jDrones X1 basic frame, foldable

As one of our factories is manufacturing X525 type frames, we were able to make custom made frames for all our ArduCopter users. On this frame you can fit all earlier jDrones ArduCopter parts and extra accessories and we call it as jDrones X1.

Frame has thick aluminum arms that can take a lot of beating and same does those landing gears, they are all spring loaded to reduce forces from "bad landings". 

Motormounts are made from stronger material than original X525 type frames usually are using. Frame also includes carrier boards and power distribution boards. 

Frame details:

  • weight is: 430gr 
  • fully foldable
  • aluminum/fiberglass material
  • power distribution
  • battery strap
  • style: quad
Best thing is it's price: 79.95

In it's folded form:

and more frames are coming soon..... 

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Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on April 25, 2012 at 5:49am
That is a crap frame, I have one there is way to many fibrations on the motor mountings. I had to replace the mountings with alumenium strips, and the first hard landing the legs started breaking.
Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on April 25, 2012 at 6:16am

Here is how my frame looks like after some modding was done to it.


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Comment by Alex on April 25, 2012 at 8:50am

I think its nice to have another few options for arducopter frames, but I dont get why this one costs about $40-$50 more than ones you can get off ebay?  But its nice that it has 2 carrier boards for APM, and a PDB.

Comment by Rana on April 25, 2012 at 8:50am

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on April 25, 2012 at 10:03am

Yes we know that there are many providers who are selling Chinese X525 frames with 30-35USD just like in eBay. None of those frames are not compatible with ArduCopter parts and they don't have all those extra parts what this frame has.

For example their landing gears are not usually working due design issues, they get stuck easily. We fixed many of those. Also our production runs are not as massive for this frame. 

@cvanvollenstee yes those aluminum mounts are nice addon for the basic frame. There are even new mounts available for this frame and mounts that are made from strong aluminum. You can use those mounts on both this frame and original X525 frames. 

Comment by kman4UAV on April 25, 2012 at 12:35pm

I have X525 frame ... Very Strong ! & way cheaper.No problems so far..I don't see much difference in this kit..Adding aluminium motor mountings to this kit would be a gr8 seller.


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Comment by Dany Thivierge on April 25, 2012 at 7:39pm

Alu motor mount already done at CanadaDrones (shipping Canada wide and USA) 

http://www.canadadrones.com/X1-X525-Aluminum-Motor-Mount-Set-p/x1-m...

but for you guys in USA Encourage Terry who is cutting them. 

Created by Terry at http://smallpartscnc.com/  (US customer will find it cheaper to order directly from Terry!) 


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