Scarab QUAD X Stealth- Metal Armour v2.2 - Electronica - Quadcopter
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This is the NEW v2.2 ab-initio QUAD STEALTH METAL ARMOUR that all the Pro-Pilots are raving about as the best trainer - ARF Electronica - All Scarab 12mm class multicopters share similar core components and can be reconfigured to bigger Quadcopters or Carbon Quads by cross-grading the core section plates. We wanted to offer a special QUAD to prospective pilots who were getting into aerial photography but needed to build up their stick-time fast. Your likely a Pro Photographer but not a pilot. There is no substitute for air-time. For a noob pilot this means climbing the learning curve and spending more time airborne and less time building or re-building after every minor crash - so the Stealth was designed to have fewer parts and be nearly unbreakable following the usual lawn strikes and heavy ground contact events. To do this we have used super-strong 1.6mm thickness booms and set the 1175kv CarbonBird™ motors up to work well on both the older 3S2200 and like a rocket on the new 4S2200 LiPo. The best part is the Stealth METAL ARMOUR has the same core design , handling and stability of its bigger camera carrying brothers like QuadOcta - but the METAL ARMOUR is built in in the extra strong frame and 1.5mm booms making it armour plated for training incidents. so this way you can just keep storming around getting more air-time and becoming very hot on the sticks. Building good flying skill is vital and needs a really tough machine like Stealth-armour to get to the point where you just don't crash any longer. The Stealth is a total package and the motors/ESC/Props and and Airframe are the perfect combination - we have added our PARIS Sirius IMU control system = Hero ship. when you are ready - just add the optional GoPro upgrade kit or the optional FPV camera. Dont confuse or compare this Scarab Trainer with mass-produced spagetti plastic rubberwheel 450 or other cheapo flexing clones - this is the original metal armour SCARAB high performance trainer that quick on 3S and ballistic on 4S.
Super strong and rigid airframe - Aviation grade Metal trainer - flies on rails
Near unbreakable booms 1.6mm aluminium wall thickness 150mm - metal parts made by CNC
Long flight times - 10-12mins - efficient aero-dynamic design
Designed for the legendary PARIS 3200 IMU/CPU - ACRO - AUTO LEVEL - MAG and BARO - works with any 6Ch Receiver
Includes 4 x 18A CarbonBird ESC - 3s or 4S rated to 22Amps peak 10 secs
Includes a full LED orientation board - super bright Andromeda
Includes a power distribution harness
Includes a 4 way Y-Lead for ESC synchronisation
Excellent stability and perfect trainer for building lots of flying time in a small space like a garage or a living room or an urban backyard
whisper Quite - When operating the stealth outdoors - its so quite people dont even know its there - 5 Star neighbourhood rating - perfect for night flying or public parks by day
Small size for transport to work :) - 330x330mm - so it will fit in a box 330x330x100mm - props off. Everything else on and ready to fly.
Weight fully assembled with Rx, PARIs etc - WITHOUT LiPo main cell = 685g
NOTE : 1 : When we say nearly unbreakable - we dont mean deliberate attempts to crash it into concrete or unsafe pilot practices or dangerous flying - We recommend an open sports field with thick soft grass lawn - until you can hover nose-in.
NOTE : 2 : Whats the difference between this v2.2 Metal Armour and the v1 - bigger motors- more thrust - more speed - more payload carrying ability - now GoPro upgrade ready - bigger ESCs and 20mm longer booms - bigger battery size req'd
4 x 12mm x1.6mm wall thickness booms - Trainee Pilot - 150mm long aluminium 12mm/9mm - super tough
Motors - 4 x CarbonBird® 1175kva motors - 50g with NMB bearings and long wires installed - 3S = 650g thrust/motor ; 4S = 920g thrust per motor Set to Medium timing
Prop Adapters - 4 x Red/Silver Prop adapters 3.17mm/5mm shaft
Props - 8x4.5 tough props CW and CCW (plus 2 spares) = total 6 props
ESC - 4 x mighty 18Amp CarbonBird® ESC - these ESCs are double heat sinked and super-compact - made for multicopters
ESC Program card - set 1175kv motors to medium timing
super tough near unbreakable Airframe - CNC 2mm FR4 G10 with hardpoints pre-cut for addition GoPro holder to added down the track when you are ready fro them
CNC boom holders - RED anodised
CNC engine holders coolers - Red anodised
Andromeda LED Pilotorientation - Ultra-bright LED daylight board - Red/White and Blue LEDs indicate the front.sides and rear - day or night - V2 includes 12v FPV regs
1 x Power distribution harness
1 x 4 way YLead - ESC learning curve
4 x metal landing gear stand offs to protect the LiPo and keep the Quad Stealth level
Various M2 and M3 bolts
Nylon standoffs for mounting th PARIS board and the Andromeda LED board
Requires prop balancing - Props and motors can be balanced to run silky smooth by the owner - this is an important skill you must learn - its easy - but takes 3-10 mins per prop to do well - its a matter of adding blade tape to balance the props when running at speed - trial and error process. Pilots who say they did not balance their props are just short changing themselves - The entire IMU will fly better and the bearing will last longer when everything is balanced dynamically - Use the Forums and YouTube to search for Prop balancing videos.
