Needle

By ryan on May 14, 2019

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This is my second build. Named needle because the frame arms look so thin! Flies well and gets around 5 minutes of flight time on 3S 650mAh batteries and 2" props.

The rear 3D print that comes with the frame has two holes to hold plastic straws for the receiver antennas. Opted instead to mount the antennas on the legs with zip ties/heatshrink, so the plastic straws are mainly for show, and offer a little protection to the VTX antenna.

Here is some DVR from a flying session:

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DPJ   3 days ago  
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I just built up the 3" version of this frame. I'm running an VTX03 AIO camera combo right now until I can afford to get a HD cam.

Thomaat   5 days ago  

Do you have flight footage of this quad?

ryan   5 days ago 

Yes - I've updated the description to include a link to some DVR footage.

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