I have been working on my dream multicopter frame for a while and came out several revisions. The latest one is H8 configuration but it is still a bit short of what I expected. Anyway, I am getting familiar with 3D modeling and can utilize the 3D printing to build parts for my DIY works. Here comes some of my earlier works.
The first one is a small quadcopter made of aluminum alloy and foldable.
This is my first H8 frame. I become a H8 fan right after flying this frame, especially the precision landing, wind resistance, and flying stability.
Though the frame looks simple and crude, it really did the job well in the flight.
This is the one (still H8 configration) I brought to Spain with me. Two of rotors were damaged due to improper design of the foldable parts. But it could still fly steadily.
Here is my latest one (at this moment).
It seems back to the earlier design but actually totally different. There will be a battery plate on top that didn't shown in the picture (not installed yet).
It is easy to assemble/disassemble the frame without the need of any tool. 3508 motors are used this time as I like its lightweight. However, the 4822 motors can still give much power.
Now fewer and fewer people build the frame by their own. Buying a Phantom is even cheaper than a DIY one. Just it lacks of the feel that fly the drone with all kinds of advantage such as power, agility, and stability together.
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