3D printed quadcopter with detachable arms - Part2: Flight test

The last post I show you pictures of my 3D printed quad. It took me more than thought to test it in flight.  The climate and labor, plotted.

Test flight was successful. It flew solid, pretty stable, less noisy than my other models (May be I'm getting deft). 
3s 4000mah LiPo = 10 min.

I have to work on it lighter. I have some ideas. But for now I'll finish the gimbal G3.

For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Argfly

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Comment by Federico Boldori on May 12, 2013 at 2:47am

Beautiful and nice design! What printer do you use?

Comment by Federico Boldori on May 12, 2013 at 2:48am

And the battery holder, nice idea! 

Comment by Roberto Bonfim on May 12, 2013 at 4:59am

Nice project and a good job! 

Comment by R. D. Starwalt on May 12, 2013 at 5:45am

Outstanding! Congratulations on the project.

What control electronics are you using?

3D print on!


Comment by R. D. Starwalt on May 12, 2013 at 5:46am

Ooops - APM I see. (Should have read the previous post)

Mea Culpa!


Comment by Sebastian Pometti on May 12, 2013 at 5:47am
Great Job Ale, and nice music too! I want one of this and the best thing is I don't have to pay custom tax!!!!

Comment by Roberto Navoni on May 12, 2013 at 9:43am

Great Job Ale :) What' kind of printer are you using for print your frame ? What' kind of problem do you found for produce it ? How many hours need ? 



Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on May 12, 2013 at 10:23am

Your battery clip is brilliant!

Nice to see it up in the air. Great job. 

How much does it cost in material to print the whole thing?

Comment by Tero Koivunen on May 12, 2013 at 11:01am

Waiting STL-files ;-)

Comment by Alejandro Martin Pirola on May 13, 2013 at 10:23am

Federico, a Makerbot Replicator clone called Flashforge. Thanks the battery holder idea came from rotite.com
Thanks Starwalt.
Roberto, thanks I saw your wonderful models, and I'm looking forward for flight tests. The big problems were:

1-ABS Warping: large peaces needed special anchor surfaces to avoid it. But very large peaces as main body, suffered random layering cracks that I did sealed with ABS acetone solution. BTW arms + special archors  didn't suffered it, couse are not too large on Z axis.

2-Joints: arms joints, battery holder needed to be printed a couple of times til achieve the exact friction wanted.

3-Weight: I need to make it lighter, maybe 150 or 200 gr. I think it's possible couse some peaces as main body has too thin walls, some structural problems can be resolved with local nerves in order to avoid large thin walls. 

4-Large peaces sliced to fit my printer plate were glue together using acetone ABS solution, 


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