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OpenRC Quadcopter (Beta)

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OpenRC Quadcopter (Beta) by barspin Apr 25, 2015
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This is a first go at a OpenRC Quadcopter.

starting was to create a different design than what we usually see for 3D printed quads and enclose all electronics in the design itself. The idea was an experiment to create parts from a strong material with thin walls and low infill to keep the weight down.

Everything is designed to fit the electronics from a DJI 450 Flamewheel.

As you may have noticed i call this a "Beta" version and that is because it´s simply not finished. While all parts do fit together there are things missing in the design.

Hopefully someone can get something out of this project, maybe use parts of the design or it can spark ideas for new projects.

Video by Stefan Ekstam: https://youtu.be/cWydgVwhOFE?list=LLMEZkt4YNojtvLHUk0V8FTQ

The battery compartment extender by Stefan Ekstam can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1211687

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What is the best filement to print this?

You said low infill , but how exactly percent ?
thank you for your reply.

What is the weight?

Jag skulle vilja bygga den här finns det någon spec vad som ska beställas för hårdvara??

Med vänlig hälsning Hasse

Hej Hasse!
Jag har använt all elektronik från en befintlig DJI 450 Flamewheel.

Do you make the CAD source files for this available? Or do I use the STL files as a basis for mods?

It's gorgeous and I'm dying to retrofit my crashed Walkera QR X350 Pro into this fuselage!

Thanks in advance

If your a TopSolid 7 user i can send you the spurce files for TS7, but if not you gonna have to settle with the STEP file assembly. Sorry

I didn't notice the STP file there at the bottom of the list 'til you mentioned it. Seems to open ok and it's a good start. Thanks for your efforts!

It's a really beautiful quad. I'm printing it right now! The only drawback is the battery compartment... It's really small to fit even an 3s 2200 mah...

Yeah, the battery compartment is way to small, i´ll fix that when i get back to this project! =)

Why did you abandon it? It looks awesome.

May 7, 2015 - Modified May 7, 2015
barspin - in reply to tbitson

I realised i need to learn more about quadcopters and how they work. The elctronics are a mystery to me so i need to learn more before moving on with this project.

It's not too hard once you learn the wiring of the naza unit. If you have any particular question, I might be able to help.

What motors fits with the hole? Do you have a BOM list with the material used and electronics, please?

Everything is designed to fit the electronics from a DJI 450 Flamewheel.

a very slick and elegant design.....fantastic effort!!

Thank you!