KRD HD3 - Runcam Split Dedicated 3" Quad

By kwong on Dec 14, 2017

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I mainly fly micros, from 3" to something as small as 1S brushless micro, wanted to make some nice HD video when I fly outdoors but action cams are too heavy for micros.

What I was looking for is something small-ish, top mounted battery, equipped with Runcam Split/2 and no props in HD footage, nothing out there really suited my needs, I decided to make my own. From paper draft to 3D CAD model, ended up not so micro, 155mm motor to motor diagonally for a true X 3" setup.

~Got the frame made and I built the rest, waiting for maiden, unfortunately didn't see any daylight in my free time for the last few weeks (maybe months), it might need to wait a while... :(~

Nope, not exactly performance-oriented design.
Yes, camera is at somewhat unusual position and less protected and yes, I broke the lens, gotta update camera mount design...

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Alder   Mar 05, 2018  

Looks good! Whats the total weight without battery? Also, whats the weight of the frame components?

kwong   Mar 05, 2018 

thanks

211g without battery in the pictured configuration, the extra weight of 4mm plate offers no real benefit IMO so I've discontinued it

leaving 3mm true X the only "set" configuration for now, dry frame with hardware approx. 52g

also price dropped to match similar frames in the market if you're interested

Querk   Dec 14, 2017  

looks cool! A 4in version would be fucking awesome!

kwong   Dec 14, 2017 

That would need to enlarge the middle section of the frame quite a bit to keep props out of HD footage, or turn it into Wide X to keep the current body size.

thumbtwiddler   Dec 14, 2017  

noice!

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