The Hobbyking X525 V3 quadcopter frame has arrived!
The Hobbyking X525 quadcopter frame is a high quality glass fiber frame that offers both great looks and performance. Built from light weight yet extremely rigid glass fiber and aluminum, the X525 offers a great combination of weight savings and strength.
The X525's aggressive styling makes it look more like a deadly weapon than a quad frame, while still offering excellent functionality and performance!
This quad frame features a very nicely finished glass fiber main frame, shock-absorbing landing legs and folding aluminum arms. The shock-absorbing landing legs are a great feature to handle those rough landings that we all have from time to time.
We also offer a full line of quad electronics such as quadcopter control board, ESC, motors and more, so it has never been easier or more affordable to get a quad in the air!
All necessary hardware is included.
Specs: Width: 600mm Motor Bolt Holes: 14~30mm
Required: Multi-Rotor control board 15~25A Brushless ESC x 4 28-XX 1100~1300KV Brushless motor x 4 8x4~9x5 Propeller - 2 standard/2 reverse rotation
User manual available for download located under "Files" tab.
Note: All Hobbyking X series frames are purchased factory direct. We have worked closely with the factory engineers to ensure quality. All X series frames are CNC cut and accurately milled unlike many of the cheap frames available from Ebay or Chinese vendors that are drilled by hand in low tech factories. The Hobbyking X series also feature thicker GF main plates for added stength.
What is the exact weight of this frame? Otherwise I can't trust it enough for my quad as it may turn out to be too heavy. The thrust my motors and props currently provide is 1680-2960 grams and without the frame all my quads components weigh 987.8 grams.
The only issue I had with this frame is the fiberglass motor mounts. I replaced them with some aluminum mounts I found on eBay. It would be nice to see them sold here. Other than that it is a really nice frame has even held up to a few "learning experiences" aka crashes.
The good thing about the fibreglass motor mounts is that if you have a hard "learning experience" and land on one your motors, the mount will break but the motor will come away unharmed. I bout a load of spare feet and motor mounts and I replace them every now and then after hard impacts. Basically, it's better to have to replace the cheap bits. :)
Question to " Senator315 " I have just signed up to this website, I want to build a Quadcopter on the cheap first as I will probably destroy it. I noticed you talking about motors from HK for $6.50 are they possibly suitable for a quadcopter ? Can you describe them better or give me a part No. as i can't yet see them on the HK site. Or can you make another suggestion I am thinking a 500mm Frame.
Any suggestions most welcome.
From the bottom of the base plate to the ground is 60mm. I'm going to mount a GoPro on this one soon and I'll be getting some higher skids, maybe these*
Universal Nylon Landing Skid Set for Multi-Rotor Frames (Extended 100mm).
Couldn't agree more. I bought my 1st one for $22 and thought it was great then, and now I bought two more just because I couldn't pass them up at this price and it works out well for spare parts too, much cheaper to buy the frame than parts, specially because the ones you need are never in stock.
All the parts fit together perfectly, assembly was pretty straight forward.
When assembled as per the instructions mine weighs 404g
Its designed to have the battery strapped to the bottom plate hanging in the breeze, with the FC mounted on the top plate.
The spring loaded legs look like a good idea, only time will tell how useful they are in reality though.
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Good solid frame, the landing legs work well, however springs always falling off, works well with # 64 rubber bands replacing the springs. mine fell about 10 feet and the legs did there job.
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Well made and easy to put together. I used a longer battery velcro strap as the supplied one was a bit short. The landing gear has so far survived the set up stage. I will get some more kits as a spare. Some left over screws, but you always get that.
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I bought 2 of these frame kits. No reviews mention that although 8 aluminium spacers are needed for the undercarriage only 4 are supplied in the kit.
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Very good value for the price.
I suggest people buy two of these for spare parts.
Also like another reviewer has mentioned, you need 8 aluminium spacers for the legs but only 4 are supplied.
I have written to HK asking for 8 more and also questioned why this is still an issue.