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FlightClub Freestyle Frame : Bangkok!

FlightClub Freestyle Frame : Bangkok!


*Pictures here are a 3D printed mockup.  Final version will be carbon fiber and CNC aluminum.

Finally!  It’s here, the freestyle frame I’ve been working on!  Introducing the FlightClub Bangkok

flightclub freestyle frame bangkok

With most frames the hardest part of building a new quad is figuring out how you’ll mount all the components.  You don’t have to worry about that with the Bangkok.  Everything from the camera to the battery plug has been designed to have a spot.

flightclub freestyle frame bangkok

Features:
  • 230mm wide x pattern frame
  • It uses T700 4.5mm carbon fiber chamfered arms with 15mm width in the middle.  T700 is the strongest carbon available for quad frames.  It’s a uni-directional carbon meaning it’s stronger in one direction which is what you want for arms.  Once we get the prototype and test a bit we may go up to 5mm arms, it will depend on the weight.
  • Right now for the prototype there will be just one arm option 5″ arms but the production version will have more arm options, like 6 and 7″
  • The motor pattern will fit the newer 16×16 and older 16x19mm motors
  • 3mm 7050 CNC Nucleus plate with butter mounts for 30×30 and 20×20 components
  • 8 threaded holes for the arms
  • One screw arm removal.
  • Arms are joined in the center so they will be rock solid
  • The front end will have a 7050 CNC cage that’s designed to fit micro and mini cameras.  There will be an A and B plate.  The plates will be milled out on one side so it can fit a mini or micro camera by just flipping the A and B plates.
  • Built in hi-def camera mount that will fit the gopro session or hero form factors.  
  • Option for a rear proton gopro session mount for some cool chase footage
  • Built in XT60 holder, SMA mount and will have rx mounting options also.
  • 2.5mm bottom plate
  • Top plate will have about 100mm or 4″ of space.  Enough room for up to an 1800mAh pack.

flightclub freestyle frame bangkok

Frames that are too complex are a pain to build and even worse to repair.  The Bangkok is designed to be simple, easy to build, easy to do repairs and tough!

The Bangkok will have a nucleus plate that will have butter mounts for 30×30 and 20×20 components.  The fc screws will be completely isolated from the arm screws.

There will be 8 threaded holes for the arm screws.  We are testing a new method of swapping arms.  Each arm will have two screws but only one screw needs to be removed to swap out an arm.  The other screw hole is slotted so it can slide out.

The arms will be joined in the center so it’ll be rock solid when it’s mounted.

Right now the arms will be made of 4.5mm T700 carbon fiber.  Depending on the final weight of the frame we may go up to 5mm if needed.

 

flightclub freestyle frame bangkok

flightclub freestyle frame bangkok

Want to win a Bangkok frame?

Want to win a chance to be a tester for this frame?  We’ll be giving away a prototype AND a final version when they are available.

Contest details: LIKE the video and put in the comments on YouTube what you think about this frame.  What do you like or dont like about this frame or any other thoughts on the frame.

Only subscribers to the YouTube channel will be eligible to win so make sure you subscribe.

We will choose a winner from the comments in about 2 weeks when we get the prototypes.

Good Luck!

flightclub freestyle frame bangkok

2018-11-09T18:18:51+00:00 News|16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Jeffrey Gustin 11/09/2018 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you Jesus!

  2. Andre Waters 11/09/2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I like the frame. Hope it is really durable. Design favors the chameleon so hope quad performance is awesome.

  3. Lonnie R Wasden 11/10/2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    I love the Bangkok frame.its low profile and killer looks are going to make one hell of a free style frame.i can’t wait to fly it thanks flight club and especially to you mike.you are a genius on all things quads.

    • Mike Tseng 11/10/2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      thanks Lonnie! appreciate your support!

  4. Austen Elam 11/10/2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Looks extremely well thought out. Doesn’t look like you will be getting battery leads cut by props on this top mounted battery frame

    • Mike Tseng 11/12/2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

      thanks Austen, yeah that’s the idea. we’ll see in the testing

  5. Prosper ptruck 11/12/2018 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Hey Mike, As always your frames are very well thought out. Lately I’ve been trying to use some gps modules would like to see a frame with a well thought out gps placement. The arms in my opinion should be a 5mm! Perhaps a long range frame utilizing the 2,4 video frequency and the crossfire tx different has always been your style!

    • Mike Tseng 11/12/2018 at 11:15 pm - Reply

      thanks! yes, due to popular demand the arms will be 5mm. i’ll look into the GPS option

  6. Mr. Jasso 11/13/2018 at 1:03 am - Reply

    That’s a nice frame!

  7. ngoc doan 11/20/2018 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    tôi rất muốn có đc nó để kiểm tra

  8. rakr 11/23/2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Hey Mike, Cool frame. The nucleus plate in a freestyle frame is awesome. The idea with the interchangable cam-frame is great. A very easy way to make every common camera work on the frame.
    Nevertheless, I see two points of improvement to make that frame even better.

    – The lower plate should have two additional holes to provide a place for the rear screws for the rear 30,5mm stack. The two holes don’t hurt an it would be a nice optional extra. Just imagine a standoff to the plate in picture https://i1.wp.com/fpv-flightclub.com/wp-content/uploads/flightclub-freestyle-frame-bangkok-1009.jpg?fit=1000%2C667&ssl=1

    – The arms should have a bit more beef around the inner screw holes. The line from the center hole along the inner screw holes to the outside is the weakes point of the arm. A bit more fiber on the outside of the inner holes should strengthen that (there were similar discussions in the TBS source one community 0.1 -> 0.2).

    • Mike Tseng 11/23/2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      hi! Yes i will add holes for additional support of the rear shelf.

      we just got the arms and they are massive so we’ll test the strength. yeah i know what you are talking about, we learned this lesson on the tokio arm hole patterns.

      thanks for the feedback!

  9. E Helm 12/03/2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I hope you don’t freak out but I fly LOS freestyle with no cameras and I can’t wait for this frame. I always purchase freestyle frames and cut off the front and rear decks so I have a low small top mount battery frames. Most frames are a pain to modify this way but if you put that stand off just behind or even on the mounting plate this frame looks like the easiest one to modify I have seen. Please keep up the good work Sir.

    • Mike Tseng 12/03/2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

      oh wow, this would be really easy for you to chop off the front and back cause i just added the middle standoff. hehe

  10. Don Solomon 12/03/2018 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I had planned on doing a Tokyo build with the DJI Ocusync System but figured it was to small. This frame looks a lot better fit.

    If I sent you this, would you be interested in doing a video of how you would build it?

    • Mike Tseng 12/04/2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

      thanks Don! That sounds like a cool build but I have way too many projects going on. I wont have time to research that and build it. sorry

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