Another Toothpick II

By duffa123 on Dec 06, 2020

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Lately I've been enjoying a 2.5" toothpick to reduce noise / intimidation while flying in local parks but missed the wind resiliance and terrifying speed of bigger quads. As an experiment I built this 3" toothpick due to many claiming that they "fly like a 5-inch." While it does indeed fly like a bigger quad, I'm not sure that I prefer it over the 2.5":

  • Wind resiliance and general stability are materially better than the 2.5"
  • Speed is also better but not dramatically so
  • Flight times significantly longer (about 6:00 vs 3:00 on the 2.5") but this may suggest that my batteries are too big (using 525 mah and 650 mah 3S battaries)
  • Handling is much "heavier" than the 2.5" which make it less flickable in tight gaps and debatably less fun

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subiel   Jan 20, 2021  

hey, did you try biplane propellers?

duffa123   Jan 20, 2021 

I haven't yet mostly because I like the way triplanes fly better and the biplanes tend to be louder (part of my motivation for this build was a quiet park flyer). Having said that, I probably will give them a shot in the near future just as an experiment.

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