We have partnered with Ground Control to provide the manufacturing and shipping of this design. With the purchase of this frame, we provide all CF and Hardware for the frame. Our production goal for this frame is 3 - 5 days but can be affected buy work load at the time of the order.
For any 3d printing needed for the frame, please check out https://www.brain3d.co/ and they will help with anything you need.
The ultimate mid to long range cruiser that holds the cameras at the same angle. Adjust from 0-35° without tools and in seconds. One of the lowest GoPro mounts without sacrificing a comfortable FPV camera angle.
The FlatCat7 (FC7) exists because I was looking for a solution to the ‘Captain’s chair’ mount (FPV cam over GoPro); I loved the way the lowered GoPro recorded, but I wasn’t a fan of how difficult it was to land. Yes, you can solve this issue by lowering your camera tilt and using a wider lens, but ultimately you’re compromising because you are no longer flying the angle of the GoPro. To mitigate this compromise, we set the fpv cam to the side of the GoPro lens to prevent the need to fly a different angle than the GoPro, and keeping the fpv cam closer to the ground giving a more familiar view and thus making it easier to land. The mount is able to change between 0 and 35° without tools while still being strong enough to hold the chosen angles in most crash situations. The tilting camera mount coupled with the near-horizontal front arms keeps the props out of view for all camera tilts even when recording in SuperView. The arms are 6mm, use the same hole pattern as the SOURCE ONE
, and are braced in the center with TPU to reduce vibrations making it to the stack and add overall rigidity to the frame. The intent of using the same mounting pattern as the SOURCE ONE
is to provide consumers a convenient and cheap option when it comes to getting replacements should they need it rather than having to hunt down a proprietary arm. This was not an attempt to profit off someone else’s work and In order to prove this, we are adding our cat arm to the GitHub repository as an apology to the community. You can find the FC7 arm files here
Inside, there are 2, 30x30 mounting positions with the forward one also accepting a 20x20 with m3 holes. Behind the second stack mount is an extra space for miscellaneous hardware like beepers, receivers, and regulators. Rear of that is a GPS & SMA Platypus tail. The top plate can easily accommodate a 3000mah Lipo and has three toilet tank battery strap cutouts. The center brace has a cutout allowing for underslung battery mounting in case the top deck isn’t enough. Dry weight of the frame with hardware ~215g, with TPU accessories ~270g.
-Deadcat arm layout for no props in view at any angle
-Uses the same hole pattern as 7” SOURCE ONE
arms (BYO arms kits are available)
-2x 30.5x30.5mm mounting holes and 1x 20x20mm
-Effective build area of about 120mmx48mmx20mm
-Side-by-side cameras that can be swapped out for FPV only or anything you can dream up
-Tool-less adjustable camera mount from 0-35° without props in view
-Large 140mm top deck to top mount 3000mah+ batteries
-Top plate also has three (3) horizontal, ‘Toilet Tank’, positions to more easily mount smaller packs
*ALL PRINTS WILL COME IN BLACK, IF YOU WANT COLORED PRINTS PLEASE BUY THE PRINTERS EDITION AND SEND THE APPROPRIATE FILES TO A PRINTER LOCAL TO YOU OR CONTACT US FOR A LIST OF OUR PREFERRED VENDORS.
**IF YOU ARE BUYING PRINTS PLEASE MENTION WHAT SIZE CAMERAS AND WHAT VIDEO SYSTEM YOU ARE USING IN THE ORDER NOTES
The ‘With Prints’ option gives you,
-1x Solid Center brace
-1x Front Mount
-1x Camera Mount of your choice
-1x GPS & SMA Tail
-4x Landing Pads
All the .stl print files are available here,
these files will be updated as necessary and we will add new mounts here should there be any. Feel free to remix and use these files how you please and if you want something you don’t see, send us a message.
Note: We are not the designer and are not responsible if the frame is not as you hoped. We only cut the files provided and it's your responsibility you do your research about the frame before purchasing. Frames are all custom cut and are started once an order is placed. If you have any questions or concerns, please message us at [email protected]
, and someone will get back to yo as soon as possible. It is also suggested to check the Facebook groups or contact the designer if you have any other questions.
Files lasted updated with Cncmadness on Sept 2, 2022