The conventional frame design has always been in 2 dimensions; flat planes of carbon sheeting cut and tiered with standoffs, but the cross-section of the frame itself is still 2 dimensional when viewed from above.
There have been a few exceptions but Karearea has always utilised vertical arms to try and limit the surface area that passes through the air and lets the props move as much clean air from the propeller to maximise motor efficiency.
The Talon V2 was designed from the ground up to exist in a 3D space with consideration given to how to streamline the design as much as possible. Moulded carbon was considered but it is very expensive to manufacture and that would be reflected in the cost. Moreover it is very hard to work with on smaller details.
The plastic injection was chosen because it's easier to manufacture and lets you do more intricate designs. The downside; it's very expensive upfront and getting the plastic mix correct so that the frame doesn't have too much flex, but at the same time isn't so stiff it becomes brittle is a very trial and error process. Basically, you can't just knock up a design and throw plastic at it and get it all right in the one go; but when you consider the benefits of being able to design in that 3-dimensional space you can start to do things that aren't possible by cutting up carbon sheeting and you can begin to more finely craft a streamlined body.
Talon V2 Specifications
- Truly Aerodynamic quad frame (All structure is Aerofoil shaped)
- Fully Invented by Karearea. Plastic uni-body frame (Mixed 3 diffrent Resins)
- lightweight but Unbreakable material.
- Frame weighs 85g (+,-1g). Pod 18g (+,-1g) Total set 103g(+,-2g)
- Aluminum parts are 7075 T6 aero grade with hard anodizing.
1x Karearea Talon V2 Racing Frame