I decided that my Drone looked a bit "naked" with all the electronics and flight controller exposed, so decided to have a dome made for it.


Made to measure and a perfect fit having been made from smoked acrylic so you still get to see those all important LEDs underneath.




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Comment by John on December 22, 2012 at 8:07pm
Very nice! What frame is that and landing skid?
Comment by Jean on December 22, 2012 at 9:33pm

Where did you have the dome made?

Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on December 23, 2012 at 4:01am

I found this website, if it helps. DOME

Comment by Tissy on December 23, 2012 at 7:54am

@John - Its a 3DR HexaCopter frame.  Although mine is the first version, version B is now available - http://store.diydrones.com/3DR_ArduCopter_Hexa_B_Frame_Kit_p/kt-ach...


@Jean-Baptiste - The Dome was commisioned by a local company in the UK.  More can be made if required.

Comment by Guto Santaella on December 23, 2012 at 5:06pm
Well done Steven, looks super cool!
Professional finishing...
Comment by Jean on December 23, 2012 at 6:04pm

Anyone know of a company that can do a made to measure transparent nose cone?  Approximately 5cm in diameter and 10cm in length.

Comment by Tissy on December 23, 2012 at 6:07pm
Thanks Darrell. My new skids have got coloured pool noodles which I hope will give better orientation than the grey pipe lagging. Although the hollow pool noodles were a hell of a job to source in the UK.

The dome was reasonably priced and does look superb in the flesh. As I say, more can be made if required.

LOL re the shrink wrap, I've left it on whilst still tinkering just to prevent the arms getting scratched. I'm fussy like that :-D
Comment by Veikko Vierola on December 25, 2012 at 8:13am

Cool, does it float with the noodles?

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on January 3, 2013 at 9:23am

@Steven: I live in Belgium.. can you give me some info on the company that made it? like price, and other info?


Comment by Tissy on January 6, 2013 at 7:31am
@Veikko, if I get to the position where I have to land on water, its all gone a bit wrong :-) So I don't want to find out ;-)

@Simone - it's made from smoked acrylic, so you still get to see the LEDs through the dome. It was made by a local firm to where I live at a cost of about €40. Can be supplied in different colours and I can get more made if interested. It looks superb and is very sturdy.


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