This is a thread to post your review of that new part you have just bought from your local / non local FPV supplier.
Hopefully, with the aid of the site search mechanism, users here can get a balanced opinion on their potential purchase that is residing in your basket.
I’ll kick this off with a recent purchase:
Steele 5 drone frame (link below).
This frame will fit a mini camera (so you can adapt it to fit a micro or nano);
It will fit a double stack (4 in 1 esc & fc) in the centre;
It has a rear part for either analogue or a hd vtx;
The arms are 5mm thick which is a must and are suitable for separate esc’s;
It’s very cheap.
The supplied lipo pad is not very grippy. Best to use ummagrip;
The rear section means that you cannot use 51xx props. 50xx only;
If you break an arm, the whole centre stack must be lifted. Not a quick repair;
You will probably find that you’ll have to rotate your 4 in 1 esc 180 degrees. So motor mapping required.
Overall, I like the frame. Its light, compact and there are plenty of stl’s for upgrades.
Great idea for a thread Karl Just a quick question mate. Why can’t you use 51xx props? I’ve been using 5150 props on mine with no issues so far.
On my build I used the velcro lipo grip because it was lighter so not tried the rubber grip yet. Also I’m pretty sure (although not tried it yet) you can change an arm by just undoing the 2 screws and then loosening the other screws on the underside of the frame.
I really like that 3D printed vtx mount, looks great
I found that my 51xx props hit the rear standoffs. Is your frame the exact copy of my apex copy?
Also, the grip nuts for the arms in my frame seem to spin if the arm bolt isn’t tightened enough. So if I undo the inner arm bolt, its tricky to get the nut back in place
It should be a true X and all the arms should be identical front, back and whichever way around they are. It’s one of the reasons I chose the frame as you only have to carry one type of spare arm Steve
I’ve just taken another look at your frame and there are some minor differences. Mine looks to be a slimmed down cheaper version.
Although your frame will take 51xx props, as illustrated via your uploaded images, I believe my frame is far superior and will be more supreme in flight. Sorry mate. That’s the way the cookie crumbles