Tadpole HD 3" Digital Walksnail

By adv.andrei on Feb 06, 2023

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I really like my 3" toothpick and i thought is worth building a more sturdy one.
Has some weight, similar in a way with a 5 inch and not as agile as a toothpick.

Slapped a tinytrainer pid tune on it and flies like a charm.
Will swap the walksnail vtx with a 1s version to make it a bit lighter and to an expresslrs when i get my boxxer.
Also, will need to print a camera adapter to get rid of the bars in the video feed.

Flight time up to 4:30 mins on light freestyle.

Camera adapter to keep cage out of the image can be found here

Some footage in windy condition after i slapped the tinytrainer bf 4.4 preset



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RCMan973   Mar 25, 2023  

I'm in the process of building a tadpole hd with the walksnail 1s vtx and have the bars from the cam mount in view. Where did you find the spacers to move the camera forward? Tried looking on thingiverse but no luck. I would like to print the spacers for my build but cant find a file, would you mind sharing the file or a link to it?

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RCMan973   Mar 27, 2023 

I found the file on thingiverse and will print it tonight. I have the 1s version with the nano camera so this is just what I needed. Thanks for the file!

adv.andrei   Mar 28, 2023 

inhave updated the stl, you can also just force the screws through the part you have already printed

RCMan973   Mar 29, 2023 

Printed the new file and everything went together great! Thanks again for sharing the file.

benjo   Feb 09, 2023  

That footage looks amasing! Walksnail is something else! It also looks like a place I used to live in Scotland :)
I've got the 1204s on mine and it doesn't respond anything like your build. Looks really well setup.

adv.andrei   Feb 09, 2023 

if you're on BF 4.4 try to apply five33 tinytrainer pid preset, it worked really well for me. The footage above it s on stock bf settings, i managed to get it flying much better with the tinytrainer preset. i would suggest running the 1404 motors, they do feel very good.

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