"The Remix" FPV Freestyle Frame by ummagawd (Gold)
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.
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!
easy straight forward build, and the ability to get to your electronics without having to take apart your frame is something i cant believe more frames done do. its amazing.
I built this frame recently and it went together very well. The design and intuitiveness by Tommy is out of this world and it fits together wonderfully. I was a little upset when i saw the hardware was not gold but a orange/rust color. But looking good is not what makes a good flying frame... and i tell you, it flies like none other. Very smooth and great feeling while trying maneuvers. Still waiting on one of my oh so often totaling crashes to see about durability, but so far this frame is the best I've owned!
I am not happy with this product as the product has been sent out with two left camera mounts so for then I cannot house my camera I've contacted rotor riot help desk and no one's even bothered getting back to me through email so I am an unhappy customer at the moment
I love this frame! The idea of a canopy that can open to make working on the quad is a great idea and is so convenient.
A couple of notes:
- If you watch Tommy assemble the frame on YouTube his tolerances for the nuts were super tight. Mine were not so much. For a couple of the nutes they would just slide right out. BUT, he does show you a fix for that by placing the nut in position and using a small piece of shrink tubing to hold it in place. That worked perfectly.
- I did have one issue with the product. I was sent two fpv plates of the same side (not a left and a right). Initially I was super bummed because that meant I could not assemble the quad and get it in the air that same day. No worries though, I emailed support on Friday evening and attached a picture of the pieces to show them what I was talking about. Monday morning I got an email response from them stating the replacement parts were being sent (no charge) using priority mail and they also included the tracking number. Mistakes happen, no worries. Support was on top of it and corrected the issue very quickly.
Overall I'm very happy with the purchase and would do business with RotorRiot again!
I've cycled through a fair amount of frames. I seem to love giving poles and rocks hugs with my drone. This frame is amazing at taking a hit. Yes that carbon fiber breaks. Just like any other frame. But the design is phenomenal at protecting components. I love the top mounted center of gravity positions, the hinged belly to access the internals easily with just two screws. There are few frame in my opinion worth this kind of money. This is one of them for sure.
Amazing frame, perfect center of mass, very light, great looking.
I like how you flip it over and open the belly to operate on the electronics, then close and go.
minor drawback: the GoPro pushes on the battery.
Best feature: lands flat, not on the battery. safest landing in very long time :)
I want to love this frame. I feel like it could be a little stronger. The carbon on the bottom plate could be thicker. I only fly in Fields and around grass and the way this frame has broken I can’t imagine flying it through a Bando. I had to replace a broken arm, OK, no big deal. On another crash I noticed that the bottom plate had broken. It’s a great modular design so I can easily fix it, and crash and rebuild is part of flying, but my other frame can take much more of a beating. It’s a great freakin design though and if built right components are easily accessible. I feel like I have to be able to fly like Tommy to keep it whole though.
Delaminated arm after one crash into a LAWN!!!!
Piece of junk. Waste of money.
CG objectives were clearly accomplished. Flies smooth and predictable.. but at price. This frame is useless for HD video. The bottom 20% of the GoPro field of view is plagued with propellers.
Gutting mine and selling this frame to pay for one that is actually Useful to a freestyle pilot.