Integrated Extreme and Extreme upgrade frames are manufactured from 3/16″ thick clear Polycarbonate material.
Integrated Extreme main frame with hardware and battery strap weight: approximately 39.2 grams
Extreme upgrade main frame with hardware and battery strap weight: approximately 41.5 grams
Included top plate Weight: approximately 4.8 grams
Installation instructions initially provided from RC Groups member jperrigo:
6) Place another rubber O-ring on each screw and slide it down on top of the FC.
7) Thread another nut onto each screw and finger tighten. This should sandwich the two O-rings and FC. Make sure the FC can’t move but don’t tighten them too hard or the O-rings won’t provide the necessary vibration damping.
8) Slide the base of a stock EOX motor into each of the holes at the end of the arms so it extends slightly past the bottom side of the frame. Make sure the wires are coming out facing the FC so they fit in the square recessed area in the frame. You have a little bit of room to adjust the motors up and down but make sure that the motor housing will not be rubbing on the wires.
If the Extreme upgrade frame is being used, 6mm long screws are recommended for securing aftermarket motors to the frame. The motor mounting slots work with motors with screws centered from 12-16mm, however motor selection and mounting must be determined by the end user. Picnic Quads is not responsible for any potential damage caused by use of aftermarket motors.
9) Holding the affixed nuts with a 1/4″ wrench or pliers, tighten the allen screws at the end of the arms just until each motor is held securely in a mount and cannot be pushed upward from the bottom by hand. An additional 1/4 turn may be added for extra security, however care should be taken to ensure the clamp is no over tightened. Thorough inspection of each motor clamp should be completed during every pre-flight inspection and after every crash. If visible cracks or defects are observed please cease use of the frame immediately.
10) Insert your motor wires into the blocks on the FC and screw them down. I threaded the wires through some straws just to make things look a little cleaner.
11) Install your blades on your motors.
12) Thread another nut onto each of the nylon screws. Check to see where your blades line up and adjust the nuts up or down so that the blades will not line up directly with the top plate. The alignment doesn’t really matter with the stock RC logger blades (short ones) or with the bullnose 5045 props.
13) Place the top plate over the screws and check to make sure there is some clearance from the props. Adjust the nuts up or down as needed.
14) Thread another nut onto each of the screws and tighten them down to hold the top plate in place.
15) Install whatever legs you want. I’m using long RC logger legs and mounting them with zipties).
16) Go fly!