123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999 (123) 555-6789 [email protected] can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab. Many of my frames come about 'cause the boys pester me about one thing or another, and this is another one of those.
Alex loves flying his Shrieker around his house, but he doesn't like the imbalance of an underslung battery.
But on a tiny 3" frame, that distance is relatively much larger, so the imbalance is felt to a greater extent in flight.With the goal in mind Alex and I spec'd the parts for this frame.We intended it to work with very specific components so that it could be as tight as possible. Alex loves the crazy power to weight ratio of the Shrieker with a Bonka-style 500, so we're saving weight everywhere we can. It's only 27x27 so I can design a simpler frame, unlike the Shrieker, which takes a 36x36 board.And with the fc doubling as a pdb, we can slam this build as well. Variable cam tilt is always great, so I thought up a mount using the flexible TPU as a hinge, with a strap up top that hooks into the frame to change angles.I drew up this beautifully intricate part and started to print it, only to realize that it was for a pico cam, and WAY smaller than the 10" image on my computer screen.The delicate features turned out to be about the thickness of the filament extrusion, which meant the part came out like a blob.Now, I thought that all I had left to do was move the battery to the top and I'd be done, but boy was I wrong.Once the battery goes up on the prop line, well, the props actually have to clear the battery.So I thought I'd be clever and make it a long frame and run the battery ACROSS the top.It'd be strange looking but everything just fits so much better.The front and back are TPU, and screws will run through the full length. I got the carbon in and rushed out frames to Alex and Patient 0 Chris.