The end of my most successful flight yet was in the form of a crumpled, standard Arducopter alumiminium frame. It was awesome, I've never gotten such a thrill out of 'disaster' in my life, because it marked the highest point of a long newbie journey for me - I flew for ten minutes with relative control. So I had a huge smile on my face as I bundled up the pile and scuttled home.
Fortunately, nothing was damaged beyond the structural - props, arms and motormounts all took a hiding.
Last month I bought, as a sidethought at the hardware, some 10x10mm wood - with vague fantasies about building David RCExplorer's tricopter with an HK KK Blackboard (I still want to do that, it's such a simple, elegant craft). In the meantime, however, I have used it to make Wooducopter. The only other variant is I went from + to X formation, mounted the motors directly onto the arms and started looking at GoPro attachment ideas... first thing is to see how it handles the Pinnochio treatment. Will it fly true? I'm a mere prop-balancing away from finding out how it likes being wooden and eversoslightly slimmer, motor to motor.
And yes, I know I'm a slob!