This Cinelifter Carbon Fiber Base Frame is specifically designed to build the Shen Drones Siccario Cinelifter... a 405mm X8 designed to optimize weight distribution for ideal flight characteristics. The Siccario has upswept 10mm arms that put the line of thrust right through the heaviest part of the drone, the camera.
This Cinelifter was developed with Gab707, who wanted something that could take advantage of the Z Cam’s slim form factor, by nestling the cam between the props for prop-free video at 0 or even negative tilt, the preferred way to shoot downhill sports. This tightened up rotational mass for better handling.
A New Approach
The Shende Drones Thicc came along at the dawn of this ‘Cinelifter’ era, so there’s a bit of a DIY vibe to it. With this new baby, they wanted something that’s perfected in all aspects so you can go right out and start working with it, no need to tinker. So Gab, Troy Naquin, and Shen Drones decided to partner up and offer this as a full build-only solution instead of a frame kit. This way you’ll get Gab’s expertise with camera damping and SteadXP, and Troy and Quad Standard Labs will manage production, sourcing the best components, with UAV Tech creating custom tuning packages.
One key characteristic of the Alpha Gel bushings is their consistent performance through a range of temperatures. Ideal for shooting winter sports. These grommets were stuck in the freezer for an hour and still remained soft!
Here are some Sicarrio build tips from Andy Shen of ShenDrones!
Note: Frame and Hardware Only. 3D Printed Parts, Camera, Battery, Propellers, and Electronics NOT included.
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- Alpha Gel bushings are ideal for shooting winter sports.
- Suitable for Z Cam, BGH1, and Komodo Cameras
- Waterproofing makes it a real workhorse.
- No Landing Gear Needed.
- Developed with Gab707.
- Material: Carbon Fiber
- Dampers: Alpha Gel
- Body Plates: 3mm
- Arms: 10mm
Recommended Parts (Not Included)
- HQProp Ducted 76MMX8 CineWhoop 8-Blade Propeller (Set of 4)
- HQProp DP 7X4X3 Propeller (Set of 4 - Light Grey)
- Siccario 3D Printed Parts
- Komodo Camera Mount
- Z Cam Camera Mount
- 20x20 Stack
- 4-in-1 ESC
- 4x Alpha Gel Dampers
- 1x Motor Mount Kit
- 1x Hardware Kit
- 4x 10mm Arm
- 2x Body Plate
Note: Base Frame and Hardware Only. 3D Printed Parts, Camera, Battery, Propellers, and Electronics NOT included.
- Additional Information
SKU 16090 Manufacturer Shen Drones UPC (GTIN) 736952009203 Static Block No