By lblb on May 16, 2016

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This is the revised version of my trusty Lumenier QAV-R frame. It now features a TBS Triumph, Unify Pro, Micro MinimOSD, KISS FC and KISS 24 A RE ESCs. I'm looking forward to maiden it.

Weight: 345 g (everything except LiPo and GoPro)
AUW with LiPo: 511 g (T:W=7.5)

Special considerations:
– There is a Panasonic 1000 µF 25 V low ESW filter capacitor in the quad that is not on the parts list.
– The ESCs are wrapped in X-Treme Tape transparent, a silicone-based tape that seales onto itself.
– I applied a bit of super glue around the sides to strengthen the carbon fibers and sanded afterwards, the other CF parts are sanded only
– The LiPo is secured by two straps but I also glued a rubber sheet on the top plate to prevent slippage
– The RC reciever got decased and the pin headers removed to make is small enough for the space available.
– I went for fancy anodized aluminium screws holding the motors and frame plates. They save about 10g in total. The Lumenier textured standoffs are even lighter than similar black anodized aluminium standoffs, that's because they are hollow throughout.
– The buzzer's ground is connected to the FC, the positive side is conected to the LiPo voltage. That way, the buzzer is much louder. This works because the FC only switches the ground side and would pass through 5V to the buzzer + pad.
– The bottom plate of the frame is reinforced with glass fiber tape so it is less likely to break in crashes. Sadly the QAV-R has a few weak points in the frame which I hope I have neutralised a bit.


Part List


QAV-R FPV Racing Quadcopter (5") (22 builds)

Flight Controller

KISS FC - 32bit Flight Controller V1.03 (179 builds)


4 x KISS 24A ESC Race Edition - 32bit Brushless Motor Ctrl (122 builds)


4 x Lumenier RB2204-13 2500Kv SKITZO Special Edition Motor (10 builds)


DAL (A.K.A Indestructible) 5x4 (Blue) Props

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (RP-SMA) (103 builds)


TBS Triumph RP-SMA (RHCP 2pcs) (59 builds)


Futaba R3008SB 2.4GHz T-FHSS 8/32-Channel S.Bus2 High-Voltage Telemetry Receiver (3 builds)


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

Pyro-Drone PDB With XT60 Soldered

Power Distribution

Non Isolated POL DC/DC Converter, 1 Output, 5 W, 5 V, 1 A, Fixed, Through Hole

HD Camera

GoPro Karma Grip for HERO5 Black

HD Camera

LayerLens for GoPro 3 & 4

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (301 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Session (62 builds)

Misc Parts

5V Magnetic Buzzer for Naze (5 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x ImpulseRC LiPo Strap - Small (3 builds)

Misc Parts

Turnigy High Quality 24AWG Silicone Wire 1m (Black) (5 builds)
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