3D Printed Quadcopter

Author: wtn, published on 2013-08-08

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Summary

Update 23/12/2013: Added a new video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXqVi4VjJKY

This quadcopter is based on MikeyB’s original designs with some modifications. I changed some things that I found were problematic to my hardware configuration.

The mount for the kk2 controller was rotated 45 degrees in order to get it to allign forward with an X configuration quadcopter.

Also it features a top mount for an fpv camera, while removing the go-pro mount at the bottom.

Some other minor modifications include new strap holes for battery, and also grooves to keep components from sliding.

The quadcopter was printed on an UltiMax DYI 3D printer.
I also used their filament which printed very well.
http://www.ultibots.com/ultimax-3d-printer-diy-kit/

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iTwop74Q4Y

I detailed the build on my blog:
http://wtn-projects.blogspot.com/

Instructions

I have a blog following the development of my project.

http://wtn-projects.blogspot.com/

My Quadcopter components:

1x DX6i 6-Channel Full Range w/o Servos MD2 SPM6600
4x Afro ESC 30Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
1x Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board
1x Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board
4x Turnigy D2836/9 950KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
1x Turnigy nano-tech 5000mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
1x Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories
1x Hobbyking 60w Power Supply
1x Turnigy TGY-50090M Metal Gear 9g Analog Servo
3x Turnigy Battery Strap 330mm
1x Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045SF (4 pc)
1x Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045R SF RH Rotation

My FPV Components:

(ReadMadeRC Custom 1.3 FPV Starter Package: 1258/1280MHz US Version)
1x 1.3Ghz 400mW Video Transmitter
1x 1.3GHz “Tan” Custom Read Made RC Version with SAW Upgrade Video Reciever
1x Power Cable for Receiver
1x 8dBi Patch Antenna
2x 450mAh 3s batteries
1x Light weight cables ready for transmitter and camera

(www.rangevideo.com)
1x HeadPlay 800 x 600 FPV goggles Combo

(www.securitycamera2000.com)
1x 690TVL Ultra WDR Pixim SEAWOLF HD CCTV Mini Camera 3.6mm Lens OSD Menu

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Tags: 3d-printed, alibre, drone, fpv, multi-rotor, quadcopter, rc, robotics