3" Intrepid v2 Lite - Micro Long Range

By Chaos on Jan 10, 2019

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Airblade UAV's 3" Intrepid v2 Lite. This is another Micro Long Range build coming in at 228 grams with a 650 4s lipo. This guy has HD recording and even a GPS for those sketchy moments when at range, fly time can be as much as 7 minutes with these motors.

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Part List

Frame

AirBlade Intrepid V2 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit - 3 inch and 4 inch (15 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$36.99

Flight Controller

Heli Nation Talon F7 FC 20x20
Airbladeuav.com
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ESCs

4 x Ori32 4in1 25A 20x20 ESC BLHeli_32
Airbladeuav.com
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Motors

4 x AirBlade Superman AB 1404 Brushless Motors (21 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$51.96

Propellers

HQProp T3X3X3 PC Propeller (Set of 4) (2 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$2.18

FPV Camera

CADDX Turtle 1080P 60fps HD FPV Camera (5 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
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FPV Transmitter

TBS Team BlackSheep UNIFY PRO 5G8 V3 (SMA) (6 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
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Antenna

TrueRC AXII-U.FL 5.8Ghz (21 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
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Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (124 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
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Batteries

GNB 650 mAh 4S 14.8V 80C/160C XT30 (3 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$16.99

Misc Parts

Matek GPS Ublox SAM-M8Q
Rotorgeeks.com
$39.14

Misc Parts

AirBlade Whitenoise 20x20 Mounting Board for Crossfire Nano + Unify Pro 5V VTX (3 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
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Misc Parts

TBS CROSSFIRE IMMORTAL T ANTENNA (4 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
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Misc Parts

GPS mount for Airblade Intrepid V2 by stewalcock
Thingiverse.com
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Philo777   Feb 13, 2019  

Hi Chaos can you send me the file? I will try to print it at the library near me- thank you

Philo777   Feb 13, 2019  

Hi Chaos where can I get one of the TPU mount for the GPS on your airblade

Chaos   Feb 13, 2019 

If you talk to Nguyen at Airblade UAV, he would print the gps mount for about $10 and throw it in with your next order. Otherwise find someone local to you that can print TPU. You can reach Nguyen at support@airbladeuav.com.

Philo777   Feb 13, 2019 

Yes I do have access. What type of TPU should I use ninjaflex? And any machine settings in particular to use?

Chaos   Feb 13, 2019 

Any type of TPU will work, ninjaflex included. I use a Prusa mk3 with standard settings but about 2.5mm of retraction, if it doesnt print neatly then it is probably printing too fast.

Philo777   Feb 02, 2019  

Hi Chaos can you post a picture of how you connected your Caddx to the Talon? I am having an issue where I get a blank fpv feed with telemetry with my Split mini 2 and think maybe I screwed up my wiring. But I noticed on the Talon some of the pads are not labeled so maybe I wired the video wire wrong from the camera?

Chaos   Feb 03, 2019 

I sure can but away on holidays.    remind me with another message by next Sunday if i dont post a pic for you.

Philo777   Jan 12, 2019  

Hi Chaos can you post pics of how you mounted the flight controller and components?

Chaos   Jan 12, 2019 

the airblade whitenoise board really helped keep it all clean.  its tight but works well.

Philo777   Jan 11, 2019  

Hi great build! I also have a Intrepid 3"pro and was wondering where I could buy the TPU mount for the GPS? How do you like the Superman motors? I am using the RotorX 1404 3600kv they work great with a 650mah about 8-9min causal flying with tiny amout of acro.

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Chaos   Jan 12, 2019 

Here is a link to the GPS mount https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3351567

Philo777   Jan 12, 2019 

Hi what TPU material did you use for the GPS mount ? Did you use ninjaflex and what settings did you use on the printer

Chaos   Jan 12, 2019 

it was just a standard tpu material. not sure where it's from.   I print with a Prusa MK3,  mostly default settings but around 2.5mm of retraction.

Philo777   Jan 11, 2019  

What kind of mounting screws and standoffs did you use for your Caddx? I have a Split mini and accidentally used metal screws and it shorted my FC- sucks

Chaos   Jan 12, 2019 

that sucks man. im using the caddx turtle on this one. just used 2mm screw and standoffs

StickyRice   Jan 11, 2019  

can you try 550mah? also is that 7 mins doing hardcore acro or just cruising?

Chaos   Jan 11, 2019 
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I have 550 also, flight time is still 5-6 minutes. The mentioned 7 min flight time is just long range cruising with the odd acro move, freestyle flight is usually around 3 minutes.

StickyRice   Jan 11, 2019 
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what kv did you use? seems like a great rig!

Chaos   Jan 11, 2019 

3850

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