Tadpole Naked Vista 3" 4S

By py_coder on Jun 20, 2021

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I followed the build from Glloq (https://rotorbuilds.com/build/26267), but I went with a 4S version. This was my first time designing and 3d printing all of my parts for a kwad. I made a jig to drill the 20x20 holes easier too (check out the timage below). All of my parts can be downloaded from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4858128.

I used 3DKwadz's idea for holding Immortal-T antennas on the arm bumper. I came up with a different design to hold the antenna body though...the tadpole kinda limits the placements.


Note for Naked Vista:

  • Use a paper towel to remove large chunks of blue heatsink compound from the Caddx Vista. Use a tooth brush (made it soo much easier) and alcohol to remove the rest of the compound.
  • Make sure to insulate the LED light, pair button and the metal cloth (see image A1 below) or use larger spacers. If you don't, you will short out the Vista while flying...

Info:

  • w/o lipo: 118.3 g

  • Tattu 4S 450mAh (Gemfan 3016x3)
    • with lipo: 173.3 g
    • battery cell volatge 3.7
      • average flight time: 2.5 min
  • Tattu R-Line 4S 650mAh (HQProp 3X3X3)
    • with lipo: 198.2 g
    • battery cell volatge 3.7
      • average flight time: 3.5 min

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Discussion

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lgustol   Jun 24, 2021  

Have you considered using 4S batteries instead of 6S? You might get better performance.

py_coder   Jun 24, 2021 

Actually, you caught a mistake. I'm building a Gecko 6S and the battery was for that build....I even had the frame set as Gecko LoL. I corrected the frame and battery info. Thank you!

I'm currently using the Tattu 450mah 4S, but I just bought the Tattu R-Line 650mAh 95C 4S1P. I'm hoping it will give me just a little more flight time.

Jb01   20 days ago 

Did you already test the 650mah 4s? Thinking about using the same motors in my build. Would you rather go for the 3800kv?

py_coder   19 days ago 

If you go with these motors, get the newer version iFlight Xing2 1404. The 650mah are great, they give me more flight time. I switched the blades from Gemfan 3016 to HQProp 3x3x3. The HQProps gave me just a little more thrust to make the kwad feel more balanced. I think going with 3800kv wouldn't be a bad idea, you may get a little more flight time.

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