THIS IS THE MR STEELE VERSION OF THE APEX FRAME. THIS VERSION COMES WITH ALL THE ELECTRONICS, MR STEELE'S EXCLUSIVE COYOTE BROWN PLASTICS AND MULTIPLE EXTRAS. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.
INTRODUCING THE FUTURE OF FREESTYLE
The Apex shatters the glass ceiling in freestyle frame design.
Through a process of continous refinement and always striving to improve we have created a new breed of freestyle frame. The Apex does not compromise in stiffness or durability, so you never have to choose between confidence and performance.
Unique design elements new to the FPV world make your build and maintenance more simple than ever before. Toughness of the frame itself is increased while also offering much better protection for your investment in flight electronics.
MR STEELE APEX
We have worked with Steele throughout the development lifecycle to ensure the Apex is everything it needs to be for one of the best pilots on the planet.Following in the footsteps of the Mr Steele Alien kit we are very pleased to be able to offer the Apex in a special Mr Steele edition.
APEX ARM DESIGN
The arms of an FPV frame are the key structural component which translate the thrust from the motors to the majority of the mass in the aircraft, which is secured to the body of the frame. The design of the arms and how they are attached to the body is one of the most vital aspects that influences the performance of an FPV frame.
There are multiple problems which can occur with existing arm designs which can lead to poor performance, difficulty tuning and added cost. The Apex addresses all of these problems with a simple and unique new design that eliminates all arm slop and drastically increases durability.
Symmetrical arms make it possible to pocket one side of the part without introducing the need for distinct left and right arms, making you require more spare parts. We use a pocket instead of a hole under the motor to increase durability and we embed a press nut to simplify attachment and avoid clearance issues under your stack.
Flight electronics are mounted to the upper main plate using countersink bolts. This completely decouples the arm attachment from the electronics mounting. Arms can be replaced using two bolts without any disturbance to your stack.
SHOULDER BOLTS AND THREADLOCKER
Our custom machined shoulder bolts act as a solid steel pin through the arm which eliminates slop and tolerance issues. The precision shaft passing through the arm removes all side-loading of the carbon laminations on to the chisel-like threads of a regular bolt. Factory added threadlocker and custom aluminium cone washers spread the load of the clamping force and ensure the bolts will not vibrate loose.
KEY TO THE APEX
At the apex of a masonry arch a keystone locks all the stones in to position and allows the arch to bear weight and be self supporting. A keystone is a hallmark of strength and good design, the Apex FPV frame is no different and the carbon key sits at the heart of the frame to distribute forces applied to the arms.
Manufactured by the legendary HQProp and included free with every frame are custom skids, bumper and Crossfire antenna mount, injection molded in abrasion resistant glass filled nylon. At launch we have available Classic Black, ImpulseRC Red and Military Coyote Brown, with more colours to follow in the future.
Also in each frame kit are two die cut lipo pads for you to choose from, both an ultra durable natural rubber pad as well as a light weight velcro option for those wanting to shave every last gram.
With it's slim 5.5mm carbon arms the Apex is perfect for running both 4in1 ESCs as well as the new generation of thinner high current individual ESCs. Included with every frame kit is a set of nylon ESC wire covers, injection molded by HQProp, which conform perfectly to the shape of the arm for ultimate protection. Alternatively we also have custom fitted race wire PCBs to make motor swaps quick and painless.
The Apex frame is a perfect fit for all modern FPV electronics allowing a wide range of choices for your build, however if you prefer to fly KISS and FETtec the experience is second to none.
We have created a fully graphical OSD with a unique mounting position, along with a high powered regulator board, designed specifically for the cleanest possible video feed. Slimline LED strips at only 5.5mm wide can be mounted along the edges of the arms. A custom wiring harness completes the package and provides a super simple build and quick maintenance with minimal soldering.
The custom wiring harness supplied with the electronics makes your build a pleasure and any maintenance quick and simple. All components are linked together and power is cleanly distributed throughout the system. The bare minimum of soldering is required to complete a build at the very highest end of FPV freestyle performance.
The main electronics stack mounting uses countersink bolts on the underside of the upper main plate. Mounting positions are provided for M3 30x30 as well as M3 20x20 electronics. There is an aditional M2 20x20 mouting position at the rear of the frame, perfect for our regulator board or many other common components.
Included in every frame kit is a Crossfire Immortal-T mount, injection molded by HQProp in pure nylon. We also provide a black anodised aluminium SMA clamp which can also act as a strain relief point for your main Lipo wires. We will also freely offer for download a range of STL files for various antenna mounting designs.
(1x) Apex Arm Key CF 5mm
(1x) Apex Top Plate CF 2mm
(1x) Apex Main Lower CF 2.5mm
(1x) Apex Main Upper CF 2mm
(2x) Apex Cam Side Plate CF 2mm
(4x) Apex 5" Arm CF 5.5mm
(1x) Apex Full Screw Pack - High Tensile Carbon Steel - Gunmetal
(1x) Apex Hook LIPO pad - BLACK
(1x) Apex LIPO pad - 3mm BLACK
(1x) Diamond File - Flat (Mini)
(1x) Diamond File - Round (Mini)
(1x) Lipo Strap - Medium - ImpulseRC
(4x) M3 28mm Standoff - Aluminium - Black
(4x) M3 20mm Standoff - Aluminium - Black
(2x) M3 10mm Standoff - Aluminium - Black
(1x) Apex Antenna Clamp - Aluminium - Black
(1x) Apex Plastics Kit - BLACK or RED
(1x) Apex Arm Covers - BLACK - (4 Pack)
Extra included parts over the base model Apex frame kit
(2x) Lipo Strap - Medium - ImpulseRC
(1x) Apex Plastics Kit - Coyote Brown
(1x) Apex Plastics Kit - BLACK
(2x) Apex Arm Covers - BLACK - (4 Pack)
(1x) Foam Wedge for HD Camera
(1x) Foam Strip 150mm - Landing Feet
(1x) Apex Regulator Board Kit
(1x) Apex OSD Board Kit
(2x) Apex RGB LED Strips
(1x) Apex OSD Wire Harness Kit - KISS