AirBlade Intrepid V2

By airbladeuav on Jul 25, 2018

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DRL pro pilot cum AirBlade team pilot, Eric 'Armonic', approached me few months ago asking for a design that meets his specific needs. He wants a sub-250g legal flying machine that he can take on his hikes and camping trips. He wants to be able to do micro mid range flight with it. At that time, I was about to refresh my Intrepid design so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to update that design.

We compiled a list of things that the design needs to meet:

  • Reasonably light frame
  • Removable arms
  • Support Split Mini or GoPro
  • Support 9mm and 12mm motor pattern
  • Top mounted battery
  • Support 20x20 stack
  • Double stack design for slammed top plate configuration
  • BONUS: Crossfire Antenna mount
  • BONUS: toilet tank style battery mount

The new AirBlade Intrepid V2 met all those requirements AND it can fit up to 1300mah 4S on the top plate for some serious micro mid-long range action. ENJOY!

NOTE: the pictures below are prototype frames, small changes have been made to the cage design to allow the GoPro session to sit better, TBS Crossfire antenna mount was added to the arm.

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Part List

Frame

AirBlade Intrepid V2 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit (3 builds)
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$36.99

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS F4 Nano V6 with LC Filter (3 builds)
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$30.99

ESCs

Spedix IS20 2-4S 20A 4 in 1 BLHeli_S ESC
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$29.99

Motors

4 x Brotherhobby Tornado T1 1407 3600kV or 4100kV 3S-4S Brushless Motor (153 builds)
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$63.96

Propellers

RotorX Triblade RX 3044T Props (2CW, 2CCW) (7 builds)
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$2.49

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini 20x20 (9 builds)
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$79.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3 Ultimate uFL and MMCX Connector (4 builds)
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$18.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII-U.FL 5.8Ghz (10 builds)
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$19.99

Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (SE) (96 builds)
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$44.99

Batteries

AirBlade Premium 850mAh 4S 14.8V 75C XT30 by Bonka (8 builds)
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$19.99
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bootbox   15 days ago  

I can't wait to get mine. Are the bottom plate flight stack holes drilled for M2 or M3?

airbladeuav   15 days ago 

they are M3 holes, but i built mine with m2 hardware, just tighten everything down and it's good to go

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