Tadpole reborn with Baby Turtle

By DoubleJackOnTap on Sep 19, 2020

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I had a Baby Turtle laying around from a previous project and it needed a place to go. I've seen several other Tadpole builds on here running small HD cams, so I decided to strip down my previous Tadpole build and start over. This was my most challenging build so far - not much space to cram in all the stuff I wanted. It took multiple trys to make sure I had room for everything. I thought about giving up on the baby Turtle several times. In the end, I was happy that I didnt give up on it. Its not pretty but Im sure it will fly just fine.

Its raining too hard right now for a maiden flight, so I will have to post an update once Ive done that.

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Jayembee67   Sep 19, 2020  
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Looking forward to seeing some footage! These are great little machines, and with HD, kind of ridiculously good, given how tiny they are.

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