Duga Toothpick 🧲

By sergetania on Feb 14, 2020

8  352  0

This drone sports a mini version of the famous Chernobyl Duga (arc) antenna.

KabaFPV said no TPU arm/motor guards... I think it's because he doesn't have a 3D printer. Once you have one you want to  use it! :-)

The weight is 70 grams drone + 42 grams battery. Not bad... Except it's freezing outside!

After 3 packs in freezing temps, this is definitely the best flying toothpick I have ever built with  the range of a full size drone. It's fast, nimble and fun! Flight time is solid 5:30-6 minutes with a 450mAh battery flying fast.

Photos

Discussion

Sign in to comment

Guides & Reviews

39 4,190  47
May 05, 2020

This guide will walk you through the process of building your first FPV quad. The goal with this design was to build a low-cost, lightweight quad, yet powerful enough to safely carry a GoPro in close proximity areas. I chose these parts to minimize the amount of soldering at no cost to the quality. A typical build requires around 30 solders while this only needs 25. It's not a huge difference, but..

Read more
28 7,929  38
Nov 30, 2019

In late 2019 DJI made inroads into the FPV scene with their remarkable low-latency digital system. It gave us a 720p video feed with latency on-par with the status quo, analog video. Traditionally we've used analog video systems for low-latency video, but the video quality is far from ideal. It's a trade-off we've been willing to accept for the control. Now we've got the best of both worlds and what..

Read more