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.
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.
You can usually fix these motors. I had one and you could hear one of the bearings squealing at high speed. I disassembled it, oiled both bearings, and put it back together. Now it runs as nicely as the others. It only took about 20 minutes, and that was because I had to resolder one of the bullets.
Don't know the size of these, but the ones on the QBrain are 3.5mm.
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.