PL1Q Vampire, the 3d printable quadcopter
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So I know the dome holds onto the arms, but how did you affix the motor
mounts inside the arms? Just friction? Mine slide out (they've been
sitting on a shelf for years) - don't want to have to glue them on since
I want to be able to disassemble it..
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Most parts should be backwards compatible with the PL1Q with some
modifications.. if you already printed a PL1Q and want to use the
stuff like the gopro camera mount etc..
Download, Print, Build, Fly!
But isn't a 3d printed arm to weak and will break in flight?
Answer here: youtube.com/watch?v=RwZ5aTlU0iY
new flight video:
I have added a optional 3cm taller canopy.
Also tried reducing bridging by 50%..
I have made a smaller canopy that should be printable on a makerbot,
i also changed the top a bit so there is no huge bridging any more.
Perhaps it is also printable upside down.. I also removed the screw
holes i think it will stick if you just push it on. If not, glue on small velcro strip on each side inside and fasten to the battery holding velcro..
Leave a comment if you have managed printing it on a makerbot or reprap
I have now sliced it up to be able to print on makerbot or other
printers with smaller build area, i have not tried printing and
assembling the parts, please leave a comment if you have..
It is the files that have makerbot in their name...
Gluing would be required..and tape for the canopy..
If someone comes up with a better idea how to make the canopy on
a makerbot that would be great!
I printed mine on a Ultimaker with PLA using skeinforge35. I used 100% infill on the motormounts and the arms. I used 40% on the rest. Use 100% on the landing gears if you intend to do hard landings..
Mine came out with the following weight:
I used a couple of drops CA (glue) to fasten the motormounts to the arms..
(not between the arms and the body, the canopy locks them in place there)
It might be a good idea to print it using a different color for the front arms etc, to be able to see the orientation of it when flying. I am going to fly mine mostly fpv..
What i think is a good cheap setup for it:
(i have not tested this setup myself, its just what i would have bought
if i didn't have parts laying around)
Motors: 4x A2208-17 1000KV
Esc: 4x TURNIGY Plush 12amp (2A BEC) BESC
Computer: MWC MultiWii Lite Lightweight Version 4-axis Flight Control Board QUADX
Propellers: GAUI 330X 8" Props G-210801
Prop adapter: 4x 3.175mm motor shaft 5mm prop hole
You will also need silicone wire for the motors, battery plugg, a receiver,a radio, a 3s lipo battery around 2200mAh (and a charger for it)..
I am working on fpv camera mounts for it, and gopro mount.. I post it when i am finished with them..
I also have several ideas for future revisions of the quad so stay tuned, esc placement, weight reduction and so on.. :-)
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