It’s been a little while due to some traveling for work and for pleasure. I wanted to start up a project on here that will be based off a 3D print, but will involve other electronics. Since I’m also a bit of a quadcopter nerd, I feel as though it’s time to create a 3d printed quadcopter. I will be working with models from thingiverse.com.
So to start off, what do I know about quadcopters? I currently own two quadcopters, the Estes proto x and the LaTrax Alias. I’ve been flying for only a few months here and there. I have never taken either apart, or done any work on them aside from changing out propellers. I’ve flown a few others such as the Hubsan x4, but nothing huge. So to make it short, I have very limited experience with quadcopters.
What am I looking for in this project? Firstly, I want to build something that has, or at least supports, larger motors in order to lift heavier objects. The specific object I am interested in is my Gopro camera. I am not looking to build something huge. Huge, to me, is the size of the DJI Phantom. I want something closer in size to my LaTrax Alias. I am also limited by my print area on my Printrbot Simple Metal (6x6x6), at least for now. The last thing I am really looking for is just a way to learn more about the ins and outs of RC quadcopters in general. Going with a 3D printed chassis will also give me the ability to add on easily for things like FPV in the future.