We started out with our original Rip Squeak OG micro, one of the most popular frames BQE has ever produced… slimmed it down to lower drag, strengthened it where it was most vulnerable, and gave it the option for AIO toothpick flight controllers and larger motors. This made the new body a bit longer as well. The bit of additional leg room goes a long way, allowing up to 4″ props on this Analog edition and up to 5″ Props on the Digi Edition.
We redesigned the TPU parts to be lighter and easier for anyone to print replacements at home, and we came up with a few alternate configurations for experienced builders to have some fun with. The standard and alternate 3d printable parts will be added to our Thingiverse page as they become available and are easy to modify for whatever ideas you want to explore. You can build it long or short, tall or slammed, with 2″, 2.5″, 3″, 3.5″, 4″, or 5″ props, and the option to run wider arms in the front than rear to put your props out to the sides… with a Naked GoPro or Insta 360 Go2… pointed front or rear… There are dozens of ways to build a new Rip Squeak.
It’s a super simple build, with centered 20×20, 16×16, and 45º Toothpick AIO flight control stacks. Replaceable arms take only 2 screws to swap, and don’t interfere with the stack. The basic kit Includes camera mounts for nano size cams, and a combo tail piece that holds a TBS Unify Pro32 Nano VTX (or similar 15mm x 13mm vtx) and an antenna mount for ufl lolipop style vtx antenna with zip tie slots to hold it tight. There are also slots out the rear to allow for zip mounting 2 RX antennas at 90º, such as the TBS Crossfire stock antenna or many diversity antennas. Immortal T antennas can be mounted with 2 zip ties across the bottom plate, just under the stack, or can be fixed to carbon accessory brace plates mounted front or rear. (sold separately)
Already own a Rip Squeak OG or have a bunch of parts? don’t worry, the arms from all previous Rip Squeaks are compatible, as are many of the tpu parts. The 2″ and 2.5″ prop sized arms are still 2.5mm carbon fiber with a 9mm x 9mm motor mount pattern. The 3″, 4″ and 5″ arms are now standard 3.2mm carbon fiber with dual 9mmx9mm and 12mmx12mm motor mounts, allowing for a wide range of motor choices in every size. Arm braces are now included to clamp down the lapped arms, and can be replaced with accessory plates for things like LEDs, GPS, or immortal T antennas.
Special thanks to Chris Teal and the entire testing team for their effort during testing, You guys are the best.