OpenRC 220 FPV Mini Quad

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OpenRC 220 FPV Mini Quad by barspin Feb 22, 2017
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: There will be a while before i get another set of electronics so that i can do a "build with me" series for this one, sorry. So if you are not familiar with FPV, Quads and working with electronics maybe it´s best to wait. There´s also some programming needed of radio and flightcontroller.

If you still can´t wait i highly suggest you check out the resources about FPV below before even thinking about starting this project.

Joshua Bardwell on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/loraan
The Blue Falcon Project on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObMtTKitupRxbYHLlwHE3w
Propwashed website: http://www.propwashed.com/

OpenRC 220 FPV Mini Quadcopter is the second quadcopter to join the OpenRC product family. It´s a modular, "self-supporting" design meaning that the design is as strongest when put together with all the other parts. This is a 220mm size using 5" props and the idea is to print all parts in a somewhat flexible material to allow for better impact resistance in a way that a material like Nylon for example will allow some "give" and thus better absorb a hard impact from a crash. The parts alone will feel "to flexible" but once they are in place and properly secured with screws it´s rigid enough. Even something like PCTPE may be suitable, haven´t tried it yet.

While testing i have found that a Co-Polyester like colorFabb HT based on Color Amphora HT5300 or Nylon filaments are the best suited for this design. A CF blend like colorFabb XT-CF20 och NylonX by Matterhackers will reduce the weight by approximately 20%.

As always questions are best asked in the community on either Google+ or Facebook

Below is a list of the printed parts needed:

6x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_22mm_Spacer.stl
1x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_Electronics_Frame.stl
1x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_FPV_Ant_Lower.stl
1x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_FPV_Ant_Upper.stl
1x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_GoPro_Holder.stl
2x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_Main_Body_Bottom.stl
2x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_Main_Body_Top.stl
1x - OpenRC_Mini_Quad_Top_Deck.stl

You also need some screws and nuts for the assembly:
Hardware needed:

20x – M3 nuts
16x – M3 screws for motors (supplied with motors)
12x – M3x12 screws
8x – M3x42 screws

Here is a list of suggested electronics and other things you need to get the Mini Quad airborne: http://danielnoree.com/?page_id=800

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What is the best material to print this design in, my printer can only handle 240 deg.

I have a Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus, I also have a all metal hotend but not mounted. Pleas advise also if I need to mount that before printing.

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Hi Daniel, I wanna try to print this awesome drone in PLA. What infill and how many shells would you suggest?
Thank You!

list of electronics parts? please!

Daniel, plz provide even the current draft version of the electronics, it will be useful to estimate cost and weight.

Yet another great OpenRC design Daniel! :)

Thanks for sharing the files!

As always nice design!

i will print when other projects are finished.

Do you have estimated weight basing on your assembly BOM?