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Old 01-11-2011, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Logo 500/600 CF Frame - Unboxing Photos

I just got my new upgrade frame today -- and just like those geeks that post "Unboxing Photos" (or videos) of the latest gadgets -- I thought I'd post some photos of the new Logo 500/600 CF Frame Upgrade... fresh out of the box. This obviously isn't a build thread (I think Big Fil will be doing one for us), but I will drop in a few observations/thoughts/opinions here and there.

So, here goes:

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I thought the frame would come unassembled in a thin, flat box...



...but I was wrong.

As soon as I opened the box, any second thoughts I had about dropping $349.99 on a Logo frame (when the stock $50 frame will do just fine) went right out the window. This is one very nice frame. No one's gonna mistake this for one of those stamped-out-cookie-cutter-type-that-you-can-buy-at-the-corner-store kind of frame. You know what I mean.

The frame comes mostly assembled. Mikado includes two motor mounts (the one with 25mm bolt spacing comes assembled in the frame, and the mount with 30mm bolt spacing can be seen at the top-left corner of the box.). I plan to take the whole thing apart and make sure that every screw has Loctite.




Instructions come on one double-sided sheet. The brief instructions cover only the frame assembly and assumes that you know how to put the rest of the Logo 500/600 together.






The rest of the parts are additional assembly screws, washers, a shaft collar (that goes above the tail rotor pulley), the anti-rotation bracket, bearing (for the integrated counter-bearing), etc.




First shot out of the box:



I knew that the CF was clear-coated, but I didn't think much about it... Until I saw what it looked like up close. it's niiiice...

BTW, did I say it was a very nice frame??? Umm, I know I already said that, but D*mn This Is A Nice Frame! I found that I kept repeating that statement in my head as I examined the frame from every angle.

In fact, I showed it to Ice Cube and Chris Tucker (who just happened to be hanging out close by) and I was lucky enough to catch their expressions as soon as they saw the frame:



Who knew they could appreciate a Logo frame like we could??? Maybe they've been hanging out with Bruce Jenner? Or maybe the Kardashians? I dunno. But they seemed to really like it.

But I digress. Back to the frame...

Some shots of the triple bearing blocks:






View of the motor mount. I'm not sure if it's cast alumimum or CNC. I doesn't matter. I like it.




Front view of the ESC mounting plate:



The mounting plate is CNC aluminum + the brushed aluminum section. I'm not sure how I want to mount the ESC, but I think if I had a Jive without a heat sink, I could attach the Jive to the brushed aluminum section with some thermal tape. (???) I guess the ESC mounting plate could function as a heat sink, but a regular heat sink would have more surface area (cooling fins). Anyway, I'll leave that discussion to another thread.

Another full side-view:



The rear electronics mounting tray has lots of room. Not that you'd need all that room if you were running a Blue Line Mini V-Bar, but extra room is always welcome.



Battery bay from the rear. Note the cross brace (which is behind the main shaft) and the sensor mounting area.




More pics:




Front view, looking down into the motor bay:




BTW, the front opening is 65mm wide vs. about 52mm on the stock frame.






Parting shot:



That's all for now. Let me know if you want to see any specific areas of the frame.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dammmmnnnnnnnnnnnnn that is a nice frame!!!!!

I see one in my future, I do, I do!
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Very funny on the ice cube Chris Tucker pic lol lol lol
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Gerry, what size of MM do the frames come with? 25mm or 30mm, or both?
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Hey Gerry, what size of MM do the frames come with? 25mm or 30mm, or both?
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Bonus!!
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Simply awesome!!

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Gerry I hate you right now.
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Shawn, are you saying that you don't have one of these right now??? I figured that you'd have at least 3 of these!!! What's up with that?
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Shawn, are you saying that you don't have one of these right now??? I figured that you'd have at least 3 of these!!! What's up with that?
You're closer to readyheli
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Shawn, are you saying that you don't have one of these right now??? I figured that you'd have at least 3 of these!!! What's up with that?

I'm too cold, my add to cart finger is not working.

It is hard to resist, I might give in.
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Great!
One thing I would be interested in is the solution for the third bearing - main shaft?
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Mikado = new king of bling !

just kidding of course, but these frames look awesome .
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I have seen one in the flesh, so to speak, and it does look very nice.

Would it be a wothwhile option to make another battery tray plate that would support the full length of a 10S or 12S pack?

I like the way you can stick a Jive on and then see the LED.
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