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The Pickle frame is inspired by Kabab FPV's idea of the Toothpick build. It's an ultralight micro frame intended to fit brushless motors, 65mm bi-blade props and whoop style AIO electronics. The goal is to build a very light quad that will be very agile and provide a good flight time.
Over time the Pickle have become a quite popular DIYer frame with some unique key features (aka you saw them first here) :
Dual motor mount fitting 3 hole and 4 hole 110x motors
A cutout for usb port allowing you to mount the FC board in it's normal orientation
Deadcat and strechX variants, with or without Twist Lock mount system
NEW : Uploaded a trueX V2 frame that have moth/squirrel design that provides clearance for AIO boards with connectors. It should make the frame more solid & stiff as well.
All frames V1 and V2 are updated with the following things :
3 versions of the frames for convenience, the 3 hole ones being the lightest.
universal 9mm (like the old frames) : fits 9mm 3 and 4 hole motors (8.5mm will fit as well as the Betafpv ones for ex).
3 HOLE : fits 3 holes motors only from 6.6mm to 9mm mounts. For instance it fits Happymodel ones as well as AmaxInno 110x as well.
4 HOLE : fits 4 hole motors
102 mm wheel base (was 98).
There are a lot of versions now so a quick tour of what you'll find here :
Pickle_65mm_trueX_V2 = X frame, from 5 to 6g (3hole, 4 hole, universal 9mm) Pickle_65mm_trueX_V1 = X frame, the lightest version at 5.4g approx (3hole, 4 hole, universal 9mm) Pickle_65mm_trueX_TL = X frame with twist lock mount Pickle_65mm_stretchX = Stretched X frame, 6g approx Pickle_65mm_deadcat = Deadcat frame with twist lock mount Pickle_65mm_deadcat_TL = Deadcat frame with twist lock mount
If you want to use Happymodel motors use the 3hole version of the v1 or v2 frame
The frame design is distributed under "Creative Commons - Attribution" licence, you'll find here DXF files for CNC cutting and STL for 3D printing/mockup-ing.
Read carefully the informations below, you'll basically find all parts & tips you need to build your own micro fpv rig !
Check the changelog at the bottom for frame & accessories modifications.
I'd like to thank and greet some people who have brought me inspiration, ideas, pushed me forward on this project :
Bob Roogi/Kabab for bringing the toothpick on the table. Dima Tsvetkov (Dialeksi) for the Twist Lock mount idea. David Pearce, Erik Groomer, Wes Vinal, Dalton Ray Schulze, The Warno Brothers, David Clédon, Faebu FPV, Marvin Schnabel, Chadd Astronomo and many others from FB micro oriented groups for supporting those frames, bringing ideas, demanding new versions, motivating me. Thanks a lot !
Where to get this frame ?
The frame is just a desing, I neither own a shop nor i'm affiliated with any company. So you have the the following options :
Get it cut at a CNC service
That's the best option if you want the latest frame design.
Remember to come back and post what you've printed as Make.
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