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Black Widow Hex Folding Frame Kit

The Black Widow is one of our most popular designs and is ideal for aerial photography, structural inspection, surveying, and other medium lift tasks where high levels of reliability and a clear sensor view are important. On this Page you can pick your frame size and then add additional extras if you choose. For more information regarding the extras please refer to the "Optional Extras" in the full description at the bottom of the page. If you have any other queries about this multirotor please contact us
SKU: 80005
Manufacturer: Vulcan UAV
£725.50 excl VAT
£870.60 incl VAT

The Black Widow frame is tough and solid, and includes our tooless quick fold mechanism for ease of transportation and storage. A well proven anti-vibration system and standard payload mounting rails are available, as well as the option for wide spaced retractable landing gear giving plenty of room for a centrally mounted gimbals.

 

Basic Frame Features:

  • Folding Hex frame with quick release toolless folding mechanism and safety latch
  • Ultra strong and stiff airframe for minimal vibration, built tough for real world use
  • Larger frame plates for mounting wide spaced retracts to allow centrally mounted gimbal
  • 250A PDB
  • Arris Lander X5 Retractable Landing Skids
  • Required wires and hardware

 

Optional Extras

   

ARM SIZE

 

The Black Widow is available in 6 different sizes and arm configurations.

 

  Vulcan Straight Arm

 

The MultiFrame arm is made from high grade black anodized custom box section Aluminium. It is pre drilled at 30mm intervals to allow fitment to any arm position within the frame centre plate, as well as Carbon motor mounts. Being drilled down it's entire length also means that should you wish to use a different arm length, you can simply cut it down in 30mm intervals to create your own desired airframe diameter. The hole spacing also allows simple and quick mounting of the undercarriage legs, which can be postioned anywhere along the arm as preferred.

 

The Vulcan Straight Arms are available in three different lengths:

 

350mm - Total frame size 950mm

440mm - Total frame size 1100mm

500mm - Total frame size 1260mm

 

Vulcan Z Arm

The radical Vulcan Z arm design offers unparalelled forward camera view, keeping arms and props out of the shot even with a forward facing camera during fast forward flight. You can even look up! Flight characteristics are fantastic, with great stability and handling.

 

The Vulcan Z Arms are also available in three different lengths:                                                      

 

  • 350mm - Total frame size 950mm -  max coaxial prop size 16" 
  •  
  • 490mm - Total frame size 1150mm -  max coaxial prop size 18.5"
  •  
  • 600mm - Total frame size 1360mm -  max coaxial prop size 27.5"

 


NOTE - Red Z Arms are no longer available.

 

  

VULCAN ANTI VIBRATION PLATE

 

Standard Anti Vibration Plate

Made from 2mm Carbon Fibre sheet, this gel mount adapter provides an ultra low vibration mounting method for a variety of payloads, gimbals and more.

 

The plate is designed to bolt straight up under the main lower frame plate and can be fitted with between four and twelve A1 Gel Bushes for different payloads.

The position of the gel bushes can be moved to accommodate different payload balances. Gel bushes work best under load (300g - 600g per bush) and so by supporting the entire payload - gimbal, batteries and even in some cases the landing gear - they will work at their best giving excellent vibration damping.

 

 Quick Release Anti Vibration Plate

 

Similar in dimensions and material to the standard 200mm gel plate, the quick release version allows the 12mm rails and anything attached to them to be quickly removed from the aircraft.

  

 VULCAN DAYBRIGHT LED SYSTEM

 

 The Vulcan DayBright LED system uses LED modules that fit between the motor mounts on Vulcan airframes.

 

This option includes four modules with each module incorporating two super bright LEDs visible in daylight at up to 2000 feet.

 

There are two modules with green, and two with red LEDs for universal port (red - left) and starboard (green - right) orientation identification. Modules are supplied with an 800mm lead, modules also have a conformal coating allowing them to be fully rain resistant.

 

The controller unit has four individually controlled outputs, each capable of driving more that one LED module if required. Using the controller you can set 28 different flash patterns for your LEDs, and control them from your radio transmitter with a switch channel. The controller can be powered directly from up to 10s Lipo batteries (up to 42v). An RC voltage input with the control signal is also required from the radio Rx.

