By KM|fpv on Mar 09, 2022

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Story behind:
Now this one is special! It's inspired by a guy called "EILL", and while he decided to provide some parts for his DP-1x (Dark Phantonm 1x v1/v2), he never published the frame itself, so i wanted to hire a guy from FIVER to recreate the frame - but another guy in our fpv-community forum (YAMIE) recreated this frame for printing on a FDM printer.

The frame:
The printed bottom frame weighs 14.77g, and with a flight controller, motors with propellers and the caddx baby turtle it weighs 72.48g.
I've printed the frame on my slightly modified Creality Ender 3 (no pro, no v2, just basic "3") with PLA+ by sunlu, which is very strong (also have the #NanoLongRange printed in this material, but green). The printing settings are somewhat experimental, i've tried without infill and no support, but gave it 5% of infill. It did well, but i would go with painted supports next time.
There is a simple TPU spacer for the flight controller, and there will be some more TPU parts (canopy top bridge, vtx antenna mount, bottom LiPo mount like the five33 tiny trainer)

The flight controller is an older JHEMCU SH50A, which take 2-3s LiPos and has a BLHeli_s 4in1 ESC (BlueJay Firmware, just because of the music tunes and bidirectional DSHOT). For the Motors, i took the amaxinno 1106 4.300kV from my "noisy cricket" build.
I know that this one will get a Happmodel EP-1 receiver, but not sure about the vtx. The fpv camera will is the caddx ant, because the planned baby turtle whoop version wouldn't fit.

The first hover test with gnb 2s 520 mAh HV was very satisfying, the second hover test with the 3s version was also very nice. It's the most quietest miniKwad I have.
Will test fly in the next days, hope it is not as windy as it is the last days.

Long story short:
New AIO-Board by DarwinFPV replaced the jhemcu sh50a one, some modifications where made to the bottom frame (due to the slightly different position of the USB connector). I also doubled the capacity of the provided capacitor to be more save with spikes and video distortions.

First flight is found here:

Some things during the flights on this day, showed some issues, which I hope to eliminate with emuflight. Be careful with emuflight, because the DarwinFPV board uses the ICM20689 gyro, which is (at the moment) not implemented in the MatekF411 target by emuflight. But luckily, someone managed to get it into the target and provided the hex file. It works, and I like the tune presets (choose the 3"/3s preset).
I've created a insta360 go mount, one for forward facing views and one reverse facing one - last one by accident.

I've now printed the long awaited original version by EILL and planted everything into this frame. This brain is much robust than yamies version, but it's also heavier. For some reason, I have now slave for the planted whoop version of caddx baby turtle HD camera board. The vtx is now the first gen eachine nano and it's mounted to the top of the canopy. The "action cam mount" is no longer needed, but remains to add the insta360 go (v1) as needed.
I also changed the ExpressLRS EP1 with the EP2 (smd antenna version), so only the vtx antenna is visible.
I will change the pictures soon, this frame still remains active as another version - whoop canopy and 3.5" props...


Part List


Dark Phantom aka DP-1x by Yamie by KMfpv
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Flight Controller

Darwinfpv 15A 1-3S F411 Ultralight/Whoop AIO (6 builds)


4 x RCINPOWER GTS V2 1207 5000KV Motor - Choose Color


6 Paar Emax AVAN Mini 3 Zoll 3X2.4X3 3-klinge RC Drone FPV Racing Propeller CW CCW (2 builds)


3 inch Triblade Gemfan Windancer 3028-3 (2x CW, 2x CCW - Clear) (7 builds)



FPV Camera

CADDX Baby Turtle (Whoop Version) 1.8mm 800TVL 9g HD FPV Camera w/170° FOV (Black)

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)


ProMicroVee_HD_Lite (4 builds)


Happymodel 2.4g ExpressLRS EP2 RX Receiver module (69 builds)


2 x 2PCS Gaoneng GNB 3S 520mAh 11,4 V Lipo Batterie 80C HV 4,34 V XT30 Stecker für RC FPV Racing Drone Multicopter Zubehör


Jumper T-Lite 16CH Hall Sensor Gimbals CC2500/JP4IN1 Multi-protocol RF System OpenTX Mode2 Transmitter Support Jumper 915 R900/C (23 builds)


