R3DWhoop ION by R3D Shifters

By daich on Feb 04, 2019

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this is a prototype frame so the finished product will be even better
so many little details in this frame that make me smile
the integration of the stiff and strong carbon nylon and TPU bits are really cool. (i.e.the camera holder is in black TPU)
it's an extremely easy build. the motor wires were just long enough. FC fits snugly and there is plenty of room for the vtx under the FC.

Sadly, on it's second battery pack, it crashed it onto a rooftop. Hopefully I'll be able to retrieve in the near future if I'm kind enough to my neighbor. I know exactly where it is :P

the poor thing spent a night in the rain...got a hold of security who let me retrieve it. it was left for 24 hours to dry. battery was zero but I jumpstarted and charged it up ok :P
plugged the quad in, woila, it's all still working great!

enjoy an indoor cruisy flight while getting asked the usual questions from the building staff.

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Part List

Frame

R3DWhoop Ion
R3dshifters.com
$16.99

Flight Controller

Racerstar Crazybee F3 Flight Controller UR65 4 IN 1 5A 1S Blheli_S ESC Compatible Frsky D8 Receiver (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$35.10

Motors

4X Happymodel SE0703 15000KV 1S Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$30.49

Propellers

10 Pairs Kingkong 65mm Blade Propeller Prop 20Pcs for 720 8520 Coreless Motor DIY Micro Quadcopter (30 builds)
Banggood.com
$4.99

FPV Camera

JMT FPV Split Camera 1/4 5inch CMOS Image Sensor 700TVL NTSC 25MW 48CH for FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter Aircraft (6 builds)
Xt-xinte.com
$13.02

Radio

DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.00

Radio

Jumper T12 PLUS Open Source 16ch Radio with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module With HALL Gimbal for RC Drone Car Boat (10 builds)
Xt-xinte.com
$109.00

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (141 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$529.00

Goggles

FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
Hobbyking.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$405.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft - Rcmoment.com
Rcmoment.com
$99.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (180 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (41 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$129.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (155 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
Hobbyking.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (263 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Tools

Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$99.99

Backpack

Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case
Hobbyking.com
$7.42

Accessories

SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.
Actuna.com
$29.00

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site

Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)
Foxeer.com
$19.90

Misc Supplies

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site
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Discussion

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windrider_sail@yahoo.com   Feb 23, 2019  

I also have a R3D Whoop Ion. I was wondering what battery your running. Also you don't seem to have any props in your camera view. I must be running too much tilt.

daich   Feb 25, 2019 

good stuff! I'm using 260mah batteries and getting about 2.5 minutes. If you watch carefully, especially when disarmed and props arent spinning, you can definitely see the prop. I think it much less apparent because both my videos are when the lighting is low. When I fly on sunny days, it's very similar to how your video is.

See in this clip, when I'm inside the house, the props aren't seen and when I'm outside on a sunny day, they are very apparent

Rice_Bowl   Feb 05, 2019  
1

omg i like the frame design, props for those!! Is there a possibility that you could put the battery on top? I just prefer that cause to keep my battery safer in a crash. Also maybe make the arm ends slightly thicker? and possibly have a Eos1/2 camera mount option!

daich   Feb 05, 2019 

whoop batteries are cheap, I wouldn't bother haha. It's such a low profile, not sure if the change in CG would make that big of a difference. I do prefer top mounts on my micros though.
I think the caddx firefly/betafpv 1200tvl does fit in the current mount (same sensor as eos line)

sergetania   Feb 04, 2019  
1

The frame looks great. Practically, it may need some sort of protection for the vtx antenna. Maybe a fin of some kind that can also help in the turtle mode. Also, it would be nice to be able to mount 110x motors

daich   Feb 04, 2019 
1

the whole thing is so light the antenna wont get damaged. i had a failsafe from 3 stories up and not a scratch.
i think they are coming out with a 11xx frame but for me this is perfect - the lighter the better it flies

sergetania   Feb 04, 2019 
1

Antenna won't get damaged? Not with my flying! 🚀 It's not crashes when you just fall down, it's the ones when you are going full speed into something.

The Van   Feb 04, 2019  
1

Wow! Very nice work :) looks like it flies great

Dave_C FPV   Feb 04, 2019  
2

I love how your designs have a really unique look! So well thought through

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