TBS ImpulseRC Apex 5 Inch Black Frame Kit

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IPL-APEX5B
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INTRODUCING THE FUTURE OF FREESTYLE THE APEX SHATTERS THE GLASS CEILING IN FREESTYLE FRAME DESIGN. Through a process of continous refinement and always striving to improve we have created a new breed of freestyle frame. The Apex does not compromise in stiffness or durability, so you never have to choose...

INTRODUCING THE FUTURE OF FREESTYLE

THE APEX SHATTERS THE GLASS CEILING IN FREESTYLE FRAME DESIGN.

Through a process of continous refinement and always striving to improve we have created a new breed of freestyle frame. The Apex does not compromise in stiffness or durability, so you never have to choose between confidence and performance.

Unique design elements new to the FPV world make your build and maintenance more simple than ever before. Toughness of the frame itself is increased while also offering much better protection for your investment in flight electronics.

APEX ARM DESIGN

The arms of an FPV frame are the key structural component which translate the thrust from the motors to the majority of the mass in the aircraft, which is secured to the body of the frame. The design of the arms and how they are attached to the body is one of the most vital aspects that influences the performance of an FPV frame.

There are multiple problems which can occur with existing arm designs which can lead to poor performance, difficulty tuning and added cost. The Apex addresses all of these problems with a simple and unique new design that eliminates all arm slop and drastically increases durability.

PERFECTLY SYMMETRICAL

Symmetrical arms make it possible to pocket one side of the part without introducing the need for distinct left and right arms, making you require more spare parts. We use a pocket instead of a hole under the motor to increase durability and we embed a press nut to simplify attachment and avoid clearance issues under your stack.

SIMPLE MAINTENANCE

Flight electronics are mounted to the upper main plate using countersink bolts. This completely decouples the arm attachment from the electronics mounting. Arms can be replaced using two bolts without any disturbance to your stack.

SHOULDER BOLTS AND THREADLOCKER

Our custom machined shoulder bolts act as a solid steel pin through the arm which eliminates slop and tolerance issues. The precision shaft passing through the arm removes all side-loading of the carbon laminations on to the chisel-like threads of a regular bolt. Factory added threadlocker and custom aluminium cone washers spread the load of the clamping force and ensure the bolts will not vibrate loose.

KEY TO THE APEX

At the apex of a masonry arch a keystone locks all the stones in to position and allows the arch to bear weight and be self supporting. A keystone is a hallmark of strength and good design, the Apex FPV frame is no different and the carbon key sits at the heart of the frame to distribute forces applied to the arms.

SPECIFICATIONS

PLATE THICKNESS

  • Arms: 5.5mm
  • Key: 5mm
  • Lower Main: 2.5mm
  • Upper Main: 2mm
  • Top: 2mm
  • Camera Sides: 2mm

STANDOFF HEIGHT

  • Front: 28mm
  • Rear: 20mm

DRY WEIGHT

  • Alu hardware: approx. 115g
  • Steel hardware: approx. 125g

MOTOR TO MOTOR

  • 225mm - Fits 5.2" Props

ARM GEOMETRY

  • Compressed X using
  • Pythagorean triple 3:4:5

WARRANTY

The Apex frames comes with a full 2 year warranty on all carbon and metal parts.

Using advanced image recognition and statistical analysis ImpulseRC has simplified the warranty process to the point that most claims will be self-service and instantly approved.

Each Apex frame will be shipped with a warranty card which includes the globally unique serial number for that frame. In most cases this will remove any need to provide proof of purchase when registering your warranty. Once a frame is registered, claims for that model in the future will be quick and painless.

ImpulseRC stands behind their products and they want to give you the peace of mind to know you are coverd, no matter how hard you push your flying.

Type: 

FPV Frames & Parts

Vendor: 

Team Black Sheep

SKU: 

IPL-APEX5B

Weight: 

0.75 lb


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Customer Reviews

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Brandon
One of the best, if not the best.

This frame is iconic. Its flown by tons of pilots, and has shown us over the years that it's truly a really great frame. You will not be dissapointed.

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Timothy H.
APEX

Best fpv frame on the market hands down it just flies.

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Drew G.
The Apex 5” is a great frame!

I personally already love this frame. It was actually my first build, was relatively easy and went together really nicely. Solid frame!

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Stephen L.
One of the best frames out there - impulserc just makes solid frames

ImpulseRc frames are by far my favorite because they’re very well thought out, tested and they don’t try and follow all of these trends. They’re tried and true and ofc Mr Steve approved which actually does mean a lot because Mr Steele really goes through a lot of testing to find what he likes and once he does, he doesn’t change something unless there’s actually something better so everything he uses ends up working as a system together and works very well. Back in the day I used to build my Aliens as clones of Mr Steeles and they always flew and worked great for a long time. If you want a solid setup it’s still not a bad idea.

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Andres P.
Apex Review>>>>>

Nice awesome frame!!! I have a lots of quads but for me its been my favorite so far. Love it.. Thanks for the quick shipping also..

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Robert
Best 5” freestyle I’ve flown and clear clean video

I used the same components as Steele except I used Radix 2 w/Hobbywing 60amp 4n1 and 6S Kv t-motors pacers.
The frame is designed to hold unify pro v3 and it’s included sma antenna extension/cord.
I used default settings and motors are happy and no unwanted behaviors.
I like it enough to likely get another.Caddx vista maybe.

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Trevor N.
Best of the best

Comes with a lot of extra hardware so you can set it up the way you want and get a clean build. High quality. It does not fit the TBS unify Pro32 HV unless you mount it at an angle but that is a big VTX. I bet most other VTXs will fit with no problem.

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Roy R.
Great Frame

Awesome frame. Best out there for durability and fitting in the DJI Air Unit

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Brandon
One of the best, if not the best.

This frame is iconic. Its flown by tons of pilots, and has shown us over the years that it's truly a really great frame. You will not be dissapointed.

T
Timothy H.
APEX

Best fpv frame on the market hands down it just flies.

D
Drew G.
The Apex 5” is a great frame!

I personally already love this frame. It was actually my first build, was relatively easy and went together really nicely. Solid frame!

S
Stephen L.
One of the best frames out there - impulserc just makes solid frames

ImpulseRc frames are by far my favorite because they’re very well thought out, tested and they don’t try and follow all of these trends. They’re tried and true and ofc Mr Steve approved which actually does mean a lot because Mr Steele really goes through a lot of testing to find what he likes and once he does, he doesn’t change something unless there’s actually something better so everything he uses ends up working as a system together and works very well. Back in the day I used to build my Aliens as clones of Mr Steeles and they always flew and worked great for a long time. If you want a solid setup it’s still not a bad idea.

A
Andres P.
Apex Review>>>>>

Nice awesome frame!!! I have a lots of quads but for me its been my favorite so far. Love it.. Thanks for the quick shipping also..

R
Robert
Best 5” freestyle I’ve flown and clear clean video

I used the same components as Steele except I used Radix 2 w/Hobbywing 60amp 4n1 and 6S Kv t-motors pacers.
The frame is designed to hold unify pro v3 and it’s included sma antenna extension/cord.
I used default settings and motors are happy and no unwanted behaviors.
I like it enough to likely get another.Caddx vista maybe.

T
Trevor N.
Best of the best

Comes with a lot of extra hardware so you can set it up the way you want and get a clean build. High quality. It does not fit the TBS unify Pro32 HV unless you mount it at an angle but that is a big VTX. I bet most other VTXs will fit with no problem.

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Roy R.
Great Frame

Awesome frame. Best out there for durability and fitting in the DJI Air Unit