Just fresh from the waterjet cutter..

Left to right: Stack-up pad, Centerplate, Landing Gear.

Quadcopter Arms

Arm and the Centerplate bottom flange.

I am always impressed in the cut quality of waterjet cutter!

I haven't measure the actual weight of the frame yet.. (my guess will be around 500g). The landing gear is still also an experimental design.

Next step: Installing a Self-clinching nut for the screws and then off to the bending press!

Views: 1517


Admin
Comment by Morli on September 23, 2013 at 9:28pm

Looks Good. Keep taking pictures of the build.

Comment by rjc_quadcopter on September 23, 2013 at 9:30pm

Thanks Morli. Will do.

Comment by Jay Galleno on September 23, 2013 at 10:37pm

looking good!

Comment by rjc_quadcopter on September 24, 2013 at 3:44am

Thanks Jay.. I have a hard time finding suppliers for self-clinching nuts in the Philippines! Maybe I'll just order online.

Comment by Jay Galleno on September 24, 2013 at 4:46am

If you have sample picture of the kind of nut kindly send them in my email maybe I can help you find here too.

Comment by R. D. Starwalt on September 24, 2013 at 5:11am

That is certainly a robust chassis.

Build on!

-=Doug

Comment by rjc_quadcopter on September 24, 2013 at 6:14am

Hi Doug,

Yes I am yet to bend them. Just preparing the brake and jigs. I am planning to pud vibration pads in between arm-centerpiece connection to minimize vibration.

Comment by Perecastor on September 24, 2013 at 8:27am

What is the thickness of the aluminium ???? And what kind of aluminium ?

I was thinking about aluminium chassis ( i have a lot of aluminium from 0.5mm to 5mm lol ) but scared about the weight :/

Let's see the final product ^^

Comment by rjc_quadcopter on September 24, 2013 at 8:47am

This is a 1.5mm thick aluminum 3003. I am looking at a more affordable aluminum. thou 6061 is "aircraft grade" and maybe the best material for this, I think it is a bit overkill. In my computation, the whole frame weights aprox. 475g w/ landing gear. and 355g w/o the landing gear.  

Comment

You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones

Groups

Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

© 2019   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service