Phantom - Toothpick

By Tojolobal on Apr 24, 2021

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** please excuse the terrible solder job - have re-soldered joints since photos so they are better now than picture here.. still learning ;)

Light toothpick micro 'cruiser' on a phantom frame. Two configurations based on batteries and props.. Added leds and some wire mesh for Aesthetic which hasn't comprimised the weight. Wish they made gold bells for the 1202.5 5500kv motor and haven't found any decent looking M2 gold standoffs.. color scheme was intended purple/gold throughout but went with the 1202.5's (silver) instead of the 1103's (gold) for efficiency / longer flight time.

Cruise configuration - 720mah 2s Battery + bi-blade props = 10min cruising flight time
Acro configuration - 450mah 3s Battery + tri-blade props = 6+ min acro mode (mind you I'm very noob as an acro pilot)

720mah flight with these motors isn't very punchy, but I did choose the motors for cruising .. which it's doing quite well with the flight times I'm getting I'm very happy.
I'm a noob when it comes to acro, but this build seems to like it'd do fine for me as a beginner.

EDIT originally built with a Nano Split 4 >> Moving this to the TinaWhoop build and using Foxeer Nano Toothless 2 StarLight here instead. If a higher quality nano cam pops up I may upgrade to that down the road and use this toothless on an Acrobrat (for a quad focused on acro).

Have tested starlight cam in an open field. Impressed by the image, but without some other very dim ambient light to help, it's diffiult to guage the speed or altitude while flying. Will be experimenting with 2-4 LED lights oriented in the front to determine if it's enough for night time flying without other light sources (ie full moon or nearby streetlights)

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Part List

Frame

GEPRC GEP-PT PHANTOM Toothpick Freestyle 125mm 2.5 Inch FPV Racing Frame Kit 13.7g (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$19.26

Flight Controller

HIFIONRC F7 2-4S AIO Whoop Flight Controller w/ 25A 4in1 ESC (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$51.99

Motors

4 PCS Flywoo ROBO RB 1202.5 5500KV 2-4S / 11500KV 1-3S Brushless Motor 1.5mm Shaft for 2-3 Inch RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$49.99

Propellers

HQ Prop Durable Prop T65MM (5CW+5CCW)-Poly Carbonate (23 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Nano Toothless 2 StarLight Mini FPV camera 0.0001lux HDR 1/2 CMOS Sensor 1200TVL Support OSD F405 F722 FC Control (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$34.97

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 NANO 5G8 V1.1 (339 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Antenna

Lumenier Micro AXII U.FL 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (1497 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Batteries

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 750mAh 80C/160C 2S Lipo Battery XT30 Plug for RC Model (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$15.89

Batteries

Gaoneng GNB 11.4V 450mAh 80C 3S Lipo Battery XT30 Plug for RC Racing Drone (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$15.89

Radio

FrSky TARANIS X-Lite S (Black) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$207.74

Goggles

Lumenier AXII 2 Long Range Diversity Antenna Bundle 5.8GHz (RHCP)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Goggles

Aomway Commander Goggles V1 FPV 2D 3D 40CH 5.8G Support HD Port DVR Headtracker For RC Drone (37 builds)
Banggood.com
$255.90

Hardware

20 PCS M2*20mm M2*23mm M2*25mm Standoff 4mm Outer Diameter for RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.93

Misc Parts

Suleve™ M2AH2 50Pcs Titanium Plated M2 Hex Socket Button Head Screws Alloy Steel 12.9 Grade Screw Bolt M2*8
Banggood.com
$6.99

Misc Parts

Suleve™ M2AN1 10Pcs M2 Self-locking Nylon Nut Aluminum Alloy Multi-color
Banggood.com
$5.99

Misc Parts

FullSpeed Lucky Box Beeper Buzzer 90dB 5V Built-in Battery for RC Drone FPV Racing
Banggood.com
$14.83

Misc Parts

4 PCS FLYWOO Arm LED Board Light 1/2 Bits 4*10/15/20mm 1-4S (3 builds)
Flywoo.net
$1.50

Battery Charger

B6 V3 80W 6A Lipo Battery Balance Charger Discharger Upgrade Version with Power Supply Adapter (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$25.43

Tools

YRRC 1-6S 33V Amass XT30 Smoke Stopper Connecting Line Short Tester Circle Breaker For RC Models
Banggood.com
$5.20

Tools

Speedy Bee bluetooth-USB Adapter 2-6S Support STM32 Cp210x USB Connector For RC Flight Controller
Banggood.com
$13.99
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lgustol   28 days ago  

The joints are not that bad. If you want to improve your soldering, look for videos on youtube on how to use flux, it will drastically improve your joints very quickly.

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