th April 2021 - 2:18 pm

Wonder if this has an iNav target as it breaks out the SDA/SCL pads for a magnometer on the board? Handy for long range builds.

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Sam Dickinson 27th April 2021 - 10:42 pm

Is there any difference to it just being TX5? ie. is it just labelled differently?

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Oscar 28th April 2021 - 10:12 am

It’s the same pad, you can just use TX5 if you want.

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200chaos 27th April 2021 - 10:27 pm

little typo at : “all your voltage rails (VCC, 3.3V, 5V, 95V, MCU, Gyro)” 9.5V rather than 95V :)

I take this opportunity to thank you for all your amazing work on this blog :) You helped me so much to take part into this hobby !

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Oscar 27th April 2021 - 10:31 pm

Thank you so much :)

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Sam Dickinson 27th April 2021 - 9:38 am

I’m curious about the dedicated f.port pad, and why it’s there? Being F7, inversion isn’t an issue, so this one has me stumped.

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Oscar 27th April 2021 - 2:58 pm

I think it’s just for wiring convenience, as it’s near the 5V/GND pin. It’s connected to the TX5 pin.

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