Featherlight Falcon

By jdmkramer on Jun 08, 2018

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This is my first attempt at a full coverage 3d printable pod. It prints sort of folded open with a living hinge that is actually quite sturdy despite its appearance. It is designed around a 20x20 stack, Runcam Split Mini, and an 18x18 gps with long range in mind. Immortal T mounts acrorss the rear legs and room for Crossfire Nano or R9 Mini in the end of the tail,, but it will take an R9 Slim in the neck. Originally designed around the Unify, I was having trouble with mine, so I crammed a Mach 2 up there. It works fine but I'll be revising the design to better fit a larger vtx. It can carry a Gopro Session securely if that's preferable to the Split. I want to flesh out the compartments to fit everything more securely, make the neck a little thicker inside, make the cam angle adjustable, and a few other things.

This is a work in progress. I will upload it to thingiverse when complete.

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Part List

Frame

Featherlight 5 (7 builds)
Falconmultirotors.com
$25.00

Flight Controller

FLIP 32 - F4 - OMNIBUS NANO V2.5 (w/Blackbox&BARO) (18 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$24.99

ESCs

Ori32 4 in 1 ESC 4x25A 20x20 by Airbot (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$44.09

Motors

4 x RaceDayQuads Badass 2205 2450kv Naked Bottom Racing Motor - 16x16 Bottom (18 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$52.88

Propellers

HQ V1S 5x4.8x3 Prop - CHOOSE YOUR COLOR (42 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.62

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini V2 FPV Camera / HD 1080P 60 FPS Recorder (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$78.39

FPV Transmitter

Mach 2 Video Transmitter - Audio Control with 0/25/200/500/800mw U.FL or MMCX (43 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.49

Antenna

AXII-MMCX 5.8 (SIDE FEED) FPV ANTENNA
Racedayquads.com
$19.59

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$5.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Slim 900MHz 6/16CH Long Range Receiver (7 builds)
Getfpv.com
$25.99

Batteries

RDQ Series 1300mah 4S 100C FPV Lipo Battery
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Misc Parts

Kevlar Stitched 225mm Battery Strap w/ Metal Buckle
Racedayquads.com
$2.93

Misc Parts

Kevlar Stitched 250mm Battery Strap w/ Metal Buckle
Racedayquads.com
$2.93
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Jodie Froster   9 days ago  

Fascinating. Do you run a gopro with the split in there?

jdmkramer   3 days ago 

i did when test fitting, but no. not normally.

flux_fpv   8 days ago  

Awesome work with the print.  Can your ESC handle those motors and 5048 props?  I'm always interested in compact 4in1 options.

jdmkramer   3 days ago 

yeah it does great! i can punch it for a good long time. I fly pretty calmly most of the time though.

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