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Lumenier QAV-S 5″ Freestyle Quadcopter Frame – Joshua Bardwell Special Edition

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

Introducing the Lumenier QAV-S 5″ Freestyle Quadcopter Frame – Joshua Bardwell Special Edition. Brought to you in collaboration with Lumenier and world-renown FPV teacher Joshua Bardwell, this FPV drone frame is the perfect blend of weight, durability, and features resulting in a high performance FPV Freestyle quadcopter.


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Introducing the Lumenier QAV-S 5″ Freestyle Quadcopter Frame – Joshua Bardwell Special Edition. A custom designed drone frame for FPV Freestyle flying.

This frame was designed in collaboration with Lumenier and world-renown FPV guru Joshua Bardwell to bring you the “perfect” FPV freestyle frame. Building upon the success of the QAV-S series, the JB special edition takes it a step further with optimized design to save weight, single-piece top plate for added strength and rigidity, thicker bottom plate for more durability, lower stand-offs for improved CG and better handling, and much more!

The QAV-S is a 5-inch freestyle airframe that is ultra-durable, easy to work on, and locked-in to perform and provide the best flight feel. The QAV-S has many small details that were well-thought-out – including premium Lumenier carbon fiber with finished and chamfered edges on all the plates, 7075 colored aluminum standoffs to give the quad a sleek look, plus all hardware is included.

The QAV-S brings several new innovations to the table. The first innovation is the arm locking system which includes a hinge with a press nut that secures the arms and requires just one screw to swap the arm. This is a convenient feature when maintenance is needed. The second feature is a split bottom plate that gives enough room for a micro camera, while also reducing the rear deck space for components. Lastly, the QAV-S has isolated 20×20 and 30×30 stack mounting in the center (and 20×20 mounting in the rear) that lets you take care of your electronics stack without the need to alter the frame structure and overall build.


I chose the QAV-S as my favorite freestyle frame because it has the perfect balance of light weight, flight performance, durability, and ease of maintenance.   The JB edition increases durability by going to a single-piece top plate and changing the bottom plate from 2mm to 3mm. By going to a “slammed-deck” design, the weight of the frame stays the same, and durability and flight handling are further improved.

-Joshua Bardwell




  • 20×20 and 30×30 mounting options
  • Caddx Vista compatible
  • Low profile design (slammed to 20mm)
  • Isolated stack design (lowers vibrations to FC)
  • One screw arm swap
  • Split bottom plate +upgraded 3mm carbon fiber
  • Narrow body plates for reduced weight and improved flight performance
  • Optimized motor mounts to reduce weight
  • Purple stand-offs!!


  • Arm: 5mm 3K Carbon Fiber
  • Aluminum Spacer: 7075 Aluminum
  • Screws: YFS steel 12.9 grade
  • Frame Size: 220mm
  • Weight: 107g (without battery pad)

Recommend Parts (Not Included)

  • FC: 30.5×30.5 / 20×20 hole size
  • Battery: 4-6S 1300-1800mAh
  • Camera : Micro(19mm) Size
  • ESC: 40-60A 4in1 ESC
  • Motor : 20xx-22xx


Carbon Fiber

  • 1 x 2mm Top Plate
  • 1 x 3mm Front Bottom Plate
  • 1 x 2mm Rear Bottom Plate
  • 2 x Camera Side Plate
  • 1 x 2mm X Lock Plate
  • 4 x 5mm Arms
  • 2x 5mm Arm Wedges


  • 2 x Aluminum standoff 27mm
  • 6 x Aluminum standoff 20mm
  • 2 x M2x4 Screw (camera)
  • 10 x T-Nut (press nut, pre-installed)
  • 5 x M3x6 Countersunk screw
  • 6 x M3x6 Screw
  • 16 x M3x8 Socket Cap Screw (motors)
  • 2 x M3x12 Screw
  • 4 x M3x16 Screw
  • 4 x M3x22 Stack Screws


  • 1 x Sticker sheet featuring 6x custom artwork designs
  • 1 x Lumenier Indestructible Kevlar Lipo Strap – 20x250mm
  • 1 x Packing Box
  • 1 x Build Manual



QAV-S Bardwell manual p1

QAV-S Bardwell manual p2


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2 reviews for Lumenier QAV-S 5″ Freestyle Quadcopter Frame – Joshua Bardwell Special Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tim brown (verified owner)

    Great work. came quick (next day) and even had a couple of lollies as a bonus.
    Frame is great lightweight and strong.
    Will definitely use again

  2. 5 out of 5

    Simon (verified owner)

    I love this frame. Flys well.

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