Cheap DJI 550 Clone Hexa Frame from HK.

Looks like a clone/unbranded DJI 550 frame from HK is avilable for $17.99.  Seems like a good price.  I just ordered one.  Hope the quality is good.  Will update everyone, when I get it.

BIG NOTE: It looks like this frame does not have the PDB(Power Distribution Board) built in.  I actually like this better, since that means, holes can be drilled without worrying about a short.

 

UPDATE:  June `14th, 2012

The frame has arrive here's some quick pictures:

 

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Comment by Marooned on June 4, 2012 at 11:06am

I've ordered yesterday it's younger brother, quadro, for $11. This seemed to me like a good cheap frame for start and learning.

Comment by Sam Kelly on June 4, 2012 at 11:46am

Here's what happened to mine:

Crashed from about 6" or 8" :(

Comment by Ellison Chan on June 4, 2012 at 11:53am

Sam, was it a hard crash?

HK doesn't have spare parts, but you can get 550 arms from RCTimer: $4.95 each. 

Oh, I'd weigh and measure the RCTimer arms against the HK ones before actually flying.  Who knows if they are made the same or not.

Comment by Cre8it on June 4, 2012 at 12:33pm

Very cool!  It’s great to see China ripping off China!!

Comment by Ellison Chan on June 4, 2012 at 12:35pm

It sure brings prices down. The ultimate in free enterprise.


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on June 4, 2012 at 12:37pm

If it's any consolation, the original DJI FW550 isn't especially good either. The material is to soft, meaning they can take a beating but you also get lots of flex and vibration in the arms during flying.

Comment by Cre8it on June 4, 2012 at 12:46pm

I think in most cases flex reduces vibration. 

Comment by John C. on June 4, 2012 at 12:49pm

Not quite as cheap, but I was checking this one out lately.

http://www.omgfly.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_...

I wonder what the best < $100 hexa frame is right now.  One that you can actually get parts for.  It was nice to be able to print the old copters out at ponoko.

Comment by robert bouwens on June 4, 2012 at 12:53pm

@john arne

full ack :-)


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on June 4, 2012 at 2:50pm

Cre8it: You are thinking about shock absorbers/vibration dampeners, but when the entire arm flexes you get oscillations amplifying the vibration.

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