Toothpick 65mm

By Etolier on Jun 22, 2019

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I've liked open prop micros a long while, my first real success being the totally nuts 4S QAV-Piko 2" that I built a year ago. On 4S 7600kv that quad absolutely only had one speed: blasting off. It never flew for longer than 2:30-3:00 minutes (probably due to weighing in over 100g w/battery) but was an absolute blast, especially compared to any type of ducted Tiny Whoop (still haven't ever flown a Whoop that I like). Fast forward to flying more 3-5" quads, then moving to a new house with a tiny yard within class D airspace, wanting something smaller but with large quad tendencies, and also Kabab spearheading his own excellent Toothpick concept.
I'm real excited to be flying this on 2S for the flight times, but for now I have some old 3S 450mah packs that will let me push the hardware and do some basic testing. It weighs 40g, 82g with the 3S 450mah, and looks to be a solid setup for fun.
The GepRC FC seemed to be decent quality, despite most of these boards using the same layout. The AKK-AIO camera/VTx was an old part that I used on my QAV-Piko. I depinned the R-XSR to save space and get rid of the Smartport and SBUS-in leads.
There's not much else to say - It goes together like any other setup, except for removing the motor connectors on the FC. Looking forward to fine tuning PIDs and filters, and as always editing DVR.

Update: GNB 2S 520mah packs arrived, performance is excellent and flight times are pretty amazing. It's 70g AUW with this battery. It absolutely feels like a great setup.

2S 520mah GNB pack:


Part List


Toothpick Micro Frame BY KABAB FPV (4 builds)

Flight Controller

GEP-12A-F4 Flight Controller 12A ESC V1.1 (19 builds)


4 x Hyperlite Toothpick Motor (2-3S 8022KV) (10 builds)


PYRODRONE 65mm PROP WITH 1mm HUB (5 SETS) (4 builds)

FPV Camera

AKK AIO-SA Whoop/Micro AIO FPV Camera & 25-200mW VTX w/ Smart Audio (7 builds)


FrSky R-XSR S.Bus/CPPM 8/16 Channel Micro Receiver (27 builds)


Gaoneng GNB 2S 520mah 7.6V HV 80C Lipo Battery - XT30 (12 builds)


TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (78 builds)


RadioMaster TX16S Hall Gimbals Built-in USB-C Multi-Protocol Module Radio PRIORITY SHIPPING INCLUDED (82 builds)


FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (Black) (254 builds)


Fat Shark Attitude V4 FPV Goggles Anniversary Edition (20 builds)



HD Camera

RunCam 5 Orange

Misc Parts

BeeBrain V2 Camera Color Mount (5 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC PowerPlay - FPV DVR (h264, 60fps)

Video Receiver

SpiroNet 5.8GHz 13dBi LZR Antenna (RHCP)

Video Receiver

TrueRC Singularity 5.8 SMA 90 Degree Long Antenna RHCP

Video Receiver

SINGULARITY 5.8 stubby - TrueRC Canada

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (182 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Yagi 915mHz

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX - Long Range R/C Transmitter (5 builds)

Radio Module

True-MoX 915 |

Battery Charger

iSDT D2 Smart Balance Charger (11 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 PORTABLE SOLDERING IRON W/XT60 Power Cable (17 builds)


ETHIX Neck Strap (3 builds)


FrSky Vantac M4 4mm CNC Aluminum GRAND LOTUS Gimbal Stick Ends
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