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 July 10, 2012  Posted by  Components, FPV, Frames, News, Quadcopters 7 Responses »


The folks at Team BlackSheep recently announced their TBS Discovery FPV Frame. Team Black Sheep has long been known for their fearless FPV videos and are experts in aerial filmmaking. Don’t miss their latest USA road trip videos. They are freaking amazing!

Inexpensive Arm Replacement

TBS came up with the great idea of marrying durable and inexpensive DJI Flamewheel F450 arms with their custom center plates to angle the arms away from the view of cameras mounted on the front. Clone arms may work too. So, replacing arms that break in a crash is an easy and inexpensive proposition.

Power Distribution Board

The lower center plate has a built-in power distribution board with traces and pads for clean receiver to flight control board wiring. It also easily accepts their TBS CORE power supply unit.

Camera Mounts

TBS Discovery has camera mounts for a GoPro and an FPV camera. By the way, I am not the greatest FPV pilot and I often fly Line of Sight with my camera on.  If you have seen some of my videos with the props in the frame, you know how annoying it is. A frame like this, that keeps the propellers out of view, is a must for all aerial photography and videos, FPV or Line of Sight

Conclusion

The idea of using inexpensive, yet tough, F450 arms attached to custom center plates designed for FPV flying is a great one. I couldn’t resist and ordered one myself. I will be doing a review of it when it comes in. The added bonus of a built in power distribution system is the icing on the cake!

Here is a video of the TBS Discovery FPV Frame in action:

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