After some successful tests of my QuadroCopter I decided to make a step forward. The goal is to make a smaller UAV which would be able to fly around a house. Carried by this vision I designed a CAD model of the mini QuadroCopter.
It consists of three parts:
- base plate (2 pieces),
- arm (4 pieces),
- landing gear (4 pieces).
Basically it is a smaller version of the previous UAV. The key differences are:
- PLA was used as the printing material,
- arms were designed for a certain type of motor mount which can be redesigned quickly if necessary,
- landing gear was shaped as a spring so it can absorb some force during landing.
Here is how the 3D model looks like:
Below you will find a series of photos which shows how printed parts look like and a pre-assembled UAV.
Base plates (2 pieces):