The "Natural Born Racer" is how Sky Hero describe their latest racing drone, the Anakin. Now being released as a frame only kit allowing you to completely customise your model by selecting the motors, ESC, flight controller, camera and all other component parts to hit that race winning combination.
The Anakin is as sleek in design as it comes, with a streamlined hood that provides protection for your electronics as well as providing the model with great lines, an awesome look and all important for racing, reduced drag.
A key feature of the design is completely adjustable geometry of the motors, arms and FPV camera allowing you to configure the Anakin to suit your flying style.
The carbon fiber and plastic construction ensures that you have a robust racer on your hands and the overall design will definitely be turning heads at the track.
• Streamlined hood and design
• Adjustable motor geometry
• Dihedral structure for maximum impact reesistance
• Adjustable arm geometry
• Robust design and construction
Colour: White and Black
Material: High-density plastics and carbon fiber
1 x Frame Kit
Required to complete: (Not Included)
6 Channel Radio Control and receiver
3S~4S 1200~1800mAh Lipoly Battery
4 x 1806~2204 950~2300kv or similar motors
4 x 12~20A ESC
4 x 5~6x4.5 propellers
I hesitated to but this frame because of some scathing reviews from other websites. I decided it was worth the gamble because I think it's a great looking frame, and I like the idea of adjustable motor geometry.
The parts and hardware are all top shelf, but there are a LOT of parts. The manual is for an early release version of the frame, and if there is an updated version, I could not find it. The mounting jigs included in the kit are nothing like the jigs in the instructions, and an online search will lead you to many other people scratching their heads. If you're good at puzzles and enjoy a challenge (like I do), you'll figure it out.
The engineering that went into this frame becomes evident once you fly it. It handles like a dream! I chose the front low/rear high configuration for a balanced COG, and it's one of the most well balanced and nimble frames I've ever flown. Its unique shape also helps in LOS flying.
It handles crashes better than I thought it would, but I really didn't think it would take much. The side braces are too thin to do anything but keep the motors aligned. If they were 3mm instead of 1mm, they would do their job much better, and help support the arms; which twist out of place during crashes, causing you to have to go through the tedious alignment process all over again.
I really like the frame, but it's too complicated for racing or freestyle. If you never ever crash, it's one of the greatest frames ever made, but even the best drone pilots on Earth can show you hours of footage of themselves crashing.
So long story short (too late), I love it! It flies superbly! But I won't use it for any hard core flying, because even though it can survive the crashes, it requires a lot of work to get it back in the air after it does. I think Sky-Hero has a better idea with the OB1 frame, which is a much simpler design.Tron looking quad racer, really nice quality parts, though go-ahead and purchase spare motor mounts & arm ends, The canopy is incredibly tough, not cheap thin plastic like most, The adjustable arms are the best idea everFor the money, you can send better hardware. un-impressed with the kit so far. Looks great but the hardware is cheap china standard. For $120 \ plus exorbitant shipping. BTW Shipping time from China to USA via FedEx was amazing fast! 5 stars to HObbyKing for the shipping speed!I am writing this review to the potential buyers of the Sky Hero Anniken Quadcopter Racing Frame. This frame is for very serious Quad racing enthusiasts not for beginners
I have had this frame for two months. It is my fourth quadcopter frame and I have been procrastinating this review for long enough. Here are the circumstances in which I have been testing this product: I fly in a wooded, rocky and sloped area with rapidly changing wind conditions. I fly a couple times a month during the day. I really put this frame to its breaking point by flying into high winds and occasionally low to the gravel baseball field near my house. the benefits of this frame is mostly due to its strength and protection of the essential electronics. It has a plastic housing that goes over the chassis that protects the flight controller from the outside elements.
This frame is very sleek with its white shielding and orange accents. It will make all of your friends jealous. It reminds me of a jet fighter in its looks. Usually frames look almost like boxes, but this has almost completely rounded edges.