3DHawk - Ultralight printed Tinyhawk Freestyle

By Mlanaga on Nov 27, 2019

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3DHawk, the ultimate 3D printed tinyhawk S or freestyle conversion.

The tinyhawk S is a good beginner quad or good indoor quad but what happen when you start fliying well and you want more of it ?
On the other end the tinyhawk Freestyle seems to be a good toothpick style quad but i read that it suffer from a lack of power...what happen if i retire 13 grams of it ?

The idea was to exploit the AIO board because for me AIO sound like weight efficiency.
So, I was limited by the 5A of the ESC and the heaviest motor i can install was 1103 8000kv with 65mm props.
I bought the skystars motor on a flash sale for 5.45$ each one.
Then I can say this build is a also a good budget conversion from a Tinyhawk S to a tinyhawk freestyle "light version"

The frame is my own design and i will post it on thingiverse soon.
It is 3" capable and i think i will test some 3025 Gemfan props wich for me are the best performance/efficiency ratio.
I add some reinforcements on the underside of the frame that i print in green with the help of M600 command on my 3D printer.

The antenna is maintained with a special part on the rear of the quad.

The original weight of a Tinyhawk freestyle is 52gram dry and 78 gram the the original batteries. My 39 and 66 grams seems to be a good progress !
I think a HD camera like the split could be installed on such a build without too much degrade the flight performance.

It run well on betaflight 4.1 with an amazing flightime of 5mn+ and a really good punch !
I'm trying to adjust the PID as well as it could be, if i find something significantly better than the stock PID i will post it.

Mlanaga, Bask Country, France

EDIT : 28/11/2019 Today, the PID's start to be interesting, I complete a flight of 7 mn !!! With a 450 maH 1S battery, very promising !!


Part List


3DHawk - Ultralight printed Tinyhawk Freestyle frame by Lam_FPV
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Flight Controller

Emax TinyhawkS Spare Part F4 OSD Flight Controller AIO 25mW VTX & Receiver for RC Drone FPV Racing (7 builds)


4 x Skystars 1103 11000KV Moteur sans balais Edition Course ~ 3S Pour RC Drone FPV
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24pcs Gemfan 65mm 1.5mm Hole 2-Blades 2.5inch Propeller PC CW CCW for RC Drone FPV Racing Models for 1102-1105 Brushless Motor (4 builds)


HQ Prop Micro Prop 65mm Bi-Blade 2.5" Prop 10 Pack (1.5mm Shaft) - Choose Your ColorRed (18 builds)


HQ Prop T-Mount 65mm Prop with 1.5mm Hub (5 Pairs)Orange (10 builds)



FPV Camera

Emax Tinyhawk Indoor FPV Racing Drone Pièce de rechange Caméra FPV 600TVL CMOS
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Batterie Lipo Tattu 2S 450mAh Long Size 75C - XT30 (5 builds)
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TBS Graphene 2S 520mAh HV
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Jumper T8SG V2.0 Plus Hall Gimbal Multi-protocol Advanced 2.7" OLED Transmitter for Flysky Frsky (7 builds)


TOBYRICH TR1 EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles 5 Inch 800*480 Video Headset HD DVR Build in 1200mAh Battery For FPV Racing (3 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (47 builds)
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Avasihai   May 16, 2020  

Hey, can you share your pids please? :) Did you try RPM?

Kstone   Dec 08, 2019  

Which VTX did you pair with the micro camera?

Mlanaga   Dec 08, 2019 

That is the stock vtx from the tinyhawk s but you can pair a lot of nano VTX (TBS, eachine or nameless) like it's explain on this vidéo :

You can also install the tinyhawk sled to make it easy : https://tinysleds.com/products/emax-tinyhawk-freestyle-vtx-rx-sled

Rice_Bowl   Nov 28, 2019  

what filament did you use? alsoo yess!!! we need more people to work on these emax boards. I swear ive done so much to this board like its been in 2 of my micros and it has crashed several times in water but survived. I wanna see how 3" works on this so ill stay tuned for your updates my good sir!

Mlanaga   Nov 28, 2019 

Hi, I use a Sunlu PLA+ for the white and the green is from ice Filament. I also tested with PETG but i prefer PLA.
PLA is more rigid but more fragile on the crashes unlike PETG wich is less rigid but accept more crashes. that will depend on your driving ability ! :-D

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