The Raven is the product of our Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) theory, and subsequent frame development program. ESCs can be designed to be a specific size, make a certain current output, or durability. Due to the available semiconductor technology, and thermodynamics, it is only possible to choose two of the aforementioned characteristics of an Electronic Speed Controller. We choose power and durability. In drone racing, you need repeatability which means practice and also durability, and not having to worry about catching fire in heavy competition. This means we needed bigger ESCs. We still wanted to be as light as possible, and be as well balanced as possible for accurate control. Most frames were designed to be one-size-fits-all or had size limitations with the intent of weight savings.
Our solution was to do the exact opposite of popular racing drone frames and design a 20x20 frame that could fit, and offer protection a 30.5x30.5 or 20x20 stack with a big ESC. 20x20 ESCs with full-size MOSFETs are the technological hotness. Being lighter than nearly all of the popular 20x20 frames and bigger ESC fitment was our goal. Crash durability was another characteristic that was developed meticulously by our engineers and team pilots. In addition to larger ESC fitment, some of our pilots wanted to use Micro cameras like the RunCam Racer 3 while others wanted to use Nano cameras. You can use whatever camera you like with a Raven! We hit all the marks.
The Raven is a serious competitor at any level of drone racing, as it offers insanely lightweight, lightning-fast agility, and on-rails cornering stability, it’s locked in! Paired with a 96KHz-capable ESC, and smooth your DVR will look as locked-in as a roller coaster!
This is the T700 upgrade to the original Raven T300 frame. Toray Industries, Inc. is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan that specializes in industrial products centered on technologies in organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biochemistry. Its founding business areas were fibers and textiles, as well as plastics and chemicals (learn more). Toray carbon fiber is known as the best carbon fiber in the world. Toray's products are used in the aerospace, and automotive industries.
Toray's T300 grade carbon fiber is superior to the typical 3K carbon fiber in that it is significantly stronger than 3K carbon fiber material and sometimes lighter. We use the best carbon fiber material in our frames with minimal air bubbles and no glass fibers which means your frames will be more durable than frames that use 3K carbon fiber. T700 is several grades above T300, and an order of magnitude stronger than 3K carbon fiber. T700 is the good stuff, it's expensive and often hard to come by in the quantities we use for 5mm-thick arms. The T700 carbon fiber parts make for a very firm frame, free of oscillations that resonance that makes tuning a nightmare. Don't miss it!
• 58.2-59 GRAMS ASSEMBLED (without TPU)
• 7075 Aluminum reinforced CNC core plate
• Toray T300 Carbon Fiber 2mm-thick top/bottom plates
• Toray T700 Carbon Fiber 5mm-thick arms
• Centered Flight Controller stack mounting
• Fits traditional 20x20 ESCs like Talon Gigawatt and AK32PIN, and larger ESCs like the Aikon AK32Pro, Hobbywing 60A, and T-Motor F55A Pro
• Fits nano cameras and micro cameras
• Accommodates up to 5.2-inch props
• 35-60 degrees of camera up-tilt
• TPU Parts available on Thingiverse
• 205mm wheelbase
• Stretched-X arm geometry
• Sub-250g builds possible (without battery)
• Premium steel hardware
• Toray T700 arms (4)
• Toray T300 Top Plate (1)
• Toray T300 Bottom Plate (1)
• 7075 Aluminum core plate (1)
• Hardware pack (1)
• 25mm standoffs (4)
• Premium Kevlar battery strap (1)
• TPU parts: Shark fin, camera mount, SMA mount