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Dec 03, 2015, 05:59 PM
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New Product

Unleash the Kraken

Poster by Rod Santos

A seminal new product due for release in 2016. A race quad that challenges many preconceptions in quad design, construction and performance. If you plan to be competitive in 2016, we suggest you subscribe to this thread.

Preliminary Specifications*:
  • 220 size CF frame
  • Symmetrical motor pattern
  • Supports up to 6in propellers
  • 6mm thick base plate
  • Bare frame weight of ~60 grams
  • AUW of ~295grams with Cobra 2206 kv2100 and HQP6045
  • Ultra low drag coefficient

* based on actual flying prototype frames.

Frame Status

Project status as at end of November:
  • Design - complete subject to proto testing feedback and ongoing CFD analysis
  • Structural - finite element analysis complete subject to ongoing real world proto testing.
  • Component layout - basic layout finalised with opportunity for improvement.
  • Testing - 100+ batteries flown on various protos over several months.
  • Production - First production samples arranged.

Next Steps
  • Expanded Proto Testing - around a dozen proto frames are currently being shipped to test pilots around the world.
  • CFD - relentless effort to reduce drag and improve handling
  • Production - Production samples are currently being produced by our manufacturing partners for QA/QC testing.
  • Pricing and Distribution : TBA


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Last edited by boltrc; Dec 09, 2015 at 07:17 AM.
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Dec 03, 2015, 06:00 PM
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Build Video

Thanks to WELD!

Kraken Build (11 min 9 sec)
Last edited by boltrc; Aug 22, 2016 at 05:03 AM. Reason: Build Video
Dec 03, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Kraken 5 Photos

Kraken 5X Photos. The R is the same except 12mm arms, 2mm pod and 1.6mm PDB.
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Dec 03, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Sample Build Specs

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Dec 03, 2015, 06:02 PM
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Dec 03, 2015, 06:57 PM
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Dec 03, 2015, 07:37 PM
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Capturing favored build techniques here temporarily till Mark puts out the build video/instructions.

VTx Antenna Mod: http://s267.photobucket.com/user/ing...?sort=9&page=1

VTx & Camera power plug: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1625

XT60 Mounting: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1495
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Dec 03, 2015, 08:54 PM
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Dec 03, 2015, 09:41 PM
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Can't wait to see what's in store mark.
Dec 03, 2015, 10:01 PM
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Dec 03, 2015, 10:05 PM
lazrlabs & armattan ᕦ(॓_॔)ᕤ
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6mm at 60g? This is going to be fun!
Dec 03, 2015, 11:06 PM
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Oh yeah here we go
Dec 03, 2015, 11:19 PM
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Dec 04, 2015, 02:34 AM
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Very interested in some more detail From the info so far I imagining a 6mm unibody plate with mostly air (heavy cut outs). And a minimal footprint overall
Dec 04, 2015, 05:11 AM
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and guess who's going to fly one pretty soon

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