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 brushlessoutrunner 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!
Features: 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.