XHover Stingy FPV Freestyle Frame
Durable Low Profile TrueX Freestyle Frame by StingersSwarm
Rotor Riot team pilot Kevin Dougherty - also known as StingersSwarm, or “Stingy” for short - has been working with XHover for more than a few months to design a new freestyle FPV frame that suited his needs. The design goal was to make a TrueX, Low Profile frame with a secure FPV camera mount, that could take the kind of abuse Stingy puts his quads through! After a lot of design iterations and testing, as well as a lot of teasing, it’s finally here - the XHover Stingy Frame!
If you’ve ever watched one of Stingy’s videos, you’ll know that the number one requirement for Stingy’s frames is durability. After all, every single gap has to be power looped - no matter if it’s made of wood, metal or concrete. And the quad has to survive all the necessary tries needed to nail the trick!
That’s why the XHover design crew chose to make the Stingy frame from 3K twill weave carbon fiber, with the 4mm thick arms sandwiched firmly between the 2mm main plate and a 1.5mm bottom plate. They also opted to chamfer the edges of the carbon fiber plates to reduce the risk of delamination! This makes the “Stingy” frame an optimal choice of airframe to attempt all those crazy stunts that you always wanted to do!
- TrueX Motor Layout
- Durable and Lightweight Design
- 3K Twill Weave Carbon Fiber
- Chamfered Plate Edges
- Low Profile but Spacious Design
- Adjustable FPV Camera Mount
- Top Mounted Battery
- Exchangeable Arms
- Titanium M3 Hardware
- Weight: 110 grams
- 1x 2mm Carbon Fiber Top Plate
- 1x 2mm Carbon Fiber Main Plate with Press Nuts
- 1x 1.5mm Carbon Fiber Bottom Plate
- 2x 2mm Carbon Fiber Camera Plates
- 4x 4mm Carbon Fiber Arms
- 26x 8mm Titanium Button Head Screws
- 8x 20mm Black Knurled Standoffs
- 1x 28mm Gunmetal Knurled Standoff
- 1x Small Battery Strap
- 1x Medium Battery Strap
- 1x ESC Sticker Sheet
- 4x Foam Landing Pads
- 1x Rubberized Battery Pad
This was my 4th quad build, first Stingy all with similar components. It is a very nice, balanced and smooth flying frame. It's low profile makes it a very "tight" build, there isn't much wiggle room at all. Plan your component placement and you'll be fine.
It sounds like there are some variations in this frame. Mine is one of the first runs and about 10 packs in I came in too hot on a split S and his the ground. The thing wigged out and it went full speed THROUGH a barn. I have pictures of the arm and motor poking through the barn into the inside. I cut off the V1S prop which also didn't break and kept flying. It did develop a video issue afterwards though...
Lasted one week. I broke two arms and the bottom camera brace flying over soft wet dirt. Since then, they beefed up the camera brace with hop-up parts. Both arms broke at the motor mount holes, too thin. Not durable, don't fly it any more, cannot recommend it.
I have a lot of issues with the bottom plate cracking and the hardware ripping out of the bottom. Only broke 1 arm but am constantly replacing hardware and retapping the threads in the screws in the bottom.
Most awesome frame I've ever built everything went together nicely.
I've built 2 of these already (Since late August) and have flown over 400 packs on my primary Stingy without issue. It has good flight characteristics for a mid-weight 5" frame and can take a beating and keep on going.
I've yet to replace a single piece of the frame thus far and will be building a 6" inch version very soon.
Beautiful frame. Got the sticker kit also. Looks awesome. Although I haven't flown it yet. Im waiting for a receiver to come in. But I know a couple people with this same frame and they absolutely love it.....Just like the rest of xhover frames it Should hold up over time. I just wish it came with harder landing pad. Maybe some 3d printed ones.
First flight, new build, first crash, all the legs pulled out of the bottom plate. Legs did not break. Flying line of sight. Do not buy. Ruined a 4in1 esc
This being my first build, I was a little confused at first. After realizing a monkey can put this together it was smooth sailing. The overall design is outstanding and couldn't be happier with this product.