ImperiusFPV "Godspeed" Cypress

By apexfpv on Mar 26, 2020

4  157  2

This was a build that one of my good friends Jonathan Ficklin (ImperiusFPV) made using the ApexQuadDesign Cypress frame that I designed. He did a fantastic job as it looks great and flies even better. This frame was purpose-built for being lightweight and extremely durable. It has the features that you would expect from any other premium frame, such as single screw arm removal, streched-X layout, 20x20 and 30x30 stack mounting, flush mounting screws, 5mm arms, and more; all while keeping it under 68 grams (including 3D prints). The Cypress uses unique screws for the bottom and top-plate. These are ultra-low wafer style M3 heat-tempered stainless steel screws. This combined with a 0.75mm CNC 3D pocketing operation allows for these screws to sit flush, with minimal to no impact on durability.

The build went very smooth and allowed for plenty of space for the stack. The build turned out very nice and the lightest in Jonathans fleet, coming in at a crazy 254 grams.

Photos

Discussion

Sign in to comment

TheMrJahn   Mar 28, 2020  

Great job! Nice and clean!

apexfpv   Mar 29, 2020 

Thank you!

Guides & Reviews

28 2,465  33
28 days ago

This guide will walk you through the process of building your first FPV quad. The goal with this design was to build a low-cost, lightweight quad, yet powerful enough to safely carry a GoPro in close proximity areas. I chose these parts to minimize the amount of soldering at no cost to the quality. A typical build requires around 30 solders while this only needs 25. It's not a huge difference, but..

Read more
26 6,964  24
Nov 30, 2019

In late 2019 DJI made inroads into the FPV scene with their remarkable low-latency digital system. It gave us a 720p video feed with latency on-par with the status quo, analog video. Traditionally we've used analog video systems for low-latency video, but the video quality is far from ideal. It's a trade-off we've been willing to accept for the control. Now we've got the best of both worlds and what..

Read more