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3D Printed Frame DIY Drone build

A hackerspace log for Makespace and Open Source Creativity

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Kavita AroraKavita Arora 03/10/2020 at 19:010 Comments

During the first week of March 2020, a few of us from Makespace and Open Source Creativity, decided to build a new DIY Quadcopter based on a 3D printed frame DIY Drone design (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2453393/files). 

After approximately 26 hours of 3D Printing using clear and black PETG filament, we came up with a bottom plate, top plate and 4 arms to assemble the drone frame. The best part about the 3D model was the fact that each of the arms had their own landing gear as part of the arm design. 

We used a Naze32 10DOF (Flip32) Clone for a flight controller, four 30A ESCs, four 10-inch black plastic propellers, a 2200 mAh LiPo battery, and four DYS G-Power D2822 1100kv Brushless Motors. Using an old power distribution board from an F450 drone kit, we soldered the respective positive and negative power leads of the ESC to the requisite pads, and it proved to be an effective hack to the lack of having a designated power distribution board. 

After securing the bottom and top plates of the quadcopter using M5 35mm hex bolts and nuts, we took a test flight of the DIY Drone, using a FlySky FS-i6 Radio Transmitter. Pictures attached to this hackerspace log. 

Flight Video @ https://www.facebook.com/makespacedrones/videos/821652488330154/

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