3" Pickle Evo2 Mk3 (evolved)

By gvngoheavy on Jan 30, 2020

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UPDATE 5-13-20:
ditched the two extra bits of carbon and the standoffs for the toothpick setup in lieu of just a printed canopy/camera mount. Also recently upgraded the camera to the toothless nano starlight camera.

I was going to try the baby ratel as well but unfortunately Ive been burned by banggood for the last time. Shipment was entirely stomped, one camera was actually literally broken in half. First run out with the new camera Im having some wierd DVR issues and some rolling image on the rapidfire, so that will have to be resolved either through learning the rapidfire better or changing a setting in the camera.

Waiting for the new HQ prop 3x1.2x4 props to come into stock as Im pretty sure those will be an ideal option for these super light quads. At the moment the HQ prop 3x1.5x3 are my favorite option for this build. If I were to be trying for maximum flight time Id probably run either the 3018 or 3020 biblades.

After building two new 75x's and putting jazzmavericks 48khz with betaflight 4.2 I am convinced that I need to put all that on this quad immediately.

Video evidence of flights will be uploaded and linked whenever I can get not only flight but editting time.

----Build plans that never saw the light of day. Those 1103 motors are now on a 75x HD build ----
*My version of a 3" toothpick. This is definitely a stage 1 build just to see how 2s and these 1103 motors feel on this build until I sell the 8 1103 motors I have. Currently uses steel m2 screws that will be changed to titanium in the near future. I put the battery cover (4g) on the scale to approximate the led racewires ill use to lengthen the 1103 motor wires as well as the frsky xm+ rx unit.

Future plans are to put some 1204 or 1303 motors on this to run primarily 525mah HV 3s' and go to a nano camera of some sort (runcam nano 3 or caddx turbo eos2 or foxeer predator v4), axii micro antenna, and a dvr vtx board whether it be the nameless or the eachine unit (gotta love actual holes for mounting instead of just notches).*


Part List


Pickle Evo2 MK3 (Nano HD Cam edition)

Flight Controller

Whoop Flight Controllers for - Toothick FC - RaceDayQuads (48 builds)


4 x 1204 5000KV Brushless Motors (13 builds)


4 x GEMFAN 3016-3 PROPS - (2CW + 2CCW) (56 builds)


HQ Prop T3x1.5x3 Durable Tri-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Grey (5 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Toothless 2 Nano Starlight 1200TVL CMOS 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC FPV Camera (2.1mm) - Choose Your ColorBlack (26 builds)

FPV Transmitter

NameLessRC D400 VTX+DVR AIO 25-400mW 720P Recording (7 builds)


Lumenier Micro AXII Shorty U.FL 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (36 builds)


FrSky R-XSR 2.4GHz Micro ReceiverDefault Title (932 builds)


5 x RDQ Series 11.1V 3S 650mAh 80C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30 (8 builds)


TBS Tango 2 - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (34 builds)


ORQA FPV.One OLED FPV Goggles + Free Bonus (FPV.PRO Antenna Set, FPV.Connect, FPV.Battery) (4 builds)

HD Camera

Insta360 GO - 180° 1080P 20g Action Camera (12 builds)

HD Camera

2 x ONE R - Innovative action cams from Insta360 - Insta360 Store
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Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Multi Protocol Module (MPM) (2 builds)

Radio Module

HappyModel ES24TX Slim Pro ELRS 2.4GHz RC Transmitter Module (7 builds)

Battery Charger

ViFly WhoopStor 1S LiPo/LiHV 6 Channel DC/USB-C Battery Charger & Discharger for BT2.0 & PH2.0

Battery Charger

2 x Venom Pro Duo LiPo Battery Charger | 80W X2 AC DC 7A NiMH LiHV LiPo Balance Charger Discharger with Charger Adapter | LiPo 1S to (2 builds)

Soldering Iron

MINI TS80 Digital OLED USB Type-C Programable Soldering Iron Station Solder Tool Built-in STM32 Chip (5 builds)


Mayatech Multifunctional Aluminum Alloy Shock Shaft Pliers Tool Wrench For RC Airplane RC Car RC Models Toys


AOKoda Lipo to USB Power Converter QC3.0 Adapter Quick Charger for Smartphone Tablet PC


BlitzWolf® BW-P9 10000mAh 18W QC3.0 PD3.0 Type-c + USB Ports Power Bank with Fast Charging Dual Input and Output for iPhone X X
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g_gantic   May 08, 2020  

How do you like those motors? Would you be able to tell me how much thrust they pull on 4s?

gvngoheavy   May 13, 2020 

Ive never run these on more than 3s. With the 3in prop and low AUW of this quad Im pretty sure Ive never hit anything above 80% throttle.

Samiel2d   Jan 30, 2020  

having flown something with a similar auw. i suggest the gemfan 3016x3 prop. im running 1106 6000kv motors on the same battery. performance and control for days. super quiet compared to the hq 3x2 props

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Samiel2d   Jan 30, 2020 

check getfpv or pyrodrone. both are quick on shipping

gvngoheavy   Jan 30, 2020 

100% kicking myself. I have a pyrodrone order showing up today.

Samiel2d   Jan 30, 2020 

dont feel bad. the rdq order i got today didnt have my fc for a different build that i ordered last night. they should have known i was going to order it.

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