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Mini Arrow "Beluga" Pod Mod

#1
After building my first Mini Arrow I realized very quickly that the electronics pod was not big enough for me. I squeezed my 1000mah 3S in there anyway and taped the thing shut. Well that Arrow had a quick drop with a sudden stop, so I decided to make a new one with a bigger pod.

I started with the original electronics pod plans.
First I cut the plans then traced one side to the foam board,
Next I added 3cm of height to the pod and traced the rest of the plans except for the other side of the pod.
I then added 3cm to the other side and then traced the rest of the plans to the board.
Here are the results:

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There was so much extra space I decided to include my FPV camera / transmitter combo.

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At this point I realized the power pod was not going to fit. So I made a second power pod to give the mini power pod something to rest against.

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The End Results:

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FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#5
I stretched the width of mine by 3/4" and lengthened it out by and 1" in the front for lighter batteries. Still flies like Fun! and still durable. I think I will rebuild this and make the wing one solid piece. When the Pod wears from crashes and my man-handling, I've noticed the wings start to wobble maybe the trick is to build a water drop shaped pod.
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#6
Hey all, Sorry for the delayed response. The Beluga had some noticeable wobbling on rolls so I decided to stretch things in the other direction.
Here are some pics of the new mods.
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Keno

Active member
#7
I have done similar modifications to my Mini Arrows with no ill effects except maybe a little loss off speed. (bigger motor took care of that issue) I have widened and extended the fuselage to accommodate extra gear and/or battery size as needed. Great flyer, Happy flying