BlackOpal 6" HD Ultralight LR / Endurance Flyer (199G / 45m+ Flights) 😲💎

By alwaysbless on Oct 09, 2021

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Remixed a bunch of TPU parts and built myself an HD version of Scott Thomlinsons BlackOpal UL 6" Endurance flyer. This thing is capabale of being sent long range, used to freestyle or flown as an endurance flyer for extended crusing (30m+ easily) using a 4S Li-ion pack. Build details below and maiden footage coming soon.

Build Notes:

1) The Goku HD745 is the only FC Id recommend for an HD verison of this build

2) This frames camera mounts are designed for 14x14 Nano sized cameras and will only fit a 19x19 Micro cam if you use m2 standoffs on the front and 3D print a TPU camera mount for the standoffs. (Personally would recommend to have it cut with M2 holes for front standoffs instead of M3) -- SEE UPDATE #3

3) This frame weighs only 43G -- Its intended to be as light as possible to maximize efficiency and flight times NOT to be crashed a bunch so beware

4) My build uses a naked Caddx Vista but you can fit a cased one too

Updates:

1) Upgraded to 400mm length lipo strap so that I can double loop the battery. Now it touches bottom plate / ummagrip and has zero movement.

2) 6S 850Mah Lipo pack for freestyle (8+m of ripping) or 4S 18650 Li-ion pack for endurance/long range (50+m of crusing)

3) No longer using the 3D printed mount on the front for the cam. Ive switched over from the 19x19 Nebula Pro to the 14x16 Nebula Pro Nano which allows me to use the stock CF camera cage and still provides really good image quality.

4) Upgraded props to HQ Prop 6x3.5x3 POPO Tri-Blade 6"

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nouxtywe   Mar 03, 2022  
nouxtywe   Feb 06, 2022  

want to build one :)
its 199g dry, right? could you save some weight out of those prints? id like to make it sub250 :)

alwaysbless   Feb 08, 2022 

if you removed gps and mount you could save some extra weight but i think sub250g w/ battery included will be hard to achieve unlesa you maybe went with smaller

Skyguy   Feb 07, 2022  

Thanks so much for links to STLs. Just printed camera mount and swapped from Polar Nano to Nebula Pro. Much more better, really appreciate your work!

alwaysbless   Feb 08, 2022 

Glad they worked out for you. I have made a small adjustment to cam mount to allow a lower angle so I have a v2 to upload soon

porcha   Dec 04, 2021  

what KV and batteries did you go with? 1500kv? so i assume 6s?

rphelan   Nov 08, 2021  

Great digital conversion! Have you designed a camera mount for a GoPro or Insta360 for this frame?

alwaysbless   Nov 09, 2021 

Its a bit tricky with this frame cause there are only 2 mounting points at the front. I had began to work on something but never really kept going with it once I got this thing up in the air. Ill eventually get it done though because I have a Smo 4K I need to get working on this. Ill add another link once ive had some more time to finish it up

Dukem10   Oct 21, 2021  

Do you have the stls for the parts you printed still?

alwaysbless   Oct 25, 2021 

I do ill have to get em uploaded ill let you know when they are on thingiverse

alwaysbless   Oct 30, 2021 

Links added

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