Easy 3inch

By Nikotttin on Oct 24, 2019

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This is an update of my previous 2inch build... I re-used some components after a bad crash (shorted the FC and the VTX).

I went for a 3inch instead of the prior 2inch, as many say this is the good size for a small outdoor quad. I also selected a pure X toothpick frame, based on Bob/Kabab's comment that when all components are centered in a build, the flight reaction are snappier. But with the 8gr 20*20 esc and FC combo... this is not toothpick :-D

The dry weight is about 60gr... I'm flying 2S 300, 450, and 520 mA. I also have one 3S 520mA. All
up weight is around 100gr.

How does it fly? NICE! Actually much nicer than the prior 2S micro. It basically confirms the saying of Kabab... :-) For sure the larger blades make a significant difference; it feels somewhat more floatty.

I still have some propwash when coming out of dives too abruptly. I haven't noticed any propwash in sharp turns though. Motors come out cool and ready for more.

Last comment: I like the AVAN 2.5! They're pretty silent and grippy compared to the biblades I used in the past! Awesome for parks!

.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- !!! UPGRADES !!! -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.
New motors: betafpv 1105 5000kv. The 1104 were poor quality and I burned one just like that...
Racewires with leds (blinks when beeping)
Lowered the canopy/cam/vtx by 4-5mm
Removed the antenna... The one I had was crap. Must be defective...
and upgrade to betaflight 4.1

First hover is super stable, low noise and motors came out just cold. Now looking forward to rip outside!!!

Just another word: mounting the ESC/FC separate from the cam and canopy seem to reduce vibrations in the stack and on the cam. Can this be?


Part List


3DPOWER x GATEHUNTER x LEDroneClub Pickle 3" mini fpv frame kit for Tiny whoop Frame Betafpv Toothpick (3 builds)

Flight Controller

20x20mm HAKRC MiniF4 F4 Flight Controller AIO Betaflight OSD & 5V 2A BEC Support INAV for RC Drone (20 builds)


HAKRC 20x20mm 20A BLheli_S BB2 2-4S 4 in 1 Brushless ESC Support DShot600 for RC Drone FPV Racing (15 builds)


BetaFPV 1105 5000Kv Micro/Whoop Motor 4 Pack (10 builds)


FPVDrone 1104 7500KV Brushless Motors 2-3S for RC 80 90 100mm 120mm Mini Multirotor Drone Quadcopter(4pcs) (5 builds)


2 Pairs Emax AVAN Rush 2.5 Inch 3 Blade Propeller For Babyhawk R RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (19 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo Eos2 Nano 1200TVL CMOS 16:9 NTCS FPV Camera (2.1mm) (37 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Happymodel Mobula7 Part Upgrade Whoop_VTX 5.8G 40CH 25mW~200mW Switchable VTX for RC Drone (6 builds)


URUAV Micro UXII Stubby RHCP Mini FPV Antenna 1.6dBi 5.8Ghz U.FL IPEX IPX For FPV Racing Drone (19 builds)


Frsky XM+ Plus Micro D16 SBUS Full Range 2.4ghz Mini Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone w/ Double Antenna for Taranis X (1534 builds)


Gaoneng GNB 4S 520mah HV 80C XT30 Lipo Battery (16 builds)


[Pre-Order] Zorro Radio Controller (3 builds)
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DJI FPV Goggles HD Digital 5.8Ghz 1440*810 720p/120fps Low Latency with DVR Compatible With Caddx Vista for FPV Racing Drone RC (125 builds)

Misc Parts

TACO-RC Micro LED Race Wire 14mm(6 pcs.) (7 builds)
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HK-AERIAL VTOL   Oct 31, 2019  

Tried the HQ 2.5" V1S? They are mah favorite!

Nikotttin   Nov 02, 2019 

I need to try that :)

I have some HQ 3x2.5 and 3x3 to try here. I initially wanted some triblades but made a mistake when ordering. This said I usually tend to prefer the 3-blades... Let's see!

Nikotttin   Nov 02, 2019 

I need to try that :)

I have some HQ 3x2.5 and 3x3 to try here. I initially wanted some triblades but made a mistake when ordering. This said I usually tend to prefer the 3-blades... Let's see!

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