THE APEXLR 7" FRAME FOR LONGER-RANGE EXPLORATION AND VIDEOGRAPHY
As prop size increases, the longer arms required cause vibration issues which negatively impact flight performance and video stability. The Apex LR uses a unique tension brace design between the arms to increase stiffness and shift the resonant frequency of the assembly.
Pre-loading the arms in this way allows us to keep vibration to a manageable level while still using 5.5mm thick arms for a 7" prop. Our approach saves 20g in carbon weight alone compared to equivalent 8mm thick arms.
The Apex LR is a variation on the typical 'dead cat' frame which we have modified to keep the front and rear motors aligned, allowing us to maintain the much loved compressed-x geometry in the motor layout.
This ensures the frame remains balanced and flight characteristics are not compromised, unlike the classic 'dead cat' design which moves the rear motors closer to the body and severely impacts handling.
CUSTOM GOPRO MOUNTING
For quick angle changes while filming, not many mounts can beat the standard GoPro tab and slot design. However the stock GoPro bolt leaves a lot to be desired for FPV use.
Included with the Mr Steele version of the ApexDC is not only a 3D printed mount, but also a new custom designed bolt, specifically for FPV use.
Our new bolt is machined from aluminium for substantial weight savings and has an 8mm hex on the outside, along with an internal 2.5mm hex broach.
Make quick changes to your GoPro angle using either the standard hex driver for M3 bolts, or the prop tool for M5 nuts, which you already have with you in your flight bag.
Included with the ApexDC are newly redesigned HD camera plates and 3D printed insulation inserts. This keeps the camera firmly locked in place and reduces vibrations, whilst ensuring it is electrically isolated from the frame.
Included in every kit is a 3D printed antenna mount for the Caddx Vista or other similar antennas.
In addition the Mr Steele version of the kit also includes a standoff mount for the Tracer Immortal-T antenna.
APEXLR 7" Frame Kit Includes:
- Carbon fiber frame parts
- Hardware and standoffs
- Mylar and POM Vista isolation parts
- Vista antenna mount
- injection molded skids and bumper
- injection molded wire covers
- Rubber and velcro battery pads
- Diamond files
- Battery strap
Mr. Steele Kit Extras Include:
- Includes everything in the base kit, along with the following extras:
- GoPro mount and custom bolt
- Tracer Immortal-T mount
- 7075-T6 lightweight hardware kit
- Coyote Brown skids and bumper
- Rubber FC vibration mounts
- XT-60 pigtail
- Foam strip
- Additional battery strap