So, like me, you bought a tiny whoop or similar, was impressed with how fast it goes up and surprised by the fact that it goes down even faster? Realized that the delivery time for spare frames is too long? Well this one's for you!
Introducing the Minimalistic Whoop. It's a flat layout, extremely easy to print and optionally super light (and slighty dangerous) open blade frame.
The frame fits the battery in between the base plate and circuit board. If your printer doesn't handle bridges too well, make sure to use support and file off any sharp residues from the support structure to make sure you have a snug fit for your 1S LiPo battery.
There's an option to add prop guards, which are pressed onto the mounts and then secured with a drop of CA glue if you wish to make the installation permanent. They also make excellent cat glasses! See pictures for proof.
The original frame weighs in at ~3.5 grams, while the suicide version of the frame weighs about 2.8 grams, printed in ABS. With the prop guards, it goes above 5 grams. I might design thinner prop guards and shave off some excess structures in the future.
When threading the screws the first time, I find it best to ever so slightly heat up the structure with a heat gun.
Note, you will need to program your flight controller before mounting it to the frame, as I forgot to leave room around the mini USB port. :D
I used supports for the battery arches, not sure I really needed them. Had to trim off some to make the battery fit.