So here it is, the Little Thingy - Mark 2.
I'm sorry there was a huge time gap in getting this to you after my last post. Too many projects and life got in the way. It's still weighing in under 250 grams if I don't use the stubby antenna, slightly over if I do. You will have to take my word for it when I say it flies well as I have no video of it in the air yet.
I'm going to do a bit more tuning and already have some ideas for a smaller and even lighter version.
Lots of you have asked about the cut off props you have seen in the pictures of the Little Thingy. I use "The Prop Chopper", it's a 3D printed adapter that screws onto the top of a Dremel, or if you are cheap like me the Princess Autos "Power Fist".
If used with a 2mm cutting bit you can cut a 5 inch, 4 inch or 3 inch prop.
The .stl file is available on my www.thingiverse.com/thing:795013
Here are some pictures of the latest version of the Little Thingy 125.
This version of the build when assembled should weighing in just under 248 grams including the weight of a 1000/3 cell, so no need to worry about registering it.
It has 3 inch props on 1308 - 3000kv motors with a full size Naze and full fpv gear.
Flight times have been around 6-7 minutes, and thats flying not hovering.
The 3D printed version of the frame flew great, but was a bit snappy if you hit the ground hard, or a tree hard, or a post hard. Basically if you hit anything hard. It was kind of always expected that that would happen. Trying a version with a carbon fiber main plate now.
Another sunny day so I took the Little Thingy out again. This mini FPV, 3D printed quad really does fly well. This time I dragged a friend along to spot for my and take some really nice photos. The picture above helps show the quad in its true scale when you see it next to the Taranis handset.
We finally got a break in the weather so I got to do some test flying of the Little Thingy mini FPV 3D printed quad out. As some online stores would say here's a "Proof of Working" video.
I've been working on this for a while now, I think it's almost done.
All 3d printed and due to it's compact size its nice and strong.
Weighs in under 250grams and hovers around the workshop well, can't wait to get outside and try it when the weathers on board.
My daughter is instant that I call it "Bumble Bee" but after doing some research there is already a Bumble Bee quadcopter so we settled on "Little Thingy"