AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! ESTIMATE RELEASE DATE: 11/1/2017
Apex SLSX5.1 is a Simple-Light-Stretched-X racing drone capable of taking a 5.1" propeller. Apex is purpose built for track racing, its super low frame weight of 68grams (approx) makes it extremely quick and its acceleration almost instant.
The key focus of this frame was simplicity and light weight. The frame is minimalistic and extremely easy to build, Apex can be flight ready within an hour.
Main chassis plate is a single piece 4mm thick carbon fibre plate, edges chamfered for goodness and feel. The arms of this frame have been filleted and tapered for maximum chassis strength, rigidity, and minimal drag.
The single bolt flip-top deck lid, makes access to the electronics stack for maintenance almost instant. Field repairs and maintenance between race heats isn't even a question, its that simple and that quick! The deck lid has notches cut into its sides so a VTX or receiver can be zip-tied to its underside for easy access and heat dissipation.
The slim profile of the deck lid offers the maximum amount of protection for your electronics in a crash and the least amount of drag for pulling away at full throttle.
The electronics bay features a full 35mm of vertical stack space, so it is now possible to fit a quadruple high electronics stack in your frame.
Camera side plates are notches to make it super easy to set your camera angle, the first notch is set at 10degrees and goes all the way up to 90degrees if you want to stare at the moon before takeoff.
There is no camera angle limit on this frame!
As the sides of the camera are flush, a bolt removed each side of it allow you to easily slide the camera straight out the front of the frame, swapping out a busted camera is now no stress at all.
Listed below is everything included in your Apex SLSX-5.1 kit.
Please remember to indicate in the notes section at checkout what colour option you would like, standard is ghost red!
We have Red, Black, Blue, Purple and Green available for you.
1 x 4mm carbon fibre main plate (chamfered edge goodness)
1 x 2mm carbon fibre top deck lid (chamfered edge goodness)
2 x 3mm carbon fibre deck lid holders
2 x 2mm carbon fibre side plates for camera (notched to indicate cam angle)
5 x 10mm M3 button cap bolts
2 x 12mm M3 button cap bolts
2 x M3 Aluminum nylock nuts (choose your colour)
3 x M3 stainless steel nylock bolts
1 x 35mm Aluminium standoff
Fasteners have been matched up together in separate packets to make it easier to assemble the frame.
1 x Battery Pad (low density foam, keeps it light, self adhesive backing keeps it in place)
1 x Shock absorbing Antenna bracket
1 x Zip-tie pack
The Apex SLSX-5.1 frame kit comes with everything you need to put the frame together, it doesn't come with any electronics.
This frame is designed for racing.
This is not a proximity or acro frame for chopping down trees and concrete pillars, if you are looking for something like that or you want to drive over your quad with a car, have a look at Taboo.
You should aim for a AUW of between 260-270grams.
Be mindful of the electronics you select for this frame and the weight added to it by ancillaries, often not necessary.
The response and feel of this frame is something truly awesome at low AUW's and it is more than possible to get the AUW weight below 250 grams with some careful planning and component selection.
Have a go, see what a difference it makes!
Apex is designed to take a quadruple electronics stack, you have a full 35mm of vertical build space within the frame cavity, so you have the choice to stack multiple boards of your choosing.
The only limitation to electronics is the choice of camera, this frame is designed for mini sized cameras.
Please note the photos for this product were taken during final prototyping, finish, component flow, fastener colour and selection may change without notification.