Lumenier QAV210

By lblb on Jan 15, 2016

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This is my fourth quadrocopter and third Lumenier frame (came from the QAV400 and QAV250 down to this). As with all my builds I have a great focus on aesthetics and durability. Everything is soldered on or has solid connections. Loctite whereever feasible. Liquid tape covering screws as there is danger of damaging the cables or shorts (not shown in pictures). Cables run as short as possible and each component is necessary. No OSD because a battery alarm via telemetry (Futaba system external voltage sensoring) is enough for me.

AUW: 530g

Special considerations:
– I used the thicker 4mm body plate and applied super glue around the sides to strengthen the carbon fibers and sanded afterwards
– The LiPo is secured by a rubberized strap but I also glued a rubber sheet on the top plate to prevent slippage
– The PDB is glued and screwed on the main plate as the stress is higher due to unplugging the XT60 from it
– The RC reciever got decased and the pin headers removed to make is small enough for the space available.
– The Pololu RC switch is needed to remotely shut off the VTx to prevent overheating once the quad has crashed
– I've yet to find double sided tape that behaves better than 3M VHB. Good stuff.

Photos

Part List

Frame

Lumenier QAV210 CHARPU Carbon Fiber FPV Quadcopter (25 builds)
Getfpv.com
$74.99

Frame

QAV210 Carbon Fiber Main "Unibody" Frame Plate (4mm) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$44.99

Flight Controller

Acro Naze 32
Rotorgeeks.com
$19.99

ESCs

4 x Rotorgeeks RG20 Plus ESC Naked (3 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$59.96

Motors

4 x Cobra 2204 2300kv (11 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$83.96

Propellers

2 x FPVHQ | Your FPV Headquarters
Fpvheadquarters.com
$29.98

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1177 XAT600M DC5V-22V 600tvl Sony Super HAD CCD FPV Camera (71 builds)
Surveilzone.com
$14.99

FPV Transmitter

Lumenier TX5G6 Mini 600mW 5.8GHz 32CH FPV Transmitter with Raceband
Getfpv.com
$54.99

Receiver

Futaba R3008SB 2.4GHz T-FHSS 8/32-Channel S.Bus2 High-Voltage Telemetry Receiver (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$79.70

Batteries

SLS XTRON 1300mAh 4S1P 14,8V 40C/80C (7 builds)
Stefansliposhop.de
$23.00

Power Distribution

Pyro-Drone PDB With XT60 Soldered
Pirofliprc.com
$9.99

HD Camera

GoPro Karma Grip for HERO5 Black
Getfpv.com
$299.99

HD Camera

LayerLens for GoPro 3 & 4
Getfpv.com
$24.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (197 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Misc Parts

Pololu RC Switch with Small Low-Side MOSFET
Liftrc.com
$8.00

Misc Parts

LC Filter 2A (2 builds)
Rctech.de
$7.69

Misc Parts

Naze 32 Carbon Fiber Top Cover
Dronematters.com
$5.61

Misc Parts

Loc8tor Mini Homing Tag L-TMHBLK - 2 Pk.
Mightypets.com
$44.95

Misc Parts

Rotorgeeks battery strap (10 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$4.34

Misc Parts

Alu Spacer
Birdseye.nu
$0.60

Misc Parts

5V Magnetic Buzzer for Naze (5 builds)
Dronematters.com
$2.80

Misc Parts

Plasti Dip International
Plastidip.com
See Site

Misc Parts

Loctite Adhesives
Loctiteproducts.com
See Site
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Discussion

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Whiffles   Jan 15, 2016  

Looks great! I think 210 is the new 250. I like the XT60 attached directly to the PDB. Does it come with the connector and do you have to solder it on?

lblb   Jan 15, 2016 

Thanks! I purchased the PDB at BirdsEye.nu where they offer several versions ranging from the bare board to fully assembled with XT60 connector and Pololu 12V and 5V regulators, which is what I'm using here.

I also agree, my QAV250 now looks ridicusly bulky with a lot of wasted space. We have a lot smaller components nowadays which don't need that much space.

Whiffles   Jan 15, 2016 

I wonder where we'll be in another year or two. I can't imagine we'll get much smaller as the prop sizes will start to take a hit, but I expect the software (camera, FPV and FC) to improve greatly.

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