7" Apus Toothpick Drone

By rodrigo_sclosa on Jun 12, 2020

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This is my 7" Toothpick Frame designed from scratch. Inspired by @dave_c_fpv frame.
It was designed for AIO Whoop Boards, like newer ones with 20A or 30A constant current.

For AIO Board, I prefer a 30A one. Motors could be 2306 because this is a ultra low weight setup (about 600g with 4s 850Mah Battery).

Check the links below to Download this design.

If you liked this, please consider to buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rodrigosclosa

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Part List

Frame

7" Toothpick Drone Frame
Cults3d.com
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Flight Controller

US $24.46 20% OFF|JMT GHF411AIO F4 AIO Flight Controller Betaflight OSD 2 4S BLHELI_S 20A/30A ESC for Toothpick FPV Racing Drone
Aliexpress.com
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Motors

4 x Rotor Riot Hypetrain Grinders 2306 2450kv Motor (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$75.96

Propellers

HQ Durable Prop 7X4X3 Light Grey (2CW+2CCW)-Poly Carbonate-POPO (3 builds)
Hqprop.com
$3.59

Propellers

US $3.83 52% OFF|2/4 Pairs HQProp DP7X4.5 7045 7 Inch 2 blade PC Propeller compatible POPO 2CW+2CCW for RC Drone FPV Racing Mult
Aliexpress.com
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FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Nano V4 1000TVL 16:9/4:3 NTSC/PAL CMOS FPV Camera w/ OSD - Choose Connector & ColorFluorescent Green / Pads / 1. (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$36.90

FPV Transmitter

Happymodel Diamond 5.8Ghz 40CH 25/100/200mW Switchable VTX FPV Transmitter with DVR Smartaudio Ready 3.3-5.5V (19 builds)
Taco-rc.com
$14.99

Antenna

Speedy Bee 5.8GHz 2dBi FPV Antenna MMCX RHCP/LHCP for RC Drone Aircraft FPV Goggles Monitor Video Trandmitter Receiver (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.45

Receiver

US $9.9 |Jumper Factory Store Jumper R1F F.port Receiver two way full duplex Support Jumper T8 T12 T16 Series Frsky D16 Radio|P
Aliexpress.com
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Batteries

US $21.78 34% OFF|Gaoneng GNB 1350mAh 4S 14.8V 100C Lipo Battery wtih XT60 Plug for 250 size 3D RC FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter M
Aliexpress.com
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Radio

Jumper T16 Pro V2 Hall Gimbal Multiprotokoll RC-Sender mit OpenTX & TBS Crossfire Support (Mode 2), FPV1.DE (2 builds)
Fpv1.de
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Goggles

SKYZONE SKY02X 5.8Ghz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles With Head Tracker Front Camera Fan 2D/3D HDMI For RC Drone (9 builds)
Banggood.com
$285.55

3D Printed

Skull Toothpick Canopy - 3 inch and above
Cults3d.com
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Misc Parts

7" Toothpick Drone - Printed Parts
Cults3d.com
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Radio Module

FrSky R9M Module (69 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.99

Backpack

Realacc Backpack Case with Waterproof Transmitter Beam port Bag Tool Board for RC Drone FPV Racing (11 builds)
Banggood.com
$61.79
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Discussion

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dafunk   29 days ago  
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Sick build !
is the AIO delivering all the amps ? the pads look tiny.
did you use 2 soldering pads for every wire ?
How much amp does the OSD at full throttle ?

racer x did an ultralight 7inch frame that I am considering to try.

rodrigo_sclosa   27 days ago 

Tks! Yes, it worked perfectly... I only limited the throttle to CUT by 85% on BF because this 2306 motors take more than 30A above it...
But, even with this limit, it flies amazing... So much punch and responsivity... With a two-blade HQProp blades, it's amazing and the current stays stable...

rodrigo_sclosa   27 days ago 

I forgot to mention... I got GHF411 AIO of 30A...

Samiel2d   29 days ago  
1

what is the weight of the canopy? I've been waiting for a canopy like this one to show up. I fly micros (3" and under) primarily, and like keeping my auw under 100g.

rodrigo_sclosa   29 days ago 

This canopy is a little bit big for 3"... I have other models, you can find at: https://cults3d.com/en/users/rodrigosclosa

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