great frame, can't wait to get my hands on one.
About the heat sink, very interesting. This gave me an idea. The alumni copter arms are milled, so would it not be possible to mill a heat sink into the existing arm ?
The surface of the arm is anyways big and you always have airflow, so the heat sink doesn't have to be big.
What do you think ?
The ESCs are mounted in the QAV500 frame so that there is a lot of airflow above and below them. So there should be no issue with cooling them during flight, even with the standard heat-sink.
Anyone have any idea how the supply of these frames will be? I mean if I signup for a preorder will I be waiting till 2015 because 4 millions people are on the list...Even worse the way I fly I will need lots and lots of spare parts will they be available?
http://qav500.com has an email sign up list that allows you to sign up to be informed of when the pre-order goes live. This notification will first go to the people on this email list. If everyone that is currently subscribed to this list was to buy a kit, we would sell out of the entire first batch of kits we are producing. But, it's unlikely that everyone that signed up will buy a kit, I think. Your best bet if you would like an early kit it is to: a) sign up for the list, and b) quickly place your order once you receive the status update with the pre-order going live. The sequence in which we are taking the orders will be the sequence in which we will fulfill the kits. We are also making spare parts available for every component of this frame, so if you do crash and break a part, you should be able to order the needed parts. Depending on how quickly we sell the first batch of kits we will know what quantity to order for the next batch of kits.
Already signed up for email. I'm just hoping you don't do a preorder starting on a tuesday at 11:59 pm because I have a feeling they will be sold out by midnight
A couple of QAV500 announcements
The Price: The kit will go on sale for $189.99
3 G10 Fiberglass Frame Plates
4 Machined Aluminum Arms
1 Power Distribution Frame Plate (solder the ESCs and Lipo connection directly to this board)
11 10mm Aluminum Spacers
12 35mm Aluminum Spacers
4 "Orange RC Bobbins" to connect the clean and dirty frame halves
1 "fpvmanuals" Lipo Strap made by Scorpion
1 Piece of Neoprene tape to help pad and mount FC and/or Cameras
Various other hardware, screws, and nuts
NOTE: Landing Gear not included!
Not previously announced, the kit will ship with a power distribution board. The board provides a total of 14 power connections for Lipos, ESCs, FPV electronics, LEDs, etc.
Landing Gear Options:
Carbon Fiber Tubes with Aluminum Clamps
"Ribs" produced by FrankenQuad
Now the painful wait begins.
Love the "peg" gear, and great call on the power distro plate!