X-144: Fully 3D Printable 3" Freestyle & Racing FPV Quadcopter Drone Frame Kit
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- True X 144.4 mm motor to motor.
- 20 x 20 stacks in M3 and M2 hardware.
- 19 x 19 camera compatible.
- 9 - 12 mm motor mounting in M2 hardware.
- 3 Inch propeller clearance.
Flight Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e375j5mJrV8&t=156s
Build & Print Instructions:
The arms have been labelled according to Betaflight standard configuration. Therefore 1 is rear right, 2 is front right, 3 is rear left 4 is front left.
To build print one of each arm, three body plates and three locks. If you want to use M2 hardware you will need to use the the Body Plate and Arms labelled for M2 hardware when selecting the files.
Basically make a body plate, arm, body plate sandwich to form the core frame. You will need a bolt in each corner and you can use these to mount stand offs for the top plate. The slot is for the camera mount and designates the front of the frame.
You can either mount the stack by passing a bolt through all three pieces or by passing through the arm and one body plate by using the recessed sections. This creates a flat surface for the battery, clean look and is helpful when you have short bolts.
There will be 3 spaces for you to insert the lockers. This will be on either side of the arms and in the center of the frame. These will stop the arms from moving or vibrating and they are held in place by bolts. The central lock doesn't need a bolt unless you really want to insert one.
The Top Plate is formed by using a body plate and attaching it to the frame via standoffs. You can mount using the bolts used for the arms or the bolts used for the side lockers. Use at least three standoffs to form a triangle looking down at the quad or four to form a square when doing the same.
To mount your motors please use 3 bolts to prevent detachments occurring.
This entire frame can be printed without supports and each piece has been given an obvious flat surface which should lye flat on the bed to aid printing. The pieces are to be printed hollow. I normally use PETG, but ABS and PLA should also be fine. TPU and Semi-flex may be viable.
I recommend 15% tri-hexagon infill for a balance between strength and weight. You can experiment and see what works well for your set up.
Fitment has been left exact so if you are having any issues simply modify the scaling on your software/printer to compensate.
Printed frames are not carbon frames, it’s easy to forget that when you are flying. It is advised to treat a printed frame like that of a Tiny Whoop and to avoid landing on the motor bottoms or corners of the arms.
When you first get it into the air, treat it gently until you get used to it. Since there frames are designed to balance perfectly and are actually “true X” this may feel a little strange at first. You may note that your sticks will be more even across all the axis of movement.
It is recommended to bottom mount the battery for the longevity of the frame and arms. Of course, once you are proficient and comfortable flying with the frame mount as you wish.
Plastic frames will protect your components very well, particularly from current and voltage spikes that normally kill components during crashes. Secondarily the frame breaking during an impact absorbs a great deal energy which would otherwise damage your components. The frames are designed to fully enclose the key components as much as possible of the drone so you should hopefully enjoy parts that last for a long time.
ALWAYS CHECK FLYING REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS LOCAL TO YOU BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO FLY YOUR CRAFT.
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Of key importance to me is that my designs are original works. I always make my designs from scratch and try and make them as distinct as possible.
I have taken great care make sure that my design does not take directly from anyone else’s work or infringes on any copyrights or patents.
The unique geometry of this design alongside its unique design features identifies it as an original design and also builds in copy protection. If there is any duplication of any part of this design, a measurement can be taken of any two points and by simple calculation it can be proved.
I am a British citizen and this design was produced in the United Kingdom. The natural design rights reside with me as accorded by European Union law.
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You use this design at your own risk and are responsible for any consequences as such.