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

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 20x20 and 30x30 stack mounting in the center (and 20x20 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




  • 20x20 and 30x30 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: 30.5x30.5 / 20x20 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