Requires Advanced problem solving mental skills - NOT suited to people who cannot solve a puzzle - why? because you must understand a complex electronic UAV, to build it.
Excludes training - We are not responsible for training and do not offer a free TAFE/Uni course with every multicopter kit - sorry - Training is a reality of life. Different people need different amounts of training - Our experience is that most people with an "Above average aptitude" and problem solving mind EASILY build this aircraft - but some have an unrealistic expectation of their own abilities and fail. YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS before buying and make up your own mind if you understand everything, or not.
Question - I like the look of landing gear for my first Quad - are carbon Landing strong? Why aren't they included on Armour trainers?
Carbon fibre is VERY strong in TENSION - stronger than steel - but sudden impacts can smash carbon - its NOT resistant to hard crashing/smashing shear forces - kevlar is better for impact - For noobs we recommend using the supplied Red Aluminium Standoffs - aluminium is soft but very good at taking a hit in a crash - the 4 metal stubby landing gear are PERFECT for noobs because they protect the LiPo from impacts but can take all the early noob learning issues with throttle - Noob pilots dont react quick enough to power changes and then over react - so altitude holding is difficult for some - this is mainly due to inertia (it takes a second to see the result of power changes) = momentum effects - Pro's find it very very simple to hold height well as they make more rapid power changes in smal amounts than noobs - anyway the answer to this question is NO, DO NOT INSTALL CARBON landing gear for your first noob flights - not until you have mastered soft controlled VERTICAL landings on a dime! literally put down a coin and make sure you land in the exact spot on the metal studs - then your ready for Carbon fibre gear
Gello Free HD Video - To set up a Stealth Armour to be HD video ready (dont do his until after you have finished your Noob crashing phase) we recommend the following steps - Film at 127° 720p60fps
Reversed the bells to put the motors bells at the bottom - 1 min in a wood vice - if you dont understand this or dont know how to strip a brushless motor - then dont go down this track - ask a friend who can do it and has the tools
double checked all the collets are spinning true - visual check
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Information on assembling a kit can be gained by looking at the photos on the product page itself. If you stuck on an advanced kit
then first read the Quad Noobs guide
MultiCopters should hover at 50% throttle and fly for 10-15 mins.
Balance all props - vibration causes junk sensors data and gello in video - remove the SOURCE of the vibration by balancing
Use a quality prop balancer(Du-Bro 499 Tru-Spin Prop Balancer)
statically; then run them individually to check they are centred true and the tipshave the same path; any vibration will reduce the
effectiveness of the Wii gyro or anyother gyro.
Attach any IMU or sensors such as Sirius™, NAZA or WookM with vibration isolation gel - Board with sensors solder to directly
are just cheapo clones - commercial quality IMU use isolation vibration materials
Keep your PROPS OFF - not installed - until
you are fully conversant/understand in full the functions of your Tx in full including TRAV (end Points), the arm and disarm procedures
- realise that for a noob skiping or out-of-order set-up steps or moving sticks, or even static -
PROPS may start at anytime without warning. Never install props
prior to calibration of the ESC and testing the gyro orientation, and arm/disarm testing of the board - YOU are responsible - make
sure your actions and your Copter is safe - remove the prop -remove the risk.
Always maiden on default PIDs' - If the copter is not almost perfect on default PID's then DO NOT go straight to altering
the PID's! Most of the problems you will face as a noob will be caused by making wild assumptions or following myths from forums
- fly on default PIDs first - balance your props - make sure your ESC are calibrated and synchronized.
Dont be fooled by forum claims of kirby flashed ESCs - this software will melt your ESCs and give short flights - there is a lot
of bad info on forums
Safety in Australian Skies
Keep more than 30m from persons,choose an empty sports field for your first flights
Do not fly near pets, houses or cars
Never fly within 3nm of an airfield or above 400ft
Never install your props until after the Multicopter is fully tested and 100% correct without props. Engines can start
suddenly and without warning IF YOU FAIL to understand how they work or skip any steps.
Set your Tx/Rx binding to low throttle 1/4 position so that if the link is lost the copter will descend slowly.
Always keep your Copter in line of sight for one pilot ops - FPV is only legal in AU with a buddy on a buddybox -
2 person FPV is 100% legal using the buddybox system below 400'. See CASA Part 101 Regs
RC Flying is a privilege - please enjoy it. Don't show off and don't get over confident
Home movies are fine, but in Australia professional paid photography or videos from an RC aircraft requires
CASA Part 101 compliance, including exams and approved ops manuals and pilot competency tests by CASA official
which will cost several thousand up front.
Safety in USA Skies
USA multicopter Flyers be aware - FAA D.O.T USA published an AC 91-57 (Advisory Circular) on June 9 1981 to keep
flyers of models away from populated areas (people) and minimise hazard to persons and property on the ground -
the intention is conveyed by this AC
- It is titled Model aircraft operating Standards - Para 3. a) to e).
Clearly stated are the 400ft height limit and not closer than 3nm from an airport and the avoidance of populated
areas and parks.
Once used commercially a model in the USA becomes a U.A.S and pilots should read this document
regarding the use of multicopters for Comm Ops
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