Why are racing drone frames made out of Carbon Fiber?

April 16, 2019

Carbon fiber sheet thickness

The reason many frames are cut from carbon fiber sheet is because carbon fiber is a composite material, being made up of many layers of interwoven carbon fibers that have been rigidly cemented within a binding matrix of epoxy. The popularity of carbon fiber as a frame material is due to its low weight and high strength. It is important to note that carbon fiber is an electrically conductive material. There are many frames that use a combination of carbon fiber and another material such as aluminium or 3D printed TPU (a flexible polymer) in their construction. The use of these materials is a great way to improve the strength of a frame, better protect components or simply to add flair to a design.