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DJI Inspire 1 clone quadcopter

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DJI Inspire 1 clone quadcopter by CdRsKuLL Jul 7, 2015
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This is my 3D printed Inspire clone. All the original STL files are here but full details on how to build including arduino code etc are at http://www.diyrc.co.uk . All my designs are free to use. If you would like to donate then that's up to you as not everyone can afford it. Watch a youtube video of it in action - https://youtu.be/u7R9DIlD400


Because of the complexity of this design and build all instructions are on http://www.diyrc.co.uk , all revisions etc will be on there plus all questions will be answered / design's modified etc.

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My print are is not that big can I scale it to fit. And if so what scale size.

Great Job! Thank you very much for your efforts.

just wondering guys if DJI Naza-M Lite Multi-Rotor Flight Controller GPS Combo will work with this, will it fit? :) thanks :)

Hi, great work, i'm currently half way through building this copter, just waiting for bits from China! There is a printable canopy for this on redpah if anyone wants to save a few bucks.

Do you have a link to the canopy

What is the total weight?

Thanks to Steve and all the makers that shared their valuable advise, my DJI Inspire 3D printed is flying and performing beautifully. Here is the video:

What carbon fibre rods are on the drone?

Would anyone recommend this for a first drone?

No.Unless you are familiar with wiring and arduino programming. This will take hours and a lot of soldering. Best bet is get yourself a small 250 to learn or even print a f450-550 to get familiar. This multirotor has a lot more moving parts.

I can help to model the remaining parts.
Can you send me the parts already done in step or iges format or if possible native solidworks files?

by the way, great job!

How much material does this use?

Those of you who build this model can you please comment on your builds? Before I start building my own I wonder about the following

Is Gimbal+Camera mounted?
Your flight time?
All upp weight. Write if it is with or without battery?
Motor model and propellers?
Which Flight controller do you use?


Check the website mentioned we have all our specs in there.

You would have to mount your own camera and gimbal

I still have mine flying so here's my input. I have mounted a GoPro 3 with a G2d gimbal. Need to adjust balance for this to work.
Flight times are not great with standard battery made to fit. 6-7 mins with camera. Not sure of weight.
I'm running multistar 4108-480 motors. ZTW Spider 30a esc. and 14 inch props.
Flight controller is a Naza-M V2. Be sure to mount GPS away from retract motor. Mine is out on back.

Be sure to put a fuse on retract servo to prevent issues. Use taller landing legs if you want gimbal.

Thanks! I was hoping for longer flight times. Will do as siggested!

I don't think its possible without redesigning battery compartment. I actually got a Inspire1 and looking at both side by side its no wonder the real Inspire costs as much as it does. Amazing they can get so much into such a small space.

Hi, have a look on diyrc.co.uk . It's a website completely devoted to this design.


I can't find instructions on the page

You know how hard it is to search any info on a forum with tenths of pages. There if no dedicated page for "Your Build" on your forum. It would have been nice to have one where people would share their builds.

Therefore I post here and hope to hear from others who's done it.

I cant open the links to all the hardware, carbon fiber and servo needed, is it possible you could list them?

someone need to draw up the canopy for the inspire clone so we can print it out also

Your web site is not working.... what is the carbon fiber tube dimensions?....haa and are one part missing in the stl files. is the connector to the mid arm....

What is the average cost people have been getting this build done for. radio and receiver not inc?

Hard to say because everyone uses different motors and esc and flight controller combo. Also depending on suppliers for hardware and electronics. But you can expect 100-150 for frame alone. To build this you would need 2 rolls plastic, carbon tubes and some bearings and hardware.

I really need help here, please.
Ok, I've got PinChangeInt H file, and Servo H File inside Libraries at C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries\ the problem now is that they don't show any files ending in .ino or .pde when clicked on them in libraries. For that reason when I try to open them using Arduino 1.0.6, nothing happens. Only a sign asking for .ino and .pde. endings I downloaded them several times with same bad result. I may be missing something. I need your help on this so I can finish my DJI Inspire project. Thank you in advance, Vic

Here is an idea, tell me your thoughts. What if you scaled this down to about the size for a ZMR250? Like a miniature Inspire!

Edit: I just realized that you would need a smaller canopy. But I still would like to hear your thoughts on a smaller Inspire

This is an awesome design. Flys great.

Hello, thank you for designing this drone.Pouvez you tell me if your web page still works because I can no longer connect.
Best regards

man, it's just the bomb! This project has opened for me a second wind! Thank you for your work!

I'm definitely in. This is going to be the third drone that I build. It doesn't matter that don't have a place where to go and learn how to fly them. Some day, when a law on drones passes in California I'm going to be able to learn how to fly this beauty.

landofthefree ;)

♪♪♫An the home of the brave♪♫♪ I printed almost everything and I'm going to upload the pictures in a couple of days, either here or in your website... or probably both.

Wow, this looks like a fine winter project! Excellent design work, signed up with your forum and looking forward to the progression of this project.

will the files upload to mac

Slowly but surely getting through this project! 14 of 40 components printed, very excited to begin assembly. Thanks for sharing!

Great work! I've been looking for a scaled down version of this and your tilt action is very smooth.