Lumenier QAV-X Charpu Bind and Fly (DSMX)

By SkyReadyRC on Jul 29, 2017

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The Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV racing quadcopter is a symmetrical X, light weight, super stiff, finely tuned airframe designed for high performance FPV Drone Racing. The QAV-X was created in collaboration with and named after the World-Famous Lumenier team pilot, CHARPU as featured in the WIRED video article. This racing airframe is stripped down to the bare essentials without sacrificing strength and durability.

The main "unibody" 3mm plate is CNC milled out of a solid sheet of premium Lumenier carbon fiber. The outer weave of the carbon fiber runs 100% down each arm of the QAV-X (0/90 weave), maximizing the strength of the carbon and arms. The center layers are offset at 45 degrees providing even and balanced strength throughout the entire plate.

The top plate includes an accessory antenna extension plate, allowing for multiple cable ties to lock down your antenna in place. No more damaging the SMA connection on your VTX. The top plate also has a cutout allowing access to your VTX button and LED displays for easy channel adjustment. The balancing bumps on the sides of the top plate make it easy to measure the center of gravity on your frame in the field to get the perfect balance.

The airframe comes with high quality aluminum hardware. All screws are premium, black oxide steel. The spacers have a textured grip surface treatment, which facilitates holding of the spacers during assembly and servicing of the airframe. The spacers are also 28mm tall vs the standard 35mm. This gives the airframe a sleek, low profile look.

The QAV-X features a unique FPV camera and HD mounting system. The FPV camera is recessed partially below the top plate and protected by the top cross bar, guarding your electronics. At the same time, the camera side walls act as an angled wedge to set your HD camera on for recording, such as a GoPro, at a 35 degree angle.

To complement the great Lumenier frame, I used DYS Fire 2206 2300Kv Motors, DYS F30A 4in1 ESC paired with a DYS F4 Pro Flight Controller, and Lumenier TX5G2R 200mW VTX with race band. I also incorporated a Foxeer Arrow V3 Camera and a Foxeer 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) with SMA.

I capped off this build with a set of DalProp Cyclone T5046C Propellers (Crystal color), and I think the props really make this build pop! What do you think? Please like and comment on my build. Thank you.


Part List


Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU (3mm) (2 builds)

Flight Controller

DYS F4 Pro Flight Controller (140 builds)


DYS F30A 4-in-1 ESC (74 builds)


4 x DYS Fire 2206 2300kV Motor


DalProp Cyclone T5046C Propellers (2 CW/2 CCW) - $2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow V3 Camera (Metal Case) (3 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Lumenier TX5G2R 200mW 5.8GHz VTX w/ Raceband (SMA) (4 builds)


Foxeer 5.8G Circular Polarized Omni TX RX Antenna RHCP - SMA Black


DSMX Quad Race Serial Receiver with Diversity (SPM4648) (7 builds)
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