The Skinny

By cooties on Oct 24, 2019

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I like to create and experiment. So this is something I've always wanted to do. Make a skinny quad. With the Spedix LS40A escs I can free up a lot of space from the stack and put the ESCs on the arms. Even 8mm wide arms.

There are 2 photos, 1 showing the main body is about the same width as my thumb. The other with a 30x30 flight controller on top.

Boomerang 6mm thick arms. The "fin" has a crossfire PCB antenna in it.
went with 2206 motors instead of 2306 or 2207 to keep it light. Won't be racing this.

The rest you can guess. This is a one-off. Initial frame was cut by cncmadness. It's incredibly stiff and the 6mm arms should not break. Can fly medium aggressively for 2.5 minutes on an 1100 6s CNHL battery. Works great with rpm filtering on betaflight 4.1 also.


Part List

Flight Controller

Talon F7 Fusion 20x20 Flight Controller


4 x Spedix LS40 Slim F4 32Bit Speed Controller (5 builds)


4 x CMW 2206 (HIGH VOLTAGE 6S)


Gemfan 5144 3-Blade Flash Durable ( Set of 4 ) - Clear (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Micro Pro 1.8 with OSD NTSC - Blue

FPV Transmitter

AKK Oscar's Backpack VTX (SMA)


TrueRC Axii 5.8 MMCX LHCP




PULSE 6S 1050mah 75C LiPo Battery
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Jodie Froster   Oct 24, 2019  

Why is your flight time so low?

cooties   Oct 24, 2019 

race quad, small battery. it's enough for a single multiGP heat.

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