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Bumblebee Carbon Fiber Quadcopter Frame 550mm (USA warehouse)

Bumblebee Carbon Fiber Quadcopter Frame 550mm (USA warehouse)
Bumblebee Carbon Fiber Quadcopter Frame 550mm (USA warehouse)

The Bumblebee Carbon Fiber Quadcopter is a stylish and high quality quad frame perfect for aerial videography or for just flying around at your favorite local flying site.

This frame is constructed of beautifully finished genuine carbon fiber, the quality is top notch. It features folding arms and folding landing skids which makes it easy to transport and store. The removable dome top gives this quad personality and makes for a great way to hide your electronics giving it a very clean and tidy look.

The landing skids on the Bumblebee are quite tall which gives plenty of ground clearance for mounting a camera underneath with the optional camera mount (sold separately). This is the ideal platform for shooting awesome aerial video!

This frame comes with 4 x 35mm brushless outrunner motors in the box taking the guesswork out of choosing your power system. It even includes propellers. Simply add your own ESCs, multi-rotor control board, radio system and batteries to get the Bumblebee in the air!

High quality genuine carbon fiber construction.
Removable dome top.
Foldable arms and landing skids.
4 x 35mm brushless motors included.
Tall landing skids for under-frame camera mounting.

Width: 550mm
Height: 306mm (w/dome and landing skids installed)
Ground Clearance: 193mm
Weight: 950g (w/out battery)

1 x Hobbyking multi-rotor control board
4 x 20~30A ESC
3S 2200~3300mAh lipoly battery
4CH transmitter and receiver

PRODUCT ID: 9031000022

Weight: 1499g
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Price HKD1,171.68

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 Customer rated 5 crowns   
Total of 13 discussions.
cipher  5 points - 9/10/2014
The props that came with the kit fit over the motor shaft somewhat loosely and when the nut is tightened down, the prop is not held securely against the top of the motor. The height of the shaft, from the top of the motor housing to the bottom of the nut when it's tightened is 10.08mm. The width of the prop hub is 8.51mm. That leaves 1.57mm of up/down free play in the prop when it's mounted and the nut is tight. No wonder the props are blowing-up. Rather than spending another $60-$100 to buy motors that accept a normal prop adapter so I can use a standard prop that isn't a bomb waiting to explode, I am thinking of cutting the top of the existing shaft off just above the two lock screws and using a longer 4mm shaft. An adapter for that should be easy to find. Any thoughts? Are the props supposed to be loose like this? Anyone else encountered this?
 Doobieman 1294 points
Yes, I have the exact same issue. That's an interesting idea you propose. Actually, these would be fine if the threaded part were longer but 1/2 an inch. Then you could fit an 5mm hole prop, and have room to put an M5 nylock nut on it.
 Doobieman 1294 points
I thought about this for a few minutes, and came up with a better solution: I reached into my spare parts bin, and found some rubber grommets that I bought from Radio Shack. The 15mm OD ones with an 11mm hole were perfect. Just slice them in half, then put one on each motor, underneath the prop. The prop now tightens with no free play.
 cipher 5 points
I ended up doing it a little differently my self. I cut the threaded section of the motor housing off (just the threads) and inserted a longer 4mm shaft. I used a a 4mm collar on the bottom end of the shaft because I didn't trust the clip to keep the shaft in place and then I was able to use a standard prop on the longer shaft with a standard 4mm prop adapter. Not as simple as your solution but it works. I checked my packaging to see if I could find the plastic spacers I saw on on other websites, but I couldn't find them. Just my luck.
cipher  5 points - 9/3/2014
What size props does this use? I am new to quads ** are any of them counter rotating? Thanks
 cipher 5 points
Um... Nevermind. Found prop by looking up replacement motor. 10X3.8
Phuongkonth  9 points - 6/29/2014
Motor plugs I mean
Phuongkonth  9 points - 6/29/2014
motor pin size?
 Doobieman 1294 points
Too small. Probably 2 or 2.5mm. I had to solder on some 3.5mm bullets.
Scott  1 points - 5/19/2014
This quadcopter looks cool, but thats about it, if your looking for a good quality carbon fiber quadcopter kit for about the same price try the ironman 650, I own both and when i purchased the ***ble bee i found myself modifying the **** out of it, and when i was done i basically modified my ***ble bee and it became an IronMan 650. I changed the main tubes from 12 mm to 16 mm and purchased new motor mounts and switch to a new lighter landing gear and replaced the stock cool looking ***ble bee cover with a much lighter solid black cover. I use 5000mah 25c batteries, 11x4.7 props, SunnySky 920kv motors 25 mins flight times into the clouds well over 2000 feet up.
 Doobieman 1294 points
I agree with you. After a couple of soft landing, both of my landing skid tubes broke in roughly the same spot. I was planning on using this as an aerial photography platform, but I have left that plan. At least one fo the motors sounds as if it is about to fail, and I simply have no faith in this carrying my Nex5 into the air.
 Doobieman 1294 points
BTW, Scott, you realize that people like yourself are going to be responsible for stupid laws to be put in place, because you're unable to follow the rules. Thanks so much for being an asshat.
 John 3 points
Scott you said you flew into the clouds over 2000 ft with no reason to say such a thing as if you are smart enough to build and set up a quad then you know making a statement like that harms the hobby so I challenge your statement and say you DO HAVE A REASON to say that and you are a TROLL trying to show you are somebody by harming someone else to prove it to yourself. What you said is obviously not true and you are obviously not an RC pilot because logic and the odds of mathematics show that. Some people are being paid to put up fake videos showing high reckless flights. to support an agenda to have the hobby banned but in your case you made no mention of FPV gear needed to go to 2000 ft showing you think it can be done LOS so my guess is you are just a TROLL and your post is your imagination and that's all it is. We all know not to fly high in the coulds and also know there is no reason to risk an expensive RC aircraft doing so. So please go TROLL somewhere else as your posts only expose how many of these fake posts are being put up. And for that we all think you as they are collected and shown to the FAA that must now prove there is no agenda in effect.
 TROY 1 points
It would take some extremely efficient, low KV motors to fly for 25 min while pushing up that high and only running off of a 5000 mah battery? I get max of 10-12 min of flight lightly moving and staying at the same altitude with 78-85% efficiency on a 4000 mah battery and carrying a gimbal with a walkera ilook camera.
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Pricey, but I love the way it looks in the air. Not aerobatic, but a sweet flyer suitable for reasonable camera work. A light gimbal and a GoPro would be no problem. This ship weights 1248 grams with a Quanum QFX aboard . . . add another 250 gr or so for the battery. It took a some effort to balance the motors, but they're smooth and reliable after 50 flights. Parts are well made and fit is very good. Some plastic bits may be a bit fragile, but I haven't broken any yet. The motors only draw about 5 or 6 amps in hover, so 20 amp esc's are certainly adequate. A 3,000 mah battery gives 8 or 9 minute flights. For me, the only downside was the price. I would have called it a 5 crown value at $125.

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