This EPP quadcopter frame is a great way to get into large multi-rotor aircraft without breaking the bank! With its lightweight EPP foam, plywood and glass fiber construction, only a low current-draw power system is required. This keeps component costs down, and offers long flight times.
Don't be fooled by the 450mm width, this is only the measurement from motor shaft to motor shaft (which are centrally located). The actual overall width of this frame is a huge 835mm! It's seriously large offering a great presence in the air.
The best feature of this frame is the foam propeller guards that are integrated into the design. This protects your props when bumping into walls or other obstacles.
Width: 835mm (450mm motor shaft to motor shaft)
Weight: 330g (without electronics)
4 x 2208 1200KV or 2212 1000KV brushless motor
4 x 10~20A ESC
4 x 8~10 inch propeller (2CW and 2CCW rotation)
Multi-rotor control board
1300~1800mAh 3S lipoly battery
This is a really cool idea, as it is pretty tough, it floats, and is safer to fly in areas where there are people as it won't hurt nearly as much as a normal quad if it were to fall out of the sky and hit somebody.
The frame itself is pretty easy to build and is well designed, but the motor mounts are pure crap. Little wooden boxes that you epoxy onto the rods is a very poor design. A couple of clamps and a glass fiber plate to mount the motors would be way better, and would be very easy to do. In fact, this is something I'm going to have to do to mine soon.
If you buy this, I highly recommend getting some clamps and drilling some holes in a blank glass fiber sheet.Very very nice beginner quad.
this is my first multicopter and I have learned to tame this one without breaking a single prop so far.
My setup was done using a KK2.1 board Inside its foam, 3s 2200mah battery, Qbrain 4x integrated esc.
Assembly of the polystyren frame was done Under an hour using hot-glue gun.
Rest of the assembly (gluing of motors stand painting, motor, electrical and electronic installation) took an extra 3 hours.
Fine tuneup took around 10 flights
Very much recommended if you want to get into the multirotor business without breaking the piggy bankMy favourite quad out of the 4 I've got as it just takes such a beating.
Ive bounced it off walls, bushes and the ground mainly because I do things with this quad that I just wouldn't with any other.
My set up is 4 x 30A controllers, 4 x Turnigy 2830/11 1000Kv motors (reverse mounted but chopped the shaft down with angle grinder to keep the prop adapters as low as possible, NTM prop drive motors would have given the same results but cost a little more ) 9x4.7 props, KK 2.1 Board, Turnigy 3S 3.3Ah packs. This will easily get 7 mins of flight, possibly more and I've got a ton of LED's around the edge and carry a GoPro from time to time.
Only downsides are that its a little sluggish - But if you are thinking of getting into quads and want something that doesn't break every time it looks at the floor - here it is (Also great for scaring the neighbours at 2am with all the LED's)It is an magical item. if you look it too long Your will be amazed how nice it is built. Nice colors used and nice finish, I like it a lot.Love this frame. I've crashed it in ways that already put a DJI 450 into pieces, but this just kept on flying. It's slow, stable and responsive with KK2, maybe overpowered with 1200 KV & 10.4 props, but a nice stable platform for a fun flyer. I'd like to mod one into an H frame, or see a hex or Octo version. Just plain fun for daily flyer, and durable. I've still got the original set of props on it despite numerous crashes. Using HK power dist board & KK2. Found great settings on web that make it nice and 'fluffy' to float around, auto level feature of KK2 working great. Strapped a little web cam on it, and it worked out great! Good fun, durable design, and I would highly recommend. I used to fly a Blade MQx for daily fun-flying, but this took it's place. Used plenty of hot glue & foam safe CA to reinforce. Using SimonK 30A Afro ESC's, and I couldn't be happier with their performance. I modded a 1" stand up basswood border around the center to give me some more space, and that really helped when I had a complete 180 degree nose dive from 40-50' on a windy day, and it survived in-tact. Although, from an aerodynamic standpoint, it is quite a bit more affected by wind than other un-shielded prop designs.Fun flyer! KK2 does great once fine tuned. Pretty durable. Nice to have defacto prop guard - already saved a prop or two, and a door ding /:O Quite susceptible to wind though! Doesn't get any more basic, and may well be a good novice UAV platform. Hoping to add super simple gimbal (SSG) soon. Looking for a SSG template or pre-made kit.Wicked for learning to build and fly your first quad. It will also carry a gopro and 5000 mah batteryProdukt ist fr den Preis OK , fliege mit Turnigy Motor 2822/17 und 4x 20 A ESC mit SimonK und 10x4,5 Luftschrauben. Lipo 3s bis 2200mA ist durchaus mglich . KK2.0 als Board ist unschlagbar und das Ding steht wie angenagelt in der Luft. In dieser Ausfhrung auch fr Anfnger geeignet. 5 Stars !!!Very good as trainer or fpv platform but is a bit more sluggish especially on yaw compared to equal setup on eg. F450 frame.Great copter if you finish it with EPP glue or super glue (not included in the package). Really durable, I run it with Turnigy motors 2822/17 and a quad-Esc (4x20A) at 10" props.
Takes around 9-12A to hover and flies great at average 16A.
Dont forget to add LED stripes for better recognition in the air ;-)
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