ELF Drone: Open Source/FPV Quad, Hexa

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ELF Drone: Open Source/FPV Quad, Hexa by elecfreaks Oct 15, 2014
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Your personalized 3D printed FPV quad and hexa for developers and hackers. Totally open source for all codes, firmware and hardware, a new-born aerial photography and videography platform for experiment and shares.

The 3D printed parts consist of: the mechanical structure shell, the motor mounts and supports. I redesigned and debugged the defective parts to make it perfect suitable for ELF Drone: the palm-sized drones that can carry 720v cam. There's no screws, soldering or glue needed. The motors just fit well and will not snap or get loose from the mounts. I used ABS/PLA to print the kit. It is swift, easily-controlled, able to be flied indoors and out. It’s entry-level for anyone to be good piloting.
For more details please check at this page: http://www.elecfreaks.com/projects/drone-elf-quadcopter/

I initially wanted to make a simple flying electronics board that everyone can add their custom cover on to it. It should be much of fun and I am continuing sharing development experience at my site: http://www.elecfreaks.com/. Anyone is welcome to drop butt-kicking comments. I am generally trying to add augmented reality functionality to this 3D printed flight gadget.

Thanks everybody for the interest. We're crowdfunding on Indiegogo 12/03/2015 - 11/05/2015. This is the campaign page link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elf-open-share-3d-vr-nano-drone
Pls help to make it happen.

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Has anyone scanned or rendered the frame in software yet. If so can you point me in that direction.

Is there a print file for the frame.

I have FC and motors from another drone just need something to stick it on.

Can someone telle me which motors, elektronics I should buy to complete this project?

Is there some code available somewhere to program the microcontroller?

Hello , I wonder if they can put the body design , since from Argentina can not buy you offer plate

hey this is awesome. where can I buy the electrics for this?

Hi i was wondering if you sell these drones?

Hi BJ, ELF VRdrone (hexa) is crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Head to have a look: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elf-open-share-3d-vr-nano-drone
Pls help to make it happen.

This is awesome. I can't wait to make one, just waiting for your online store update.

Hi Ross, thanks for your interest. We are crowdfunding on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elf-open-share-3d-vr-nano-drone.

Could you post a shopping list for made myself one¿?¿?
like electronics and that stuff

Hi McVillano, happy to tell you ELF VRdrone is crowdfunding on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elf-open-share-3d-vr-nano-drone. Thanks a lot.

Hard at work at getting preparation for launch at online store. Thanks for interest. Launch information will be updated to you asap.

This is an awesome idea. I would love to print the hex version.

Thanks JY. The motor mounts and supports are exactly the same as Quad. The central board cover for hexa will be posted sooner or later.