There’s no doubt that a 250g 5” Freestyle Drone is a new category, with very different design goals and limitations. We wanted to extract as much power, response, durability, and of course “fun”, while getting as CLOSE to an AUW of 250g as you can.
Why? Because let’s face it, having some weight to toss around allows for a bit more “expression” with your freestyle and there’s something just absolutely satisfying about it.
The 2Fiddy frame was designed to be simple yet durable, so we tested and simulated a variety of carbon thicknesses, component layouts, and fasteners. We knew that simply scaling down a 5″ frame may introduce frame resonance, and that will certainly affect performance. Although some resonance and vibrations can be smoothed out by firmware features, I believe that great frames shouldn’t require special filtering to run smoothly.
Arms are locked in place by two bolts and use press nuts for both ease of use and to keep the attachment locations as low profile as possible. No arm mounting hardware is shared with any electronics and the arms meet at the middle for a unibody-like stiffness. These arms were not only tuned for reduced resonance, and ease of replacement, but are also made to be as durable as possible without causing a break elsewhere on the frame.
One of the most unique features of this frame is it’s versatility for mounting your FC/ESC. We recommend the use of AIO flight controllers to save weight, but didn’t want to limit people to one layout. The 2Fiddy has holes for 30.5×30.5, 20×20, and whoop style layouts. And although we recommend running an AIO board, you can even run a dual FC/ESC stack by simply flipping the arms under the bottom plate and using the included 20mm standoffs.
While the frame was designed specifically around the Caddx Vista FPV system, analog FPV gear will work just fine. The rear section has 20×20 mounting holes that line up with the vista unit, and the top plate has a little notch to keep your antenna centered along the rear standoff. This design allows you to simply use a zip tie to mount your antenna without the need for a 3d printed part. The front camera cage is spaced for a 20mm DJI camera, however smaller 19mm micro analog cameras work just fine. There are double slotted mounting holes for the DJI camera as well as a dedicated center hole for cameras such as the Nebula Pro HD, which provides 0-35 degrees of tilt. The cam cage features an innovative plate-lock design that ensures maximum camera protection, while ensuring that the cage won’t pop-out in a crash.
- Weight = 51g
- Universal FC Mounting
- Single Board or Full Sized Stack
- 30.5 x 30.5
- 20 x 20
- Whoop Layout
- 4mm Thick Quick Swap Arms
- 2 Hole or Single Hole FPV Camera Mount (0-35deg)
- Made for Caddx Vista (but Analog Friendly)
- Toilet Tank OR Standard Battery Position
- 14mm (low pro) & 20mm (full stack) Standoffs
NOTE: The standoff screws are aluminum and will strip easily if you over tighten them. We advise using a ‘softer’ hex driver to screw these in to prevent stripping.
- FC/ESC: AIO F7 board with 45A ESC such as the iFlight Beast F7 45A AIO
- Motors: 2004 motors such as Ummagawd Aerolite 2004, 4s OR 6s
- RX: DJI OR Crossfire
- VTX: Caddx Vista Nebula Pro – DJI Digital FPV System
- Props: HQ Prop T5X3 (GREY)