Intrepid V2

By miromir237 on Jan 15, 2019

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Airblade Intrepid just looks awesome to me and I had to buy it during Xmas sale. The frame is well cut with nice hardware. I would appreciated some additional M2 harware to easily mount my FC as it is not so common and I do not have it at hand (ordered).

I started with components placement. I had to disassemble the Mamba stack so I can try all the options. I ended up placing Mamba Micro stack in the back and rotating it CW 90 degrees. That resulted in custom m otor mapping as well as changing YAW orientation in BTFL. I like these nuances because they make you improvise and use you brain actually. One other positivity was discovery that Mamba stack could be mounted with M3 screws which I have plenty.

The front stack is Runcam Split Mini mainboard, 3D printed 20x20 ABS board, Oscarliang AKK backpack VTX and R9MM receiver.

I think I overshoot with frame selection. The IntrepidV2 Lite would be enough for these RCX 1306 4000kv motors. But other than that I am quite happy with the build.

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Part List

Frame

AirBlade Intrepid V2 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit - 3 inch and 4 inch (19 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$36.99

Flight Controller

MAMBA F405 Mini Betaflight Flight Controller & F25 20A 3-4S DSHOT600 FPV Racing Brushless ESC (37 builds)
Banggood.com
$43.99

Motors

4 x RCX NK1306 4000KV FPV Racing Motor (Japan NSK Bearing w/ Arc Magnet) (2 builds)
Myrcmart.com
$47.96

Propellers

6 Pairs Emax AVAN Mini 3 Inch 3X2.4X3 3-blade RC Drone FPV Racing Propeller CW CCW (43 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.60

FPV Camera

RunCam Split 3 Micro & Split 3 Nano (83 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$69.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3 Ultimate Mini 20x20 25-600mW VTX w/ Smart Audio - MMCX & U.FLDefault Title (107 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$18.99

Antenna

nidici Foxeer Lollipop 3 FPV Antenna 5.8GHz RHCP Ommi 2.5dbi MMCX Antenna for FPV Quadcopeter TX/RX/VTX (Angle)(Red,Pack of 2) (22 builds)
Amazon.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky 900Mhz R9MM-FC 16CH Long Range Telemetry Receiver S.Port Enabled for RC Drone (31 builds)
Banggood.com
$22.00

Batteries

AHTECH Infinity 550mAh 85C 11.1V 3S1P Lipo Battery with XT30 Plug for RC Drone FPV Racing 53g (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$15.29

Radio

FrSky Taranis X9 Lite 2.4GHz 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Classic Form Factor Portable Transmitter for RC Drone (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$90.88

Goggles

DJI Digital FPV Goggles - Ultra Low Latency 720p 120FPS Digital HD (26 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$529.00

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (199 builds)
Amazon.com
$305.57

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (57 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (54 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (122 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Backpack

Torvol Quad Pitstop Backpack PRO (4 builds)
Hqdrones.nl
$194.16

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$32.32
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Discussion

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Lylel   Apr 26, 2019  

Nice, can I ask the weight with a battery? I'm thinking of this setup but possibly dual camera and 1404 motors. I wonder if it will be under 250g?
Thanks

miromir237   Apr 29, 2019 

I run Dinogy 550 4s and 3s. With 4s it's around 230g, with 3s it's 215g I think. I think I should have gone with 3" Lite version. The Pro version is really more suited for heavier motors (like 1407 and higher).

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