I’ve tried and tested many frames over my droning hobby and, at the moment, my favorite 250 frame has to be the MQC ONE. It is simplistic yet boasts many advanced capabilities that I’m about to share with you.
List of MQC ONE features:
- 5 inch prop support
- Rounded arms (thus less stress on other parts of your drone when it crashes)
- Lifetime warranty on all carbon parts
- Loads of 3D printed accessories
- It looks beautiful!
I would like to stress the importance of a lifetime warranty. If you’ve been in the drone industry for a little while, you’ve probably already experienced a crash or two. Well Miniquadclub recognize this and will send you a new carbon fiber part if your kit is broken under normal flying conditions. (You just send them a photo of your damaged part and they will send you a FREE replacement!)
In my opinion, this really shows that Miniquadclub care about their customers drones and are not in it just for the money. I think we need more drone companies like this – companies that care about the product they make to the extent that they are willing to give away free parts if their product breaks. Checkout the Miniquadclub site for more details on their warranty.
The 3D Accessories
With 3D printing becoming more common, as drone pilots, we are now able to print our own 3D parts. The MQC ONE has many 3D printable accessories that will cost you no more than $15 each. This is one of the main reasons that it is my favourite 250 frame. These 3D parts let you take your flying experience that bit further and will personalise your drone to make it unique. These 3D parts include:
- Skid Pads
- HD Mount
- Side Skirt
- Plate Spacer
- LED XT60 Bumper
My favourite 3D accessory has to be the bumper. I use it on my MQC ONE and, not only does it look really classy, it also gives me a clear indicator of where my drone is during a night flight.
The MQC ONE is small and lightweight yet can support 5 inch props whilst being incredibly durable. What more could you want from a frame? Due to this incredible strength to weight ratio, this frame has not sacrificed any speed and handles really well when flying. Below is Miniquadclubs recommended setup for this frame.
Motors: 2204 2300kv
ESCs: 20amp with BLHeli 14+
Props: 5″ bullnose
Lipo: 1300mah 4s
Vtx: Hawkeye 200mw
Receiver: D4R-II / X4RSB
FPV cam: Mini PZ0420 with swivel mount / PZ0420 board cam
Material: 3K twill matte carbon fiber
Prop Support: 5”
Airframe Size: 225mm
Dry Weight: 123g
Race Weight: ~ 490g (with 1300mah 4s lipo)
AUW Weight: ~ 560g (with 1300mah 4s lipo and GoPro/Yi)
Hardware: All metal bolts and nuts with aluminum standoffs
Body: Top plate, Mid-plate, Bottom Plate, 4 arms
Ultimately, this is my ‘go-to’ frame at the moment and I would defiantly recommend it to anyone who is looking to buy a reliable high quality frame for around $100 (£75).
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Thanks for reading this and happy flying!