We get many requests to recommend mini quad parts, but It’s impossible for someone to review every product in this hobby. So we have created these “Top 5 Best” lists to feature some of the most recommended and interesting mini quad frames by our community through polls.
We have not tried all the following frames at OscarLiang.com. These frames are featured here because they scored top votes in our recent Facebook group poll (group: Multicopter International), as well as considerations on the features of the frames.
The Best Free-style Frames
- ImpulseRC Alien
- Lumenier QAV-R
- Skitzo Dark-Matter
The Best Racing Frames
- Hyperlite Floss 2
- Twig 2
- Catalyst Norris
- DRC Fury
HyperLite Floss 2
The first version of the Floss brought mini quad racing frame design to a new era with the minimalist design: stretch-X, extremely light weight and how easy it is to change out broken arms. All of these great features make a hardcore racing frame. And now they’ve refined it in the V2 that allows top mounted battery with improved crash-resistance.
The Alien frame has been a popular frames for Freestyle FPV flying for a very long time. It’s known for its durability, ease of building as well as great flight performance.
The Alien clone – Martian 220 on Banggood (Not as good as the original, and we should all support the original product but if you are on a tight budget this could get the job done)
The Lumenier QAV has been a popular frame since the beginning thanks to its sturdiness and durability. In the QAV-R it has a room design for all the components, and the “box-in” style front makes it really tough against crashes.
The DQuad obsession is a pod design than combines metal with carbon fibre. It comes with a custom PDB designed specifically for the frame. The design is well thought-out, even the XT60 connector is protected with 3D printed part. The arms is possible to be replaced at the field. Easy to build, durable and looks cool!
Another great frame in this list that uses a lot of aluminium in the design. The Chameleon has a low profile top plate that allows you to mount the battery on top. It brings the center of mass down closer to the center of gravity, reducing moment of inertia. The camera cage not only provides protection to the FPV camera, but also allows you to mount your HD camera on top. The rear of the frame features a special aluminium plate for mounting your VTX SMA connector.
Other Top Mini Quad Frames
Here are other good frames we featured in the past that are still worth considering.
SimpPiratFrames Sloop has a simple unibody design. It’s not the lightest or smallest frame out there, but the long and roomy body gives builders a much easier time to fit all the components in there. The golden hardware that comes with the frame are also eye-catching.
The DemonRC (DRC) Fury aims to be lightweight (72g assembled) and strong (4mm arms). Having a wheelbase of only 205mm makes it more agile than other larger 5″ frames. Arms are designed to be easily replaced at the field.
Stanton Frames TSX200
Simple and minimalist frame. It comes with a simple PDB that provides filtered 5V/12V power. It’s a true X design, each arm only requires 1 bolt so replacing them can be really quick.
- Mar 2017 – List created
- Sept 2017 – products updated