Toothpick-inspired formerly known as Whoop 🤺

By sergetania on Jan 14, 2019

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Of course, a huge thanks to KababFPV!

Honestly, I have never really liked flying the whoop. Therefore, it was an easy decision. Eachine US65 had to be sacrificed. I have reused motor connectors, canopy, camera and vtx from the US65 in this build.

The adapter to mount the flight controller on the 16mm frame is printed in TPU and weighs a bit less than 3g.

This is probably not a final version. Not sure how sturdy is the canopy sitting on top of the TPU adapter. Also, the camera and vtx are not the best. Lots of room for improvements. Stay tuned for updates...

The weight without a battery is 39g

I have flown this thing and have to admit it is simply shocking how fast and nimble this quad flies. Now I understand why KabavFpv has been raving about it! It is just unbelieveable. I am in the process of tuning it down because it is a bit on the wild side for the moment. Also, the whoop camera sucks!

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sieek   Jan 25, 2019  

I recieved my frame today :D
I ran out of TPU though... might have to print the adapter in petg and see how that holds up

sergetania   Jan 25, 2019 

Lil Duece? It's nice. Hopefully the adapter in PETG works. I don't think it is subjected to much force. The only areas of concern would be top of the standoffs that you put the rubber mounts on that also hold the canopy screws. They may crack if they are made of a rigid material. Hopefully not. Good luck!

Rc Exp   Jan 21, 2019  
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so dope! i just ordered a toothpick yesterday for a 1s setup. Really excited  ! Can't wait for it to arrive

sergetania   Jan 21, 2019 
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Yeap, I am waiting for mine! I think he said he will ship before the end end of the month.

StickyRice   Jan 17, 2019  

do you know where i can get a drill bit for those props to fit a 1.5mm shaft?

StickyRice   Jan 17, 2019  
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dude that looks sick!!! wish i could buy a frame but shipping to my place might be risky for me huhuhu. Looks great tho!

Nabla   Jan 16, 2019  

What is the motor to motor on the Lil' Duece.

sergetania   Jan 16, 2019 

About 78mm and 110mm (true-x). Btw, it was just brought to my attention that FlexRC has a frame that doesn't require an adapter. Look for Mira (conversion and universal). I wish I knew earlier.

thijs fpv   Jan 16, 2019  

do you have any dvr? i'am not sure if i should get 1102/1103 motors or 0802 motors.

sergetania   Jan 16, 2019 
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I will see if I can upload something but the camera is not great and dvr makes it worse.
Based on what I have learned from this build I would suggest getting 1102 motors. In my opinion, 1103 may be too much. It flies great with the 1102s except when the throttle is above 70-80%. It feels like too much speed for such a tiny drone.

Astronaut Eazy   Jan 16, 2019  

how did you get the green 3d printed motor mounts?

sergetania   Jan 16, 2019 
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Came with the frame

thumbtwiddler   Jan 15, 2019  

i know bangood products are pretty skechy but like goddamn 70 bucks for a brushless whoop is awesome! does it come with any batteries?

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sergetania   Jan 15, 2019 
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Oh, no, not at all! The problem was with the original whoop. This one is an absolutely crazy flier! Fast and nimble! The 1102 motors can handle the weight beautifully.

ThumbzFPV   Jan 15, 2019 
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Oh okay I was thinking it should be able to but I thought you were talking about this one being underpowered. Agreed though, the UR/UK whoops were great for about two months, but shouldn't be bothered with anymore. I'm curious, why do you feel the need for the extra TPU on the arms?

sergetania   Jan 15, 2019 
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I have burned an original flight controller on the whoop within a week hence using a BetaFpv fc in this build. Which is a good thing because it is a F4 (vs F3) and the whoop flew much better with the new F4 fc.
The frame came with the TPU guards. I could not make my mind but finally decided to put them on. They weight about 1.5g and at the end I thought they may be helpful with extra added weigth of 1102s. The motors are the major contributor to the overall weight but they seem to be well-matched to the props.

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