MRM Micro Scythe 130mm

By wrong17 on Feb 03, 2017

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A lot has happened since I started this build. You can see in the image gallery different variations of this MRM Micro Scythe 130mm frame. I will go over the different versions starting with the oldest pictures at the bottom of the image gallery.

Version 1
The first problem was the used electronics I purchased RCG (RC Groups), one of the ESC was bad. Then I tried using the Micro 600TVL Wide Angle FPV Camera w/ Mic CC1563 that this frame was designed to use but I did not like how a large portion of the camera view was blocked by the props. To make matters worse, I was using black props too. So, I think clear props might of helped. This should be the lightest version because of the smaller camera and mount. At the time I only had a 600mw cricket VTX but that was only temporary.

Version 2
To solve my problem with the prop in view of my FPV camera I went with a POD style mount and Runcam 2. The quickest and cheapest thing to do is 3D print a pod. I did a quick search on thingiverse and found a perfect setup. This new setup added a little more weight but it still flew great. Without the battery it weighs in at 187g.

Version 3
Like always, I like to upgrade things and that is exactly what I did. Other than the FC I switch everything out. New motors, Camera, VTX, Antennam PDB, 4 in 1 ESC and camera Pod. With this new setup it weighs 174g. The newer and lighter pod was taken from a QAV ULX clone. Its basically 4 standoff and a carbon fiber plate on top. If you want the side carbon fiber plates you just use some zip ties to secure it.


Part List


MRM Micro Scythe V2 130mm Frame – MultiRotorMania (14 builds)

Flight Controller

30 AMP Simonk 30A Brushless ESC firmware w / 5V 3A UBEC Quad Multirotor APM2 1G7 4894462326060 (68 builds)


Racerstar RS20Ax4 20A 4 in 1 Blheli_S Opto ESC 2-4S Support Dshot150 Dshot300 for RC FPV Racing Drone (67 builds)


4 x EMAX RS1306 RaceSpec Motor - 3300KV CW Rotation


RaceKraft 3030 3" 3 Blade Props – MultiRotorMania (2 builds)

FPV Camera

FOXEER Arrow V3 2.5mm 600TVL 4:3 HAD II CCD PAL/NTSC IR Block Mini FPV Camera Built-in OSD MIC (131 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Hawkeye 200mw Race Band 32ch Video Transmitter (62 builds)


VAS/TBS 5.8GHz RHCP Stubby Triumph Antenna Set - SMA – MultiRotorMania (3 builds)


Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible Satellite (DSM2 backward compatible but must use DSMX compatible primary receiver) (10 builds)


Tattu 4s LiPo Battery 75C (14.8V/850mAh) w/XT-60 Connector

Power Distribution

MRM Micro PDB with 5v and 12v BEC – MultiRotorMania (13 builds)


Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 V3 PRO RC RADIO (104 builds)


DJI Goggles 2 (7 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Bones - HERO10 Black (FPV Lightweight Drone Camera) (3 builds)
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Misc Parts

FPV Pod Armattan MRP130 HS1177 by SumFPVDude
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Battery Charger

HOTA F6+ 1000W 60A 1-6S Quad Channel AC/DC Smart Charger - Grey

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Dual Charger 1-6S AC200W/DC650W 15A w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Black (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (264 builds)


Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)


iFlight Crystal HD Patch and Stubby 5.8GHz RP-SMA Antenna Set for DJI - LHCP - Carbon
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Dark.Avenger   Feb 15, 2017  

So the FPV pod you made. Hows it holding up and what material was it printed in?

wrong17   Mar 25, 2017 

Sorry for the last response, I did not see this message until now. I printed it with PLA. Here is a link for more detail on the print:
This pod is like a TANK! Even after dremeling out some material around the pod and it is still rock solid. I have been a few crashes and it is still holding up strong! Please note, I did not design this pod, I just download the files from thingivese.

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