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Dec 20, 2016, 06:12 PM
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The Lumenier QAV-SKITZO Dark Matter FPV Freestyle Quadcopter


The Lumenier QAV-SKITZO Dark Matter FPV Freestyle quadcopter is a symmetrical X, ultra-durable, finely tuned airframe designed for high performance FPV Freestyle flying. The QAV-SKITZO was created in collaboration with and named after the flow master himself SKITZO FPV. This freestyle airframe has been designed from the ground up to withstand the rigors of freestyle flying like Skitzo put their airframes through.




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The QAV-SKITZO features premium Lumenier carbon fiber with a beautifully finished chamfered edge, giving the quad a sleek look while also improving the durability by removing hard edges. Each plate is sealed with a layer of clear coat paint further strengthening each piece and giving it an awesome finished look. No rough edges or carbon dust to worry about, and no sanding required.

The airframe features removable 4mm carbon fiber arms and 3mm thick top and bottom plates. The arms are sandwiched between the bottom plate and 2mm battery plate giving you an incredible 9mm thick of carbon fiber at the center of the body. Each arm is secured in place with just 2 screws and a threaded aluminum bar on top. This allows you to remove 1 arm by simply taking out 2 screws with just 1 tool.

Not only does this airframe fly amazingly, but it looks great too with Skitzo's original astro-photography featured in the custom sticker sheets. Each QAV-SKITZO kit comes with a complete airframe sticker set showing off some stellar space photography shot by Jonathon himself. Pair these graphic frame stickers with the included custom purple spacers for a truly cosmic look!



Each 4mm arm and plates are 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-SKITZO (0/90 weave), maximizing the strength of the carbon and arms. The center layers are offset at 45 degrees providing even and balanced strength throughout the entire plate.

The top plate includes two accessory antenna plates, allowing for multiple cable ties to lock down your antenna in place, or vertically mount your VTX and SMA connector. No more damaging the SMA connection on your VTX. Alternatively you can use the vertical antenna plate, enabling a vertical VTX install on the tail. The top plate also has a cutout allowing access to your VTX button and LED displays for easy channel adjustment. The 3mm top plate has multiple notches along the side making it a versatile mounting plate for a variety of HD camera mounts.

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 35mm tall giving you plenty of room for all the electronics to be protected inside.

Included with the QAV-SKITZO 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 QAV-X and QAV-R, the QAV-SKITZO kit enables mounting of small FPV cameras 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 with removable 4mm arms.
  • Ultra durable 3mm top and bottom plates
  • Custom Skitzo decal sticker sheet
  • Compact size for 5" propellers, 214mm motor to motor.
  • Black Oxide steel screws
  • Easy grip purple anodized spacers
  • "Bumpers" on the end of the arms to protect the motor during a crash
  • 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).
  • Designed around popular 26mm sized cams in cases such as the Lumenier CM-650 or HS1177.
  • Lightweight and rigid

Weight
  • Airframe: 96g (airframe + hardware), 100g (with sticker decal).

Includes
  • 1x QAV-SKITZO Dark Matter FPV Freestyle Quadcopter
  • 4x 4mm carbon fiber arms
  • 3mm carbon fiber top plate
  • 3mm carbon fiber base plate
  • 2mm carbon fiber bottom plate
  • 1.5mm carbon fiber antenna plate
  • 1.5mm G10 vertical antenna mount
  • 1.5mm carbon fiber side rack plate
  • 2x 2mm carbon fiber camera sidewall plates
  • 1x Skitzo Dark Matter Airframe Sticker Sheet
  • 1x Set of black steel screws and aluminum hardware including knurled spacers, cable ties
  • 2x No-slip silicone battery pad
  • 1x Lumenier 4Power Power distribution board
  • 1x set 6mm black polyamide spacers / screws for flight controller
  • 1x XT-60 Pig-Tail
  • 1x Neoprene foam tape
  • 1x Lumenier small lipo strap

Optional Accessories

The QAV-SKITZO airframe is compatible with the Lumenier Race Pod Cover. Replace the top plate and spacers with this aerodynamic racing pod.

>> Buy the QAV-SKITZO Here.


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Dark Matter Frame Build (7 min 44 sec)
Last edited by GetFPV; Dec 20, 2016 at 07:21 PM.
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Dec 20, 2016, 08:35 PM
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Love it.... Time to order one to go with my SKITZO Ceramic motors.
Dec 21, 2016, 01:38 PM
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Love it.... Time to order one to go with my SKITZO Ceramic motors.
Glad you like it! Skitzo has been flying them for a few months now and really loves it as well.

As a side note, more sticker packs will be available separately soon with different color and pattern options for those of you wanting a different look.
Dec 21, 2016, 04:33 PM
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Will KISS escs fit on those arms?
Dec 21, 2016, 05:21 PM
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Pre ordered mine.

It looks magnificent .

I'll definitely be running the Skitzo Cermaic bearing motors. I've been waiting for the right frame to put some on. How much "righter" does it get .
Dec 21, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Will KISS escs fit on those arms?
Yes they will fit. The 24A KISS is a little wider than the arm by about 3mm, but shouldn't be an issue. The arm on the QAV-SKITZO is 14mm wide and 4mm thick.
Dec 21, 2016, 07:18 PM
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Yes they will fit. The 24A KISS is a little wider than the arm by about 3mm, but shouldn't be an issue. The arm on the QAV-SKITZO is 14mm wide and 4mm thick.
Last thing I want is big o'l ESC's coveing those sick graphics on the arms.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...n-One-ESC-s-FC

Hopefully they'll release a 24A version. I use the Lumenier 35A 4 in 1 ESC's ATM.
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Dec 21, 2016, 10:22 PM
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Frame looks great! But I was wondering what the height of the standoffs are and will this frame work with the Full Size TBS Powercube (with the ESC's in the stack) and/or the TBS Powercube Elite? Thanks for any input...
Dec 21, 2016, 11:29 PM
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Frame looks great! But I was wondering what the height of the standoffs are and will this frame work with the Full Size TBS Powercube (with the ESC's in the stack) and/or the TBS Powercube Elite? Thanks for any input...
The spacer height is 35mm, and yes it should be able to accommodate power stacks. Lots of room inside
Dec 23, 2016, 02:38 AM
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I have mine on order with some Skitzo ceramic bearing motors.
Dec 23, 2016, 03:54 PM
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I love Lumenier frames great quality. now I have to get me this one too.! Count another preorder here love stickers too!
Dec 23, 2016, 04:18 PM
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I love Lumenier frames great quality. now I have to get me this one too.! Count another preorder here love stickers too!
Awesome, thanks so much for the orders! Additional sticker set designs will be available separately in the near future as well
Dec 23, 2016, 06:29 PM
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I can see mine ending up as a shelf queen. It's almost to pretty to fly. I might need a 2nd one
Dec 23, 2016, 08:31 PM
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The spacer height is 35mm, and yes it should be able to accommodate power stacks. Lots of room inside
So since this is his frame, can you ask John what PDB, FC, OSD and ESCs he's running? You know, in case people want to fly "his" quad.
Dec 24, 2016, 07:56 AM
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So since this is his frame, can you ask John what PDB, FC, OSD and ESCs he's running? You know, in case people want to fly "his" quad.
Some of his gear is in testing. ESC's etc.

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