FPV Toothpick Drone - Brushed (Frame Dead Cat)

By MadFlyFPV on Apr 24, 2024

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The brushed FPV drone is still alive and kicking :) .

I hope you enjoy this adaptation from a brushless Toothpick frame to a brushed one (8520), capable of fitting 48mm / 50mm propellers.
I was motivated to embark on this project because I had a ducted drone (ldarc tiny 8x) with poor outdoor performance, leading to my little "Frankenstein" being neglected.
A few days ago, I came across a model and decided to customize it to my needs. I scaled it down by 85% from its original size, added support for a 25x25 FC, and, naturally, space for the 8520 brushed motors.
The outcome couldn't have been better. It weighs 3 grams less, and the propellers perform better in airflow, not to mention it's quieter.
Moreover, the canopy has been adjusted to my needs, including support for the antenna to make it more resilient to inevitable accidents. I refrained from moving the antenna to avoid desoldering. My VTX and Camera are an all-in-one
25mW setup.
The list of items is simply for reference according to the things I had installed on the ducted frame.

I have purchased these propellers to see if the performance improves even more (I'm waiting for the order to arrive): https://es.aliexpress.com/item/1005005149943433.html

Best regards.



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scirocco   May 15, 2024  

Have to try 2S 1020 or 1023motors with 3" (75mm) propellers! Let's go to build it! :)
something like this : https://rotorbuilds.com/build/27253

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