Gleaming with chrome, aluminium and carbon fibre, the QuadPod quadcopter looks fabulous, taking off with easy power and hovering effortlessly. At just 9" across (diagonal motor-to-motor), it is small enough to fly indoors. Yet its four powerful brushless motors make it equally at home out-of-doors, and the aircraft can carry a serious payload such as a camera, or a large battery for flight times up to 20 minutes or more. The flight controls are smooth and responsive making the QuadPod a pleasure to fly, and climbout performance is breathtaking at up to 2,000 feet per minute!
The QuadPod quadcopter is supplied as an easy-to-assemble kit, needing about an hour to build up the model, with no soldering or gluing. Everything required to build the model is included. Please see our Equipment page for accessories such as LED lights, onboard cameras, and our protective foam body.
The supplied Snelflight 2.4GHz Receiver is compact, lightweight and works extremely well. However the QuadPod is compatible with any receiver having 4 channels or more (preferably 5). If you need to buy a transmitter, we suggest the Spektrum DX5e, which is a simple low-cost unit with exactly the right features for the QuadPod. If you need to purchase a lithium polymer battery charger we can offer
the IMAX B6AC - a powerful and extremely versatile unit. Alternatively
the EV-Peak V3 is a low-cost alternative which is very easy to use. The QuadPod Complete Package includes our 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver, plus the EV-Peak V3 charger.
Two independent, detailed build and flight logs have been posted on RC Groups here and here.
The QuadPod is not a toy. It is a powerful machine which is capable of causing serious injury if it is not operated safely. The manual should be read carefully before the kit is assembled and flown.
The standard QuadPod operates in "X" configuration. If you wish to fly in "+" orientation then please select "elevon" mixing on your transmitter, once the aircraft has been assembled and test flown according to the manual. Elevon mixing is available on the Snelflight transmitter and the Spektrum DX5e which we supply.
The QuadPod is packed with useful features to make flying easier and more enjoyable:
* UK manufactured - real help is just an email or phone call away
* Small enough to fly indoors
* Powerful enough to carry a payload such as a camera
* Stable in flight, with smooth, responsive controls - it "feels right"
* Very simple construction, designed to minimize crash damage
* Easy to work on, adapt or upgrade
* Heading hold mode
* Built-in battery charge monitor
* Trim storage system - trim settings are memorized within the aircraft
* Adjustable gyro gains
* Full spares support - please see our shop page.
Photo by kind permission of Frits Lyneborg
The QuadPod is supplied as a kit. Included :
4 x Brushless motors
4 x Snelflight electronic speed controllers (ESCs)
4 x propellers, pre-mounted and balanced
6-piece carbon fibre airframe
Flight computer circuit board
Snelflight 2.4GHx Spektrum-compatible receiver
Snelflight 850mAh LiPo flight battery
Transparent dome cover in super tough Lexan, as used in bullet-proof glass!
All connection cables
All screws, nuts and assorted hardware to complete the model.
1.25mm Allen key required during assembly.
Full colour, step-by-step, plain English instructions.
Also required: Radio control transmitter and battery charger. Please see our Equipment page for these items.
The QuadPod boasts a brand-leading carbon airframe. Its delightfully simple construction can be readily modified by the experienced modeller to suit a wide variety of applications.
The QuadPod is made right here in the UK. Full spares support is available, along with our outstanding after-sales help and advice.
The lovely image below was kindly supplied by Stefan Seiz. It was made using a long exposure whilst flying a QuadPod with LED lighting in the dark.