Pickle Toothpick micro FPV racer

By ledrone.club on Apr 09, 2019

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The Pickle is a nano fpv racer using the power train formula refined by KababFPV (check for Toothpick). The principle is to build a light yet very agile 2S little monster.

Note that the Pickle frame and canopy are open source (Creative Commons - Attribution) and available on Thingiverse with a lot of accessories : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3359505. Below the frame is linked to Taco-RC store for convenience but you can cut your own frame quite easily.

This build is very simple, you basically need parts from a power whoop. Best components are listed below. You can use a wide selection of motors/props but they won't be as performant as the ones listed below.

When you build it you should consider the following pieces of advice, otherwise it won't be as fun as it should be :

  • Use XT30 connector on the FC board with 18-20 AWG wire and of course XT30 batteries.
  • Solder motor wires directly to the FC board, you have to remove the standard motor plugs. It's a precision work but doing so will be more eficient.
  • Use a real RX (Xfire or XM+), the quad is fast and the FC with built in rx have quite poor range. You could also consider using a mini Xfire antenna such as the TBS XF-Race. It's way smaller than the classic one.
  • The KK 65mm props have a 1mm hole. You'll need to use a 1.45 mm drill bit to make a wider hole that will fit on the motor shaft.
  • The overall dry weight should be under 45g to get the best performance.

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Part List

Frame

3DPOWER x LEDroneClub Pickle mini fpv frame kit for Tiny whoop Frame Betafpv Toothpick
Taco-rc.com
$16.99

Flight Controller

Happymodel Crazybee F4 PRO V2 Flight Controller 4 IN 1 5A 1-3S Blheli_S ESC Compatible Frsky Receiver for Mobula HD (5 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$45.99

Flight Controller

F4 2S AIO Brushless Flight Controller (2 builds)
Betafpv.com
$39.99

Motors

4 x AMAXinno 1103 7500KV 1-2S Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing 3.8g (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$45.84

Propellers

10 Pairs Kingkong 65mm Lame Hélice Prop 20Pcs pour 720 8520 Moteur Sans Fil DIY Micro Quadcopter (11 builds)
Banggood.com
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FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo EOS2 4:3 1200TVL 2.1mm 160 Degree 1/3 CMOS Mini FPV Camera NTSC/PAL For RC Drone (10 builds)
Banggood.com
$14.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro Nano 5G8 (66 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$19.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (242 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Receiver

Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone (1079 builds)
Banggood.com
$12.59

Batteries

Batterie Lipo Tattu 2S 450mAh Long Size 75C - XT30 (2 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$10.23

Batteries

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 2S 450MAH 80C Lipo Battery XT30 Plug (14 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.99

Hardware

Suleve™ M2CH1 M2 Carbon Steel Allen Bolt 3-20mm Hex Socket Cap Screw Metric Assortment Kit 200pcs
Banggood.com
$6.93

Misc Parts

TBS Crossfire XF Race Antenna 868MHZ (3 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$7.52

Misc Parts

Drillpro DB-P1 10pcs Tungsten Steel Hard Alloy PCB CNC Drill Bits For Circuit Boards PCB Drill Bit
Banggood.com
$2.99
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Christopher   Apr 27, 2019  

Hi, I Just ordered the frame too and will transplant the guts of my trashcan! Do I need to buy longer screws for the build?

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