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Old Dec 29, 2015, 05:03 PM
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QAV-R FPV Racing Quadcopter (4", 5", 6") by Lumenier (formerly RaceBlade)


Introducing the The Lumenier QAV-R FPV racing quadcopter airframe!

The QAV-R is a light weight, super stiff, finely tuned airframe designed for high performance FPV Drone Racing. The airframe implements 4mm thick removable arms and supports various arm sizes supporting 4", 5", and 6" propellers. Lumenier's QAV-R brand comprises a number of highly specialized components for the FPV Drone Racer.

The QAV-R is available now!



The Lumenier QAV-R quad deploys and improves the removable center X arm position made popular in pro pilot circles by the Alien racing quad and further refines the popular center section of the Lumenier QAV210/180 with a number of key innovations. To enable extremely fast arm changeovers in race pit settings, the QAV-R frame implements custom developed, precision machined aluminum mounting hardware. This hardware allows a pilot to remove an arm by removing 3 screws from the bottom of the airframe without the need to worry about holding nuts or other hardware on the inside of the airframe. One 2mm Allen tool is all that is needed to completely remove an arm within seconds. The custom aluminum hardware also stiffens the frame core and eliminates the need for captive nuts that would have to be press fit into the Carbon Fiber. No structural connection is made between the arm fasteners and the power distribution board to avoid shorts during severe crashes. The bare QAV-R frame kit weighs only ~100g (with PDB and hardware, but no other electronics or motors), significantly lighter than the competition.

The airframe comes with Aluminum hardware. The screws are premium, black oxide steel. The long aluminum spacers are anodized black and, for the first time, have a textured grip surface treatment, which facilitates holding of the spacers during assembly and servicing of the airframe.

Included with the QAV-R kit is the popular Lumenier 4Power power distribution board which can be fitted with an optional Pololu voltage drop-down circuit (to 12v or 5v), a XT60 pig-tail, and the silicone grommet holding method for the pig-tail introduced in the QAV210/180. Like the QAV210/180, the QAV-R kit enables mounting of small FPV camers such as the Lumenier CM-650 in a fully encased assembly which protects the FPV camera during crashes and enables pointing the FPV camera at a wide variety of viewing angles.

Also included are the new Lumenier Neoprene Landing Pads, which provide a simple, light-weight, crash-proof landing gear option, which also soften the airframe during touch downs.

Lumenier has a wide variety of accessories available for the QAV-R airframe. These accessories include a high quality carrying case, a super bright RGB LED board, vibration isolation HD camera mount, and more.

Size Versions

Each QAV-R 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.

Features
  • 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 such as the Lumenier CM-650.
  • Support to carry HD camera (such as the GoPro 4, Mobius, or GoPro Session) with optional camera vibration mount (not included)

Weight

Airframe: 91g (4"), 99g (5"), 109g (6") (without PDB)
AUW: The QAV-R FPV Quadcopter is flown with an AUW of ~300g depending on motor choice (includes all flight electronics and FPV gear, but without Lipo or HD camera).

Optional Accessories

HD Vibration Mount
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).

Includes
  • 1x QAV-R Carbon Fiber airframe
  • 4x 4mm Carbon Fiber Arms
  • 1x Board camera mount
  • 1x 26mm camera mount
  • 1x Set of lightweight aluminum screws and hardware including knurled spacers
  • 1x Lumenier 4Power Power distribution board + set of 6mm stand-offs
  • 1x XT-60 Pig-Tail and silicone grommet
  • 4x Neoprene Landing Pads
  • 1x Lumenier lipo strap

Videos

Overview and features video

Introducing the Lumenier RaceBlade FPV Racing Quadcopter (14 min 37 sec)


The Lumenier QAV-R FPV Quadcopter 5" airframe flown by Skitzo

Limitless (1 min 57 sec)


Where to buy the QAV-R?

You can buy the QAV-R at GetFPV.com and other Lumenier dealers
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Old Dec 29, 2015, 05:08 PM
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Old Dec 29, 2015, 07:07 PM
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Eh no bottom plate to sandwich the arms seems like a major oversight...
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Old Dec 29, 2015, 07:19 PM
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wait, a lumenier alien?
Old Dec 29, 2015, 07:53 PM
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+1, the no bottom plate 'seems' like it would put double the stress at the single shear point of each bolt. BUT, hey, maybe that's not an issue. I like some of the ideas regarding the strain relief for the power cable. Also, my blackout would stress crack the top plate with the strain relief SMA connector.. I think the little tab for that may also be a possible weak point..

BUT, I bet there is weight savings in all of this, which if your building a racing machine that may be an acceptable trade off of durability vs weight..
Old Dec 29, 2015, 08:10 PM
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+1, the no bottom plate 'seems' like it would put double the stress at the single shear point of each bolt. BUT, hey, maybe that's not an issue. I like some of the ideas regarding the strain relief for the power cable. Also, my blackout would stress crack the top plate with the strain relief SMA connector.. I think the little tab for that may also be a possible weak point..

BUT, I bet there is weight savings in all of this, which if your building a racing machine that may be an acceptable trade off of durability vs weight..
We've been testing the airframe quite extensively along with some other pilots for the past few months. We have not seen any issues come up with regards to the mounting of the arms. They have proven to be very strong so far. It is true there is always a balance between being as light as possible while at the same time maximizing strength. We think we have found a very good balance, which is important for a race focused airframe.
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Old Dec 29, 2015, 08:12 PM
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I just ordered a 210.... bugger! Nice looking quad, subbed
Old Dec 29, 2015, 08:17 PM
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wait, a lumenier alien?
I don't think it's close to an alien at all, closer to the pup from Dronewolf that is mechanically really good !
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I don't think it's close to an alien at all, closer to the pup from Dronewolf that is mechanically really good !
Yeah, looks pretty similar to the DroneWolf
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Old Dec 29, 2015, 08:46 PM
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I don't think it's close to an alien at all, closer to the pup from Dronewolf that is mechanically really good !
either way im not mad, im a big fan of that X shape mounting. I've been eyeballing a charpu edition 210 but now i'm not so sure. Time to go look up this Dronewolf frame.
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Old Dec 29, 2015, 11:46 PM
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The fully built ones don't look like they have room for a tilted GoPro.
Old Dec 30, 2015, 12:14 AM
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The fully built ones don't look like they have room for a tilted GoPro.
It actually does in a couple of different ways. Many people simply mount the GoPro on the top plate at the front and strap it down. (Same as the QAV180/QAV210).

Keep in mind that in the photo you are referring to, the batteries are shifted forward to the middle to balance the airframe without a HD camera on the front. The battery can slide towards the back to make room for a GoPro style camera on the front of the top plate.

Alternatively we have a vibration isolated camera plate that will hold a GoPro at an angle of your choosing.

http://www.getfpv.com/qav180-210-car...ro-mobius.html

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Old Dec 30, 2015, 12:18 AM
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Keep in mind that in the photo you are referring to, the batteries are shifted forward to the middle to balance the airframe without a HD camera on the front. The battery can slide towards the back to make room for a GoPro style camera on the front of the top plate.
It was the batteries moved forward that had me concerned.

I'm gonna place an order tomorrow. Thanks!
Old Dec 30, 2015, 12:31 AM
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Is the fast ESC connection coming with the frame or is it extra ?
If it's extra, where to find it and at what price please ?


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