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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Julian Melo

Julian Melo has been around the R/C hobby since 2001. His first plane was PT-40 trainer from Great Planes he built as a kit, powered by an O.S. 40 engine. Nowadays you can find him flying fast EDFs or FPV multirotors. Professionally, he's an L.A-based web developer, Wordpress ninja & SEO Analyst. He is quite fond of good coffee, gadgets and loud garage rock. Check out his site/portfolio at JJMelo.com or read his technology blog. He also recently started a new site/podcast titled UAV not Drone. Check it out!