AirBlade Intrepid V2

By airbladeuav on Jul 25, 2018

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DRL pro pilot cum AirBlade team pilot, Eric 'Armonic', approached me few months ago asking for a design that meets his specific needs. He wants a sub-250g legal flying machine that he can take on his hikes and camping trips. He wants to be able to do micro mid range flight with it. At that time, I was about to refresh my Intrepid design so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to update that design.

We compiled a list of things that the design needs to meet:

  • Reasonably light frame
  • Removable arms
  • Support Split Mini or GoPro
  • Support 9mm and 12mm motor pattern
  • Top mounted battery
  • Support 20x20 stack
  • Double stack design for slammed top plate configuration
  • BONUS: Crossfire Antenna mount
  • BONUS: toilet tank style battery mount

The new AirBlade Intrepid V2 met all those requirements AND it can fit up to 1300mah 4S on the top plate for some serious micro mid-long range action. ENJOY!

NOTE: the pictures below are prototype frames, small changes have been made to the cage design to allow the GoPro session to sit better, TBS Crossfire antenna mount was added to the arm.

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Part List

Frame

AirBlade Intrepid V2 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit - 3 inch and 4 inch3" PRO (23 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$39.99

Flight Controller

Airbot OMNIBUS F4 Nano V6 with LC Filter 20x20 Flight Controller (5 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$30.99

ESCs

Spedix IS20 2-4S 20A 4 in 1 BLHeli_S ESC (4 builds)
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$29.99

Motors

4 x Brotherhobby Tornado T1 1407 Brushless Motor (202 builds)
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$63.96

Propellers

RotorX Triblade RX 3044T Props (2CW, 2CCW) (10 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$2.49

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini 20x20 (14 builds)
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$79.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3 Ultimate uFL and MMCX Connector (17 builds)
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$18.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII-U.FL 5.8Ghz (21 builds)
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Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (SE) (410 builds)
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$29.99

Batteries

AirBlade Premium 850mAh 4S 14.8V 75C XT30 by Bonka (13 builds)
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$19.99

Radio

Team BlackSheep Tango 2 PRO Crossfire Radio Controller (8 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (108 builds)
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$529.00

HD Camera

Insta360 GO FlowState Stabilization (11 builds)
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$199.99

Video Receiver

Furious FPV True-D X Diversity Receiver System (for FatShark Dominators)
Airbladeuav.com
$119.99

Radio Module

Team BlackSheep Crossfire Micro TX V2 Starter Set
Airbladeuav.com
$119.99

Battery Charger

iSDT 608AC Smart Battery Charger BattGo
Airbladeuav.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

TS 100 SOLDERING IRON (B2) (247 builds)
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$59.99

Accessories

ETHIX TEMPERED ND4 FILTER FOR GOPRO 7 & 6
Airbladeuav.com
$9.99

Misc Supplies

Ethix Quad-builder Cable Set
Airbladeuav.com
$15.99
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Discussion

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snick8467   Sep 13, 2020  

What's your AUW?

drewbagel423   Mar 06, 2019  

How is the noise on the FX3?

airbladeuav   Mar 06, 2019 

Not bad at all actually. I've flown about 1.5km out with it and have no issue

At0micwombat   Jan 08, 2019  

What kind of flight time do you estimate with a 1300mah 4s battery?

airbladeuav   Jan 08, 2019 

probably 6-7 minutes. i'd go with 1000mah 4S first to see how the extra weight does to handling capability and flight time before going even bigger

Philo777   Dec 29, 2018  

Hi I am trying to build an Airblade Intrepid like this with a Split Mini 2 and Aikon 20x20 but having trouble fitting it all in? What kind of nylon spacers are the clear ones that you are using?

airbladeuav   Jan 08, 2019 

hey sorry somehow i missed this question. the spacer we use is m2x4

Philo777   Sep 03, 2018  

Can I get a custom built one like this?

bootbox   Aug 02, 2018  

I can't wait to get mine. Are the bottom plate flight stack holes drilled for M2 or M3?

airbladeuav   Aug 02, 2018 

they are M3 holes, but i built mine with m2 hardware, just tighten everything down and it's good to go

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