I have had my 3D printed quad finished for a while now.  I have been working on a 3D printed tricopter, anti-vibration mounts, gimbals and some other fun stuff.  I finally buckled down and put a short video together of some print time-lapses and some videos of the quad in the air.  She flies very well with an old kk Blackboard but I would like to add an APM or a Naza onto it.  

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Comment by Mike Bristol on July 30, 2013 at 6:23pm

Just takes a little while to print a part out.  Roughly about an hour per arm.  But yeah it is nice to just hit print :)

Comment by Earl on July 31, 2013 at 8:55am

Can you post the 3d files? I have a replicator 1 and 2 and would like to try this.


Comment by Jake Wells on July 31, 2013 at 10:56am

That flies very well for a old kk board. Love to see it with a NAZA or better yet an APM. My NAZA is in a drawer.  

Comment by Steve Maller on July 31, 2013 at 12:41pm

Fantastic! Most be very satisfying to have her in the air now.

Could you estimate the cost of the print material? What material are you using? And what software do you use to do the 3D files?

Comment by Mike Bristol on July 31, 2013 at 7:15pm

Earl, the files are up on http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32281#comment-983245615.  .STLs are ready to print.  I'd love to see it when you get it printed!

Jake, which do you like better the NAZA or APM?

Steve, yes its awesome to see that it actually flies.  The material is very inexpensive maybe about $10 max for everything but it does take a while to print everything.  About 10 hours per completed frame with arms and go pro case etc.  I'm printing with ABS but other people have been successful with printing in PLA.  I just use sketchup to model my things, its very easy to learn.

Comment by Jake Wells on July 31, 2013 at 8:20pm

Mike, hands down I like the APM. 

Comment by Mike Bristol on August 1, 2013 at 6:07pm

Thanks Jake good to know.  I have been looking at upgrading my flight controller.


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