 

  

MOTORS

 

The KDE Direct 4014XF - 380Kvmultirotor brushless motors are extremely efficient and powerful motors for numerous multirotor and UAS heavy-lift applications and were designed to bring high quality and vibration free motors to the market.  The motors are designed with performance and durability in mind, with features previously unseen in the market:  

  • High-grade 240°C (464°F) high-temperature solid core copper windings for failure free operation in extreme climates
  • Japanese built 0.2 mm silicon-steel stator laminations and Kevlar tie-wraps for high efficiency performancer
  • Triple bearing supported ABEC-7 bearings for maintenance free and worry free flying for hundreds of hours

 

These are just a few of the advantages built in to these motors and every detail of these motors have been scrutinized to produce the absolute best available for a wide-range of flight applications.

 

ESC ( ELECTONIC SPEED CONTROLLER)

 

KDE's UAS series is compatible with 2S - 8S LiPo (8.4V to 33.6V) power systems - allowing for the next level of performance and efficiency for your UAS and Multirotor applications.

 

The series is specifically designed and optimized for the KDE Direct XF multirotor Brushless Motor Series. For maximum stability and performance of the flight controller, the system is tuned to react almost instantaneously to the flight commands and XF Brushless Motor response capability.

 

This KDE Direct XF UAS Multirotor Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) is optimized for multirotor applications and utilizes a proprietary algorithm for up to 600Hz refresh rate control and high speed response to the flight system commands.  Dynamic PWM and Motor Advance Timing algorithms are used for optimal flight performance.

 

 

PROPELLERS

 

KDE Direct Carbon Fibre Folding Props

 

KDE Direct carbon fibre propeller blades are made with true carbon fibre 3K materials and are now available for commercial and industrial applications. These Propellers are designed to fold away for ease of storage and transoprt.  All propellers are dynamically balanced and provided in matched pairs, so simply install the blades and go fly - no need for secondary balancing.

 

T-Motor Carbon Fibre Fixed Props  

 

Aimed firmly at the professional flyer, these props are among the best on the market.  They come well balanced, are highly efficient, very light in weight and have almost zero flex.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding the Black Widow or would like to discuss your project please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

The Black Widow frame is tough and solid, and includes our tooless quick fold mechanism for ease of transportation and storage. A well proven anti-vibration system and standard payload mounting rails are available, as well as the option for wide spaced retractable landing gear giving plenty of room for a centrally mounted gimbals.

 

Basic Frame Features:

  • Folding Hex frame with quick release toolless folding mechanism and safety latch
  • Ultra strong and stiff airframe for minimal vibration, built tough for real world use
  • Larger frame plates for mounting wide spaced retracts to allow centrally mounted gimbal
  • 250A PDB
  • Arris Lander X5 Retractable Landing Skids
  • Required wires and hardware

 

Optional Extras

   

ARM SIZE

 

The Black Widow is available in 6 different sizes and arm configurations.

 

  Vulcan Straight Arm

 

The MultiFrame arm is made from high grade black anodized custom box section Aluminium. It is pre drilled at 30mm intervals to allow fitment to any arm position within the frame centre plate, as well as Carbon motor mounts. Being drilled down it's entire length also means that should you wish to use a different arm length, you can simply cut it down in 30mm intervals to create your own desired airframe diameter. The hole spacing also allows simple and quick mounting of the undercarriage legs, which can be postioned anywhere along the arm as preferred.

 

The Vulcan Straight Arms are available in three different lengths:

 

350mm - Total frame size 950mm

440mm - Total frame size 1100mm

500mm - Total frame size 1260mm

 

Vulcan Z Arm

The radical Vulcan Z arm design offers unparalelled forward camera view, keeping arms and props out of the shot even with a forward facing camera during fast forward flight. You can even look up! Flight characteristics are fantastic, with great stability and handling.

