The Ummagawd Remix FPV Freestyle Frame
Our team pilot Tommy Tibajia dreamed of something that existing FPV frames were not able to provide - a truly balanced quad with most of the weight as close to the CG as possible. After over half a year of design work and testing, as well as many iterations of prototypes, Tommy’s dream has come true.
The Ummagawd Remix FPV Frame, unofficially dubbed “the Ummakwad”, has been designed to put most of the weight of the quad as close as possible to the center of gravity. It was no easy task to rethink the way traditional mini quads are built, but the end result looks and performs extremely well!
In order to centralize the weight, the electronic components are installed under the center plate, and the battery is placed sideways across the top of the frame. This gets the bulk of the mass in the very center of the frame and in line with the propellers, the source of thrust. Centralized 4 in 1 ESC systems are favored for this build, to maintain the theme of centralized weight distribution.
Ummagawd's recommended choice of FC/ESC stack:
Hobbywing XRotor F4 MicroCube Flight Controller + 40A 4-in-one ESC
See related items below for more recommended parts!
Unlike some frames on the market, the Remix frame is super easy to work on. The bottom cover plate opens like the hood of a car, giving easy access to the electronics stack for building and repair. The arms are also really easy to replace when the limits you are pushing push back on your quad.
The FPV camera on the Ummagawd Remix is mounted in a carbon rollcage of sorts - so it’s protected from crashes that might otherwise destroy the camera or lens. The rollcage is angled upwards, so that it can allow high camera tilt - making it suitable for both freestyle and racing. The rollcage also serves as a tilted mount for a GoPro Session camera, so you’re one step closer to getting great HD footage!
Another interesting feature of the Ummagawd Remix frame is the slot on each arm for the motor wires. They keep the motor wires from sliding around over the edge of the arm, and prevent damaged or bent propellers from cutting the motor wires.
SWEET MOTHER OF BLING
The Ummagawd Remix does not fall short when it comes to good looks. Not only does it have titanium screws and gold anodised hardware, but it also has custom designed aluminum parts and a high quality battery pad. The carbon fiber used is top notch quality, and the chamfered edges that make the Remix feel great to the touch.
RETHINK. REDESIGN. REMIX.
TrueX Motor Layout
Durable and Lightweight Design
High Quality Carbon Fiber with Chamfered Edges
Gold Anodized Hardware
Custom CNC Aluminum parts
Quick Access to electronics compartment
Adjustable FPV Camera Mount
Top Mounted Battery
Grade 2 Titanium Hardware
“Definitely flies better… and it behaves very well. Huge difference from my other frames, I prefer the remix 1000x”
“The frame has really good flight properties”
BUILD NOTES - WATCH THIS VIDEO!
The first production batch includes "skid discs". These skid discs are optional, they are intended to be an aftermarket accessory for those who want to do some heavy skidding with their kwad. The idea is that the discs would wear out before the carbon sled. In fact, you could also use a metal washer or even titanium for some cool sparks!
The included instruction manual is an older version, don't freak out... it still has all of the info you need to build... it's just slightly confusing about an optional feature. There is a single m3x14mm bolt showing behind the session plate. This is NOT needed to put together the frame and is actually there for future after market accessories created by 3d print manufacturers... Futureproofing!
Tolerances: you might find it difficult to get the m3 locknuts into the carbon. In fact, it might even seem impossible. Don't worry... it just takes some light filing to press it in. It's suggested that you take only a few passes with the file and test fit. When designing these parts, we have to take into account manufacturing tolerances of both the carbon as well as the locknuts. It's important these locknuts are a tight fit, otherwise you risk it spinning when you tighten them down. Worst case scenario, you also file the locknuts as well... but we have not run into that situation. We would rather it be a tight fit, than to have something too loose.
The bottom rear back plate will be a bit loose. The reason is because the slots holding that plate in is designed for a future expansion board (LED board, buzzer/mic, etc.). The standard PCB board thickness is 1.6mm, the blank plate included is 1.5mm. It does not lend to the structural integrity of the frame and so it being loose, is OK. We just wanted to include a blank frame in case you found a use for it, or wanted to attach the license plate sticker included in the kit!