Funny, a couple of days ago I was thinking about going back to experimenting with @sean 's honeybee frame. The bigger props (HM830 paper airplane props) really give it a lot more punch. But then I got sick… feeling a bit better now.
I started with a Nano QX and here we are again! (Tinywhoop hypetrain) I must agree the NQX frame is hard to beat, especially weight wise. It can be a bit fragile, but I once glued carbon rods into the arms and taped 7mm motors to it, 250mah battery, that thing was pretty insane to fly LOS.
Regarding ducts/prop protection, I used to cut the T style prop protectors off because they make the quad a lot bigger and don’t really do a good job protecting. If you fly fast and hit something you are going down, with or without the protectors. But when you cut them off, it’s smaller so less chance of getting caught on an object.
I’m thinking of something like the ultralight whoop frame with the ducts, with a bigger diameter. It’s light and actually does a pretty good job protecting, even though it doesn’t cover the props completely it works better than you would think. Also when we are at it, might as well invert the motors so the props face down for maximum thrust. Just like the NQX2 did, that is the way to go imo.
I approve of this thread.
@NotFastEnuf you should try 0720 motors on the NQX with that battery, it’s pretty crazy!
but 6mm big props whoop is something I have been thinking about before, let’s make it happen!