I wanted to design (actually took reference on a couple of existing design) my quadcopter frame. My main purpose is to have a quadcopter carry a gopro for aerial video/photo for our surfing trips and maybe used it for scenery / other video usage. I am still a noob at autopilot system so I am having a hard time figuring out which flight control to use... By the way, I will be using an all aluminum frame with dampening cushions to absorb the shock and vibrations. Aluminum is environmental friendly unlike carbon fiber and fiber glass... Just my own thought..
The following are my main parts:
Sunnysky 2814 750Kv - 4 pcs
12x3.8 CF / Wood props - 4pcs
DJ NAZA-M Lite or APM 2.6 w/ ublox GPS
5800MAh 4S Lipo
Gopro hero 3 black w/ gimbal
MY first design was derived from xproheli but i had made it with 600mm motor to motor distance.
I like the idea of sheet metal frame-- just like the real aircraft construction.
I have access to shops that can cut my design through a sheet of aluminum. Bending it would not be a problem. I have designed some jigs for my arm and center housing.
The height of the landing gear is designed for gopro or min dslr.
My second design is based on a square aluminum tube (3/4 x 3/4). But when I measured it from a caliper, It is only 17mm x 17mm. Anyways, I had made my centerplate a bit large to accommodate my electronics cleanly. The landing gear is also the same as the previous design.. Landing gear and centerplate is connected t by vibration resisting shock absorbing balls (I dont know the real name of it).
Now I am a bit confused in which design to go. the first design is kind of work extensive than the 2nd one. The second one is plain simple design, sheet metal bending to do and jigs to make.. But honestly The first quad looks kinda cool and professional.
I will be posting new developments soon..