3" Toothpick - De-cased Caddx Vista, Nebula Pro, BetaFPV 20A 2-4S AIO (BLHeli_32), TMotor F1303 5000kV, CRSF nano, Fonster Apro

By Winston Todge on Apr 06, 2021

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I was looking to build a light and agile acro practice quad that wasn't loud, that could take a load of impacts and survive!

Having seen Mr Shutterbug and Kabab's videos I was really interested in building a 3" toothpick but using a Caddx Vista so I can make the most of my DJI Goggles. :) So the shopping list developed...

Mr Shutterbug's DJI Digital FPV on a 3 inch Babytooth

Light load 3" motors - Toothpick motors

Best intro to 3 inch toothpicks from KabaFPV

The Caddx Vista de-casing brings obvious disadvantages (fan required to update the Vista with the DJI Assitant due to overheating and no warranty) but brings a good weight saving (~10g) and all the useful packaging benefits.

I worked on a canopy and spacer combination in Fusion 360 to keep things as low profile as possible, which I've popped on thingiverse.com.

This is by far the most fun quad I own now to fly!

Indestructible, long flight times, agile, small kit bag contents, not silly expensive and QUIET!!

I've not really explained the build process, but took a lot of photos to describe it all. Comment if you want any steers!

Maiden flight and first play...



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KJNewtown   Apr 23, 2021  

Awesome build!
How is the power and flight time with your 2s 550mah?
Have you tried it with 3s? I wonder how is 5000Kv on a 3s 450mah

rb   Apr 15, 2021  

Nice build, thanks for the detailed pictures! What's the dry weight?

Winston Todge   Apr 21, 2021 

The dry weight is 79g. Not the lightest, but so solid! Have ploughed into solid brick walls at full tilt and only had small scratches on the arms. Love this little thing.

Davidpe   Apr 08, 2021  

Nice build! Can you provide a link to the camera mount?

Winston Todge   Apr 09, 2021 

Added now in the 3D printed parts list. :)


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