Lil’ Green Chili

By FrenchB on Nov 17, 2018

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This is my newest 3" long ranger with HD. I ended up transplanting my gear from a RotorX Switchback into the Shendrones Pteromini Split frame. The new frame's dual mounting positions allowed me to squeeze everything in nicely, and makes maintenance a dream. The long nose is designed to keep the props out of view.

132 grams dry and 205 grams with a 650mah 4S (5min flights)

Here's a fun little video:


Part List


Pteromini Split (3 builds)

Flight Controller

CLRacing MINI 20x20 Flight Controller - CLF4SDefault Title (25 builds)


Spedix IS20A 20A 2-4S 20x20 M2 4in1 ESC - Replacement for IS100 Stack (43 builds)


4 x RotorX RX 1404 Brushless Motor V2 3600kV 6500kV (6 builds)


RotorX Triblade RX 3044TX Props (3CW, 3CCW) (32 builds)

FPV Camera

Turtle V2 (4 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro FPV Video Sender V3 SMA - Team Blacksheep (154 builds)
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Lumenier Micro AXII 5.8GHz U.FL FPV Antenna - Choose Your PolarizationLHCP (59 builds)


Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (1491 builds)
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Tattu 14.8V 4S 850mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery - XT60XT60 (12 builds)


FrSky Taranis QX7 ACCESS 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Choose Your Color (263 builds)


FatShark Dominator HDO FPV GogglesRechargeable 1800mah Pack (136 builds)

HD Camera

Insta360 ONE X Action Camera 360 Degree 5.7K 18MP Stabilization Real Time WiFi Transfer Sports Video Construction Documentation (2 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO 7 Black

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera (303 builds)

Misc Parts

Micro uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (18x18mm) (39 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)
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recon   Nov 27, 2018  

This is a freakin rad build! Amazing build quality in such a tiny space!

Whiffles   Nov 19, 2018  

Very cool! HD, long range and GPS in a small package. How many minutes of flight time can you get out of it?

FrenchB   Nov 19, 2018 

I had a ~4:30min flight with 445mah used out of an 850mah 4S. Its a fairly heavy battery though. It much prefers a 650mah.

Whiffles   Nov 19, 2018 

Not bad, seems like a fun little rig! I was planning to build something like this.

ItsYaBoyIebe   Nov 18, 2018  

Can you show me some of that hd footage?

FrenchB   Nov 18, 2018 

absolutely, as soon as I get it in the air and tuned. This is my first quad with such a long nose, so I want to get the PIDs and filters right.

FrenchB   Nov 18, 2018 

Here's a video of my second battery. I still need to tune out the prop wash, but it should give you a good idea.

ItsYaBoyIebe   Nov 18, 2018 

Oke thats it i'm cramming a hd cam in my diatone gtr90!!! This looks so good and so smooth!!! I love it!!!

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