The Switchblade 200 is an all composite construction 200mm tree hugging racing FPV drone. The Switchblade has what is called a Clean-and-Dirty system that uses vibration thimbles to isolate motor and prop vibrations from the FC and camera. The Clean-and-Dirty system lets you run tighter P.I.D’s and have a gello free video fpv session. Just like the name suggests, the arms fold inward, making it only 62mm wide for transporting!
The arms support motor mounting from 16x19mm and 12mm spacing. The max prop size is 5inch and is perfect for the 1704~2206 class motors. The durable composite construction comes with many provisions for mounting and straps, making install a snap. The frame has 8 vibration thimbles for isolation as well as a new forward looking FPV camera mount between the frames. The Switchblade has some sleek looks with hot red anodized aluminum standoffs and cool matte finish, making this a great little quad to zip around your local flying site, and the folding arms make this one of the most portable mini quads available!
• Composite construction
• Wide range of motor and power options
• Large secondary vibration isolation frame for more room and easier layout
• Compact size for proximity flying around obstacles
• Folding arms for easy portability
Height: 56mm with landing gear and center cage
4 x Motors 1506~2208
1 x Battery 800~1300mah 7.4~11.1V (2 or 3 cells Lipoly)
4 x Propellers up to 5in
4 x ESC’s 7~12A
1 x multi-rotor Flight controller
4ch radio (6ch recommended for FPV and FC use)
FPV gear (optional)
It's a good but little awkward frame. I have found the folding part being very impractical and personally when I used this frame I just left the arms unfolded. You really need to get some sort of thread locker for the frame since the constant small vibrations while flying WILL undo the screws and you're going to have a bad time. Other than that, if you want a hanging style frame this is a good pick.
TL;DR Good frame if you like the design.Like other people have said, making the whole cage dampened creates unnecessary oscillations for the camera. I have to zip tie the cage to the top plate so it's stiffer. The frame is decent quality, but a little heavy for my setup (mutlistar elite 2204, afro 12A 5030 GF prop, kk2.1 mini, mobius, 600mw fpv transmitter, turnigy 1000mah 3s). It flies pretty fast since it's on 5in props, but it needs ~65pcnt throttle to hover so it lacks punch out power. Maybe I need to get some higher C batteries.
That aside, the folding mechanism is pretty neat. Would prefer a screw-less folding mechanism like the trifecta or the HK H-quad 240. But at this price point I can't complain.best backpack quad evernice, light, short quad will add video after maiden,Nice idea, but dampening the whole FPV cage really asks for problems as it will oscillate the vibrations. Only separate components like the recording camera and flight controller need dampening. This kit in a reigid version would be much more functional.