The Orca is a collaboration with Raceflight, featuring their long frame concept and its superior flight characteristics.
Preston Garrison and Kalyn Doerr (RS2K), the founders of Raceflight, got in touch with Shendrones about collaborating on a frame, a longer version of the Mako. At first Shendrones struggled to understand the point of a larger Mako, and it was only after a few 'who's on first' style exchanges that it became clear to Shendrones. They didn't want a larger Mako, but rather a rectangular motor layout, with the motors further apart front to back instead of side to side. This was a layout they've tested along with Brian Morris (Braindrain), and they found it to have superior handling characteristics (Brian's OB1 also has a long layout).
This idea, however, was pretty intriguing. A longer frame could have a couple potential benefits: increased stability on the pitch axis, which tends not get snapped around as much as the roll axis. Also, the rear props might see cleaner air with more distance from the front props, perhaps yielding smoother flight. Shendrones guess it's time to share the sandbox and use my big boy words.
Frame site: 215mm
Propeller: 5 inches propeller. Pitch and blades depend on ESC and motor setup.
Base plate thickness & material: 4mm Carbon Fiber plate
The canopy: 3D printed with TPU
Frame weight: 99g.
Cam mounts for Hero, Session, and Mobius/Runcam/Foxeer are available to download and print out via 3D Printer: CLICK HERE
Read about its development here.