Anyways I ordered a new frame for the apm

well after several weeks the wrong one arrived

although its not bad, I wanted the round center plate frame style as an alternative to the frame styles I own already

anyway here s a mockup for placement of the APM the apm will end up inside once I find my short usb extension so programming is easy


and finally folded

the one I wanted resembles a tarot 650 frame

I emailed goodluckbuy but don't see me paying to have this shipped back to wait two more months before I can use a frame

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Comment by hotelzululima on May 10, 2014 at 7:42pm

could this frame be expanded to an X8 config?


Comment by Charles lakins on May 10, 2014 at 11:49pm

yeah if you had 4 more top motor mount plates because the bottom ones don't have the mount holes for motors

Comment by Stefan Gofferje on May 11, 2014 at 12:08am

I got almost the same frame just with another landing skid system from ebay. With mine came all together 10 motor mounting plates and 10 ESC mounting plates for the arm, so no problem making it an X8. However, I want to mount the Pixhawk inside and found that it's not high enough to mount it with the stock foam :(. Trying HK gyro mount foam now.

But the frame construction is very cool!

Comment by Rana on May 11, 2014 at 2:21am

Nice frame ! could u post the link ?

Comment by Charles lakins on May 11, 2014 at 8:41am
Comment by Thomas Robinson on May 11, 2014 at 6:05pm

These look like very nice frames (the one in this post and the ones in the link provided). If you're interested in this frame type, HobbyKing stock two frames very similar. I have the HobbyKing Alien 560 and have had a good experience with it so far. If you would like to see the build (sorry Charles, I'm not trying to hijack your post), here is the link:

I am now running a $40 HK brushless gimbal (can use camera up to 200 grams) and I'm shocked by the quality for $40. The thing works so well!

Comment by Charles lakins on May 11, 2014 at 7:35pm

no worries :)

I built my own gimbal controller to reduce size

designed by Olliw's it's his mini gimbal controller

it turned out ok and super light

Comment by Alex-Flyingdream on May 13, 2014 at 2:30pm

Toutoune06 how i work with has this frame - the interior is quite small so it is quite difficult to get all the electronic inside, but it is nicely made with Tarot-rc plastic parts (so it is easy to repare if you brake some-just order them on thier site directly) and carbon plates.

Toutoune has a Pixhawk inside but just flew 8 secondes because of the pixhawk bugging - we are waiting for a replacement right now - see the picts :

And the pictures and plan i have done of it :

Comment by Alex-Flyingdream on May 13, 2014 at 2:38pm

+ The one Toutoune has, has the holes on the mounts for the X8 configuration. With the batterie and the 3axies gimbal and the Gopro : 2.2kg as i remember

Comment by Charles lakins on May 15, 2014 at 7:09am


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