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Jul 12, 2016, 02:58 PM
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The Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter


Introducing the Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter. A symmetrical X, light weight, super stiff, finely tuned airframe designed for high performance FPV Drone Racing. The QAV-X was created in collaboration with and named after the World-Famous Lumenier team pilot, CHARPU. This racing airframe is stripped down to the bare essentials without sacrificing strength and durability.



The QAV-X features a unique FPV camera and HD mounting system. The FPV camera is recessed partially below top plate and protected by the top cross bar, guarding your electronics. At the same time, the camera side walls act as an angled wedge to set your HD camera on for recording, such as a GoPro, at a 35 degree angle. No need to 3D print custom mounts to angle up your camera anymore, just add some of the included neoprene foam, securely strap down your camera and fly!

Buy the Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter here.




The main "unibody" 3mm or 4mm plate is CNC milled out of a solid sheet of premium Lumenier carbon fiber. The outer weave of the carbon fiber runs 100% down each arm of the QAV-X (0/90 weave), maximizing the strength of the carbon and arms. The center layers are offet at 45 degrees providing even and balanced strength throughout the entire plate.

The top plate includes an accessory antenna extension plate, allowing for multiple cable ties to lock down your antenna in place. No more damaging the SMA connection on your VTX. The top plate also has a cutout allowing access to your VTX button and LED displays for easy channel adjustment. The balancing bumps on the sides of the top plate make it easy to measure the center of gravity on your frame in the field to get the perfect balance.

Each kit includes a carbon fiber battery protector plate. The airframe is designed to strap a LiPo battery to the bottom, leaving the battery exposed during a hard landing or crash. Use this included plate to wrap underneath the battery, sandwiching the pack between the main plate and protector plate. Additionally, you can use the included Neoprene foam to create a landing pad on the bottom of the battery protector plate. This will help keep the airframe upright during take off and landings.

The airframe comes with high quality aluminum hardware. All screws are premium, black oxide steel. The spacers have a textured grip surface treatment, which facilitates holding of the spacers during assembly and servicing of the airframe. The spacers are also 28mm tall vs the standard 35mm. This gives the airframe a sleek, low profile look.
Included with the QAV-X CHARPU 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. Like the QAV210/180, the QAV-X 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.


Features
  • Full 3K Carbon Fiber airframe featuring a solid 3mm or 4mm main plate.
  • Dual purpose FPV and HD camera mounting solution.
  • Compact size for 5" propellers, 214mm motor to motor.
  • Black Oxide steel screws
  • Easy grip black anodized spacers
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • LiPo battery protection plate included.
  • Designed around popular 26mm sized cams in cases such as the Lumenier CM-650 or HS1177.
  • Support to carry HD camera at 35 degree angle(such as the GoPro 4, Mobius, etc).
  • Lightweight and rigid

Weight
  • Airframe (3mm unibody plate): 72g (airframe + hardware), 77g (with battery protector plate).
  • Airframe (4mm unibody plate): 88g (airframe + hardware), 93g (with battery protector plate).

Includes
  • 1x QAV-X CHARPU Carbon Fiber airframe kit
  • 3mm or 4mm carbon fiber unibody main plate
  • 2mm carbon fiber top plate
  • 1.5mm carbon fiber antenna plate
  • 2x 1.5mm carbon fiber camera sidewall plates
  • 1x 1.5mm HD camera mounting plate
  • 1x 1.5mm Battery protector plate
  • 1x Set of black steel screws and aluminum hardware including knurled spacers
  • 1x Lumenier 4Power Power distribution board + 3mm spacer / screw set
  • 1x set 6mm black polyamide spacers / screws for flight controller
  • 1x XT-60 Pig-Tail
  • 2x Neoprene foam tape
  • 1x Lumenier small lipo strap

Videos

Download QAV-X CHARPU logo artwork for your own video here.

Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Quadcopter flown by CHARPU himself!
Uncut X (2 min 54 sec)


The Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Quadcopter airframe flown by Tomz FPV
Green Track (1 min 27 sec)



Buy the Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter here.
The QAV-X will also be available through many of Lumenier's resellers worldwide. See the list of Lumenier dealers here.

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The QAV-XS Stretch

The Lumenier QAV-XS Stretch FPV Racing Quadcopter is a Stretch-X, light weight, super stiff, finely tuned airframe designed for high performance FPV Drone Racing. This racing airframe is stripped down to the bare essentials without sacrificing strength and durability. The Stretch-X has outstanding handling characteristics on pitch for a locked in, high speed forward flight, and quick snap rolls. This version features an ultra-durable 4mm carbon fiber main unibody plate.

Buy Here - http://www.getfpv.com/qav-xs-stretch...uadcopter.html

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Jul 12, 2016, 03:07 PM
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Jul 12, 2016, 03:31 PM
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I was wondering when this was releasing! I kept seeing pics on instagram from team pilots.




** Pre-ordered 4mm version
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Jul 12, 2016, 04:22 PM
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Seems like another winning frame Lumenier! The 4mm version is a bit heavy though...
Jul 12, 2016, 04:26 PM
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Yeah a little heavy but strong.
Jul 12, 2016, 06:06 PM
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Seems like another winning frame Lumenier! The 4mm version is a bit heavy though...
Both versions are extremely strong thanks to the customized high quality carbon and weave pattern. The 4mm version is about 16g heavier, but nearly indestructible. For some people adding a little extra weight will be worth it, and others will want to go as light as possible, saving every gram. The 3mm version is perfect for that.
Last edited by GetFPV; Jul 12, 2016 at 06:53 PM.
Jul 12, 2016, 06:23 PM
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Looks awesome!


The quad looks like the best of both worlds, solid HD cam mounting, but still a light X frame for racing

Only reason why I might not upgrade to this quad - will it be able to fit an immersion 600mw? (old gear I know, but it still works perfectly)
Jul 12, 2016, 06:46 PM
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The quad looks like the best of both worlds, solid HD cam mounting, but still a light X frame for racing

Only reason why I might not upgrade to this quad - will it be able to fit an immersion 600mw? (old gear I know, but it still works perfectly)
Yes it should still fit, it will be tight in there, but it should be doable. It will most likely stick out the rear a few mm.
Jul 12, 2016, 06:47 PM
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Great looking frame!
Jul 12, 2016, 07:30 PM
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Yes!!!! This is innovation. Other frame makers take note, all frames should mount the fpv cam and the HD cam on the same plane. Now if only someone would make a frame with an adjustable angle pod that houses both cams we would be all set. Sometimes I want to fly with 50 degrees, sometimes 20, and both the cams need to be in line and adjustable. This is a great step in that direction and I applaud Lumineer for the design.
Jul 12, 2016, 09:41 PM
Team Armattan
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Looks awesome! This is definitely on my 'need list'!!!
Jul 12, 2016, 11:11 PM
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It doesn't list the battery protector plate as included, will that be include also, or will it have to be purchased separately?
Jul 12, 2016, 11:57 PM
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It doesn't list the battery protector plate as included, will that be include also, or will it have to be purchased separately?
Yes it is included, the product page has been updated to show that. Thanks!
Jul 13, 2016, 02:07 AM
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No problem, this will be going on my list, and thanks for the fast response.
Jul 13, 2016, 02:55 AM
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I don't think there is a way to fit a GoPro Session on it? Is there an option to create holes on the cam mount on the side?


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