AvocadoXL - murdered racing rig

By destos on Feb 04, 2022

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The AvocadoXL is an experiment in frame design where the battery sits center mass at a 45-degree angle. The hope was by having most of the mass at the center of gravity, the moment of inertia would be less, allowing for quicker turns/spins. I've noticed flight characteristics benefit somewhat from this test, but ultimately the added weight of the additional battery support/covering and thickness of the body plate + arms makes it less appealing for racing. Freestyling may be a better option.

Also included a strap point for the go-pro session on the top when that was a popular camera option.

This was designed and built in 2016-17

I produced a few kits for this that never sold. If you're interested in building your own, I have kits available for this build, leave a comment or message me and I'll get in touch.
3D printed parts can be found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2374221
Assembly instructions:

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Sokrat Gjermeni   Feb 07, 2022  

Very cool frame and concept! What is the weight of the frame?

destos   Feb 09, 2022 

A chonker, I think I remember it being around 400-500g without battery.

Jodie Froster   Feb 06, 2022  
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Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!!!!!!!!!
I like your custom PCB that rings the battery, and consolidates your attachments into a plug. Very cool. I also like the concept, I bet if you put some videos and other posts about it online, you could spark a trend.

destos   Feb 07, 2022 

Thanks! Sadly the racing scene at the time this was designed considered it too bulky and heavy. ( LIkely even now! ), but it doe smake a nice free style frame. If you're interested in trying it out I still have kits available, can sell it for shipping cost.

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