Carbon #NanoLongRange

By LawnDart on Mar 21, 2021

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With the 1.5mm thick v2 version, I just squeak in under 100g. While more flimsy than I'd like, it's still stiffer than the printed version so I'm happy with it.
Still needs some tuning, should get a flight DVR up soon.

old info

~~Waiting on v2 of my remix of Dave_C_FPV's NanoLongRange to be delivered before finishing up.
I'm aiming for as close to 100g as I can get.
With v1 of the frame, I'm at about 109g with the battery.

Photos

Part List

Frame

NanoLR CF Plate & Accessories by aShellScript
Thingiverse.com
See Site

Flight Controller

Jhemcu Play F4 1-2S AIO Toothpick/Whoop Flight Controller w/ 5A 4in1 ESCDefault Title (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$32.99

Motors

4 x RCINPOWER GTS V2 1202.5 11500KV Motor - Choose Color (11 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$43.96

Propellers

Gemfan 3018 Props (4CW + 4CCW) - 2mm (45 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$3.19

FPV Camera

RunCam Nano2 (180 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 NANO 5G8 V1.1 (366 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Antenna

TrueRC Singularity U.FL 5.8Ghz Antenna (Short) (5 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$19.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1301 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.95

Batteries

Sony/Murata VTC5A 30A-35A 2500/2600mAh Flat Top 18650 Battery - Genuine - Whole Discount
Liionwholesale.com
$5.98

Power Distribution

403
Digikey.com
See Site

Radio

TBS Tango 2 Pro - FPV RC Radio Drone Controller (80 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$199.95

3D Printed

NanoLR CF Plate & Accessories by aShellScript
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (30 builds)
Amazon.com
$299.96

Hardware

DC-DC Step Up Power Module Output Voltage 5V DC to DC Boost Converter 1.5V 1.8V 2.5V 3V 3.3V 3.7V 4.2V to 5V Regulator Voltage B
Amazon.com
$9.99

Hardware

iFlight 2pcs LC Filter 5-30V Power Supply 3A Filter Module for FPV Transmitter VTX FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter
Amazon.com
$10.99

Misc Parts

uxcell 40PCS M2X6.6 M2 Anti-Vibration Washer Rubber Damping Ball for Flight Controller RC Drone Accessory - Black
Amazon.com
$8.49
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firozjdang   Apr 07, 2021  

nice build, how much flight time you get?

Madcatmike3d   Mar 25, 2021  

Hey, Very nice build!! I was curious where the link to the carbon frame leads to? The link doesn't work when I click on it. Oddly, it just jumps me to the next open tab in my window, instead of to the link. I would love to order it. Also, did you cure your PLA plus frame? If so, I was curious what temperature you cured it at, and for how long? I really appreciate it!!!

LawnDart   Mar 25, 2021 
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So the frame link goes to my Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4789027) item page where you can download the .dxf file needed to have the frame cut by any of the services out there that offer that. Dave_C's files are licensed under a non-commercial license and as a remix my files have the same license, so I'm not selling anything.

I did try to cure one of my PLA+ frames but it just warped. I tried to do it on the bed of my printer @ 80c with a bowl over it as I didn't think my oven would keep the temperature accurately at such a 'low' temp.

BaTTaN   Mar 22, 2021  

Been playing around with this build myself. Are you using pla? I going to give petg a whirl. I'm wondering if anyone is playing around with the printed carbon composite materials.

LawnDart   Mar 22, 2021 

Well the frame is actual carbon fiber but the printed parts are abs-like resin which is more brittle than I like. I have some Siraya Blu and Tenacious on the way that should be better.
I used PLA+ for the initial versions before deciding to try and get it cut in carbon fiber.

BaTTaN   Mar 23, 2021 

Ohh NIce I see now I had not paid enough attention to the arms.

Joshua_A   Mar 21, 2021  

love your build and the nano long range idea, (thanks again dave C!!).
Is the carbon frame lighter than the 3D printed version?
also dose 5 amps/motor work for your setup?
just wondering...

LawnDart   Mar 21, 2021 
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A 2mm CF plate + the camera mount weighs about 9.5g, which puts it 4.5g lighter than the printed frame. ~33% lighter is great but really at the end of the day it's only 4.5g.
I did get a 1.5mm version of my v2 plate cut and expect that to be an additional 2-2.5g lighter.

OptimaZe   Mar 21, 2021  

Very cool! I'm working on a similar project myself.

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