AirBlade Transformer Mini 4 inch Micro Long Range FPV

By airbladeuav on Apr 21, 2020

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Micro Long Range ALERT!!!

This is a truely versatile setup. This build using Superman 1404 4850kV has been tested to reach up to 25 minutes flight time with the 2S Li-Ion pack (Molicel 21700), 3 minutes with GNB 450mah 4S, 7 minutes with GNB 750mah 4S, 9 minutes with GNB 1100mah 3S.

About the design
Learn more about the design philosophy behind AirBlade Transformer Mini

We design the AirBlade Transformer Mini with a simple purpose - to be a compact HD capable, long range capable, filming rig. The recommended powertrain (1404 motor) allows it to have plenty of power while staying relatively light. If you want something with pure power, and not really care for flight time, 1505 or even 1606 can be quite exhilarating.

We build this setup with RunCam Hybrid but you can also put on the Caddx Vista for DJI HD system. The design is very versatile, accepting dual stack 16x16 and 20x20 with one single 26x26 stack in front.

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Part List

Frame

AirBlade Transformer Mini 4 inch Long Range (6 builds)
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$29.99

Flight Controller

BetaFPV Toothpick F4 20A AIO Flight Controller 2S-4S (13 builds)
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$62.99

Motors

4 x AirBlade Superman AB 1404 Brushless Motors (48 builds)
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$51.96

Propellers

HQ Prop T4X2.5 Durable Prop (11 builds)
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$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Hybrid 4K HD FPV Camera
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$99.99

FPV Transmitter

Team BlackSheep TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 V3 (SMA)Default Title (8 builds)
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$39.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII SMA 5.8 LongRHCP (9 builds)
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$11.99

Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano ReceiverDefault Title (9 builds)
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$24.99

3D Printed

AirBlade Transformer Mini 4 inch Long Range 3D Printed Accessories (3 builds)
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$6.99

Misc Parts

HGLRC Ublox M8N GPS Module (3 builds)
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$12.99
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Discussion

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fly.615   Jul 02, 2020  

Will the CLRacing F7 Whoop AIO fit on this frame? The board dimensions are a little larger despite being a whoop mount layout.

airbladeuav   Jul 02, 2020 

we don't know for sure as we don't have that board in our hands to test yet. let's just assume it won't fit

andgiraldo   May 08, 2020  

Great!! Does the BETAFPV 20A AIO FC board have enough UARTS available for Smart Audio, Crossfire and GPS, without having to remap anything? Thanks. Big fan of AirbladeUAV.

airbladeuav   May 08, 2020 

yes the V3 does. that's what i'm running right now

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