CineWhoop 3" (PUDA XBL140, Tomoquads XBL2, Squirt v2, and CineRat)

By wrong17 on Feb 14, 2020

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This is another Frankenstein build with parts from various frames to create a CineWhoop type 3” frame. In May of 2018 I picked up a PUDA XBL140 from for Banggood. It was not until later that I found out that it is a clone of a Tomoquads XBL2. Recently I saw an ad on facebook for an Ehix CineRat frame for sale and I thought it would be interesting to try a cinewhoop frame that does not have ducts. Like the Shendron Squirt 2, you can buy the frame with out the TPU printer parts, so it is a lot cheaper for those who can print your own stuff ($55 cheaper). Unfortunately, the frame is out of stock (Due to Chinese New Year, and Coronavirus) so I thought that I could rig something up.
Now the fun begins, I am grateful that TBS shared the 3D printed files because I can change it to fit my needs. This remix was not a simple task for me. It took some time and ghetto hacking in 3D to get it working. First, I had to extend length of the guards so the arm matches up, then flatten the top and bottom of the motor mount so its flush. Finially, I had to create new holes for the motors.
Once I finished with the ducts, then I need to figure out a way to mount the GoPro 7 camera on the twin vertical plate. I thought about using some random top plate (like one from a Floss v2) but the standoff did not fit very well with the Tomoquads XBL2 bottom plate. I found a sleeve that Tomoquads created for the XBL2 frame, so I modified it by adding an adjustable GoPro 7 mount from the Shendron Squirt v2.



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