Yeah, so I’ve been milling this over since I saw @chime13’s record setting build weight. I think with the right 8mm’s that thing could hold its own with the brushless micros. It’s gonna take an integrated receiver to get there and no top plate or extensive hardware. I came in at 40 grams using the top plate, having a unfortunately necessary 5v step up for my las bypass, and using 18 ga wire on my jst.
Let’s decide on the best option for an integrated receiver flight controller and design around it. If it’s scisky… so be it… but it would be nice to have f3.
I considered the tiny f3 plus a separate rx to fit under current designs but there is a weight penalty with that. This is worth a dedicated mold. Let kick some brushless quads right in the props with a new era of super simple - low pro - ultralight & clean brushed builds. I’m open to any popular frame as a base. The smart 100 variants are tough as nails and do have some nice mount holes in the diamond configuration, the picnic is light and has square mounts. Do we have a preference on the mount style? I just did square hole mount on the Mohawk 8.5 and it was kind of a pita to get all straigh but it worked out. Open to suggestions… I’ll make a mold and start a new build with you guys for whatever you want to do.
Let’s call this a group build and anyone that pays shipping can have a canopy for it. Sound good? Any takers? Should we start a new group build thread for broader participation?