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