The Minion is inspired by BO Mini H-Quad. The main idea behind the design of the Minion Mini H-Quad is: Simplicity, Durability and Affordability. With this in mind, we designed the frame around a 36×36 mm size FC board; trying to achieve the smallest size possible but still have it big enough to carry standard FPV equipment. In order for it to be simple to assemble it has a minimal amount of plates and hardware.
We wanted it to be strong enough to be crash resistant, therefore, it is made out of 100% pure 3K Twill Weave Carbon Fiber. We chose carbon fiber because it is not only strong but light weight as well. Of course, it needed to be affordable so we made an effort to reduce time on the cnc. This was mainly achieved by using less amount of plates, but also with the cooperation and feedback from the cutter.
The arms where designed in pairs to give them more strength and also to reduce the amount of fasteners needed in assembly; less fasteners mean easier assembly and less weight.
What comes with this kit:
– 1 x Mini – Top Plate 1mm CF
– 1 x Mini – Bottom Plate 2mm CF
– 2 x Mini – Arms 2.5mm CF
– 1 x Mini – Camera Mount 1.5mm CF
– 8 x Black Nylon M3x35mm Standoff
– 4 x Black Nylon Male-Female M3x6mm Standoff
– 4 x Black Nylon M3 Nuts
– 12x Black Nylon M3x5mm Bolts (for top plate)
– 12x Black Nylon M3x5mm Bolts (for bottom plate)
– 8x Stanley Steel M3x10mm Bolts
– 8x Stanley Steel M3 nylon lock-nuts
– 4x Rubber damperst for camera
– ZMR, Sunnysky, Suppo or T-Motors
– 10A or 12A ESC with SimonK
– CC3D or Naze32 or any other 36×36 mm FC board
– FrSky 4CH Receiver or any other receiver of your choice
– 600Tvl SC2000 Camera or the sony super HAD 600TVL
–Immersion 600mW Vtx 5.8Ghz
– CP Antenna for the Vtx and Vrx
– GemFan 5×3 – 2 blade propellers, 3 blades propellers can also be used but they brake more easily
-Any battery from 1000mah to 1500mah 35C of discharge can be used. I like Turnigy nano-tech and Zippy Compact
Note: for those using a KK board there is no holes on the frame to hold a KK board you can still use it but the board will stick out of the frame.
Few limes from Sashimi.
Patrizio’s Minion 235mm quadcopter has been instrumental in taking my multirotor piloting to the next level.
Paired up with an Acro Naze flight controller and the recommended power setup gives me an FPV platform that is robust enough to haul all of my full-sized FPV equipment while offering the strength and durability to withstand crash after crash throughout a day of punishing low-altitude speed-runs. Being able to carry full sized FPV equipment means I can fly with the same confidence and rock-solid video link I have on my full sized quads while taking piloting chances I never normally would. I crash plenty of times per session and always bring a pile of spare props but I’ve never had this frame show any signs of damage, It’s still as good as new. This is one seriously tough frame!