Tadpole 16x16 v2

By muchzill4 on Aug 15, 2020

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After trying OG toothpick, I've realised that I much prefer how top mounted Tadpole handles. Armattan did a great job with this frame. Kudos to them.

Since I already own a 16x16 Tadpole, I thought it'd be nice to try whoop stack build. I stole the idea for a bracket from DartFrog - HD Tadpole (such an awesome build!) and gave it a go. Didn't like the result. Don't get me wrong - it flew perfectly fine and weighed more or less the same. I do prefer the looks of 16x16 however - adapter is an afterthought.

For this one I wanted to mount the RX and VTX as cleanly and designed an angled mount, which ended up working quite well. I was also considering adding something to hold the blackbox wire, but it tucks in quite nicely under the camera. All in all I'm pretty happy with how this one ended up.

FWIW, I have a similar build with Xing 1105 6000kv motors and they have a bit more low end throttle response. Having said that, these T-Motors are nuts .

Mount STL: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4570728
120g AUW


Part List


Tadpole (30 builds)

Flight Controller



MAMBA ESC 134 NANO Dshot600 Electronic Speed Controller


4 x F15 KV4500_Motors_FPV_T-MOTOR Store-Official Store for T-motor drone motor,ESC,Propeller
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HQ Prop T2.5x2.5x3 PC Tri-Blade Propellers - Light Blue
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FPV Camera

RunCam Racer Nano 2 – 14×14 1000TVL CMOS FPV Camera (3 builds)
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FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro Nano VTX (5 builds)
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FrSky R-XSR Micro SBUS/CPPM Receiver (ACCESS) (4 builds)
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GNB 3S 11.1V 450mAh LiPo Battery - Standard Voltage (the good one) (10 builds)
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denofhay   Sep 05, 2020  

wow. awesome job keeping everything looking tight and tidy

muchzill4   Sep 07, 2020 

Thank you kind Sir.

Madcatmike3d   Sep 04, 2020  

Clean build! that mount looks like someone dabbin lol.

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