Parakeet

By Mayan_Hawk on Mar 23, 2020

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UPDATE 01.06.2020

The 1106 6000kv motors started failing on me, so I've upgraded to iFlight XING 1404 3800kv motors. Swapping the RADIX Li out for a Diatone F7 since I started using the RADIX for my race builds. At some point I smashed the Ratel so I've opted for a Foxeer starlight cam. Between the neon props, and starlight cam - this build will be the ultimate night ripper.


The Parakeet was first built to carry a gopro session when paired with the StanFPV Ducts. That fell through when I realized the average flight time was only a minute. So i hung it on the wall and only took it down out of boredom. I took the ducts off, dropped a new (more capable) stack in the frame, added some LEDs and a VTX (the old one smoked). Now I have a 3" ripper that gets about four minutes of flight. After flashing to 4.1.5 and turning on RPM filters with a slight PID adjustment - the parakeet flies smoother than butter melting off pancakes.

I used 10mm screws with stepped washers to secure the props which has worked perfectly. Keeping with my signature blue, I added the micro racewire and a UV LED strip to bring out the neon props.

As for upgrades, I'd love to add a starlight cam so I can take advantage of all the vanity LEDs I added.

Dry weight is 125 g
AUW is 180 g

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Part List

Frame

HGLRC Arrow 3 Hybrid 3" Frame Kit (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$22.99

Flight Controller

Diatone Mamba F722 Mini MK2 20x20 Flight ControllerDefault Title (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$30.99

ESCs

Diatone Mamba F25 25A 2-4S 20x20 4in1 ESC
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Motors

4 x iFlight XING Nano X1404 3800Kv Micro Motor - Camo (11 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$63.96

Propellers

Gemfan Flash 2540 Tri-Blade 2.5" Prop 8 Pack - Choose Your Color (157 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.69

FPV Camera

Foxeer Toothless 2 Nano Starlight 1200TVL CMOS 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC FPV Camera (2.1mm) - Choose Your ColorBlack (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$32.90

FPV Transmitter

HGLRC Zeus Nano 16x16/20x20/25x25 25-350mW 5.8GHz VTX - U.FL
Racedayquads.com
$18.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (1509 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol RF Module OpenTX 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ Hall Gimbals (68 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$199.99

Radio

RDQ Series 7.6V 2S 3500mAh 2C QX7 Compatible HV LiPo Battery - XT30 (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Radio

2 x FrSky 2000mAh 7.2V NiMH Battery for Taranis Q X7
Racedayquads.com
$25.98

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO2 OLED FPV Goggles (55 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$499.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (108 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (62 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Hardware

M2 x 10mm Steel Bolt (1PC)
Racedayquads.com
$0.25

Hardware

8 x M2 Stepped Washer (1PC) - Choose Your ColorPurple (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.52

Misc Parts

TinysLEDs Super Bright 3-6S Tiny LEDs - Choose Your Color (15 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.99

Misc Parts

Flywoo Frame Arm Micro LED Race Wire - Choose Your Size & Color (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$0.75

Video Receiver

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz 15cm SMA Long Range Antenna - RHCP - Choose Your Color (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Video Receiver

Video Aerial Systems VAS Pepperbox Xtreme 5.8GHz SMA FPV Receiver Antenna - Choose Your Polarization
Racedayquads.com
$67.46

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC LZR-Mini 5.8GHz Receiver Antenna Array - RHCP
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (176 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (72 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Radio Module

TBS CROSSFIRE TX
Pyrodrone.com
$208.95

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6D 500W 15A High Power DC Dual Smart Charger Discharger for 1-6S Lipo LiHV Lion NiMh Pb Battery (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$64.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Battery Chargers & Checkers for - RaceDayQuads (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

Soldering Iron

Carrying Case for TS100 Portable Soldering Iron
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron Tip Cleaner - Choose Your ColorBlack (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (244 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Soldering Iron

S-180A1 Large Heat Resistant Silicone Soldering Work Mat w/ MagnetsDefault Title (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 XT60 to DC Cable (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.49

Soldering Iron

SE 3.5" Stainless Steel Alligator Forceps - SPAF-3.5
Amazon.com
$11.15

Tools

2 x Hakko-CHP-170 Micro Cutter - Red (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$14.96

Tools

MINI Needle File Set (Carbon Steel 6 Piece-Set) Hardened Alloy Strength Steel - Set Includes Flat, Flat Warding, Square, Triangu
Amazon.com
$5.99

Tools

GEARWRENCH 8mm 12 Point Ratcheting Combination Wrench - 9108D
Amazon.com
$3.36

Tools

RDQ All-In-One Driver Tool (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Tools

MG Chemicals 422B Silicone Modified Conformal Coating, 55mL Glass Bottle with Brushes, Clear (22 builds)
Amazon.com
$19.42

Tools

StrivedayFlexible Silicone Wire 24awg Electric wire 24 gauge Coper Hook Up Wire 300V Cables electronic stranded wire cable elect
Amazon.com
$15.99

Tools

PEAKMETER PM8233A Handheld Digital Multimeter
Racedayquads.com
$13.99

Tools

Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 3/4-in x 350-in, White, Holds up to 2 lbs, 1-Roll (110-Long)
Amazon.com
$10.99

Tools

Bundle: Cross Lock Fiber Grip Soldering Tweezers Set - 6.5" Solder Tweezers (Approx. 45-Degree Angle), 6" Solder Tweez (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$10.99

Backpack

Lowepro Quad Guard BP X2 Drone Backpack, Black/Grey (14 builds)
Amazon.com
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Accessories

FrSky 900MHz Super 8 Antenna for R9M and R9M Lite Module (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.90

Accessories

2 x FrSky M7 Hall Sensor Gimbal for Taranis Q X7 (6 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$40.98
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