Intrepid 4"

By doc on Mar 26, 2018

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I couldn't stand the latency and the dropped frames of the split 2 and have been wanting to build something like this for months, then I found the perfect frame. The Intrepid. I won't say this is the perfect set up but it gets the job done very well. She is a little piggy comming in at 220g and if I were to build it again I would use 1608's and spring for some 1050 batteries. On the Pulse 860's i'm getting a little more than three minutes. The Airblade intrepid frame is well thought out but heavy. Having both 20x20 and 30x30 mounting options on both top and bottom plates made this build pretty easy. I wish Runcam could fix the problems with the split, I would love to mount the cam in the frame but this solution puts out some great footage. I have a little prop in the footage but plan on increasing the angle a degree or two wich should fix that.


Part List


AirBlade Intrepid V1 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit (14 builds)

Flight Controller

Talon F4 V2 20x20 FC Flight Controller VTX Pit Mode Black Box (21 builds)


Airbot Ori32 32Bit 25A 2-4S 20x20 4in1 ESC (82 builds)


4 x BrotherHobby Avenger 1507 4100KV 3-4S Brushless Motor for RC FPV Racing Drone | Heli-Nation (5 builds)


HQ 4x4.3x3 V1S (2CW+2CCW) PC **Choose Color** (48 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 2 600TVL CCD FPV Camera (2.1mm or 2.3mm) - Orange (286 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO NANO 5G8 (5 builds)


Lumenier Micro Dipole 5.8GHz Antenna (U.FL) (3 builds)


FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (928 builds)


PULSE 860mah 4S 14.8V 75C [3040] - $22.99 : Atmospheric Adventures - Get FPV Drone Racing Equipment (7 builds)


FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (50 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core Modular FPV Headset (83 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera (300 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (143 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (59 builds)
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Portland_Pilot_88   Jun 29, 2018  

How did you mount your Micro Swift? 3d Printed mount or just spacers?

Whiffles   Mar 28, 2018  

That's a pretty neat Runcam Split holder. I almost thought it was a Session for a second there. Is that on Thingiverse?

doc   Mar 29, 2018 

yup yup. look up fauxpro session. I'm trying to learn Fusion 360 and incorporate standoff mounts with one or two more degres of tilt, i'm getting just a little bit of props in the shot.

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