Quadcopter frame is important component of quadcopter, There are a lots of quadcopter frame sizes and no thumb rule for size of the frame, but the most common is from 180 mm to 800 mm. Each quadcopter frame with different attributes is designed for different style quadcopter such as fpv / sport racing / cameras / mini etc. Size of wheelbase is quadcopter size. Here talk about quadcopter frame sizes with you.
Frame – The structure that holds all the components together .One of the most important part of quadcopter is its frame because it supports motors and other electronics and prevents them from vibrations. You have to be very precise while making it. They need to be designed to be strong but also lightweight.
Quadcopter frame sizes
If you want to make a quadcopter, but was confused with how to begin and how to choose one. It has been old long talk that you have to clearly know what’s purpose of your quadcopter, fpv / sport racing or cameras etc.?
All parts of quadcopter will be hold on the frame, First , you can decide as to which frame should take? Then, look at the recommended setup of frame to buy other parts. Generally speaking, from 180 mm to 250 mm is most popular frames, more bigger one is from 280 mm to 800 mm even more.
There are some suggestions about quadcopter frame size related to Lipo as below, maybe useful for you , click the original article link to know more Quadcopter suggestions related to Lipo battery
quadcopter suggestions – related to Lipo
|quadcopter Type||Lipo Batteries|
|Mini quad||lipo 80-800mAh 1s/2s|
|180||lipo 1000mah/1300mAh 3S/4S|
|210||lipo 1000mah/1300mAh 3S/4S|
|250||lipo 1300-1800mAh 3s/4s|
|280/290||lipo 1500-3300mAh 3s|
|330/360||lipo 2200-3200mah 4s|
|400||lipo 3200-3300mah 4S|
|450||lipo 3300mAh 4S|
|500||lipo 3300-5000mAh 4s|
|540||lipo 5000-5200mAh 4s|
|550/650/750mm||lipo 5000-8000mAh 4s/5s/6s|
|800mm or big||lipo 8000mah-30000mah 6s|
|Frame Size||Prop Size||Motor Size||Motor KV||Lipo battery|
|120mm or smaller||3 inch||1104 – 1105||4000KV+||80-800mAh 1s/2s|
|150mm – 160mm||3-4 inch||1306 – 1407||3000KV+||600-900mAh 2s/3s|
|180mm||4 inch||1806 – 2204||2600KV+||1000-1300mAh 3s/4s|
|210mm||5 inch||2204 – 2206||2300KV-2700KV||1000-1300mAh 3s/4s|
|250mm||6 inch||2204 – 2208||2000KV-2300KV||1300-1800mAh 3s/4s|
|330mm – 350mm||7, 8 inch||2208 – 2212||1500KV-1600KV||2200-3200mah 3s/4s|
|450mm – 500mm||9,10,11 inch||2212 – 2216||800KV-1000KV||3300mAh 4s or +|
Materials for quadcopter frame
Most available materials for the frame are:
- Carbon Fiber
- Wood, such as Plywood or MDF (Medium-density fibreboard)
- Plastic & PVC
Best quadcopter frames
|H250 Carbon Fiber||250mm||145g|
|Diatone Q450 Quad||450mm||295g|
I make sure is that these quadcopter frames are good enough to make it to above list of the best quadcopter frame recommendations.
Best 450 size frames
|Diatone Q450 Quad||Glass fiber||450mm||295g||Check price|
|RipaFire F450 4-Axis||Carbon Fiber||450mm||282g||Check price|
|Usmile F450||PA66 + 30 GF arm||450mm||322g||Check price|
|YoCoo 4-Axis F450||Carbon Fiber||450mm||282g||Check price|
|Usmile S500||Plastic||450mm||416g||Check price|
All of them maybe are not the best one, but I make sure thery are highly recommend that you can purchase on of them, which is good enough for your 450mm quadcopter.
Some tips for choosing quadcopter frame
- Some quadcoper frame can be fine-tuned to suit your exact requirements. such as HobbyKing Switch FPV Quadcopter which By allowing you to choose between 380 and 320 mm wheelbase.
- In our case we want to build quadcopter so make sure the angle between two arms is 90 degree and also check that arms are not twisted.
- If your frame is too big compare to your power setup (motor-prop, esc , battery) it will add extra weight while if it’s too small props will fight with each other.