Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!
Carbon Fiber Arducopter/Quadcopter Frame
by Octovir, published
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
So I purchased an Arducopter Pre-assembled and tested, Something I rarely do. Maybe it was a subconscious action then, that within a week I had smashed it into the ground?
Now I am designing and rebuilding it, testing and learning and really enjoying it.
Some pieces survived and I had initially thought to design things as a replacement/upgrade. Now I think that would be silly to tell people to "Print these, and buy these 'special' parts", so I am making the attempt to make this frame fully DIY...
I haven't really been documenting the process, but initially it seemed there would be a slight weight savings in the carbon fiber/ABS parts vs the stock arducopter aluminum/acrylic parts.
Maybe some different construction methods could be used to increase savings?
This is very much a work in progress, but thought I'd get the idea out in order get some feedback and enable collaboration.
Get some carbon fiber shafts.. Got mine at walmart for $3 a shaft(29 inch, ~8mm dia. arrow shafts), I estimate it will take 6-8 of these, depending on desired frame size..
Use 3mm hardware to assemble nuts and bolts
Frame complete. Add electronics..
Added the concept pieces I am currently using for the pyramid cage, as well as another mock-up image, this time with some electronics mounting ideas. I'm going to try to throw the minimal amount of electronics on and get a test flight tonight.. Hopefully the first won't coincide with the last!
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingPrint Fulfilment
Order a print of this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Carbon Fiber Arducopter/Quadcopter Frame by Octovir is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving Octovir a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure Octovir would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).