AirBlade Intrepid V2

By bootbox on Aug 20, 2018

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This is the 3" Pro version of the frame with the 12mm motor mount option. This frame required a bit of filing in order to fit the camera guard side plates.

I used titanium bolts everywhere possible (8mm in the arm to bottom plate connections and 6mm everywhere else) in an effort to save weight. I'm still over 250g by a bit and I don't know where to trim anymore. So the bolts, in my case, were probably a waste of money. I can get in under 250g if I run a 3s 650mAh battery, but it's way better on the 4s 850mAh packs.

The build is pretty tight even at the max top plate height setting. I had to rotate the FC and ESC 90deg clockwise, otherwise their 8 pin plug sockets interfered with the Split Mini stack. The build would have been way easier with a 25mm stack height allowance and 5mm more space between the front and rear stacks. I'm still very happy with the frame.

I'm flying it on Betaflight 3.5 stock PIDs and filter settings with dynamic filtering, airmode, and anti-gravity turned on. It's perfectly smooth, fast, and has zero issues. I could not believe how nicely it flew with zero tuning. I'm probably just going to leave it like this aside from some rate tweaking.


Part List


AirBlade Intrepid V2 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit - 3 inch and 4 inch (26 builds)

Flight Controller

Airbot Omnibus F4 Nano V6 20x20 Flight Controller w/ LC Filter (57 builds)


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


4 x Catalyst Machineworks Freedom 1407 Motor (6 builds)


Gemfan Flash 3052 Tri-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (84 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini 2 Micro FPV Camera / HD DVR 1080P 60 FPS Recorder (M8 or M12 Lens) - Orange (90 builds)

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3 Ultimate Mini 20x20 25-600mW 5.8GHz VTX - MMCX & U.FLDefault Title (140 builds)


STRIX Hoot-R RHCP 5.8GHz Antenna MMCX - Excellent video signal! Extremely Durable - Flexible stem - Perfect for Drone racing, fp


DSMX Quad Race Serial Receiver with Telemetry (SPM4649T) (3 builds)


"RLine" 4s LiPo Battery Pack 95C (14.8V/850mAh) by Tattu


2 x M3 Normal Standoff (1PC) - Choose Your Color and Height (9 builds)

Misc Parts

H Type Tail Light Loud Buzzer Matek ( Dual Control FC Flight Controller & TX Transmitter Control Mode,8 WS2812B LEDS)+ 4pcs

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (174 builds)

Misc Parts

M2 x 6mm Anti-Vibration Mini 20x20 Flight Controller Soft Mount Standoff 4 PackDefault Title (5 builds)

Misc Parts

M3 x 8mm Titanium Bolt (1PC) (2 builds)

Misc Parts

3 x M3 x 6mm Titanium Bolt (1PC) (2 builds)
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Philo777   Dec 29, 2018  

Hi can you send a close of pic of your stacks to and links to the spacers and o-ring, its hard to order the correct dimensions from amazon?

bootbox   Dec 29, 2018 

Sure I'll send pics in a few minutes.

All the nylon M2 components come from this kit:

The M2 rubber stand-offs:

The o-rings:

I didn't link to everything on amazon because I didn't buy it all there and I don't want to send you a link with parts that won't fit.

bootbox   Dec 29, 2018 

I'll put the photos here in case they help someone else too

Philo777   Dec 29, 2018  

Hi I just recently got a Mini Split2 and having trouble mounting everything in the stack so it fits. I have a question?
How did you mount your ESC board or FC looks flush with the frame? Are you using rubber grommets in the frame with long screws that pass through all the boards?

bootbox   Dec 29, 2018 

Starting at the bottom working upward for my flight stack:
M2 nylon screws > CF frame > single o-ring > 4in1 ESC > M2 rubber stand-off > Flight Controller > M2 nylon standoff with threads trimmed shorter > VTX > M2 nylon nut

FlyingRabbit   Aug 29, 2018  

Your antenna is quite heavy, I think you can shave a good 5g with a light one ^^

bootbox   Aug 29, 2018 

Good idea! Do you have a recommendation for a lighter one?

FlyingRabbit   Aug 30, 2018 

UXII with MMCX connector weights 2.6g. I use the ufl version, and it works great :)

bootbox   Sep 01, 2018 

Awesome, going to grab a couple to try, thanks

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