My freestyle frame - Hex

By SlightlyScratchedCorolla on Jan 25, 2022

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After a couple unibody attempts (will post later), I ventured into modular frame design. I needed something that has all the feature I want, but nothing more, while look cool, at least to me.

234 wheelbase, true X, 6mm arms, 5mm front and back braces, 2mm plates, 18/21mm standoffs (could do 17/20mm). Around 120g depending on what type of standoffs I use, the 120.6g is with the heavy hex standoffs, 119.5g with lighter cylinder standoffs. VTX mounted on the top plate.

Why Hex? Front + back braces = hex, hex standoffs, hex pressnuts, unintentional hex cutouts in the middle of the top plate. I might as well do a hex cutout at the motor protection.

Bbox seems to be fine, crashed on some metal poles several times and it survived. Pretty sure the top plate can be further optimized. But I'm happy so far with a 120g relatively large wheelbase 6mm arm setup.

Shoutout to Bob Roogi, I basically stole the glide arm butting configuration, and was able to get rid of about 4g while up the strength and stiffness because of his advice.

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Part List

Flight Controller

Hobbywing Xrotor F7 Convertible Flight Controller (4 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$39.99

ESCs

T-Motor ULTRA Mini F55A PRO II 3-6S BLHeli_32 4-in-1 ESC (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$99.90

Motors

Axis AF236 2306 1810kv (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$26.50

FPV Transmitter

Caddx Polar HD Vista Kit for DJI - Choose Your Color (105 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$139.99

Receiver

TBS Tracer Nano Rx - FPV Racing Drone Receiver (28 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95
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Madcatmike3d   Mar 31, 2022  
1

This is super sick. It's like an AOS5 and Glide made a baby that looks better than the AOS5, but probably has better frame resonance than the Glide. Super cool!

miromir237   Jan 26, 2022  
1

Interesting design. Great that it works so well.

OptimaZe   Jan 25, 2022  
1

Very cool design. Looks fantastic!

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