CinematiX 3inch Cinewhoop

By Samw85 on May 18, 2019

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I always like to fly in the woods but my average flight duration is 15 seconds before I hit a branch.
SO I decided to build a 3" ducted cinewhoop.

Maiden video:

Initially I wanted to build a Cinebrat (Acrobrat with ducts) but apparently it's quite some cumbersome with TPU ducts and cutting props etc.
The CinematiX frame uses PETG for the ducts and TPU for the gopro and antenna mount.
3" props fit without cutting, only thing I had to do is sand down the little seams from the 3D printing.

The build is obviously super heavy: 484g (with gopro and 850mAh 4S lipo), but it flies surprisingly well in acro and is capable of some (sluggish) freestyle moves.
Of course the cinematic shots are super nice with a gopro instead of a runcam split or similar.

Things I like:

  • looks great
  • Sandwitch carbon plates and individual ducts
  • PETG instead of TPU
  • Can get to usb port without opening it up
  • Gopro mount can be taken off easily
  • Immortal T + Antenna mounts are very nicely designed

Things I don't like:

  • Only holes for one 30x30 or 20x20 stack (although there would be plenty of space to add 2 more 20x20 stacks)
  • IF you need to open it, you are dealing with 16 stand offs :D

Things I will try:

  • 4 blade props
  • At least try out a runcam split to have something of a "forest-proof" freestyle frame

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