Couple of weeks ago I got a package from the DemonRC store. What I found inside was DRC Fury which Adam (the owner) sent me for this review. Frame was designed for fast track racing and freestyle. True X construction and great proportions ensure it’s excellent weight distribution, which results in perfect quad flying as the pilot wants. The market has a lot of frames available, but thanks to unique construction and reinforcements in the sensitive points of the DRC construction, Fury has a really good design. Let’s go to specs!
If you want to buy Fury, you can buy it on DemonRC store.
- Spacing between engines 205mm (true X)
- Arms thickness – 4mm Carbon 3K in Twil weave
- Other parts thickness 1.5mm made of Carbon 3K in Twill weave
- Complete frame weight without equipment 76.9g
What do we get?
The frame comes in corporate cardboard box
Inside the box, there is a strong, black pack
In the bag – we’ll find some smaller foil bags, in which there are sorted parts and stickers, (stickers are not in the picture).
After unpacking those small bags we’ll find all the parts that we need to put the whole frame together.
Fury frame is made out of carbon of great quality, cut on good machines, the narrow edges are not jagged and the whole product makes a very good impression. Before starting the quadrocopter assembly, it is necessary to break the paper with very sharp edges, which signals a good quality carbon, so that we will not be exposed to knocking down, and make the assembly a nicer experience. It is worth downloading frame mounting instructions from the manufacturer’s web site (downloadable), making assembly process even easier.
The first thing we have to do is to embed the centerplate, in the pre-prepared special holes of the nuts we get in the set.
The first stage, is installing a sandwich consisting of a bottom and a middle deck and the arms in the middle. This type of construction causes that the entire quadcopter carrier to be very rigid and does not bend during flight so that the drones do much better – especially for the engines currently available on the market have very high power.
The next stage of Fury assembly process is placing the entire superstructure, where we will find room for installation of FPV camera installation, video transmitter and RC receiver, which when done looks like this:
The whole frame presents itself very nicely. Actually this is one of the nicest frames got into my hands so far. The large amount of openwork gives the impression of lightness of the frame and so, the frame without equipment weighs 76.9g which is really a great result for the construction in this size. This is probably the lightest frame I have ever used to build a quad.
Choosing the base components, like ESC or PDB it is necessary to predict that thanks to the very elaborate construction, not everything can be assembled, the spacing of the screws is standard 30×30 mm, but the spacing between the posts limits the space that we can manage.
The arms in the narrowest point are 11.5mm wide, and the widest 15mm, so we have to choose such ESCs that will not protrude after the outline of the arms! Otherwise it’ll look unappetizing. People who know and use the DRC Fury frame use ESC DYS XM20A, T-Motor F30A or 4in1, which I chose to build with.
The assembly went without complications, and the effects are listed below:
I am very surprised by the ready to fly weight of the quad, although I did not try very hard to build a lightweight – “ready to fly” Fury is 273.8g with SLS package XTRON 1550mAh 14.8V 40C / 80C 4S1P it’s only around 450g!
Specification used to build subassemblies:
- DemonRC Fury frame
- Cobra CM2205 2300kv Champion Engines
- ESC iFlight iPeaka 25A D-Shot 4-IN-1 BLHELI_S
- Racer Racebace F3
- Hand-made linear antenna FPV antenna
- Foxeer Arrow V3 Camera
- FrSky TFR4SB FASST 3 / 16ch RC receiver
Initially it was supposed to be an ESC AIKON 30A 4in1, but it turned out that on the first chance it was damaged and with a slight impact it restarts, so eventually I installed the ESC iFlight iPAAKA 25A D-Shot 4-IN-1 BLHELI_S. Unfortunately, because the originally installed regulator was defective, the first flight was delayed because I had to wait for delivery with the new – efficient ESC.
The Quadcopter built on the DRC FURY frame flying great, it is predictable and very obedient. This is one of the best racers I have had.