Karearea Titi (2" or 3" modular)

By Suteki on Jun 12, 2018

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Since I've had my Karearea Talon, I've found the flight characteristics of vertically armed frames hard to come back from; I've tried numerous different frames but none fly with quite the same precision, it just follows inputs so beautifully that flying anything else around a track feels disconnected, so when I had the opportunity to build it's little sibling I was keen to see how well that performance scaled down.

The base is machined from a single piece of T7075-T6 aluminium and available in a few different colours, this one is Orange with Silver accents. While the traditional method of designing a frame usually relies upon cutting the arms and base from a single sheet of carbon fibre or wedging the arms between 2 base plates the aluminium base structure allows screw holes to be mounted vertically and thus, the arms themselves. Doing this gives the Titi not just a very sleek arm profile but also another additional bonus; that the arms mountings are modular, using the outter most holes allowing up to a 3" prop and everything in between, while mounting the arms on the inner most holes allows you to build the frame as a dedicated 2" flyer.

In my case, I already had a 2" so I decided to build this lil fella out as a 3".

Flight characterists are what I have come to expect from a Karearea vertically armed frame; it tracks wonderfully and being a 3", turns on a dime and is all round a pleasure to fly either around a track or doing a little bit of micro freestyle. Like my Talon, it has become 1 of 3 quads I never go flying without.

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Air Support   Nov 17, 2018  

Is the spedix 20a enough? I have most of the parts to do that or get the hglrc stack.

Suteki   Nov 18, 2018 

Yeh plenty, static load vs in the aiair load is totally different, you wouldnt find a battery that size for it thatthat can pull 80a80a constant.

Suteki   Jun 13, 2018  

Weight is 150g (exactly) including Gemfan Flash 3052 triblades.

Frame weight is 33g in 3" configuration, 31g in 2"

deadcat   Oct 22, 2018 

Karearea lists the weight at 37g for the 3" and 33g for the 2". Did you get those numbers from your own scale? If so, did you change anything on the frame (like aluminum screws) to achieve the lighter overall weight?

Suteki   Oct 23, 2018 

I may not have used the same screws, I know I replaced a few socket head with button head and used shorter ones in a few different places so there were some changes, but I didn't change to aluminum no.

theGreenOrange   Jun 13, 2018  

We must know the weight please!

Kruizen   Jun 12, 2018  

What's your quad weigh before battery?

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