Carbon #NanoLongRange

By LawnDart on Mar 21, 2021

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With the 1.5mm thick v2 version, I just squeak in under 100g. While more flimsy than I'd like, it's still stiffer than the printed version so I'm happy with it.
Still needs some tuning, should get a flight DVR up soon.

old info

~~Waiting on v2 of my remix of Dave_C_FPV's NanoLongRange to be delivered before finishing up.
I'm aiming for as close to 100g as I can get.
With v1 of the frame, I'm at about 109g with the battery.


Part List


NanoLR CF Plate & Accessories by aShellScript
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Flight Controller

Jhemcu Play F4 1-2S AIO Toothpick/Whoop Flight Controller w/ 5A 4in1 ESCDefault Title (10 builds)


4 x RCINPOWER GTS V2 1202.5 11500KV Motor - Choose Color (13 builds)


Gemfan 3018 Props (4CW + 4CCW) - 2mm (45 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Nano2 (184 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 Nano 5G8 V1.1 VTx Video Transmitter (399 builds)


TrueRC Singularity U.FL 5.8Ghz Antenna (Short) (5 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (1491 builds)


Sony/Murata VTC5A 30A-35A 2500/2600mAh Flat Top 18650 Battery - Genuine - Whole Discount

Power Distribution

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TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (106 builds)

3D Printed

NanoLR CF Plate & Accessories by aShellScript
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HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (37 builds)


DC-DC Step Up Power Module Output Voltage 5V DC to DC Boost Converter 1.5V 1.8V 2.5V 3V 3.3V 3.7V 4.2V to 5V Regulator Voltage B


iFlight 2pcs LC Filter 5-30V Power Supply 3A Filter Module for FPV Transmitter VTX FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter

Misc Parts

uxcell 40PCS M2X6.6 M2 Anti-Vibration Washer Rubber Damping Ball for Flight Controller RC Drone Accessory - Black
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firozjdang   Apr 07, 2021  

nice build, how much flight time you get?

Madcatmike3d   Mar 25, 2021  

Hey, Very nice build!! I was curious where the link to the carbon frame leads to? The link doesn't work when I click on it. Oddly, it just jumps me to the next open tab in my window, instead of to the link. I would love to order it. Also, did you cure your PLA plus frame? If so, I was curious what temperature you cured it at, and for how long? I really appreciate it!!!

LawnDart   Mar 25, 2021 

So the frame link goes to my Thingiverse ( item page where you can download the .dxf file needed to have the frame cut by any of the services out there that offer that. Dave_C's files are licensed under a non-commercial license and as a remix my files have the same license, so I'm not selling anything.

I did try to cure one of my PLA+ frames but it just warped. I tried to do it on the bed of my printer @ 80c with a bowl over it as I didn't think my oven would keep the temperature accurately at such a 'low' temp.

BaTTaN   Mar 22, 2021  

Been playing around with this build myself. Are you using pla? I going to give petg a whirl. I'm wondering if anyone is playing around with the printed carbon composite materials.

LawnDart   Mar 22, 2021 

Well the frame is actual carbon fiber but the printed parts are abs-like resin which is more brittle than I like. I have some Siraya Blu and Tenacious on the way that should be better.
I used PLA+ for the initial versions before deciding to try and get it cut in carbon fiber.

BaTTaN   Mar 23, 2021 

Ohh NIce I see now I had not paid enough attention to the arms.

Joshua_A   Mar 21, 2021  

love your build and the nano long range idea, (thanks again dave C!!).
Is the carbon frame lighter than the 3D printed version?
also dose 5 amps/motor work for your setup?
just wondering...

LawnDart   Mar 21, 2021 

A 2mm CF plate + the camera mount weighs about 9.5g, which puts it 4.5g lighter than the printed frame. ~33% lighter is great but really at the end of the day it's only 4.5g.
I did get a 1.5mm version of my v2 plate cut and expect that to be an additional 2-2.5g lighter.

OptimaZe   Mar 21, 2021  

Very cool! I'm working on a similar project myself.

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