Orange Toothpick

By joshielevy on Dec 02, 2019

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I had a realization: I was never going to be able to get a lightweight toothpick with a HD camera + DVR. So this is my first attempt at an actual lightweight toothpick.

This build uses a 102mm frame made from 2mm carbon fiber (CFRP) cut on my Othermill Pro under oil. The canopy is designed to tightly fit the AIO camera/VTX that I happened to have sitting around. I managed to get the weight w/o battery to 50g, but I'd love advice on what else to cut in future builds. With 350mah battery I'm at just about 70g AUW.

On 3S it's crazy fast - see the video:

Here's some footage from the first flight. It was extremely windy but I wasn't blown off the field.

After a few days of flying it - the 2mm frame seems to be good enough for where I fly it. I have more crash landings than actual controlled landings, so it's been tested pretty well - though I fly on grass for the most part.

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