BQE Bandolero 5″

(6 customer reviews)


These are temporarily out of stock but we’ve enabled backorders (surprise me colorway) since more have already been cut and are scheduled to be available within 3 weeks. Backordered kits will ship as soon as they are ready.


We set out to design a freestyle frame that would excel in the abandoned factories and concrete wastelands. It had to be beefy. It needed a super low center of gravity. And we wanted it to have replaceable arms that were easy to change in the field and didn’t interfere with the electronics.

The BQE Bandolero is a proven workhorse, capable of handling the roughest treatment.

  • 235mm Motor to motor (5″)
  • Super low center of gravity, 12mm deck height
  • Replaceable 4mm arms that don’t rely on stack bolts
  • Dual 30×30 or 20×20 stacks with pass through ports
  • Fits full size or micro size cameras
  • Fits Caddx Vista Digital System for DJI goggles with taller standoffs
  • Simple upgrade kit for DJI Digital FPV system available
  • Integrated translucent trunk to stash LEDs or other electronics
  • Damped camera mounts and 30º top bumper
  • Factory pressed stainless threaded inserts
  • Two flexible antenna mounting options
  • BQE Exclusive Military Green TPU parts
  • New colors now available, with the vented trunk option

The Bandolero is also available with 6″ arms and 7″ arms.

YES. We have a kit for mounting the DJI Digital FPV system in the BQE Bandolero Frame, sold separately.

GoPro Mounts: BMC3d & Brain3d
Alternate Color OEM Replacement TPU: BQE Color Kits, BMC3d & Brain3d
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Each kit contains camera mounts that can be flipped to accommodate either  full size fpv camera or a micro size camera. We also throw in 2 different rear antenna mounts, one is a flexible horizontal zip tie mount and the other is a 45º combo mount that has an SMA port and 90º RX antenna mounting points for diversity RX’s and TBS Crossfire stock 90º antenna. We also have an optional GPS mount coming soon, and available for free download. The integrated trunk is translucent, so you can mount LED’s inside for a bold tail light that no one behind you will miss, or use the space to mount a vtx, rx or other pcb.


Designed with a GoPro in mind, the Bandolero has an integrated bumper mount that reinforces the nose and protects the fpv camera from impact. Bolt on sleeves available from BMC3d and Brain3d to fit the GoPro Session and Hero 7. The bumper is designed with a 30º angle, for optimal Go Pro positioning.


Want to record your friends who can’t keep up behind you? Shoot some reverse footage? Remove the trunk and add a chase cam. The chase cam mount will be available soon for purchase and free download.



Check out some Bandolero 5″ videos from the team.

Additional information

Select TPU color

BQE OD Green, Red TPU (with vented trunk), Gold TPU (with vented trunk), Teal TPU (with vented trunk), Violet TPU (with vented trunk), Bright Green TPU (with vented trunk), Black TPU (with vented trunk), Surprise Me!

6 reviews for BQE Bandolero 5″

  1. Wombat


  2. Jaden Miller

    Wow, this frame is beautiful and I’m not talking about that type of beautiful you send home the next morning. When you pull this thing out of the mud because you just remembered you’re still not too great at matty flips, you’ll be amazed at how freaking sturdy this thing is. This thing has taken more blows than my self-esteem each time I get rejected by a girl. These frame has just reinforced my love for BQE and I can’t see myself flying anything else.

  3. totally not ole gravy leg

    ive been flying this for about 5 months or so, and it is durable as hell! in that time i have only broken 1 arm, then i usually would have gone thru 10 or more easily! the arms are super fast to change out since they dont disturb the stack! it flies great, builds easy, its balanced perfect, tons of flight cam and motor protection, the end.

    the bot5 and bandolero have been dead even as my go to rig! and we all know how strong the bot5 is!

  4. Notbotgrinder

    All of the sweet buildings in my town became abandon after I bought this. It’s almost like it was built to RIP bandos…

  5. Chris Penn (verified owner)

    Such a good frame! I have 2. It’s a fun frame to build on, tons of options.

  6. Jim McCoy (verified owner)

    You absolutely can’t go wrong with a BQE frame but with this one BQE has knocked it out of the park. It may be a tight build but take your time configuring your parts and you will have one of the best flying and most durable quads on the market. A++

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