Look what showed up in my Google ads! The APM-ready Scout UAV carbon fiber quadcopter frame is now available.
$360 complete with ESCs, motors and props seems like a very good deal.
A good example of mass production. The raw materials costs of a non-CF frame cannot be that different between this HK frame and most aluminum/poly frames, and the complexity to cut and assemble this HK frame looks substantial, with a lot of lost/unused material (helps to lighten it, but adds to overall production cost)
Mass produced, I think 3DR, Scout, AC2, even with CF, would be substantially cheaper than they are. So buy more of them, and it will make sense for the manufacturers to invest in the technologies to make them faster, and it will still be profitable (the alternative is that they are paying to give us frames; a profit is not evil) to offer them at the costs you get an EPO Bixler at....
I just got my 3DR yesterday. It's really a nice solid design and the larger tubes solve the design problem of where to put the PDB. I love the fact that you can fold the arms in so easily. Can't wait to fly it!
I assume you are removing two of the outside screws? that is how my third frame works (wood) and I planned to replace the shipped screws and nuts with wing nuts (and longer screws to better support wing nuts ... so you can see if they are coming loose before they fall out...) How are you doing it?
Sorry, maybe this all belongs in the discussions?
If anyone else thinks of powering the Hobbyking frame with 400W motors, make sure the motors are thight in place, that props are PERFECTLY balanced and don't go full throttle...
@Jean-Philippe Wow. I was going to suggest that it must be an interesting story and ask if there was video, but you put up a photo. Thank you! Err. And sorry. But at least you made a lot of people smile! Did the APM survive?
What about the Quattro-Bit? We are almost finished with the production molds. Looking like we will be able to take pre-orders in about a week. The whole thing is designed around ACM! Check it out.
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