Exodus MFrame-v1 5", 6", and 7" Center Frame with 220mm 5" ArmLOK(tm) Arms
CycloneFPV has gone to the extreme by introducing the all new Exodus series MFrame featuring our patent pending ArmLOK(tm) design. One of the most substantial changes to our new Exodus series is the removal of the specific series numbers such as M220v1 and M300v1, and replacing them with the MFrame series. The reason for this is due to the fact that our Exodus MFrame offer swappable arms to match your flying needs. Our exclusive design, unique to the FPV market, does not restrict you to one specific arm length but rather allows you to build and change your arm length to fit your desired flight type.
The Exodus MFrame offers 5" (220mm) and 7" (300mm) arms, both featuring ArmLOK(tm) designs, which means that you can simply remove one set of arms and replace them with another set if you wish to change your flying style for the day. Pilots now have the ability to do some long-range 5-6s Lipo Flying using the 300mm 7" arms or perhaps sit back and run some fast times through gates using the 200mm 5" arms. One of the other key features is the ability to also select from our various arm angle configurations featuring True-X, Stretched-X, H-Type, and combination H/X. All arms are interchangeable and lock together no matter the size or angle.
- Frame: CycloneFPV Exodus MFrame-v1
- Material:6.5mm G10FR4 Arms
- Additional Material: 2mm G10FR4 Main Lower Plate, Battery Plate, Rear Plate
- Additional Material: 3mm G10FR4Side Plates, Camera Mount
- Battery Strap: CycloneFPV 20mm LiPo Strap
- Weight: 141g with 220mm 5" Arms
The frame itself is made of G10FR4 Material which has been my go-to material for quite some time. The rule-of -thumb about this material vs. Carbon Fiber has been "If you want to look at your quad, then use Carbon Fiber. If you want to fly your quad, then use G10FR4". I will agree with this statement on many levels due to the fact that G10 is not conductive, which has a great level of importance as we continue to make quads smaller and smaller. The risk of shorting out a component on a CF frame increased as we mount the electronics closer to the frame and, in some cases, becomes an even greater issue if we want to use metal hardware (vs nylon) to fasten the components to the frame. G10FR4 is very durable but does not have the level of stiffness that CF has. In crash tests and stress tests at our facility, CF will usually crack, delaminate, or break in tests where G10FR4 has flexed. Arguments can be made about G10FR4 having less stiffness than CF which, for all practical sense, is true. However, the stiffness of the frame is adjusted through the thickness of the material and depending on the application, I have found it usually best to allow a little flex on impact in order to avoid total loss of the frame. Finally, the most significant factor for many has been the looks of G10FR4. While Carbon Fiber is far more eye appealing, G10FR4 is a better overall product for multi-rotor frames that may experience high-impact.