The PropGuards and the PropDucts are not necessary for a successful flight. But if you like to fly indoors, it might come in handy.
The Skitto Frame v1.3
I have included to sizes. 100mm and 130mm. Its designed to be printed in PLA with 0.2mm LayerHeight. No real need to go lower.
The Frame is very lightweight (about 6-7g printed in PLA). It flies well, but i stil have to test its sturdiness.
It features a 15° Camera Mount. You're supposed to use a small rubberband like those rainbow loom silicone rubber bands.
Its designed to be used with a SPRacing Evo F3 Flightcontrol, but should work fine with others. The hole in the center marks exactly that - its center :)
I mounted everything with loom rubberbands, even the flightcontrol. Thats what all these small slits in the frame are for.
The hole in the back is meant for a VTX-Antenna, if you use this frame with a seperated VTX. You can still use a AIO-Camera, of course.
The Motormounts (8.5mm Motors - 8520) should be very sturdy.There is a brim wich is meant to protect the motor wires. I really hate torn motorwires....
The topplate protects your electronics, but if you wanna go super leightweight, you can leave it off. It doesn't do that much towards stability of the frame. It features another 2 slits in the front for rubberbands, wich you might need to mount your FPV Camera. (I'll add some pictures later, how to do that)
The plate has a lot of additional holes, wich are there to give you some options for securing RX-Antennas or VTX-Antenna. Its mostly designed for a spektrum Satellite, but every other RX should be fine.
There is no need for Prop Guards, but i made them anyways, because they are handy if you are flying indoors. The Work great with both framesizes.
I always wanted to try Ducts for those framesizes. I don't know if they improve flightcharacteristics or add to much weight. You can use them, or leave them.
They are supposed to clip on the motors, and can be removed easily.
You can use them with both framesizes, but they are supposed to be used with the 130mm Version. They are slightly to big in size, for the 100mm - but you can make it work.
- If you're mounting everythin with rubberbands, you can swap out frames really fast, in case of a crash.
- If you're using an AIO-Camera, and use a small powerplug for it, you can easily remove the camera and get more flighttime, when flying line of sight.
- The Frame is designed to be printed in PLA, but should work fine with other Materials. But if you print it in PETG, it might actually be a little to flexible.
A last Note:
Please feel free to post your makes. I love to see other configurations and i love to improve the frame further down the way.
If you have any problems, please comment.
Should print very easily. Make sure to have your bead leveled, and print the first layer slowly if you have problems.