First Chocolate Quadcopter ;-)

My girlfriend loves baking and chocolate and I love building and flying quadcopters. That probably makes us the perfect couple fulfilling all gender specific clichés ;-) Anyway, she came up with the idea to build a chocolate copter. I was skeptical at first. Chocolate is not as stable as aluminum or carbon - which are typically used for copter frames. Nor is it heat-resistant. As we all know from chocolate consumption, it already starts melting at body temperature. The battery, ESCs and motors, however, get rather hot while flying. So chocolate and copters definitely don't sound like the best combination, but you never know until you try!
First we made a silicone mold from a wooden prototype. The motors and the flight controller were mounted on extended steel spacers. ESCs and the battery were taped to Styrofoam spacers. This prevents the chocolate from direct contact with the hot components and helps increase the life expectancy of the copter.
The spacers of the motors were placed in position before the mold was filled with delicious, molten chocolate - this was probably the easiest way to attach the motors to the frame. After spending some hours in the fridge the frame was set and ready for the maiden flight. Needless to say the landing gear was made out of chocolate as well.
And it worked! It flew as stable and smooth as any other copter. So we have found a new way of building copters, without the need for drilling, milling or cutting! And best of all, when you get hungry during the flight sessions you always have something to nibble with you ;-)

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  • How cool is that :-D

  • They mentioned the copter this morning on radio in Brisbane Australia

  • I love you beautiful couple!

  • Well done!

    Would have been great to finish the video by eating the copter!

  • MR60

    Your GF did all the job, even assembling and flying the copter, you liar !

  • So how did it taste?

  • what a great creative idea !

  • What a beauty! Oh, I mean the quad of course.
  • Lol.

    Re: addition of nuts, crispies etc...nah, surely that would weaken it? I would certainly buttress it at the centre - we all know how damned strong Tolberones are. If anything, I would melt caramel threads into it, while the chocolate is fluid - when they both solidify it'll act like re-enforced concrete? 

    That, and caramel is yummy too.

  • Best way to deliver chocolate:)

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