Beefy Toothpick HD

By joshielevy on Nov 09, 2019

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Overview

I took the lessons from the 1st toothpick and made a better one. This time I made the frame slightly bigger (110mm) but still beefier than the normal idea of a toothpick - again I cut the frame myself on a Bantam Othermill Pro.

Electronics and Camera

This time I used the BetaFPV toothpick 26mm AIO board, coupled with the Caddx baby turtle whoop, with the 26mm board also. This simplified the stack immensely, and I didn't need extra spacers. I splurged on a little circular polarized antenna along with a TBS 400mw VTX. Of course the antenna is not a light as a dipole, but at 72g I thought the overall dry weight was not terrible.

The BetaFPV board is a dream to work with. First of all, the power cord and capacitor are already soldered on. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time soldering ground connections on these boards - maybe there's a large ground plane in one of the board layers that acts as a heat sink?

This is the toothpick testing acro mode.

Also have a look at the first flight.

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