Although I consider myself to be a “surface guy” there has been a strong pull to take a look at quadcopters and multi-rotor “drones”. While a majority of current FPV/racing-based airframes have begun to establish a “standard form”, U.K.-based Fossils Stuff has a unique, stylish 210-sized frame that gives FPV racers another option to fly.
The Event Horizon (FSGX 210) is a frame that features parallel motor arms (versus the diagonal arms that you’ll find on most quadcopters). These arms are connected to a main body that features a narrow chassis that can support an embedded FPV camera battery pack, and other necessary electronics.
Aside from the unique design of the aircraft itself, the individual components carry a shape that is as unique as the frame itself. Where you’ll primarily find flat edges and angled motor arms, the Event Horizon uses cylindrical tubes for the motor/rotor arms. This design choice gives this craft a sleek, sci-fi feel that sets it apart from the pack, made possible in part by optional vinyl graphic side panels.
Included in the frame kit:
- 1 x main chassis tube with motor arm tube connectors (pre-bonded)
- 2 x 16mm carbon tube arms pre-slotted for electronic speed control (ESC) wiring
- 2 x composite foam and glass body panels
- 1 x micro USB right angled connector pre-fitted
- 7 x internal pillars
- 14 x M3 stainless screws
- 4 x Aluminium motor mounts with M4 screws
- 1 x HDPE fin to protect antenna
Required to complete/fly:
- 1 x small receiver with horizontal header pins (no wider than 22mm). Maximum height of 8mm and no longer than 40mm
- 1 x 5 volt BEC.
- 1x VTX (Dip switch/led window will accommodate the Aomway, TS5823 and the Luminier transmitters. Others will fit but the switches/led’s may not be accessible)
- 4 x 2204 sized motors.
- 4 x 20 amp ESC’s. The width can be no wider than 13mm. Little Bees or similar are recommended.
- 1 x Aomway 700TVL HD 1/3” CMOS FPV Camera, 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens, or RunCam Owl
- 1 x Mini NAZE32 Racing F3 Flight Controller or Skyline 32 Mini Naze32
- 2-3 x 20mm-wide battery straps.
- (Various) silicone wire.
- (Various) heat shrink tubing.
- 1 x Foam pad to hold VTX in position and allow it to move during a heavy landing.
Priced at $212.09 (with vat) and $176.73 (excluding vat), this FPV multi-rotor frame is one that should make for some fun, entertaining flying sessions. Learn more about the Fossils Stuff Event Horizon (FSGX 210) at fossilsstuff.com.
Image credit: Fossils Stuff