NewBoatDrone Micro FPV Airboat Mk5

By ossum on Aug 25, 2021

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Against all better judgment I decided to build an airboat with micro drone parts... it took 5 iterations to get to this point, you can be the judge of whether it was worth it The goal was to use up those leftover micro parts that we all have lying around, like an FC with one blown ESC or a set of less than 4 motors.

You can find the full build guide here on Instructables, and various build logs along the way here on the NewBeeLabs blog.

The 3D print is super simple, only two parts, both of which are printed without any support or infil.

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Part List

Frame

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Myminifactory.com
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Flight Controller

NewBeeDrone BeeBrain BLV3 AIO Flight Controller
Newbeedrone.com
$99.99

Motors

NewBeeDrone FLOW 1202 Racing and Freestyle FPV Micro Motor (Set of 4) 8420KV/11420KV
Newbeedrone.com
$49.99

Propellers

EMAX Avan Rush / Scimitar 2.5 Inch Prop
Newbeedrone.com
$1.59

FPV Camera

NewBeeDrone BeeEye FPV Camera (18 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$12.99

Batteries

NewBeeDrone Nitro Nectar Gold 300mAh 1S HV LiPo Battery (15 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$6.99
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ExplodingEvo   24 days ago  
1

omg this is awesome! I can imagine a tiny boat fpv race series in little ponds and fountains

ossum   24 days ago 
1

Yes! I would love to see that. Just like whooping it is most fun when you are in and around obstacles, so ponds and tiny rivers are the best. A fountain could be great. Or imagine those water features they have at minigolf courses :-D

baggszilla   24 days ago  
1

Whoa! Th thing is amazing! Great job on taking us through the journey. I think we have a new Dave_C here with the NewBoatDrone hahaha Love It!

ossum   24 days ago 

Thank you :-D That is high praise indeed! I love making weird things, so you'll be seeing more for sure.

OptimaZe   28 days ago  

Love it! Hoping to be able to get one printed this weekend.

Max

ossum   28 days ago 
1

Please do share if you do, I'd love to see it!

OptimaZe   27 days ago 
1

Will do!

swg_fpv   28 days ago  

I... WANT one - so cool (and cute)!

ossum   28 days ago 

Thanks! I was going for the kind of cute cartoon look that whoops have, so I'm glad it came across!

Madcatmike3d   28 days ago  
1

Super freaking cool!!!

ossum   28 days ago 

Thank you! I'm really pleased with how it came out in the end.

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