Frame Size: Refers to approximate distance diagonally between motor centers.
Wide arm CF/Birch core frames are available for added stiffness and durability and require wide arm motor mounts.
Integrated Polycarbonate frames include a 2-56 threaded hole near each motor mount and feature cutouts /slots to install 3mm LEDs for frame illumination.
The Platform 100 is considered the standard size platform frame and was the first developed. Very similar in size to many other micro quads on the market, this frame size offers a great balance of agility, stability and visibility. 1.25X2.8″ (31.75X71.1mm) approximate main platform size (excluding arms).
The Platform 120 is essentially the Platform 100 scaled up to a 120 size. This frame offers increased visibility, more surface area and is in general seems to be the most forgiving of the Platform frames to fly. The larger size does mean a somewhat less agile flight, so it is very well suited to camera/accessory carrying. 1.5X3.45″ (38.1X87.6mm) approximate main platform size (excluding arms).
The Efficiency platform offers a blend of the platform frames and the X-shape of the efficiency series. Offered in Polycarbonate with 8.5mm integrated motor mounts in 100 and 120mm size. Provides the same main platform size as the platform 100 and 120 frames with a cutout in the front as shown.
These attach to the 2 mounting holes at the front or rear of the frame using the included screws and nuts to provide additional mounting surface. May also be mounted with Accessory plate mounting kit or 2-56 hardware.
Designed to fit 6, 7 and 8.5mm brushed motors
Since these motor mounts are manufactured using an SLA process some of the internal features will likely be filled with a plastic powder. This material can be removed from these areas with a razor knife, toothpick or other small tool. Occasionally, light scraping or sanding may be required to install a motor into a mount or mount onto a frame
Available to attach small accessories to the micro platform frames.
Lightened accessory plates feature the same outside profile as the solid plates but feature internal cutouts as shown, making them lighter weight.
Can be attached to platform main frame using the included assembly kit or optional 2-56 hardware available on the hardware / fasteners page.
May be spaced up to 5/16″ from the main frame using the included assembly kit.
Below is a video showing installation of a platform accessory plate using the included kit.
All micro platform frames are manufactured from 1/8″ thick material.
Carbon fiber Birch core material frames are supplied with a twill weave gloss surface on 1 side and a textured finish on the other. Either side may be used as the top surface. Since the core of this material is birch plywood, the edges of the profiles are of a wood color. This can be easily colored with a permanent marker or painted if desired.
Polycarbonate frames are supplied clear in color with a smooth surface on each face. Although slightly heavier and less rigid than the Carbon Fiber / Birch core frames, the flexibility of Polycarbonate generally leads to higher durability.