 

The Vulcan Z Arms are also available in three different lengths:                                                      

 

  • 350mm - Total frame size 950mm -  max coaxial prop size 16" 
  •  
  • 490mm - Total frame size 1150mm -  max coaxial prop size 18.5"
  •  
  • 600mm - Total frame size 1360mm -  max coaxial prop size 27.5"

 


NOTE - Red Z Arms are no longer available.

 

  

VULCAN ANTI VIBRATION PLATE

 

Standard Anti Vibration Plate

Made from 2mm Carbon Fibre sheet, this gel mount adapter provides an ultra low vibration mounting method for a variety of payloads, gimbals and more.

 

The plate is designed to bolt straight up under the main lower frame plate and can be fitted with between four and twelve A1 Gel Bushes for different payloads.

The position of the gel bushes can be moved to accommodate different payload balances. Gel bushes work best under load (300g - 600g per bush) and so by supporting the entire payload - gimbal, batteries and even in some cases the landing gear - they will work at their best giving excellent vibration damping.

 

 Quick Release Anti Vibration Plate

 

Similar in dimensions and material to the standard 200mm gel plate, the quick release version allows the 12mm rails and anything attached to them to be quickly removed from the aircraft.

  

 VULCAN DAYBRIGHT LED SYSTEM

 

 The Vulcan DayBright LED system uses LED modules that fit between the motor mounts on Vulcan airframes.

 

This option includes four modules with each module incorporating two super bright LEDs visible in daylight at up to 2000 feet.

 

There are two modules with green, and two with red LEDs for universal port (red - left) and starboard (green - right) orientation identification. Modules are supplied with an 800mm lead, modules also have a conformal coating allowing them to be fully rain resistant.

 

The controller unit has four individually controlled outputs, each capable of driving more that one LED module if required. Using the controller you can set 28 different flash patterns for your LEDs, and control them from your radio transmitter with a switch channel. The controller can be powered directly from up to 10s Lipo batteries (up to 42v). An RC voltage input with the control signal is also required from the radio Rx.

 

  

MOTORS

 

The KDE Direct 4014XF - 380Kvmultirotor brushless motors are extremely efficient and powerful motors for numerous multirotor and UAS heavy-lift applications and were designed to bring high quality and vibration free motors to the market.  The motors are designed with performance and durability in mind, with features previously unseen in the market:  

  • High-grade 240°C (464°F) high-temperature solid core copper windings for failure free operation in extreme climates
  • Japanese built 0.2 mm silicon-steel stator laminations and Kevlar tie-wraps for high efficiency performancer
  • Triple bearing supported ABEC-7 bearings for maintenance free and worry free flying for hundreds of hours

 

These are just a few of the advantages built in to these motors and every detail of these motors have been scrutinized to produce the absolute best available for a wide-range of flight applications.

 

ESC ( ELECTONIC SPEED CONTROLLER)

 

KDE's UAS series is compatible with 2S - 8S LiPo (8.4V to 33.6V) power systems - allowing for the next level of performance and efficiency for your UAS and Multirotor applications.

 

The series is specifically designed and optimized for the KDE Direct XF multirotor Brushless Motor Series. For maximum stability and performance of the flight controller, the system is tuned to react almost instantaneously to the flight commands and XF Brushless Motor response capability.

 

This KDE Direct XF UAS Multirotor Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) is optimized for multirotor applications and utilizes a proprietary algorithm for up to 600Hz refresh rate control and high speed response to the flight system commands.  Dynamic PWM and Motor Advance Timing algorithms are used for optimal flight performance.

 

 

PROPELLERS

 

KDE Direct Carbon Fibre Folding Props

 

KDE Direct carbon fibre propeller blades are made with true carbon fibre 3K materials and are now available for commercial and industrial applications. These Propellers are designed to fold away for ease of storage and transoprt.  All propellers are dynamically balanced and provided in matched pairs, so simply install the blades and go fly - no need for secondary balancing.

 

T-Motor Carbon Fibre Fixed Props  

 

Aimed firmly at the professional flyer, these props are among the best on the market.  They come well balanced, are highly efficient, very light in weight and have almost zero flex.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding the Black Widow or would like to discuss your project please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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