The Lumenier QAV-R 5" FPV racing drone quadcopter airframe kit is a finely tuned airframe designed for high performance FPV Drone Racing pilots. The carbon fiber airframe is lightweight and very stiff for the most precise and fastest posible flights. The Lumenier QAV-R has a strong carbon fiber bottom plate, thick 2mm top plate and 4mm thick removable arms, giving you the best of both durability and performance. The Lumenier's QAV-R brand comprises of a number of highly specialised components for the FPV Drone Racer.
The Lumenier QAV-R 5" quad uses a center X bottom arm configuration to hold the arms in place, this was made popular by professional pilots and further refines the center section of the QAV-R. The QAV-R carbon fiber X bottom arm layout enables an extremely fast arm changeover, this hardware allows a pilot to remove an arm by removing 3 screws from the bottom of the airframe, there is no need to worry about holding nuts or other hardware on the inside of the airframe. One 2mm Allen key tool is all that is needed to completely remove an arm within seconds. The QAV-R frame has implemented additional custom features and precision machined aluminum mounting hardware. The QAV-R airframe comes with all Aluminum hardware, all screws are supplied in premium black oxide steel. The long aluminum frame spacers are also anodized black and have a textured grip surface, which makes holding of the spacers during assembly and servicing of the airframe a great deal easier. This means that the QAV-R has a stiff frame core and eliminates the need for captive nuts that would have to be press fitted into the carbon fiber frame. There is no structural connection made between the arm fasteners and the power distribution board, this avoids lipo battery shorts during severe crashes. All of these features come together to produce the bare QAV-R airframe kit at only 98g (including the PDB, but no other electronics or motors). This is significantly lighter than the other frames and will give a competitive racer the edge.
Included with the Lumenier QAV-R FPV racing quadcopter 5" airframe kit is the popular Lumenier 4Power power distribution board, a XT60 pig-tail, and the silicone grommet holding method for the pig-tail, first introduced in the QAV210 Charpu and QAV180. Like the QAV210/180, the QAV-R kit enables mounting of small FPV camers in a fully encased assembly which protects the FPV camera during crashes, and enables the pilot to point the FPV camera at a wide variety of angles for optimum speed. The new Lumenier Neoprene Landing Pads are also included, these provide a simple, light-weight and crash-proof landing gear option which also soften the airframe during touch downs.
Lumenier has a wide variety of accessories available for the Raceblade QAV-R airframes. These accessories include a Lumenier 4Power Quick Swap Power Distribution Board, high quality carrying case, a super bright RGB LED board, vibration isolation HD camera mount, and more.
Each QAV-R Raceblade FPV racing quad kit comes complete with 4 arms sized to support either 4", 5", or 6" propellers. The corresponding frame sizes are listed below, measured diagonally from motor shaft to motor shaft.
Full 3K Carbon Fiber airframe featuring a solid 2mm main plate and 4mm removable arms
Custom aluminum hardware to enable one tool, quick swapping of arms in race pit settings
Black Oxide steel screws
Easy grip anodized spacers
Lumenier Neoprene Landing Pads
Multiple motor mounting holes to fit a variety of motors (M3 and M2 screw mounting patterns).
"Bumpers" on the end of the arms to protect the motor during a crash, just like the QAV250.
Flight controller cover plate includes cutouts for SMA connector and video transmitter as well as a holder for the included XT-60 Lipo pig-tail.
Included Lumenier 4Power power distribution board and XT-60 Pig-Tail to power ESCs and FPV flight electronics. The PDB can optionally be outfitted with a Pololu 12v or 5v voltage step-down (Pololu board not included).
Easy Lipo Access (suggested Lipo is a 1300mah 3 or 4s)
Support for 32mm board cams as well as 26mm cams in cases.
Support to carry HD camera (such as the GoPro 4, Mobius, or GoPro Session) with optional camera vibration mount (not included)
Airframe: 99g (airframe + hardware), 106g (with PDB).
AUW: The QAV-R FPV Quadcopter is flown with an AUW of ~290g depending on motor choice (includes all flight electronics and FPV gear, but without Lipo or HD camera).
The QAV-R FPV Quadcopter does not exhibit any vibration in the on-board FPV camera signal. For pilots that wish to equip their airframe with a Mobius, GoPro or GoPro Session, Lumenier offers a vibration isolation camera mounting kit (sold separately).
Lumenier QAV-R FPV racing quadcopter 5" airframe kit includes:
1 x QAV-R Carbon Fiber airframe
4 x 4mm Carbon Fiber Arms
1 x Board camera mount
1 x 26mm camera mount
1 x Set of black steel screws and aluminum hardware including knurled spacers
1 x Lumenier 4Power Power distribution board + set of 6mm stand-offs
1 x XT-60 Pig-Tail and silicone grommet
4 x Neoprene Landing Pads
1 x Lumenier lipo strap