3inch 1s toothpick "Le Kiaule"

By lekiaulekiau on Apr 22, 2021

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This is the first drone I ever built. And it even flies! I'm super excited about that :D
Heavily inspired by this build: WarPig 120 1S by quad66

Some moments of my first attempts to fly (after 20 hours of flying in Liftoff simulator):

UPDATE: I had some problems with TXLOSS, the reason was loose antenna which eventually got chopped by propellers. Then I found this amazing blog post FIXING 2.4GHZ RADIO RECEIVER ANTENNA and no problems with signal since then :)
Added couple photos with antenna fixed.

Also some progress with flying and crashing:



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Goldwaters   Apr 26, 2021  

Congrats, your girl is patient to sit through all your flights haha

lekiaulekiau   Apr 27, 2021 

Haha, I guess I would have lost the drone after the first take-off if my wife hadn't seen where it fell - I had no idea which direction to go when I took off the goggles :D

fw42   Apr 24, 2021  

Love this frame and the motors. If you switch to a BT2.0 or to an XT30 battery connector, you will like this build even more (less voltage sag, more flight time).

How is the range on the SPI receiver?

lekiaulekiau   Apr 24, 2021 

Hi, thanks for the advice! I'll probably postpone this upgrade because I don't think I'll understand the difference: D This is my first quad and I've only flown it twice - bad weather these days :(

I’m not sure if the range of SPI receiver is good or not so good - again I don’t have anything to compare to. But several times I had an unexpected rxloss, I suspect my poor antenna installation could be the reason :D

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