Printed 1S 18650 NanoLongRange

By sascha on Apr 08, 2021

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Printing this was straight forward. Building on the other hand was kinda finicky.

For the first test run, I build it without using an LC filter, but I might add one to make sure the camera is less noisy. Placement of the crossfire receiver is somewhat bad too. Due to it being so close to the VTX causes black lines in the FPV feed. I had similar issues on other quads and fixed it, my moving the two parts as far away as possible. Not an option here though.

First flight
It was okay. It does get off the ground and it stays in the air if I want to. No random crash and no other weird behaviour I haven't seen so far. So all in all, it just requires some fine-tuning.

Next steps

  • get a few more different 18650
  • find a proper placement for the RX antenna. Right now, it's just dangling around. Probably even switch over to the stock "Immortal L" antenna and mount it to the arms
  • get a lightweight omni antenna

And in the end, it needs a bit more tuning. I tried Dave's initial Pid tune, BF's stock tune and The UAV's cruise tune. None of them worked perfectly well, so it just comes down to some fine-tuning to reduce wobbles a bit

All in all, thanks to Dave for the design, the BOM and the wiring schema. I had most of the parts since I wanted to build my own 1S babytooth, but ended building this thing instead.


Part List


The #NanoLongRange by Dave_C_FPV (5 builds)
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Flight Controller

25.5x25.5mm JHEMCU Play F4 Whoop Flight Controller AIO OSD BEC & Built-in 5A BL_S 1-2S 4in1 ESC for Whoop RC Drone FPV Racing (6 builds)


4 PCS Flywoo ROBO RB 1202.5 5500KV 2-4S / 11500KV 1-3S Brushless Motor 1.5mm Shaft for 2-3 Inch RC Drone FPV Racing (6 builds)


4 Pairs Gemfan Hurricane 3018 3x1.8 3 Inch 2-Blade Propeller 1.5mm Hole T Mount for RC Drone FPV Racing (4 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Ant 1.8mm 1200TVL 16:9/4:3 Global WDR with OSD 2g Ultra Light Nano FPV Camera for FPV Racing RC Drone (133 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Eachine NANO VTX 5.8GHz 48CH 25/100/200/400mW Switchable FPV Transmitter Support OSD/Pitmode/IRC Tramp for RC Drone Tiny whoop (12 builds)


HGLRC 6.5cm 65mm 5.8G 2dBi U.FL IPEX IPX Omni Directional Linear Brass FPV Antenna RG178 For RC Drone (10 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1491 builds)


Sony VTC6 3000mAh 18650 Li-Ion Battery 2 Pack for X-Lite, Goggles, Vaping & DIY Packs (20 builds)

3D Printed

The #NanoLongRange by Dave_C_FPV (5 builds)
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2pcs FlyFox LC Filter Module for FPV Racing To Eliminate Video Signal Ripple Interference (3 builds)


TBS FpvCycle Minimortal T-Antenne (2 builds)
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Step Up Boost Spannungswandler Regler DC DC 5V 8V 9V 12V einstellbar, max. 1.5A
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EEUFM0J331 PANASONIC - Kondensator: elektrolytisch | geringe Impedanz; THT; 330uF; 6,3VDC | TME - Elektronik Bauteile
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