Flynoceros is now offering lifetime
replacement of all of our frame products. When trying to decide on the
best new frame to add to your collection, one of the most common
questions I get is “Is this frame going to hold up?” or “How durable is
It’s easy to say, “Yea, our frames are the best!” Since we use a
quality carbon fiber with good layout schedules and we design the frames
based on an understanding of stress, strain, force, and other
engineering best practices. But we are also designing a set of highly
competitive racing products. Just like any sport, we are pushing the
engineering and design to the edge of our current technological limits.
Having a frame that lets you go faster, turn sharper and go through
smaller gaps… those are new limits that only a racing frame can provide.
This means crashes are harder, there’s less reaction time available for
the pilot to go into a “safe mode” mentality, and the frames are
subject to new levels of stresses not possible before. It’s not uncommon
(it’s actually the norm) for someone to put a set of Emax Race Spec
2205 2300KV motors pulling over 4Kg of thrust on a frame that weighs
less than 50g.
Let’s break those numbers down:
- 50g of carbon
- holding a set of hardware that weighs around 500g
- being pulled by motors and props doing over 4000g,
- turning on a dime doing around 70m/s² (about 7Gs)
- and when you crash, the frame can experience 350mm/s² (about 35Gs) or more
Those are some serious numbers. Things are going to break! If anyone tell you otherwise, don’t believe them!
So, as a pilot, what does this mean for you? You ask yourself…
How many crashes before a break?
How far is my money going to take me?
I want to get better but at what cost.
When you buy a Flynoceros product we see it as a partnership. When
you win a race, we win a race. When your friends brag about how fast you
are, it makes us feel like we did our part. When you crash and burn we
cringe with you. And once the dust settles, and the adrenaline rush is
over, and that impact was just a little too hard, we want to be there
with you. We want you to be able to keep going! So, while the others are
contemplating how they are going to afford a replacement, you know you
That’s why I decided to offer this.
Here’s a link to the FAQs, I’ll keep updating it as people ask me questions I haven’t considered yet.