"The Remix" FPV Freestyle Frame by ummagawd
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!
Been through a lot of frames, And this one is my favourite. #Loveit #LoveUMMAGWAD
It is the best made frame I have ever seen and Ive bought a lot of frames. the cuts are clean and well done no chips or separations, or strings
This frame is the best I've ever flown! Locked in feeling and precise handling while flying. It can take a hit too, my GoPro has never been ejected at all. I bought 2 to add to my fleet and they immediatly ousted my RR5 as my go-to kwad. I have to highly recommend this frame to anyone considering it, it is a well engineered craft and looks sexy AF especially with the Ummagawd edition Hypetrains. So so smooth!
I very much like the thought that went into the design. It is not designed solely for looks (although it looks stunning), but is was designed for real life use. Easy access to your components, the tightest tolerances I have ever seen in a frame and good balance all around. Only thing negative: I would like to see the spares widely available. Would be a shame to break an arm and not be able to fly this piece of beauty. Bought it from Europe and unfortunately I had to pay 30 euro's (37 USD) custom fees which makes this an extremely expensive frame for me.
With the central weighted design, attention to detail, carbon fiber aligned for strength this is hands down the best frame I have seen yet. I'm building mine as we speak. See my video review on your tube "joe max fpv"
Great frame and I found it was easy to assemble. The center of mass is nice and it is designed for quick access to your components. If you use a 4 in 1 esc you will probably want to re map your motors (see Tommy's video). So far it has been a tough frame that has taken a fair amount of high speed abuse.
This is the best and most though out freestyle frame I've ever flown. Its perfectly balanced and has a super locked-in feeling. Fully built it balances dead centered on my finger. I crashed it hard into a tree stump and it held up perfectly, I was impressed. The crash broke my antenna/SMA mount but with the bottom plate opening like a cars hood, it was an easy fix with complete access to all the electronics. This is truly a next level frame. The so called production problem is a 2 minute fix with a nail file so don't let that hold you back, its nothing to worry about at all. I not only received all the parts but extras as well. I don't like reviewing without bring up the negative but I really don't have anything bad to say except Id like to buy extra arm's.
I received my frame today and now that I am done with the build I am happy but I did run into a few problems. The assembly of this frame was relatively complex but still a fun challenge. Most of the pieces of the frame have very good alignment but there are a few parts that are a little sloppy in alignment and the way they fit together. I was also disappointed that my kit was actually missing a part even though it is not a very important one I was disappointed that one of the press fit nuts was not included in the kit even though there is a place specific for it and a screw to go into it and it is clearly shown on the instruction sheet and where it needs to be. The back bottom plate was very loose so I had to grind a small bit of of the standoff to make this fit properly and not rattle around during flight. The only other problem I had with assembly is that there are 4 places that nuts fit into the carbon fiber plates to secure the bottom cage and the front cage to the main plates but the problem is that these nuts do not fit at all into the holes provided. I used a file that came with my RotorRiot edition Alien to open these holes up and even when I got them to barely fit I ended up breaking a 16mm screw in half while trying to get it into the nut. Thankfully there were extra screws even though not the correct length it still worked for me. Other than these few problems I have had the frame is very nice. The carbon is very high quality and the aluminum pieces are manufactured very well. Although I had these problems I am very likely to purchase another one of these frames.
I would like to say thanks to Rotor Riot for the great customer service (I understand brand-new frames can have setbacks, especially release dates) however, the REMIX has to be the best freestyle frame I own to date. Everything went together smoothly with no hassle. Handles exceptionally well with an unbelievable locked in feel. One thing though, I need extra arms so I can start flying this thing like I stole it!! Thanks