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Printed parts for my new Quadcopter

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Technidyne, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Technidyne

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  2. Mike Kelly

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    That does look seriously fun
     
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    Or reprint bits when you crash something. Seriously though it is fun to build them from scratch.
     
  4. Technidyne

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    And here's the maiden flight today. Ultra stable and fully autonomous:
    ....now printing a super lightweight GoPro mount for it.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Going to be even more fun at the field tomorrow, here's the super lightweight GoPro Mount:
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    Looking good, Technidyne! A quadcopter has been one of the main reasons I've wanted to get a 3D printer. I don't QUITE have the cash for all the non-printable parts for one yet, but when I do, it's going to be awesome. ^_^
     
  7. Peter Krska

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    If you're American, you've got so many
    good deals down there. You could pick up a quad copter for $40

    We Canadians aren't that lucky. Had to settle for a $80

    Once you have the copter it's easily modified. No need to spend $200 or more. Try the smaller versions first. Work your way up.

    The smaller quad copters are very forgiving when crashing. Not so on the bigger ones.
     
  8. Technidyne

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    ....hahaha!
    I'm in Trinidad in the Caribbean and our exchange rate is US$1.00 = $6.45 our money. Then there's shipping and customs duty and tax .....so anything I buy from the US cost me like x10 in the final analysis ......and just forget about returning stuff that don't work right.
    .....but it's like summer year round!
     
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  9. Peter Krska

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    You need parts. Where else could you get them?
     
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    @Peter Krska, so are you suggesting that rather than build one from scratch, I could just buy one from Amazon and steal the parts from it? I guess I really hadn't thought about that. Would be worry looking into.
     
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    That right. It ain't stealing, it modifying. Get it?

    All you need is a radio and quad copter already made. It's a learning tool. The small ones are basically crash proof. Almost!! And usually come with the radio and battery, ready to fly.

    Take it apart and put the parts into something you made and you have a custom quad copter.
     
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    Hmn... That's a hell of an idea and I'm definitely going to look into it next payday.
     
  13. Technidyne

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    Here's the maiden FPV flight of "Explorer 2" at our flying field, she handles quite well and is quite stable. She will GPS auto-hover and maintain position on station within inches. Return to Launch point and auto-land perfectly within a 6' Radius. Max airborne time on a 3S 5000mAh battery is around 10-minutes as she requires ~210W to maintain a hover. She weighs-in at 1.8kg with the battery pack .....very fun little bird. Keeping this one rigged to shoot still photos with the GoPro and for fun-flying, while "Equinox 1" will be my Heavy-Lift bird for HD video using full PTZ on an under-slung Sony XR520V.
     
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    Here's "Project Equinox" and the aircraft "Equinox 1" in action (sure wish I had my 3D printer then):

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    Only 10 min on a 5000mah battery? Wow, I use to fly my delta wing brushless for 45 min on a 2500mah lipoly

    Seems that your load is really heavy. Anyway to cut out the fat?
     
  16. Technidyne

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    NOPE ....that's as lean as we can go!
    Maybe 15 minutes without the GoPro ....we're drawing just under 20A in a hover and more of course in flight, wind etc ....and want to return safely without going below 25% on the pack.
    We get about the same flight time on the big rig (Equinox) and were running 4S 20,000mAh on that, of course we're at 10kg on that bird.
     
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    That is actually not a bad run-time for a quad. They use a lot of juice.
     
  18. Galaxius

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    Have a look at hobbyking.com for parts.
     
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    .......nope, not a bad flight-time at all for a multicopter!
     
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    Long Flight Time:

    300KV Pancake Motors with 24 poles, 17 inch or biger size props, 6S Lipo, etc., etc.
    Reach currently 12 minutes flight time with my Black Widow fully equipped FPV/Quad and a 5000mAH 4S Lipo - 20%left in the Batteray after landing. Props are currently 13 X 4,5 Carbon with the 690kV Multistar Pancakes at 2,5kg weight... But plan to upgrade accordingly next year to the 17inch prop setup - 25-30 minutes flight time then reachable....

    BR,

    Matthias
     

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