FlightClub PROton Race Frame
PROton in Skeleton Mode – 215g, Canopy Mode 285g shown*
Designed from the ground up to be a race frame, the FlightClub PROton can adapt to any situation.
At the heart of the PROton is the Nucleus plate. It allows PROton to be configured into a total of 10 different frames. The Nucleus plate is a CNC milled 7075 aluminum plate that lets the PROton rock either a canopy or skeleton (standoff) mode. The Nucleus plate features threaded holes for the replaceable arms. This eliminates the need for M3 nuts or capture nuts that either strip or are a hassle to swap arms.
Borrowing a design feature from it’s brother Tokio, the Nucleus plate will have Butter Mounts. Butter Mount is an innovative way to mount the flight controller stack using custom silicon injection molded grommets that virtually eliminates vibrations.
Initially the PROton will be released with 6 arm options – 4″, 5″ Race, 5″ Practice, 5″ SX, 5.5″ and 6″. The 5″ arms will come in two styles, thinner Race arms and wider more durable Practice arms. Pick up some spare PROton Arms.
Just like the Tokio, PROton is loaded with details.
- Nucleus Plate CNC’d out of 7075 Aluminum
- Can wear a canopy or skeleton for people who like building with standoffs
- Threaded holes in the Nucleus plate for easy arm replacements. No nuts or pliers needed!
- Has 30.5×30.5mm and 20x20mm fc mount holes
- Butter Mount for a vibration free flight controller stack
- Chamfered edges on the bottom carbon fiber plate
- Countersunk holes on the bottom of the frame for a completely flat bottom
- Camera protection in both Canopy or Skeleton mode
- Camera Angle approximately: Canopy 30-80, Skeleton 0-80 degrees
- Approximate weight range 70 – 80g, depending on the configuration
See the FlightClub PROton Prototype
Recommended Base Build
This build is approximately 152g Canopy / 145g Skeleton without motors, props or battery.
- Spedix IS30A 4in1 ESC
- Lumenier LUX v2 or BetaFlight F4 flight controller
- FrSky R-XSR or XM+ receiver
- Foxeer Arrow Micro v2 camera
- TBS Unify RACE VTX
- Lumenier AXii U.FL for skeleton, Stubby for Canopy
Listed from lightest to heavier. Higher the KV the more powerful, lower KV is more efficient for longer flight times.
Base PROton will include the following:
- 1 – Nucleus CNC Aluminum Plate
- 1 – 3mm Chamfered, countersunk bottom CF Plate
- 4 – 4mm Arms
- 12 – Silicon injection molded Butter Mounts
- 4 – M3x20 Button head screw (for flight controller stack)
- 9 – M3x10 Flat Head Hex screws
- 4 – M3 Nylon nuts
- 1 – 1MM CF VTX Plate
- 2 – Antenna Tubes
- 2 – Antenna caps
- 1 – FlightClub Velcro Strap
Skeleton Mode will include the Base PROton above plus:
- 1 – 2mm CF top plate
- 4 – 25mm Black Standoffs
- 1 – TPU Camera mount adapter for Micro Camera
- 1 – TPU VTX / RX antenna mount
- 8 – M3x8 button head hex screws
Canopy Mode will include the Base PROton above plus:
- TPU Printed Canopy
- 2 – M3x10 Hex Standoff
- 2 – M3 Washer
- 2 – M3x5 Button head hex screw
- 2 – M3x8 Button head hex screw
Different height Standoffs can be used for higher or lower stacks.
*Images are of the prototypes. Final production versions may be slightly different. Don’t worry, they will be changes for the better.