By chawks on Dec 01, 2021

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Hi again.
i am back with another quad, but a year later. this one has been designed to house a insta360 go, in conjunction with a 20x20 stack and caddx vista. it is definitely not a finished product, but is much more durable and rigid than that of my previous design. its all up weight, including the battery and camera is 268grams, only slightly over the regulations.
feedback would be brilliant.
the frame is designed to have a forwards head peice, which pivots both the vista and the camera at the same time, it also means that you could also add a different camera mount to the front of the quadcopter if neccessary.



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Rice_Bowl   Dec 03, 2021  

Have you considered to put single carbon tubes as the arms and add arm braces (either front and back or side to side) with smaller carbon fiber tubes? Based on your pictures, your design is similar to my Chopsticks V1 design. The double CF rod for each arm configuration doesn't necessarily doubles strength from my own testing (but of course your quad is bigger so results may be different). My suggestion keeps overall weight lower since theres 2 less tubes and the simplicity makes it slightly more durable (also easier to repair it seems).

Jodie Froster   Dec 01, 2021  

I love the cf tube and 3d print frame!!! Looks very tidy, very well thought out.
Fortune favors the brave, but crashes won't feel good if you break that vista.
I hate the idea of adding weight, but I would add a top plate to keep the boards from making direct contact with stuff if you tumble on a landing, or have a crash into something hard.
How are the motor mount blocks held onto the arms? I like the way the receiver antenna nestles between two tubes, how is you reception? Does the antenna attenuate to the cf tubes?

chawks   Dec 02, 2021 

thank you! its definately not finished, qnd im hoping to print a top plate for it sometime soon. i will eventually do a range test for the crossfire and the vista, bur so far ive managed to get about 500m out without signal issues. the motor blocks are printed from tpu, and fit very snug onto the arms, this was then re-enforced with some epoxy resin and so far i have not had any issues with vibrations.

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