LeDroneClub Pickle / Toothpick equivalent

By sebsx on Jun 14, 2019

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I love this little thing but I hated every second building it, those tiny wires and positioning everything is such a chore. But, it flies amazing.

The flight controller is bad, don't buy it. It only has 1 UART exposed so no VTX control and it's just bad overall. I had to file the frame down a bit just to avoid changing FC orientation (because all the wires would end up on the bottom) in Betaflight and it was a pain. Not recommended - I just didn't research much back when I ordered it. I bought a BetaFpv AIO 2-4S 12A board and I will be doing another build on the same frame (cause I love it) soon, that board looks to be much better than this one - but obviously a bit more expensive.

The motors are good, I printed my own canopy in TPU 98 it's flexible but strong and some 3mm spacers and I love how low the deck is. I don't like the 1 antenna the XM has but it will have to do for now, the receiver is very light and petty good - yeah the single antenna looks kind of weird but I don't mind. I ended up cutting off the canopy VTX antenna ring in the back and zip tied the antenna, the broken out Unify Nano button and the battery pigtail.

The lipos I have now are unfortunately big and heavy and very tired. I'll probably get something around 350mah to maybe 450mah to keep the weight down.

Not much else to say, took me some time to figure out how everything fits together but it ended up pretty good.

Edit on June 27th

Changed the props to 2.5" Emax Avan and I like it soooo much better. The 8000kv motors were a bit anaemic with the 65mm bi-blades but these tri-bladed props give it so much more authority and it just makes it feel like a much bigger quad, same feeling of power. Love them.

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Part List

Frame

LEDroneClub Pickle mini fpv frame kit for Tiny whoop Frame Betafpv Toothpick (6 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$11.99

Flight Controller

BeeCore Betaflight F4 Flight Controller OSD Integrated 4 In 1 10A Brushless ESC 1-2S for RC Drone (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$28.99

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 1103 BR1103B 8000KV 1-3S Brushless Motor Black For 50 80 100 RC Drone FPV Racing (16 builds)
Banggood.com
$45.98

Propellers

Happymodel Sailfly-X Spare Part 6 Pairs 65mm 2-Blade Propeller w/ 1.5mm Mounting Hole for RC Drone FPV Racing (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.00

Propellers

EMAX Avan Rush 2.5x1.9x3 Tri-Blade 2.5" Prop 4 Pack - Red (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.59

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo EOS2 4:3 1200TVL 2.1mm 160 Degree 1/3 CMOS Mini FPV Camera NTSC/PAL For RC Drone (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$14.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro Nano 5G8 (67 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$19.95

Antenna

TBS 5.8GHz Linear Antenna (U.FL) (6 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$8.58

Receiver

FrSKY XM 2.4ghz 16ch SBUS Receiver
Nextfpv.com.au
$13.27

Batteries

Turnigy Bolt 500mAh 2S 7.6V 65~130C High Voltage Lipoly Pack (LiHV) (19 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$6.55

Radio

FrSky Taranis X9D Plus 2.4GHz ACCST Radio w/ Soft Case (Mode 2) (7 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (2 builds)
Shop.brickracing.com
$425.00

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera
$206.00

Video Receiver

LaForge V4 Fatshark Module with Diversity Option - RMRC (6 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$69.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Transmitter
$208.95

Battery Charger

iSDT T6 Lite Charger (600W) EXCLUSIVE to HobbyKing!
Hobbyking.com
$62.98

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (61 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$54.99

Tools

Supercheap Auto
Supercheapauto.com.au
$6.97

Accessories

FuriousFPV 18650 Smart Power Case V2 FPV-0384V2-S (3 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$31.49

Accessories

TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna (14 builds)
Getfpv.com
$4.95

Accessories

iSDT BatteryGO BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester
Phaserfpv.com.au
$27.99

Accessories

FatShark 18650 Li-Ion cell Headset Battery Case
Nextfpv.com.au
$18.88

Accessories

TBS Diamond Antenna (10 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.95

Misc Supplies

Circular Wireless SPW58 5.8GHz Antenna w/ 90 Degree SMA
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$31.04
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