Scorpion is proud to introduce a new 280 class FPV racing quadcopter, The Scorpion Sky Strider 280. This ultimate racing quadcopter is designed to provide fast, stable and agile maneuverability, allowing it to compete on any extreme racing course.
Carbon composite materials are used to provide the frame with very high structural integrity. Every single part of the Sky Strider frame is aerodynamically designed and specially structured to help maintain stable straight-line flight, yet still be fast and predictable during maneuvers.
The durable piano wire undercarriage allows the Sky Strider to easily land on any rough surface without damage the frame. Adjustable battery positions allow the user to get a perfect CG with any camera and FPV transmitter.
To provide enhanced visibility while flying in sunlight or in the dark, the top frames are painted with a unique high-visibility green coating.
Clear and stable FPV video feeds help the pilot maintain better control of the quad-copter during a race. To provide a stable video feed, the Sky Strider camera mount includes a built-in damping system with vertical angle adjustments. The unique one-piece camera mount and damping system work together to isolate vibration from the FPV camera, providing a clear view for the pilot.
Copter arms are the most commonly damaged parts during flight. The Scorpion Sky Strider provides replaceable arms that are easy to change at the field. To replace an arm, simply remove 1 screw that holds the arm in place, then loosen 2 screws on the arm clamp, and the arm can be removed in 1 easy step, making the repair at the field fast and easy.
Also available for the Sky Strider 280 frame are optional angled arm mounting brackets that tip the arms forward 5 degrees or 10 degrees. This angles the motors into the direction of forward flight and decreases the deck angle of the frame during high speed forward flight for better stability and a lower drag profile.
The Sky Strider Frame will accommodate propellers up to 6 inches in diameter. With 6 inch props installed, there is 1/8 of an inch of clearance between the prop tips and the green upper side frames. With 5-1/2 inch props you have 3/8 inch of clearance and with 5 inch props installed you have 5/8 inch of clearance.
Scorpion Sky Strider 280 Specifications
Motor Spacing (Diagonal)
280 mm (11.02 in)
Overall Frame Width
245 mm (9.65 in)
Frame Height (Without Landing Gear)
75 mm (2.95 in)
Frame Height (With Landing Gear)
115 mm (4.53 in)
Overall Frame Length
224 mm (8.98 in)
Frame Plate Thickness
1.5 mm (0.059 in)
Motor Arm Tickness
3.0 mm (0.118 in)
Motor Size Range
22 - 25 mm Stator
Maximum Propeller Size
152mm (6.0 Inches)
Total Frame Weight
238 grams (8.4 oz)
Included in your Scorpion Sky Strider 280 Frame Kit are the following items:
● 2 - Upper Frame Sides
● 4 - Motor Arms
● 1 - Lower Center Frame Plate
● 1 - Upper Center Frame Plate
● 2 - Aluminum Cross Member
● 1 - Front Frame Mount
● 1 - Camera Mounting Plate
● 4 - Aluminum Camera Mount Bracket
● 1 - VIdeo Transmitter Mounting Plate
● 1 - Camera Shock Mount Plate
● 4 - Vibration Dampeners
● 6 - Center Frame Standoffs
● 4 - Frame Stiffeners
● 2 - Front and Rear Frame Stiffeners
● 4 - Aluminum Landing Gear Brackets
● 4 - Music Wire Landing Gear Legs
● 4 - Aluminum Upper Arm Clamps
● 4 - Aluminum Lower Arm Clamps
● 2 - Antenna Tubes
● 4 - Aluminum Motor Guards
● 1 - Illustrated, 12-page Assembly Manual
Here is photo that shows everything that is included in the kit.
The fully assembled frame kit is shown below.
How to assemble the kit / build video:
Different angles of the Sky Strider 280:
Ok, the answer may be obvious here but since I've been strictly a helli man to date, I'm not sure so I'll ask. Does the 280 in the "Sky Strider 280" refer to the length of the craft in millimeters such as the RC helicopter name sizes, so it would be somwhere between my 250 and 300 heli's in length? Also, what are the best BEC and controller options for the 280?
Question by: Roger Tuck on Sep 16, 2015 10:24:42 AM
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Great quad at a great price. First impression was, wow what a cool looking quad. After building it all I can say is, wow again! The parts quality and fitment is top notch. Every carbon fiber piece and every hole line up perfectly. I love the colors on the quad as well. The pictures do not do it justice. I have built several other quads and I must say that this one is by far the highest quality in fit and finish.
If I had to nitpick anything at all, it would be the manual. I can see where someone may get confused if they are new to quad builds. However, to answer that, scorpion has a build video that takes you through all the steps for a great build. I think Scorpion did a great job with this one. I can't wait to get a second one.