Human beings may not be built to fly, but you can achieve the same sensation and perhaps, more fun, with a FPV quadcopter or multi-rotor aircraft. If you’re planning to build your first quad or racing drone, there is a new, lightweight option for you to consider. Blade’s new Theory X 195 FPV kit is packed with features and ready to be fitted with your preferred electronics setup.
Built for either racing or “fun flying”, the Theory X uses carbon fiber and aluminum frame components to keep weight low from the get-go. Designed to accomodate 5″ propellers, this FPV kit has been well thought-out and can be set up to suit your own personal preferences. With multiple mounting holes for the motors, and 16-19mm mount support, you can use your preferred powerplant(s) to make your quadcopter slice through the air. The frame’s top stack is also ready to accept a variety of electronics gear (video transmitters and cameras) through multiple cut-out areas.
In addition to supporting an on-board FPV camera, there is also a mounting location for a GoPro camera at the top of the frame. This will allow you to capture your flight action at a higher resolution for race reviews or to simply share with family and friends. As “basic” airframes go, this new offering from Blade is compact and stylish, making it attractive to both racers and frequent flyers alike.
- Diameter: 7.6 in. (195mm) between motor centers
- Flying Weight: 14.1-15.8oz (400-450g)
- Main Blade Material: Plastic
- Main Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
With a pricetag of $79.99, the Blade Theory X 195 is a reasonably-priced platform on which to build your FPV multi-rotor aircraft. Learn more about this new quadcopter frame at both HorizonHobby.com and BladeHelis.com
Image credit: Horizon Hobby