The Raven

By The Van on Aug 06, 2018

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10/16 Update: The shop is live! Head over to to check out the Raven & some neat swag with much, much more ahead!

The Raven

This is a true-x frame with a low profile and a bottom-mounted battery - for optimal CG with a GoPro up top. 5" - 6" - 7" Models Available now. Made by Nomad.



Part List


The Raven (7 builds)

Flight Controller

SpeedyBee F4 V2 AIO Flight Controller (2 builds)


4X Racerstar RS20A V2 New 20A Blheli_S OPTO 2-4S ESC Support Oneshot42 Multishot 16.5 Dshot600 for RC Drone (7 builds)


4 x ETHIX Mr Steele Silk Motor V2 (18 builds)


T-Motor T5143-1 Ultralight POPO Compatible Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (39 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Monster Mini Pro - Black (13 builds)
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FPV Transmitter

VTX - All Video Transmitters (555 builds)


Lumenier AXII Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (232 builds)




FrSky Taranis X-Lite 2.4GHz Radio Controller Black and Red Color with Free 18650 Battery Black Caps (64 builds)


Orqa FPV.One (2 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC RapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle FPV Receiver Diversity Module (13 builds)

Radio Module

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Micro TX | (154 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro Pocket Battery Balance Charger (300W/14A) (9 builds)
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Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (265 builds)
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caffeine goat   May 04, 2022  

Hello! Now that the Nomad UAV website is down, how does one get hands on the Raven frame?

agarabaghi   Mar 05, 2019  

are there props in view with 7" and hero 7 black?

The Van   Mar 07, 2019 

Hey! We already had an email convo but just for future readers: Yep, props will be in view for pretty much all Raven models w/pretty much all HD cameras :smile: we love it, but have a freestyle/top mount frame coming very soon as well.

ka3uh4t   Oct 16, 2018  

should the parts list include 4 motors? the price doesnt seem accurate

grmbl   Sep 10, 2018  

love it! if it has any curves (back lipo lead opening?) I recommend changing it to something straight like /----\ πŸ˜‰

The Van   Sep 11, 2018 

Hey thanks!
Also β€œI understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.” ― Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox

grmbl   Sep 12, 2018 


Mr Bob   Sep 06, 2018  

this frame looks so good! Will it be available in europe when it will be released? I would definitely buy it

The Van   Sep 06, 2018 

Thanks! There will be an additional shipping fee, but yes I do intend to ship overseas :)

Mr Bob   Sep 07, 2018 

And can you give us any information about the price?

T3RR1BL3 1   Aug 18, 2018  

My god! I`ve been drooling over this for days my credit is ready to blast cash at it the second it is released. Any news on a release date The Van i really must absolutely own one

The Van   Sep 04, 2018 

Haha glad the stoke is alive! Waiting is almost over - orders will go live in October :)

Helmetface   Aug 29, 2018  

+1 for release date.

The Van   Sep 04, 2018 

They'll be ready to order in October! Post updated. Website should be up later this week with an email sign-up.

Flatline   Aug 15, 2018  

Oh.My. So clean.

AvdS   Aug 13, 2018  


thumbtwiddler   Aug 11, 2018  

dude i don't even like racing things and this shit's H O T.

QuadConnect   Aug 10, 2018  

I too am a frame designer. And I'm jealous. This thing is HOT. If it's sub 50 I'd buy for sure! Really, really, neat, clean, futuristic pod design !!!! Great stuff!!!!!

Slush   Aug 09, 2018  

I'll take one of those. what site will they be selling on?

The Van   Aug 09, 2018 

Site will be up soon & rotorbuilds will be the first to know :)

Slush   Aug 09, 2018  

hmm my tally shows 315.70. seemed to cheap to be true.

claudeFPV   Aug 08, 2018  

Now this is the sexiest quad I've ever seen!

Ma06tt   Aug 08, 2018  

Bro, I will buy this as is right now if you wanna make the sell. If so, email me,

EzRacerツ   Aug 07, 2018  

Woo. Is it going to be put on sale? What frame is the base plate from? Or did you make that yourself too

The Van   Aug 07, 2018 

The base plate is original also & yes they'll be on sale :)

Metalquad   Aug 08, 2018 

id buy it!

i-man   Aug 06, 2018  

Wahouu !!! So beautiful !!!
Not enought room to put a 4-1 esc?

The Van   Aug 06, 2018 

Thanks! There is, I just happen to prefer individual & had these lying around. There's room for 2 boards pretty comfortably, possibly 3 if you lay it out right.

i-man   Aug 07, 2018 

How did you print the pod? TPU or ABS?

The Van   Aug 07, 2018 

Semiflex TPU

Burning North   Aug 07, 2018  

Daaamn, this is gorgeous. Please do let us know if/when you start selling this, even if it's just files. Stack between the arms + low-profile canopy = hawt.

How are you attaching that canopy? Locknuts pressed into the TPU?

The Van   Aug 07, 2018 

Thank you! Glad you appreciate the inset stack :) I've always really liked tight frames (and the low cg they can achieve), but still wanted to give people room for choices.

Heat-set inserts in the canopy - they melt right in using a soldering iron & so far have worked well!

Jodie Froster   Aug 07, 2018  

Strong work. I'd like to get at some plans dog!

The Van   Aug 07, 2018 

My files are probably more of a pain in the ass than they're worth! haha
I'm still unsure about releasing the print files and cut pattern. Not sure if they should be completely open source or whatnot. Lots to consider but I'll let you know when I can

Whiffles   Aug 07, 2018  

That's gotta be the most stylish GoPro mount I've ever seen. Looks great even without the camera. Is this frame going into production?

The Van   Aug 07, 2018 

Sure is, thanks! Working out just a few details after building and testing these units & they'll be ready to buy soon after :)

daveofdefeat   Aug 07, 2018  

Great looking design! Message me when it's available. Where are you mounting your crossfire antenna? maybe mod the canopy to include a bracket for an immortal T?

The Van   Aug 07, 2018 

Thanks! Will do. I've got an immortal T mounted on the underside of the arm (not pictured), but am definitely tossing around some ideas for improving that for V1.

Here's a pic of the 6" variant with the antenna mounted on the arm:

Quad_out   Aug 07, 2018  

How much does the frame weight and is there mouting for a 20x20 stack?

The Van   Aug 07, 2018 

Yep, there is 20x20 mounting and the frame weight is around 70g if I remember correctly. Probably should have written that down before I built them all out haha :)

CombreFPV   Aug 06, 2018  

nice pm me if I can buy one frame and gear πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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