Rebuilt QAV210

By lblb on Feb 05, 2016

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This is my fourth quadrocopter and third Lumenier frame (came from the QAV400 and QAV250 down to this) and this got rebuilt from my previous QAV210 posting. As with all my builds I have a great focus on aesthetics and durability. Everything is soldered on or has solid connections. Loctite whereever feasible. Liquid tape covering screws as there is danger of damaging the cables or shorts (not shown in pictures). Cables run as short as possible and each component is necessary. No OSD because a battery alarm via telemetry (Futaba system external voltage sensoring) is enough for me.

AUW: 617g

Special considerations:
– I used the thicker 4mm body plate and applied super glue around the sides to strengthen the carbon fibers and sanded afterwards
– The LiPo is secured by a rubberized strap but I also glued a rubber sheet on the top plate to prevent slippage
– The PDB is glued and screwed on the main plate as the stress is higher due to unplugging the XT60 from it
– The RC reciever got decased and the pin headers removed to make is small enough for the space available.
– I've yet to find double sided tape that behaves better than 3M VHB. Good stuff.
– I went for fancy anodized aluminium screws holding the motors and frame plates. They save about 10g in total.
– The GoPro mount is custom made from a stock GoPro Session frame and a polystyrene plate screws to the top plate.


Part List


36mm Stacking Plate (CF)


QAV210 Carbon Fiber Main "Unibody" Frame Plate (4mm) (3 builds)


Lumenier QAV210 CHARPU Carbon Fiber FPV Quadcopter (26 builds)
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Flight Controller

Lumenier LUX Flight Controller (Discontinued) (19 builds)


4 x Rotorgeeks RG20 Plus ESC (13 builds)


4 x Cobra 2204 2300kv (11 builds)


2 x DAL 5x4.5 Bullnose V2

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1177 XAT600M DC5V-22V 600tvl Sony Super HAD CCD FPV Camera (71 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Lumenier TX5G6 Mini 600mW 5.8GHz 32CH FPV Transmitter with Raceband


SLS XTRON 1300mAh 4S1P 14,8V 40C/80C (7 builds)
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Power Distribution

Pyro-Drone PDB With XT60 Soldered

HD Camera

GoPro Karma Grip for HERO5 Black

HD Camera

LayerLens for GoPro 3 & 4

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (302 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Session (62 builds)

Misc Parts

LC Filter 2A (2 builds)
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Misc Parts

3M Scotch 5952 VHB Tape [45 mil / heavy duty mounting]

Misc Parts

Loc8tor Spare Tags (4 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Rotorgeeks Battery Strap - 20x210mm (10 builds)

Misc Parts

5V Magnetic Buzzer for Naze (5 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Aluminum M3x10 screws (2 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Aluminum M3x6 screws (3 builds)

Misc Parts

Loctite Adhesives
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Misc Parts

Plasti Dip International
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Whiffles   Feb 05, 2016  

I like it! The camera and battery fit together perfectly. It looks very streamlined. I noticed your motor and ESC quantities aren't right though.

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Whiffles   Feb 05, 2016 

BTW, great photos! I added one to the exclusive photo roll across the site.

lblb   Feb 05, 2016 

Are you a admin? Because the GoPro special price from GetFPV does not get recognized, it still lists it as $399 instead of $199.

Whiffles   Feb 05, 2016 

Yes, thank you. The price is correct now!

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