Flysky FS-NV14 2.4G 14CH Nirvana Transmitter with iA8X Receiver 3.5 Inch Display Open Source (19 builds)


[US$83.99~93.99] JumperRC T-Lite V2 2.4GHz 16CH Hall Sensor Gimbals 150mW Built-in ELRS/ JP4IN1 Multi-protocol OpenTX Remote Con
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ORQA FPV.One OLED FPV Goggles + Free Bonus (FPV.PRO Antenna Set, FPV.Connect, FPV.Battery) (4 builds)


FatShark Dominator V1 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 640 X 480 VGA

3D Printed

Toothpick & micro quads accesories by ledroneclub (2 builds)
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HD Camera

RunCam Thumb Pro W (8 builds)

HD Camera

Hawkeye FIREFLY Q6 Airsoft 1080P HD Multifunktions-Sportkamera für FPV

HD Camera

RunCam Thumb

HD Camera

Insta 360 Go AI Auto Editing Hands-free Smallest Splashprooof FlowState Stabilized Sport Camera (8 builds)

HD Camera

[CA$109.65 5% OFF] Mobius Full HD Sport Kamera 1080P 30FPS 720P 60FPS Für Multirotor rc teile from Spielzeug Hobbys und Roboter
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Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (37 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Radio Module

JUMPER AION ELRS – avion à haute fréquence 2.4G TX NANO, avec aile fixe, avec télécommande

Radio Module

ImmersionRC Ghost Lite Next Gen 2.4GHz RC Transmitter Module
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Battery Charger

Toolkit M4 Pocket Schnellladegerät für 1-4 LiPo DC 80W 5A XT30 XT60 Eingang USB-C Eingang/Ausgang
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Battery Charger

Online-Shop Ultra Power UP-S6 6x4,35 watt DC 1 s Balance Ladegerät Entlader Lade Hub 6-in-1 ladegerät für RC Micro MX MCPX Li
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Battery Charger

Online-Shop Ursprüngliche SKYRC IMAX B6 MINI Balance RC Ladegerät/Entlader Für RC Hubschrauber Wieder spitze NIMH/NICD Flugze (6 builds)
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Battery Charger

US $66.99 |HTRC T240 DUO AC 150W DC 240W 10A Touchscreen Dual Kanal Batterie Balance Ladegerät Entlader Für RC spielzeug Freie
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Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (264 builds)

Soldering Iron

QUECOO Electric Soldering Iron Kit T85 96W Repair Tool Welding Solder Rework Station Heat Pencil Smart Portable Solder Iron Tips


Pro'sKit 900-015 Helping Hands Soldering Aid (2 builds)


Realacc X-lite Sender Edition FPV RC Drone Umhängetasche Handtasche für FrSky X-lite / X-lite S / X-lite Pro


Radio master ag01 mini cnc halle gimbal für tx12/zorro funksender fernbedienung


Orqa FPV.Connect (2 builds)


Happymodel Moxon 2.4GHz antenna for ExpressLRS TX module SMA plug for ES24TX Series For DIY FPV Racing Drone


FatShark Face Plate Frontplatte V2 mit Lüfter für die Fatshark Dominator kaufen |
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TATTU 2500mAh 2S1P 7.4V LiPo Battery DC3.5mm With LED Indicator Button For Fatsahrk Aomway Skyzone Eachine Goggles (7 builds)


ESP8285 ESP-M3 integr. 8Mbit Flash WiFi WLAN Serial Modul +25 dbm Low Power 20µA
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Androegg ESP8285 ESP-M1 integr. 8Mbit Flash WiFi WLAN Serial Modul +25 dbm Low Power 20µA
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Misc Supplies

AchilleΣ Plus for Eachine PRO58 / RealAcc RX5808 Pro Plus OSD
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KM|fpv   Mar 12, 2022 

Did you get the permission by yamie? Wer bist du?

ꓘamiKwadze   Mar 14, 2022 

I am simply citing the source for your print...he posted his model for download in two public forums. No permission needed.

KM|fpv   Mar 20, 2022 

That's not on your to-do list. Please delete the links.

ꓘamiKwadze   Mar 11, 2022  

Nice print, looks awesome!!

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