Tadpole HD Caddx Baby Turtle 2.5"

By f4b0 on Jun 12, 2020

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This is my built of an Armattan Tadpole 2.5". I used a whoop FC/ESC and 1105 6000KV motors from IFlight. It flies almost like a 5" and i get approx 6:00 - 7 :00 minutes flight time cruising around with a 3s/450mAh battery, that's pretty nice :-)

ESC: JESC 48 kHz
FC: Betaflight 4.1.5

I had some issues with the Whoop AIO Mounting Bracket from Armattan because it does not fit whoop boards with USB on the Bottom side....
Anyway i had to cut out and modify the bracket, now it fits :-).


Part List


Tadpole (16 builds)

Flight Controller

iFlight SucceX Whoop F4 2-4S Flight Controller Built-in 12A BL_S ESC & 25/100/200mW VTX for RC Drone FPV Racing


4 x iFlight XING NANO X1105 1105 4500KV 6000KV 2-4S CW Thread Brushless Motor for iH2 iH3 120RS FPV Racing Drone


5Pairs HQ Prop Micro Prop 65mm Bi-Blade 2.5" Prop 1.5mm Shaft Propeller For FPV Racing (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Baby Turtle Whoop Version Nano FPV Camera / HD DVR 1080P 60 FPS Recorder - Choose Your Color (5 builds)

FPV Transmitter

iFlight SucceX Whoop F4 Stack Part SucceX Mirco VTX 5.8G 25/100/200mW FPV Transmitter for RC Drone FPV Racing (2 builds)


2pcs Foxeer Lollipop 85.5mm 5.8G 2.3dBi RHCP UFL Super Mini FPV Antenna Red/Black For RC Drone (69 builds)


FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1409 builds)


Tattu 11.1V 3S 450mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30Default Title (24 builds)


FrSky Taranis Q X7 Sender m. Tragegurt, weiß ohne Akku, ohne Ladegerät (217 builds)
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Fat Shark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles (56 builds)

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (29 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 200W 24A AC Dual Channel Output Smart Battery Balance Charger (6 builds)


FuriousFPV Smart Power Case V2 8-V-Konstantausgang mit OLED-Display für Schutzbrillen FPV Fatshark
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SoleilFPV   4 days ago  

Gorgeous build! Do you have any DVR?

alwaysbless   25 days ago  

Does the lense stick out past the front camera mount arms?

f4b0   23 days ago 

Hi, no it does not

alwaysbless   23 days ago 

Thanks been looking at building an HD tadpole and all the runcam nano 3 whoops I see stick way out

f4b0   23 days ago 

i think the caddx baby turtle is a good choice for that frame. Its very narrow at the front arms but does not stick out

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