Tadpole 3 inch

By etceteraw on Jun 25, 2020

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Overall a very fun build platform. I'm just addicted to these light 3 inch frames now.
I initially started on emax eco 1404 motors at 6000kv but I was quite unhappy with the 1:30 flight times, even after scaling down throttle and trying every prop under the sun. Swapped in the 1105s and I'm getting at least 3 minute flights now on HQprop 3x2s. I feel like I can go onto an even lower kv for longer flights and similar power.
I took a crossfire nano and unify pro32 nano mount and sliced off 1mm to fit a XM+ into it, works great (but id print in anything but tpu). And yes thats a layer of kapton tape over the tx and rx. Just in case ;D
I originally wanted a VAS omni antenna but didnt have the clearance as I was running my battery cable through the back. The dipole works perfectly fine though.
Very happy with the end result.
80g weight, 127g with battery



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DBC   Jul 05, 2020  

Hey man, check out the 1204 Rcinpower motors, i get 4 mins on 450mah 3s with my setup. Weighing 126g total.

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