Trashcan recycled

By SD_AE86 on Mar 25, 2020

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With the craziness of social distancing and citywide lock downs happening all on the west coast, Indoor whoop sessions keep me from panic buying enough toilet paper to build a charmin prison fortress.

The eachine trashcan out of the box I would say is the best tiny whoop of the box as it is durable, plenty fast but suffers from a poor canopy system that shatters upon small impacts & creates more jello than margaret , the cafeteria lady from your elementary school.

So Its time to upgrade to something with a better canopy/camera mount design. I came across a 3d-printed frame from R3D shifters that offered a more lightweight solution with a floating arm mount. it utilizes 31mm ducted props and makes the quad significantly smaller in size. Mounting the flight controller is a bit difficult to squeeze in and requires some flexing of the frame to slide in your FC & rubber grommets....but the overall result is simply.... awesome... Do you remember the old looney tunes cartoons with the coyote strapping on a rocket backpack while wearing roller skates....time travel did not exist until you shoehorn (x 2) 1s 520mah batteries this quad magically appears across the room when adding throttle, your significant others glass knick knack keepsakes & picture frames are now innocent bystanders in your living room rally cross.

Jello is very minimal compared to the trashcan where you end up stuffing the area under the camera with foam like it was a build a bear special....but you could throw in an eachine diamond vtx dvr for another $20 bucks and have a budget cinewhoop.

The performance gained from this swap is amazing but I can see overall durability of the frame being an issue. The good thing is the frame is completely modular, allowing the parts you will definitely break to be swapped out individually.

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