DTF 145

Rusty Thu, 11/03/2016 - 14:56

DTF 145 Micro Quad

DTF 145

 

 

 

 

 

The DTF 145 is a 145mm motor to motor micro sized FPV quadcopter. Frames were once available from DTF UHF, but they don't seem to have them in the store anymore, so i am not sure of the status. See first comment below for status and link to new store. Anyway, is is a nice backyard, small park flyer. It has decent pep and handles pretty good. I acquired mine from someone who was going to get a second one configured differently and had no need for the first.

Specs

  • 145mm motor to motor, and uses 3x2 props
  • RCTimer 1410 4000 kv motors
  • Micro Naze flight controller running Baseflight, can flash Cleanflight if wanted
  • DTF UHF micro LRS receiver
  • 5.8 GHz video
  • Micro minum OSD
  • VAS 5.8 GHz Race antenna (small size)
  • 450 mAh 3S battery (3S only)
  • AUW 120g, about 160g with battery

Current Status

10/25/16

Well, do to some minor lapse in intelligence I powered up the 145 without the antenna attached, for about 30 seconds. CRAP!  Yep, cooked the video transmitter. I can get maybe about 40 feet before it breaks up. I have a couple 5.8 modules I can replace it with. One of the modules has SPI disabled so I can finally use the DIP switches again to change video frequency.

1/6/17

Finaly replaced the Vtx module and I have working video once again. I also set up the DTF UHF micro reciever to inject the RSSI signal on RC ch7, and the micro Naze flight controller now recieves this.

 

7/24/17

Flew it all weekend at NAFPV 2017 without a hitch. RSSI display works well, but the "Low Volts" warning still does not work correctly. Eventually will fix this.....

5/1/19

Still hunting down a binding/arming  issue. Sometimes it binds, and sometimes not. When it does bind it sometime doesn't want to arm. It started doing this at the 2018 NEFPV Feat Meet, but I thought I fixed it shortly after the event. looks like it will be going "under the knife" to fix this soon. Maybe upgrade the video TX and camera as well...

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Comments

hey man we are still making DTF145! https://www.airdtf.com/shop/DTF145

Awesome!!  I wasn't sure for a while, good to here they are still going.

 

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