After Many weeks of designing, Cutting, testing then redesigning, recutting and retesting we are happy with what we have created....

We call it the Razor; a Quadcopter made entirely from 1,5mm GFK. We wanted to create something that caught the eye, something different but at the same time keeping all the key factors in mind. We have test flown it with Ardupilot mega 1 using the default PID settings and it is solid as a rock. ( Not that we was expecting anything less from Ardupilot mega) We have pre drilled holes for APM 1 and 2, Xbee kit, Sonar and the power distro board.

The hood on the top is removable by sliding it back, keeping the Electronics protected but still giving easy access.

  The frame is CNC cut by ourselves in germany.

For more info click here. (Also avalable in english)

What Do You Think?

Luke cooke

www.Foamzone.de

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3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on March 25, 2012 at 2:15pm

Very cool. Like something out of Aliens ;-)


Moderator
Comment by Ruwan on March 25, 2012 at 2:35pm

very nice design. How many different pieces involved in the frame?

Comment by Ron Jacobs on March 25, 2012 at 5:01pm

GFK is a glass fibre material?


Moderator
Comment by Ruwan on March 25, 2012 at 5:34pm

@Ron, I had the same question. According to [1],  Fiberglass is also known as GFK (for GermanGlasfaserverstärkter Kunststoff).

@Luke, please correct me if I'm wrong.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiberglass

Comment by Luke Cooke on March 25, 2012 at 11:31pm

Thanks guys. Great to get positive feedback, to anwser some questions:

@ Ruwan, It has about 70 diferent pieces (Each arm 12 pieces, body and hood 22 pieces)

@Ron and Ruwan, GKF as you spotted is "Glasfaserverstärkter Kunststoff" it is Fiberglass sheet. Extremely stong!!!


Developer
Comment by Sandro Benigno on March 26, 2012 at 4:21pm

H.R. Giger is proud of you... =)
Veeery cool!

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