Doodle Baseball

By finalsanta on Feb 25, 2024

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A basic, tried-and-true design, Doodle Baseball is available from craftedkwads. The anodized cage is a lovely finishing touch; it protects without drawing attention to itself and is positioned forward enough that the props are also hidden.
It's the traditional squished X pattern. I like a single bottom plate since it saves weight, even if this one is extremely thick at 3mm for a 2.5", however some people prefer separate arms. It is, on the whole, a sturdy frame. Compared to comparable designs, it's noticeably lighter, yet unlike many toothpick-esque structures, this one feels sturdy once constructed.

A pre-production kit was sold to me by the cordial Kai. The O3 mount required m1.6 bolts, but the camera and motors required m2 bolts, which I had to provide. These aren't often seen, so it would be great if they made it into the final run. Motors in this category are often designed to fit frames that are 2mm thick, and the m1.6 bolts are rather specialized to that thickness.

A skeletonized digital toothpick that was never able to take flight owing to a number of reasons had its motors and flight controller salvaged from a geprc phantom HD that had been assembled three years earlier.

Although my last build around the same weight used 1404 motors, which have approximately 20% greater stator space, I still think the end weight of 120g is a good weight for tossability. What happens next is anyone's guess; stay tuned.
will upload all flights to this playlist


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