Rotor Riot team pilot Tommy Tibajia dreamed of something that existing FPV frames were not able to provide - a truly balanced quad with most of the weight as close to the CG as possible. After over half a year of design work and testing, as well as many iterations of prototypes, Tommy’s dream has come true.
The Ummagawd Remix FPV Frame, unofficially dubbed “the Ummakwad”, has been designed to put most of the weight of the quad as close as possible to the center of gravity. It was no easy task to rethink the way traditional mini quads are built, but the end result looks and performs extremely well!
In order to centralize the weight, the electronic components are installed under the center plate, and the battery is placed sideways across the top of the frame. This gets the bulk of the mass in the very center of the frame and in line with the propellers, the source of thrust. Centralized 4 in 1 ESC systems are favored for this build, to maintain the theme of centralized weight distribution.
Unlike some frames on the market, the Remix frame is super easy to work on. The bottom cover plate opens like the hood of a car, giving easy access to the electronics stack for building and repair. The arms are also really easy to replace when the limits you are pushing push back on your quad.
The FPV camera on the Ummagawd Remix is mounted in a carbon roll cage of sorts - so it’s protected from crashes that might otherwise destroy the camera or lens. The roll cage is angled upwards so that it can allow high camera tilt - making it suitable for both freestyle and racing. The roll cage also serves as a tilted mount for a GoPro Session camera, so you’re one step closer to getting great HD footage!
Another interesting feature of the Ummagawd Remix frame is the slot on each arm for the motor wires. They keep the motor wires from sliding around over the edge of the arm, and prevent damaged or bent propellers from cutting the motor wires.
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The Ummagawd Remix does not fall short when it comes to good looks. Not only does it have titanium screws and gold anodized hardware, but it also has custom designed aluminum parts and a high-quality battery pad. The chamfered edges of the top-notch quality carbon fiber make the Remix feel great to the touch.
- True X (symmetrical) motor layout
- Optimized Center of Mass, places the mass directly in center of the frame
- FPV camera adjustable from 20 to 60 degrees
- Designed for either 5" or 5.5" props (6" available soon)
- Integrated aluminum HD cam mount w/anti jello pad (nomojel)
- Extreme non-slip Polyurethane battery pad (ummagrip)
- 3D milled arm locking design for best possible impact energy dissipation
- Change an arm by removing a single screw
- Precision machined carbon with chamfered edges
- Integrated motor wire guides
- Highly effective, motor protection bumpers
- CNC anodized aluminum Lipo pigtail retainer/lock
- Auxillary mounting holes for aftermarket HD camera mounts
- Integrated threaded inserts
- Fiber grain orientation has been optimized for strength on all carbon parts
- Swing open hatch design for easy maintenance
- Carefully protected electrical components
“Definitely flies better… and it behaves very well. Huge difference from my other frames, I prefer the remix 1000x”
“The frame has really good flight properties”
The first production batch includes "skid discs". These skid discs are optional, they are intended to be an aftermarket accessory for those who want to do some heavy skidding with their kwad. The idea is that the discs would wear out before the carbon sled. In fact, you could also use a metal washer or even titanium for some cool sparks!
The included instruction manual is an older version, don't freak out... it still has all of the info you need to build... it's just slightly confusing about an optional feature. There is a single m3x14mm bolt showing behind the session plate. This is NOT needed to put together the frame and is actually there for future aftermarket accessories created by 3d print manufacturers... Futureproofing!
Tolerances: you might find it difficult to get the m3 locknuts into the carbon. In fact, it might even seem impossible. Don't worry... it just takes some light filing to press it in. It's suggested that you take only a few passes with the file and test fit. When designing these parts, we have to take into account manufacturing tolerances of both the carbon as well as the locknuts. It's important these locknuts are a tight fit, otherwise, you risk it spinning when you tighten them down. Worst case scenario, you also file the locknuts as well... but we have not run into that situation.
1x Ummagawd Remix FPV Frame Kit
Different revisions have different colored hardware. Manufacturer decides this so we have no control.