I placed an order with HobbyKing for the new Quanum Trifecta Mini frame.
With DHL shipping selected, transit from China to me was only 6 days... Not a bad option but be prepared to pay Custom fees.
After inspecting everything, it looked like the frame design is excellent for line of sight flying.
The plastic seems to be pretty decent quality material.. Hopefully, it'll prove itself in the next few flights.
An area that the kit needs attention is the yaw mechanism:
This a great design,
but, on the one that I received, the tolerance was less than acceptable!
I had to sand the parts for a good 20 minutes to make sure that everything moves freely. It needs to move silky smooth or your yaw movement won't be smooth and the servo will burn eventually. Make sure that when you add the loctite to the screws that are metal to metal, you go gently with just a small drop, particularly for the yaw mechanism. You don't wan't loctite to go gum the parts...
Also, the small springs for the tail locking mechanism flew off while I was attempting to assemble it. If you insert in the frame where it is supposed to rest, it will hold in place, just be extra vigilant and you should be fine.
Motors: 3 x 2206 'Baby Beast' motors
ESC's: 3 x Afro 12A
Flight Controller: Naze32,
Propellers: 3 x Gemfan HQ 6045
Lipo: Zippy Compact 1300 25c
Servo: 1 x 9G metal geared servo (TGY-9018 MG)
Receiver: FrSky D4R-II (CPPM)
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Enjoy the build and the ride!
- Fun LOS model
- Compact when folded
- Not expensive package
- GoPro and Mobius mount included
- Not really good for FPV as there is not enough space to mount all the equipment
- Camera is all expose in front in case of a crash
- Not really any place to place FPV camera
- Not much room for battery underneath. I have 3d printed extended legs available here, this is a good solution to fit your battery!
It's a fun model to fly and practice with but after flying for about 10 flights, I cannot recommend it for FPV. If you want a good model for FPV, I would look more into the ZMR250 if you are on a budget. If budget is not a concern, I would go with the Hovership ZUUL.
Video of my Taranis radio setting: