Fouride Blog containing recommendations on setups and more details!
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This frame was designed as a 4” platform but then pulled out to 5” because it would support it nicely. It’s really intended for 4” but it’s quite nice as a very light 5” platform as well. The 5” version is discouraged for beginners because it is not as durable.
The Fouride is intended to be used with analog video or the DJI/Caddx Vista system with the regular full size DJI camera (Nebula, nano and micro size cameras fit as well). It’s a low weight platform which takes advantage of the current and future line of electronics. The layout of the frame consists of two side by side stack platforms that fit both 20x20 and Toothpick/whoop boards with a low 15mm build height. This low build height is intended to keep the weight distribution tight.
In designing the setup around the current and future micro electronics, we discovered an annoying design limitation. The most obvious design layout would be to stack all the electronics. The dilemma there is that either the battery is slung under the frame or hoisted way up in the air above the electronics. Neither of which is preferred for flight performance (racers excluded). The other slightly less obvious option is to spread out the electronics side by side. This allows for a really nice and tight weight distribution and CG, but results in a fuselage that's a bit longer than desired. So we went with 4” arms rather than a 3" because it just makes more sense.
With 4” props, you barely see the tips of the blades in the DJI camera. With 3” props, you don’t see the blades at all. There is a mounting platform for a GoPro on top which is the same platform as the CineGlide and CineSplore as well.
- 4” with 4” arms, 5” with 5” arms
- 4” arms - 61g fully built
- 5” arms - 68g fully built
- Top mount battery
- HD Camera mount same as CineSplore and CineGlide
- 12x12 M2 motor mount pattern
- 4” Motor center to motor center: 141mm wide, 113mm long, 180mm diag
- 5” Motor center to motor center: 177mm wide, 132mm long, 220mm diag
- 1.5mm thick body plates, 3mm thick arms
- Two stack mount platforms for 20x20 or Toothpick mount each
- No stack/arm screw integration
- 15mm build height
- Digital and analog. Made to fit Vista unit with Full size DJI camera or smaller
Love the 5" Fouride with 2203 3000KV combination. Smooth, low noise, efficient and great flying. Big thumbs up.
FPVCycle Fouride Frame- Vista Compatible (Choose Size)
I really like the way this frame is designed. Plenty of room and good distribution for the electronics. It appears to be durable but time will tell. I’m going to order the 5” arms in case I get curious to try this on 5” props. Give it a go if your looking for a 4” to carry a vista well.
I set this up with a toothpick aio board mounted in the front and vtx to the back. This frame is light and balanced and very easy to build. Lets see how it would hold up.
For a long time I wanted a decent flying 4k drone. I'm not a photographer or a great freestyle pilot. Just wanted to have a ready to go quad for decent video. I don't want to say it was a huge mistake. But my first stab at this was a Acrobrat Duo but it was burning motors like crazy. After many hours tuning and re-tuning. I gave up. When I saw this frame I was not sure. It's a 4". But could do 3" if I wanted. Ordered the frame and stared at it for a week before picking the hardware. I was going to use a 20x20 stack in it. However I decided to take Bob's advice and do the 30amp AIO sold on this site. Paired with the FPVCycle 2203 motors and this thing is amazing. Definitely one of my best flying quads. I haven't even tried to tune it yet. It's a solid platform for a camera. My raw footage looks pretty good. If you want the best split cam quad. Get this frame the 2203 motors and the 30amp AIO. Don't forget the 1100mAh 3S batteries.