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XHOVER SKYELINER BY LE DRIB FRAME

Le Drib designed his signature frame, the Skyeliner, to be simple in construction, aesthetic in design, and durable in crashing. Front Camera Cage The front camera cage was inspired by the look of an airfoil to look attractive. It was shaped around the sweep of...

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Le Drib designed his signature frame, the Skyeliner, to be simple in construction, aesthetic in design, and durable in crashing.

Front Camera Cage

The front camera cage was inspired by the look of an airfoil to look attractive. It was shaped around the sweep of the FPV camera angle to provide protection regardless of camera position. The mainplate is cut short upfront so the FPV camera can sit low.. The 3mm vertical carbon pieces clamp on to the main plate via three horizontal standoffs, one of which also secures the GoPro mount.

GoPro Mount Integration

The 3D printed GoPro mount was considered from the beginning rather than left to be retro-fitted. It was originally intended to slide over two upper horizontal standoffs to fully eliminate the possibility of the screws pulling through mounting holes. However, crashes tend be from the front, so a single rear mounting bolt was considered because the front standoff sleeve would provide nearly all the benifit. This became the final design as it also allowed for the removal of an upper standoff; the rear GoPro mount screw also serving as the front top plate screw simplifies maintenance.

Internal Serviceability

The top plate removes with 5 screws, allowing access to the drone’s internals. The front camera cage stays secure to the main plate even without the top plate so it will not fall out while handling the opened drone.

Curved Arm Interface

The overlap between the main plate and arms has an extreme curve to distribute the shear force on the arms during crashes.

Arm Replacement

Should an arm need replacing, pressnuts in the main plate facilitate the swap. Additionally, the 30 x 30 holes in the arms and lower brace are enlarged so that the electronics stack need not be disturbed when replacing arms.

Stack Isolation

The 30 x 30 holes in the main plate accommodate the included grommets to isolate the electronics stack.

Rear Slots

The two slots in the rear of the main plate were designed around a 20x20 M2 hole pattern. A component such as a receiver can be placed between the slots and strapped down while M2 screws can fit in the ends of the slot to mount a an additional 20x20 component such as a video transmitter.

Low CG

The top plate sits 20mm above the mainplate. Drib experimented with everything from high 35mm top mount battery to 0mm mid mount battery frame design. He found that he prefers the agile feel of top mount over the neutral feel of mid mount. However, also found that the lowering the battery a bit improved the “locked in” feel. He settled on 20mm as his favorite height of top mount battery.

Genuine Ummagrip

Custom cut Ummagrip eliminates battery slippage.

Motor Protection

The classic teardrop arm end, extended to be bolder and provide for better motor protection.

Tapered Rear

Damn, look at that booty.

Key features

  • Soft mount for FC on the 30x30 stack.
  • 20mm Standoffs
  • Ummagrip Sticky Battery Pad
  • Top Mount battery Design
  • 4mm durable arms 
  • Plenty of room for a nice clean compact build
  • easy single arm replacement 

Includes 

  • 1x Skyeliner Frame
  • 1x Set of high-quality Steel hardware
  • 1x Battery Strap
  • 1x ESC sticker Sheet
  • 4x Foam Landing Pads
  • 1x Sticky Battery pad by Ummagrip Company, Designed specifically for the Skyeliner

SPARE PARTS

Note: All shipping prices listed on our site are for shipping and handling costs associated with shipping your order. 

Domestic Shipping within the USA

By default we ship via USPS (United States Postal Service) to anywhere in the United States. But, if you are interested in a faster option such as DHL email us at info@catalystmachineworks.com and we can give you instructions on how to get expedited shipping. If you want expedited shipping be sure to email us prior to checking out with your order. We will arrange a shipping quote for you and then give you instructions on how to include this shipping option at checkout. Our USPS shipping option usually takes 2 to 4 days to reach anywhere in the USA. By default this shipping option will NOT require a signature. If you want us to specify signature required please let us know prior to placing your order. 

USPS Insurance 

USPS shipping includes $50 insurance by default. If you require more please let us know prior to placing your order. PLEASE NOTE: We will not be held liable in the event your package or package contents are lost, damaged, or stolen during shipping. When your package leaves our shop and is placed in the hands of the shipping service it is out of our hands. We have no control of what happens to your package after it leaves our doors. Shipping insurance it available to protect you in the event something happens to your package during delivery. We will not reimburse you for lost, damaged, or stolen items. That is what shipping insurance is for. If you would like to add shipping insurance to cover the value of your purchase email us at info@catalystmachineworks.com for more info. 

International Shipping 

We can ship to almost anywhere in the world! Available international shipping options are using United States Postal Service (USPS) or DHL. USPS shipping will be per the flat rate option. This is $28 and can take 6-10 days to reach your country. From here your country postal service will deliver your package and can add additional delivery time. Usually USPS tracking ends once the package reaches your country. Our second shipping option is using DHL. This is considered a premium option and is very fast. Customer service with DHL is the best in the shipping business. Typically DHL only takes 2-3 days to delivery to most locations throughout the world. DHL international shipping always comes with tracking. While this is a more expensive option it is much better than USPS. 

Shipment Handling Time

We require 1 full business day to ship. Additionally, some products come with a longer lead times to ship (see product descriptions). Orders received on Friday may be shipped out the following Monday morning.

Restocking Fee

You can return any item you buy from us for a refund. The item must be completely unopened, brand new, unused, and not damaged. We will wait to receive the product into our stock before issuing a refund. We will also make an assessment of the item, once received. If it is damaged in any way we will not issue a refund and send the item back to you. You have two weeks (from the date order placed) to return any item for a full refund. After the two week grace period we apply a 25% restocking fee. 

Return Policy 

If you believe an item you have purchased is defective our policy is a follows: 

  1. Email us first with your issue. We will instruct you as to whether the item needs to be returned to us. Our email is info@catalystmachineworks.com. Assuming we instruct you to return the item to us please ship it to the address below. 

  2. Once we receive the item our team will access it. 

  3. If we determine the item is indeed defective we will give you a full refund for the price of the item, or replace it. 

  4. If we determine there is nothing wrong with the item we will ship it back to you at your cost (you pay for the return shipping). 

  5. We DO NOT replace broken frame parts, electronics, or accessories you have crashes into the ground, a tree, a fence, a human, or anything else for that matter.