Product Review: DroneKraft Mach300GT: Part 1

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Hello again fellow mini quad addicts, and welcome to Part 1 of my review of the Mach300GT from DroneKraft.

The Mach300GT is a high-performance FPV quadcopter frame. 3mm carbon fiber throughout makes the Mach300GT lightweight and impact resistant. Extended arm set accommodates up to 7” propellers. Three separate vibration dampening systems work together for super-responsive flight and smooth video transmission and recording.

My Setup:
T-Motor 2206 2000kv motors
12a Multicopter Bulders ESCs
Naze32
Fatshark 250mx VTx
Fatshark 600TVL cam
Mobius
HQ 6×4.5 props
4s 1300mah lipo

Product Page:
http://www.dronekraft.io

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There is No Dana, Only ZUUL!

The wait is over for the first carbon fiber mini quad frame from the King of the 3D printed quads: Hovership.

For those of you who don’t know (aka: live under a rock), Hovership’s MHQ is one of the most downloaded and celebrated 3D printed quads in Thingiverse history. Last year, the MHQ2 was released, which was a GoPro toting 4s machine that defied the laws of plastic by taking more abuse then anyone expected.

But why stop there? Why not make a carbon fiber racer the comes in two flavors? Enter the ZUUL.


Zuul Superbeast Edition
The Zuul Superbeast Edition is a mini quad designed to cradle and protect a GoPro camera while capturing vibration-free video. The versatile frame system enables multiple build layouts and quick repairs.

Clean Section
The “clean” section’s vibration dampeners are protected during a crash with a hyperextension stopper. Cutouts on the underside of baseplate allow for easy access to replace bobbins in the field.

GoPro Cage
A spacious cage allows for the use of a wedge to tilt the camera up during fast forward flight. The entire camera cage is removable and upgradable.

Foldable
All of the arms on the Zuul can be folded in for compact transport. The folding arms also collapse during a crash to prevent damage to the frame. Don’t want the arms to fold? No problem, there is a fixed position hole for that!

Additional Features

  • Firewall plate to keep the battery from impacting the flight controller. Firewall is not compatible with larger flight controllers with 45x45mm mounting.
  • SMA extension mounting holes in top plate
  • Small cutout in arms for mounting LEDs under the arms and running the wires up to the topsides of arms
  • Battery strap cutouts on belly, rear of clean section and top plate
  • Mounting holes and cutout on base for PDBs with 30.5×30.5mm hole spacing

Recommended Setup
2204-2208 size motors with M3 16x19mm mounting pattern
12-18A ESCs
5-6” props
3-4S power, 1300-2200mAh capacity batteries
Mini CCD camera with tilt bracket
Hovership Mini Quad Landing gear to mount larger batteries on belly

Includes
Carbon fiber frame
3D printed ABS plastic 15º GoPro tilt wedge
Hardware kit
M3x6mm motor screws


Zuul Racehound Edition
The Zuul Racehound Edition is a stripped down version of the Superbeast mini quad. Using the same base and top plates, we removed the clean section and GoPro cage. Theversatile frame system enables multiple build layouts and quick repairs.

Spaced Out
The base plates are spaced apart 10mm for mounting the ESCs inside the body. The widerbody of the Zuul frame allows for more room to mount components.

Foldable
All of the arms on the Zuul can be folded in for compact transport. The folding arms alsocollapse during a crash to prevent damage to the frame. Don’t want the arms to fold? No problem, there is a fixed position hole for that!

Additional Features

  • Firewall plate to keep the battery from impacting the flight controller. Firewall is notcompatible with larger flight controllers with 45x45mm mounting.
  • CCD camera mounting plate
  • SMA extension mounting holes in top plate
  • Small cutout in arms for mounting LEDs under the arms and running the wires up tothe topsides of arms
  • Battery strap cutouts on belly, rear of base section and top plate
  • Mounting holes and cutout on base for PDBs with 30.5×30.5mm hole spacing

Recommended Setup
2204 size motors with M3 16x19mm mounting pattern
12A ESCs
5” props
3-4S power, 1300-1800mAh capacity batteries
CCD board camera
Mobius or similar camera

Includes
Carbon fiber frame
3D printed ABS plastic base spacers
Hardware kit
M3x6mm motor screws
Stickers!

Specifications
Weight: 155g (including motor screws)
Wheelbase: 265mm (diagonal motor to motor)
Material: 3K weave carbon fiber. 3mm thick arms, 1.5mm for all other parts.
Clearance for ESCs: 10mm

Buy it now from MRSS or Hovership! The MQC will have plenty more coverage of the ZUUL in our full review, coming soon!