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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




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



    Where to buy the QAV-R?


    You can buy the QAV-R at GetFPV.com and other Lumenier dealers
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    Damn that looks sick. 103 grams is super light for an X with removable 4mm arms.
    If you didn't build it, don't fly it!!!!
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    Can you confirm guys will a TBS Powercube fit in the 5" version? I see those black brackets seem to raise the FC mounting a bit. Cheers,
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    Definitely impressive with how quick replacing arms looks like it will be. Got my interest and order.

    On that final image, the PDB looks like it's almost "locking" the ESC power cables in with plastic. Is that PDB going to be available anytime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hally1983 View Post
    Can you confirm guys will a TBS Powercube fit in the 5" version? I see those plastic brackets seem to raise it a bit. Cheers,
    We've not tested it with the TBS PowerCube. The black elements you reference are aluminum parts that are required to fasten the arms and can't be taken out. They are a total of 6mm high. As long as the PowerCube can fit within the overall 35mm cavity and the 6mm bottom spacers, then it should work, but again, not tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmonarch View Post
    Definitely impressive with how quick replacing arms looks like it will be. Got my interest and order.

    On that final image, the PDB looks like it's almost "locking" the ESC power cables in with plastic. Is that PDB going to be available anytime soon?
    That PDB is an optional accessory that will come in in a few weeks -- we call it the QuickSwap PDB. It has power taps that you can simply slide the ESC power cables into and fasten them with a set screw. The servo cable slides in below and is routed from the PDB to the FC. So, there is no soldering required to replace an entire arm with Motor and ESC -- any ESC will work. The arms can be pre-built by the pilots, checked for rotation. The arm can only go on one way -- so the rotation is goof proof. When you're prepping arms at home, you can not screw up by putting an arm into the wrong place while in the heat of the moment when at the field or race. We're uploading a video that talks all about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timnilson View Post
    That PDB is an optional accessory that will come in in a few weeks -- we call it the QuickSwap PDB. It has power taps that you can simply slide the ESC power cables into and fasten them with a set screw. The servo cable slides in below and is routed from the PDB to the FC. So, there is no soldering required to replace an entire arm with Motor and ESC -- any ESC will work. The arms can be pre-built by the pilots, checked for rotation. The arm can only go on one way -- so the rotation is goof proof. When you're prepping arms at home, you can not screw up by putting an arm into the wrong place while in the heat of the moment when at the field or race. We're uploading a video that talks all about this.
    Expect at least one customer (me) to buy it instantly. Such an awesome innovation. GetFPV rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmonarch View Post
    Expect at least one customer (me) to buy it instantly. Such an awesome innovation. GetFPV rules.
    Thanks! And, I am not sure it's clear or not, but the QuickSwap PDB can work on any quad frame that uses the popular mounting holes used by most flight controllers. It's not just an accessory for the RaceBlade frame. Same is true for the LED board that's coming out and the Landing Pads we're including with the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timnilson View Post
    We've not tested it with the TBS PowerCube. The black elements you reference are aluminum parts that are required to fasten the arms and can't be taken out. They are a total of 6mm high. As long as the PowerCube can fit within the overall 35mm cavity and the 6mm bottom spacers, then it should work, but again, not tested.

    Tim
    Ok Tim, I would be happy to take a 5" version if the powercube will fit, would it be possible to ask someone at the shop to test if one would fit inside? Ive got the parts for the next build waiting and was considering your 210 frame for the powercube build but would go for this one if it fits for sure.

    Thanks for the prompt reply.
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