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Our 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 rollcage of sorts - so it's protected from crashes that might otherwise destroy the camera or lens. The rollcage is angled upwards, so that it can allow camera angles of up to xx degrees - making it suitable for both freestyle and racing. The rollcage 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 anodised hardware, but it also has custom designed aluminum parts and a high quality battery pad. The carbon fiber used is top notch quality, and the chamfered edges that make the Remix feel great to the touch.
RETHINK. REDESIGN. REMIX. SPECIFICATIONS
TrueX Motor Layout Well-balanced Layout Durable and Lightweight Design High Quality Carbon Fiber with Chamfered Edges Gold Anodized Hardware Custom CNC Aluminum parts Quick Access to electronics compartment Adjustable FPV Camera Mount Top Mounted Battery Exchangeable Arms Grade 2 Titanium Hardware