Slammed Squirt v2.1 HD 6s - 2205 2300kv - Caddx Vista

By wrong17 on Oct 02, 2021

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After building a few different variations of the Squirt v2 I am surprised to see how far it has evolved. Starting with the original analog Squirt v2 with 1404 motors and full ducts to this newly built slammed HD Squirt with 2205 6s motors. I did not think I would ever use a 6s setup but because of the larger lipos and not being able to use 18650 lithium-ion cells. First, I will need to do some test to see which will be the real winner. Since, I am writing all of this after all my testing, I do not want to say too much yet.

Betaflight Settings:

Thanks to Robert Moss for sharing his Betaflight setting! These PIDs, Rates, and Filters are specifically for Betaflight 4.2.9, on 6s with 2205 2300kv motors. I also noticed that you need have the GoPro mounted on the quad because it will act up without it.

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Here are the PIDs

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The rates and also notice that the "Rates Type" have been changed to "Actual."

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These are the filter settings

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Finially, the setting for the ESC. I am using a BLheli_32 ESC, so it will look different if you are using a BLheli_S ESC. I do have BiDirectional DSHOT turned on too.

Updateds (3D Prints and Props) April 30, 2020

I recently built 3 new Squirts to do various tests. But the most notable finding is the position of the props inside the ducts. Since I had to reprint the ducts to better position the props, I changed the print setting to help reduce the weight too. In the end, I was able to get the Squirt down to 294g (dry).

With the updated ducts and switching to iFlight 3040 props I can get a MAX crusing flight time of 7 minutes. The last 2 video below will show the 7 minute flight time.

Extream Testing in 20mph winds and 40mph gust (GoPro 7 and Caddx Polar DVR)

GoPro 7 (RAW unedited footage)

Caddx Vista Polar DVR (RAW unedited footage)

GoPro 10 w/ Max Len VS. GoPro 10 VS. GoPro 7 Black

GP10 2.7K 60fps Max Lens Wide - Horizon Leveling

GP10 5K 60fps SuperView

GP7 2.7K 60fps SuperView

UPDATE VIDEO - April 2022 - 7 Minute Flight time

GoPro Footage

Save Flight as above but DVR Footage


Part List


Shen Drones Squirt V2.1 3" Cinewhoop Carbon Frame Kit w/ Hardware (No Ducts) (4 builds)

Flight Controller

Talon F7 BB 20X20 (2-8s) Flight Controller - MyFPV


Talon Gigawatt V2 4in1 20x20 35A 6S ESC (16 builds)


4 x iFlight XING 2205 FPV NextGen Motor - 2300KV (7 builds)


HQProp Duct 75MMX6 Propeller ( Set of 4)

FPV Camera

Caddx Polar Micro Digital FPV Vista Camera Kit - Silver (3 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx Special Edition FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (159 builds)


GNB 6S 22.2V 1100mAh 130C LiPo Battery (9 builds)


Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 V3 PRO RC RADIO (104 builds)


DJI Goggles 2 (7 builds)

3D Printed

Shendrones Squirt V2 parts by andyshen (5 builds)
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3D Printed

SLAMMED SQUIRT by DRONE CO - slammed squirt by DroneCOproductions (9 builds)
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3D Printed

Slammed Shendrone Squirt v2 Mini Ducts - GoPro 5/6/7 Mount v2 - Caddx Vista - Nebula Pro Antenna Mount by wrong17
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HD Camera

GoPro Bones - HERO10 Black (FPV Lightweight Drone Camera) (3 builds)
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Battery Charger

HOTA F6+ 1000W 60A 1-6S Quad Channel AC/DC Smart Charger - Grey

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Dual Charger 1-6S AC200W/DC650W 15A w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Black (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (264 builds)


Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)


iFlight Crystal HD Patch and Stubby 5.8GHz RP-SMA Antenna Set for DJI - LHCP - Carbon
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AUV18FPV   Nov 03, 2021  

Hi my friend i have the same setup with the same motors and 6s. But my motors are very very hot in hover without gopro. the Pids and filter that you share are for 6s? You have the pids and filters for 6s?

wrong17   Nov 04, 2021 

I also noticed that the motors runs hot with out a gopro. The PID tune is meant to lift a gopro. The squirt will run cool when you mount a gopro on there.

dogansur   Oct 29, 2021  

Thanks so much, very much appreciated!

lebeck   Oct 18, 2021  

Looks great! Curious to hear how you like this version compared to your 4S builds. Would you mind sharing your PID tune for the 6S version?

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wrong17   Oct 26, 2021 

The PID, Rates, Filters, and ESC screen shots are up. Sorry it too so long.

lebeck   Oct 26, 2021 

Thanks so much, very much appreciated! Your build has inspired me to attempt a 6s version.

wrong17   Oct 27, 2021 

No Problem, have fun with your build!

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