The ‘Nocchio – 22″ FPV Wing

The Noccio

Introducing the ‘Nocchio! A sweet little FPV platform. A HobbyKing Bonsai, painted, with LEDS and an extended FPV pod, or nose (get it, the “Nocchio”?).

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I’m using metal gear servos, which are a bit heavier than regular 9g servos, so I was having trouble balancing the plane. I had to add nose weight with a 500mah 3S, or double stack the batteries, which isn’t ideal (dead weight) and it flew like a piggy. So, I had the weird idea of adding a nose pod where I would place the FPV pod (instead of on top of the battery).

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The wing is fully laminated with no extra spars. Its pretty rigid. I also added LEDs for night flying, red on the left side, blue on the right and white LEDS on the bottom. I think it looks pretty cool!

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The bottom is reinforced with extra-strength packing tape, for those less than ideal landings.

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Here’s a full list of components with links

Hobbyking Bonsai
RCX 1707 3900kv motor
– Generic 20amp ESC
– 2 x 12G metal gear servos
– The FliteReport FPV Pod
– 500mah Zippy Compact 3S lipos
FrSky X4R receiver

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Hellbender 122 Build

Introducing the latest addition to my multi rotor fleet! The Hellbender 122. The frame itself is made out of 3mm woven carbon fiber and it is very light and strong. It fits 3″ props, exclusively. I used RCX H1306 2300 kv motors, which I had on another build. I’m powering it up with 3S 500 mah LiPos, that I also had lying around from a previous project. Here are the list of parts that I used (but links).

Hellbender 122 Frame

4 in 1 12 amp BlHeli ESC

RCX h1306 2300kv motors

Flip32 Racing Edition

3 x 3 x 3 HQ Props

600TVL 1/4 1.8mm CMOS FPV 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Camera

TS5823 5.8GHz 32CH Mini FPV Video Transmitter

FPV 5.8GHz Micro CL TX Antenna Lightweight

FrSky V8R7-II 2.4Ghz 7CH Receiver

I flashed the latest version of Betaflight and enabled airmode and it flew amazing with the default PIDs, although I’m sure they can be tuned further. Overall, this quad is a winner! Fast and nimble. Light but very well balanced. FPV’ing with it is a blast, going thru tiny gaps and tree branches. Stay tuned for a flight video!

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