The Robbe during Nuremberg toy fair 2012 has presented the new version quadricopter RO-Copter A-Frame with Acrylic Frame and P-frames, laser cut plywood. To complete both versions will be purchased separately the set of four brushless motors , receiver, radio and battery. Both versions of the parts are provided for the support of a compact camera.

http://www.robbe.de/ro-copter-a-frame.html

Paul.

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Comment by Ellison Chan on February 13, 2012 at 4:29pm

I tried acrylic in making my own frame.  Unfortunately it wasn't very successful.  It's just to easy to crack on a hard landing, and it's quite a heavy material.  I like the picture though. ;-)


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on February 13, 2012 at 5:06pm

There are many grades of acrylic plastic. My guess is that they have used one with semi hard rigidity. Also if you look at the pictures all corners are rounded so that there are no sharp edges. That removes stress points, preventing cracking and tearing.

Comment by Andrew Rabbitt on February 13, 2012 at 5:51pm

It must be cold in Germany...

Comment by Cliff-E on February 13, 2012 at 6:45pm

Depends on acrylic thickness too.

If it's thick it will survive. Otherwise, expect a win-fall on spare parts for Robbe. Though it does NOT look like extruded acrylic (easy to break), probably cast.


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Comment by Ruwan on February 13, 2012 at 8:34pm

Nice curves :)

Comment by Jack Crossfire on February 13, 2012 at 8:52pm

Not even Major Marcy's shadow.

Comment by ThomasB on February 13, 2012 at 11:55pm

By the way.. looking at the picture...

I think we need definitely more female quadrocopter pilots here !   :)

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