Turnigy Talon Quadcopter (V2.0) Carbon Fiber Frame 550mm
The Turnigy Talon V2 Quadcopter frame is a crafted from high quality genuine carbon fiber offering both great looks and performance. Our engineers set out to create a Quadcopter frame without compromise, several materials were tested and rejected until they decided that only genuine carbon fiber would meet the goals we had set out to achieve. Every component was weighed and measured shaving mere grams where possible to achieve a light weight yet extremely rigid frame. We didn't allow any compromises and neither should you.
Our team took the already popular Talon frame and studied the design, based on feed back from the multi-rotor community and our own ideas we redesigned the motor mounting plates allowing for top or bottom mounting of 28 and 35 size brushlessoutrunner motors (see photos for reference of different mounting options). The improved clamping system alone underwent 3 redesigns until our engineers were satisfied that the perfect strength and weight saving combination had been achieved. The center frame clamping system was almost doubled in size to ensure a strong brace on each boom. We stress tested the design until a 5kg load could be held on the center plate with minimal flex from each boom. Every aspect of this frame was thoroughly examined and thought through.
All this attention to detail has resulted in the elegant simplicity that is the Talon V2, A Quad frame that we are as proud to put our name behind as you will be to own.
We also offer a full line of quality multi-rotor electronics such as multi-rotor control board, ESC, motors and more, so there is no need to compromise on your electronics setup either!
I am currently able to get around 5-6 minutes of flight time with this frame. 1100Kv motors, 3s 3000mah, 9x4.7 props, and carrying a gimbal for my Mobius and also my fpv gear. Would simply switching to a lower Kv motor and increasing prop size give me better times?
Thanks Doobieman. I find the hub too small anyway. I posted some comments on YouTube where I saw some guys do a disaster installation of their ESC on the hub! I have built a very nice 450. I am now looking for a 600 frame with enough room to do FPV in a few months.
You can try, but it might be difficult to get that much thickness through the ends. The big problem is that the end that connects to the hub is blocked by a bolt that goes through the tubes. Working the cables around that is going to leave a point of failure you really don't want. If they chafe against these bolts, it might wear away the insulation over time and cause a short. If you can't stand to see those cables, you can get some heat shrink large enough to fit over the tubes. Of course, that will reduce the impact that the 3K carbon fiber is going to make, but IMO it will be much more functional and maintainable.
Think about this also: there isn't really enough room for 4 ESCs in that tiny hub. Do what I do and mount those ESCs as close to the motors as possible. This has a number of advantages, not the least of which is cooling from the prop wash.
This is a very nice frame, real carbon fibre cross weave arms (14mm diameter, 1mm thick) with 2mm thick carbon plates for the main body. The motor mounts and arm clamps are solid but light weight aluminium. I could only use two of the motor mount holes for my motors (Turnigy L2215J-900) but that’s OK with me. An 28 series NTM motor fits fine. This kit also comes with some nylon standoff bolts for your controller board. The board holes are pre drilled to suit X or configuration. I was going to build my own quad, but when I saw this I could not resist… Nice one Hobby King!
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Very well made components, unfortunately I didn't receive 4 additional spacers out of a total of 8 and I had to cannibalize my Talon 1 kit to make up the difference. That's why I gave a 4 star rating. One of my Turnigy 18a Plush fizzed out when I plugged in the battery and I used a Hobbyiwing 25a ESC with the remaining 3. After some tuning of the HK KKboard, I flew it successfully with a Turnigy 9x.
Overall an excellent product but the packaging department needs to be more careful in ensuring all the parts are packaged properly. Also the Turnigy ESC QC department needs to test their products thoroughly before shipping.
Well I started building mine and I must say the build quality is great. Nice thick carbon frame and landing skids. Arms are thick and very strong. Aluminum parts are very nice as well, This is more like a work of art than a Quad, I'm almost affraid to fly it. My setup consists of NTM 2836 750Kv motors, Turnigy 25a Hextfet ESC's, Turnigy 3000mah 4s battery. My main concern was how to fly X mode due to the battery slots are configured for plus mode but that's not a problem, just put your battery in for X flying and wrap a strap around the whole frame bottom plate. The battery I have may be a little to big and heavy as I haven't done a flight with it yet and the slots seem more for 2200mah size batteries. Just keep in mind the battery you chose must provide enough power for your setup, In my case a constant 80a with a 100a max. Hopefuly It can lift some beer. I was going to build a super lifter with 6 turnigy 160's but I figured the cost to be around $2500-$3000 for a hex that could lift 40-50lbs, I just didn't know what I would do with all the batteries when I was done so I didn't do it!.
nice frame, just would be better if there was protection for the motors. some holes where a bit tight for the screws
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I bought this to replace my old beaten up multicopter and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised.
The quality of the kit is very high, the only downside perhaps being that it is so solidly built that it does come up slightly heavy. Looks great, carbon tubes are thick enough to allow motor wires down for a neat install.
Now the downside...
The main frame could do with being larger to allow more gear install space. If you plan to use it for FPV you will struggle to fit anything beyond the standard electronics (control board, ESCs, rx, power distribution board)... to solve this I made my own expansion mounts out of CF plate, to give extra mounting space for FPV electronics.
Great quad, bit too small of a frame for neat FPV install without mods.