Top 5 Best Mini Quad Frames

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 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.

Learn about the basics of mini quad frames to keep yourself informed. For the latest popular racing drone products, check out our “Top 5 Best” series.

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.

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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)

Lumenier QAV-R

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.

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Dquad Obsession

DQuad obsession best mini quad frame

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!


Armattan Chameleon

Armattan Chameleon mini quad frame

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.

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Other Top Mini Quad Frames

Here are other good frames we featured in the past that are still worth considering.

PiratFrames Sloop

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.


DemonRC Fury

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.


Edit History

  • Mar 2017 – List created
  • Sept 2017 – products updated

9 thoughts on “Top 5 Best Mini Quad Frames

  1. CookieBin

    What about the new Armattan Rooster design? Supposedly has a titanium cage in the front. Looks pretty darn sturdy. No mention about the lifetime warranty on armattan frames. Interesting.

    1. Oscar Post author

      It’s still a new frame, I have a friend testing it right now. If it’s any good I will update the list :)

  2. jorge

    Floss FTW. If you want to see it in action, follow the links:

    This is my favourite frame to fly, the quad feels rigid and easy to control. There is a bit of a flight characteristic change when you transition to a light build like this one. If you are not aggressive on the throttle, you might find it to be a little floaty. The thin arms do break. After very hard crashes or repeated abuse they will soften and lose rigidity. But replacement arms are cheap, you can get a 5 arms for $10usd. The biggest downside is probably the availability of this frame, it sells out quickly stores are often out of stock.

  3. Zerpo from PiratFrames

    multi-Thanks Oscar to keep us on your top of the props !
    we are working hard on our english speaking and some new frames !
    Ahoy !

  4. Rob Lang

    The Stanton TSX200 has arms that interlock at the centre, which is why it needs only one nut. It’s a very clever design.


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