Toothpick 3" - Gnat

By CloslaRoche on Oct 14, 2021

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Can you really say you're in the hobby if you've never built and flown a toothpick?

With Bob Roogi/ FPVCycle releasing the 3rd generation of the toothpick motor (13mm, 5000kv), I figured it would be a good time to build one. Happymodel Crux3 canopy fits the Baby Ratel 2 very nicely. ExpressLRS SMD Antenna RXs are perfect for micros. The GNB 500mAh 90c 3s packs are perfect for 3s micros, this thing can go for AGES on a single pack. Consistently 8+ minutes of flight time.


Part List


ToothPick 3 Frame - TP3 (35 builds)

Flight Controller

MAMBA F411 25A AIO MK2 4S 8bit Flight Controller Stack External USB 25.5mm/M2 (2 builds)


4 x FPVCycle 13mm 5000kv, 6350kv Motor - 2mm prop shaft (43 builds)


Gemfan Hurricane 3018 Durable Bi-Blade 3" Prop 8 Pack (1.5mm) - Choose Your ColorGrey (22 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Baby Ratel 2 Nano Low Latency FPV Camera (15 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 Nano 5G8 V1.1 (399 builds)
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VAS 5.8Ghz Micro Switchblade U.FL Antenna by IBCrazy (RHCP) (3 builds)


Happymodel 2.4g ExpressLRS EP2 RX Receiver module (69 builds)


GNB 550mAh 90C/180C 1S-6S LiPo Battery (14 builds)


RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol RF Module OpenTX 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ V3 Hall Gimbals (96 builds)


Skyzone SKY04X V2 OLED Diversity 5.8GHz FPV Goggles - Choose Your Color (47 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 720p Live Streaming Stabilization (26 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (303 builds)

Video Receiver


Video Receiver

TBS Triumph Pro RHCP (SMA) - Long Range (10 builds)

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (44 builds)

Radio Module

Happymodel 2.4g ExpressLRS ELRS Micro TX module ES24TX (4 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Peter The Penetrator - Tracer TX Antenna

Battery Charger

Hitec X2 AC Plus Black Edition AC/DC Multi-Charger (6S/10A/100W)

Soldering Iron

TrakPower TK955 Digital Soldering Station


NewBeeDrone Tool Kit V1.6 (6 builds)


Pyrodrone Backpack Pro

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Camera Butter Glass ND filter for GoPro Hero 5/6/7 (Choose Density) (5 builds)


Camera Butter Stick On Reusable Glass ND Filter for GoPro Session 4/5 - ND8/16/32 (3 builds)

Misc Supplies

QuadHands Jumbo Workbench- Massive 11" x 17" Steel Base - 6 Magnetic Base Arms

Misc Supplies

Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ kit (2 builds)
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Misc Supplies

SainSmart TPU Flexible 1.75mm Filament 0.8kg Spool - Choose Your ColorWhite (10 builds)
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