SPYDR Cinematics ITSY + Walksnail Moonlight 4k

By nf4000 on Jun 15, 2024

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I selected the ITSY frame by SPYDR Cinematics for my Walksnail Moonlight 4k cinematic build. It has a carbon fiber frame with a combination of flexible and rigid 3D prints to isolate the camera and VTX from motor vibrations.

I followed the recommended specs for the ITSY frame. I already use the same Flywoo motors in another build Nano Baby 2s Walksnail, so it will be convenient to keep a few extra motors around as backups. The recommended FC was out of stock, but I found a comparable F405 AIO from BetaFPV.

Total Weight: 113g

The first flight was smooth, no surprises but the battery drained fast. The ITSY is more than 2x the weight of my 2" 2s Meteor85 (51g) and flight time is impacted by the weight. The ITSY can drain a standard 2s 450mah LiPO battery in under 2 min. I'll test with LiHV batteries and update my results.

Flight Time:

  • 450mah 2s LiPO ~ 2 min
  • 450mah 2s LiHV ~ 3 min
  • 850mah 2s LiHV ~ 3.5 - 4 min

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Part List

Frame

ITSY - sub 100g Mini-Cine FPV Frame Kit by SPYDR Cinematics
Dronetheory.co
See Site

Flight Controller

BetaFPV F405 V5 2-4S HD AIO Whoop/Toothpick Flight Controller (w/ 20A 8Bit 4in1 ESC) - ICM42688Default Title
Racedayquads.com
$67.99

Motors

4 x Flywoo ROBO 1003 Motor for FlyLens 85 - 14800KV
Getfpv.com
See Site

Propellers

Gemfan Ducted 1815 Tri-Blade 45mm Micro/Whoop Prop 8 Pack (1.5mm Shaft) - Choose Your ColorClear Gray
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

FPV Transmitter

Walksnail Avatar HD Moonlight Kit 20x20 / 25x25 VTX Kit w/ Micro Moonlight Camera - (Dual Antenna)Default Title (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$188.99

Receiver

RadioMaster RP1 V2 2.4GHz ELRS Nano ReceiverDefault Title (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$18.99

Radio

LiteRadio 3 Radio Transmitter
Betafpv.com
$59.99

Radio

RadioMaster Pocket EdgeTX RC Transmitter - Choose VersionELRS / Transparent (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$54.99

Radio

RadioMaster Zorro Max Lumenier Edition Radio Controller - 4-in-1 Multi-Protocol/ELRS 2.GHz
Getfpv.com
See Site

Goggles

Walksnail Avatar HD Goggles
Caddxfpv.com
See Site

Battery Charger

LiPo Battery Charger Dual RC LiPo AC150W DC240W 10A C240 Balance Battery Chargers Discharger for 1-6S LiPo Li-ion Life LiHV 1-15
Amazon.com
$85.00

Battery Charger

SUPULSE LiPo Charger 1-6S Lipo Battery Balance Charger S6 150W RC Charger RC Car Battery Charger Discharger 10A AC/DC for Li-Po
Amazon.com
$59.99

Battery Charger

SkyRC B6 Neo 200w 10A 1-6S DC Smart Charger XT60 - Choose Color
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro 325W 15A 1-6S Dual Channel AC/DC Smart Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging - Choose Your Color (56 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$124.99

Soldering Iron

HGLRC RC2 Smart Soldering Iron - Transparent Case & Purple PCB
Racedayquads.com
$46.99
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wind_rapport   27 days ago  
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Aesthetically pleasing, but can't help but think the frame almost looks big enough where you could accommodate 2" or even 2.5" props if they hadn't made the prop guards for ~1.6". Seems like at this weight you'd have a significantly more efficient quad on 2S even with bigger motors. Would love to see DVR of how it flies despite short flight times

nf4000   27 days ago 
1

It flies OK, but it would definitely benefit from larger props and motors. The way it is designed, they could replace/redesign 2 pieces of carbon fiber in the frame (the bottom layer and the prop guard layer) and keep the rest and it would accept larger props. 2" props would be ideal.

It's been windy this week, haven't had much time to fly but the dvr from the Walksnail Moonlight is really crisp and clear.

DeyronUsa   30 days ago  
1

Yes, itsy is a interesting design, but too heavy to be efficient. I've tried 850, adds a minute but still too heavy. I got the lowest weight with with 1S v2. Hopefully they come out with 2 inch variety. flys great

nf4000   30 days ago 
1

I got an extra minute with the 450 LiHV and I have some 850 LiHV arriving later today, which I'm hoping bring flight times closer to 5 min.

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