R2B2 (NBD SavageBee 2s)

By Earry509 on Jul 14, 2022

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I really love toothpicks. This one will be 2s and i wanna see wht kinda range i can push with 2s, 400mW integrated vtx, and 2.4 ELRS! Lets GOOoOoOoOoOoOo!!!!

RDQ somehow sent me the wrong FC. I thought i had ordered the HappyModel X12 with onboard ELRS, but i received the PNP version. No worries, i added a EP2 rx! Somehow the receiver was bricked, but i easliy did some magic and solved it!

Im using the KababFPV PicklePod canopy because i like the look of them, and they also fit the CaddX Ant camera extremely well! It also has a nub for a Peanut or Thumb action cam to mount to it!

HappyModel has been impressing me A LOT lately with all of the new CrazyBee boards, and now they have the X12! This AIO is my go to for a build like this! 2.4 ELRS, so i definitely have no worries about rc link, and also an integrated 400mW OpenVTX! WHOA baby!

Because the Lil Floaters have only 2 mounting screws, i decided to add a small dab of ScrewGlue to each screw to keep them a bit more secure. Im not worried about vibrations as much, but i have read the motors have a tendency to back screws out! Better safe than sorry!

The goal here is to keep the weight below 49g. Ideally i am basing weight off of a TH2F. Thats the easiest comparison seeing that Emax ran a 1103 7500kv motor! it would be really cool if i can even fly the CaddX Peanut on this build!

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Part List

Frame

NewBeeDrone SavageBee V1.8 Frame 65mm/3inch
Newbeedrone.com
$16.99

Flight Controller

HappyModel X12 2S AIO Whoop Flight Controller (F4 FC / 12A 4in1 ESC / 25-400mW VTX) - Choose Version (13 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$63.99

Motors

4 x LIL-FLOATERS 1103 8000kv BLOWOUT (5 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$23.80

Propellers

Azure Power 2540 Tri-Blade 2.5" Prop 8 Pack - Choose Your Color (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane 3018 Durable Bi-Blade 3" Prop 8 Pack (2mm) - Choose Your Color (28 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

Propellers

HQ Prop T65 Bi-Blade 2.5" Prop 10 Pack - Choose Your Color (12 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

CADDX ANT 4:3 SILVER NANO FPV CAMERA (132 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$17.90

Antenna

TRUERC SINGULARITY 5.8GHZ U.FL Antenna (2 builds)
Nextfpv.com.au
See Site

Receiver

Happymodel 2.4g ExpressLRS EP2 RX Receiver module (69 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$13.49

Batteries

iFlight FULLSEND 2S 450mAh 75C Lipo Battery - XT30 (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$8.99

Radio

RadioMaster Zorro OpenTX RC Transmitter - Choose VersionELRS 2.4GHz
Racedayquads.com
$119.99

Radio

AG01 MINI CNC Hall Gimbals for TX12 & Zorro
Radiomasterrc.com
See Site

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HD3 Core 3D FPV Goggles with HDMI DVR Support Head Tracker (87 builds)
Banggood.com
$399.00

3D Printed

Toothpick PicklePod2 : full options Toothpick/TP3 pod canopy by ledroneclub (15 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

SavageBee Motor Mount by tiredOwl (2 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

SavageBee 2s Battery Holder by tiredOwl (2 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (18 builds)
Amazon.com
$298.99

HD Camera

CADDXFPV Peanut Action Camera (3 builds)
Caddxfpv.com
See Site

Hardware

180 Pcs M2 Nylon Hex Nuts Screws Spacers Standoff Plastic Accessories Assortment Kit,Black (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$9.99

Hardware

DIATONE GENERAL SCREWS PACK M2
Pyrodrone.com
$2.49

Video Receiver

VAS 5.8GHz Crosshair XTreme Diversity System for Fatshark (RHCP)
Team-blacksheep.com
$64.95

Video Receiver

VAS Ion Pro 5.8GHz Long SMA Antenna - RHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.95

Video Receiver

Invader Antenna 5.8Ghz RHCP Polarized Receiver Patch
Getfpv.com
$13.99

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (44 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$129.95

Radio Module

FrSky R9M 2019 900MHz RC Transmitter Module w/ Super 8 Antenna (ACCST/ACCESS)Default Title (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$45.99

Radio Module

TBS Diamond Antenna for Crossfire Tx or Transmitter
Pyrodrone.com
$24.95

Radio Module

VAS Shapeshifter Selectable Gain Antenna (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (43 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Battery Charger

Hitec RDX1 AC/DC Battery Charger/Discharger
Amainhobbies.com
$71.99

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6D 500W 15A High Power DC Dual Smart Charger Discharger for 1-6S Lipo LiHV Lion NiMh Pb Battery (19 builds)
Banggood.com
$64.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface Mini Soldering Iron (264 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Tools

RDQ 9 Piece Drone Tool Kit V2 (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Backpack

RDQ FPV Backpack - Choose Your Version (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$62.29

Accessories

VIFLY ShortSaver V2 Smart Smoke Stopper Electronic Fuse to Detect and Prevent Short-Circuit and Overload, Power Switch for Recei (13 builds)
Amazon.com
$12.99
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