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Black Widow X8 Folding Frame Kit

The Black Widow is one of our most popular aircrafts 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. The co axial X8 configuration gives good performance in wind, and plenty of lift for carrying medium to heavy loads, whilst also offering very good redundancy against failure. The frame is tough and solid, and includes our tool-less folding method for 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. On this Page you can pick your frame size and then add additional extras if you choose. Not all options are compatible.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: 80002
Manufacturer: Vulcan UAV
£758.33 excl VAT
£910.00 incl VAT

Basic Frame Features:

  • Folding X8 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 950mmmax 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 into 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 than 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 - 380Kv and the 4213XF - 360Kv multirotor brushless motors are extremely efficient and powerful motors used 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 performance
  • 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.

 NOTE - 4213 MOTORS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR THE 350 Z ARM OPTION

 

 

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.

For KDE 4041 Motors - 35A OPTO ESCs

For KDE 4213 Motors - 55A OPTO ESCs

 

 

PROPELLERS

KDE Direct Carbon Fibre Folding Props

KDE Direct carbon fibre propeller blades are made from true carbon fibre 3K materials and are now available for commercial and industrial applications. These Propellers are designed to fold away for ease of transport and storage.  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 Propellers

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Frame Features:

  • Folding X8 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 950mmmax 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 into 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 than 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 - 380Kv and the 4213XF - 360Kv multirotor brushless motors are extremely efficient and powerful motors used 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 performance
  • 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.

 NOTE - 4213 MOTORS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR THE 350 Z ARM OPTION

 

 

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.

For KDE 4041 Motors - 35A OPTO ESCs

For KDE 4213 Motors - 55A OPTO ESCs

 

 

PROPELLERS

KDE Direct Carbon Fibre Folding Props

KDE Direct carbon fibre propeller blades are made from true carbon fibre 3K materials and are now available for commercial and industrial applications. These Propellers are designed to fold away for ease of transport and storage.  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 Propellers

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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