New bones for my mini-H quad. Frame transplant.

I was pretty happy with my Lexan frame that I made, but its always nice to have new stuff to break. I spent $20 on eBay and in 15 days I got this new frame. It has no brand name or model number, so I just call it El-Camino Quad. Unboxing pics here.

The total build weight: 430g without battery, 560g with battery. I could drop some weight by reducing the wire lengths and using a smaller LC filter, mine is about 30g, and the Q-brain is heavier than the modern mini quad ESC’s out there now.


  • 280mm El-Camino Quad frame
  • Flytron 433Mhz LRS PPM
  • Acro Naze32
  • 20A Qbrain ESC w/ heatsink removed max draw 10A
  • DIY LC filter
  • 1W 1.3Ghz Video
  • PZ0420 600tvl camera
  • Ibcrazy 1.3Ghz circular antenna
  • 2300kv Sunnysky motors
  • 5×3 Maytech carbon props, can fit up to 6″
  • 3S 1800mAh 25C Zippy
  • Kapton tape!
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Dirty old frame sitting on the new frame. Old was 250mm, new is 280mm.

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Top clam shell popped off, very tightly packed in here.

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Bones separated from the guts. Looks like an autopsy.

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Initial layout.

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I added some Moongel to the camera mount surface. To reduce vibration.

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Zip tied up to camera plate.

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Plate and camera fits perfectly.

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Some extra parts from my shop I thought I might use. Only used the right angle SMA’s.

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The frame didn’t come with stanchions. So I made some. I dremeled these longer Tarot stanchions into 1/3’rds.

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Acro Naze32 mounted to the DIY stanchions. Wiring is lightweight Cat5.

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Not a lot of motor protection with minimal frame overlap.

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Overall I am really impressed with this frame.

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El-Camino posing for the camera.

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Center of gravity is 1/4″ to the rear, but with a gopro its dead center. Should fly pretty good!


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