Hedwig 4.0 - A 3D printed FPV Quad

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  1. p0Pe

    p0Pe New Member

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    So, lets get this startet.

    My name is Hans Peder, I come from Denmark and got into the hobby last year. I was not happy with the frames you could buy (to big, to small, to ugly, not flexible enough etc.) so I quickly decided to try and make my own, as I love making things.

    The first few versions of the frame was less than idea, but I learned tonnes of stuff. The latest revision, Hedwig 3.0 looks like this:

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    I Have always wanted to make the quad transportable, so I got my hands on a peli 1560 clone, and tried to make it so everything would fit into that, along with maybe my dslr camera as I often like to bring that along in a seperate bag.

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    Currently, that is looking like that. But I am not taking out more foam, since I have a new design that will be printed within the weekend. This design is more compact than the old, and have less parts sticking out right and left. I present to you, Hedwig 4.0:

    The new 4.0 frame is quite compact and is 66*130*130 mm on the wides places with the topcover on. This is a huge improvement over the old flimsy frame and camera holder.


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    Beneath the fpv cam, a GoPro mount can be placed in case I want to record second hand video in HD. But I have not made this permanent, as I most likely wont use it all the time.


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    I hope you like the design, and maybe can come with suggestions for future upgrades:) The frame should be ready next weekend, so more pictures then:D
     
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  2. p0Pe

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    Got the final layout for the transport case. Got room for everything, and also my DSLR and a spare lense!

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  3. p0Pe

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    Almost ready for test flight:
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  4. ChrisViperM

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    Hello and welcome.....very well done. Looks like you put a lot of thinking into your copter....lots of nice details.
    I am not criticizing, but I like funky colours.....could you also print in red or bright green ???

    What CAD software are you using, and what printer ?

    PS: You are most propably like me.....building, building, building....and very rarely flying :tennis:

    Again...very good stuff. Please keep posting...


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  5. p0Pe

    p0Pe New Member

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    Thanks man!

    I am using Autodesk Inventor, and a Dimension ST1200 printer. I really love designing and trying to make it as compact and clever as possible, so yeah, I am proberly more of a builder guy:D I love the idea of having EVERYTHING tuckered nicely inside a suitcase for transportation:p

    And I can print in all the colors of the rainbow. Right now I only have white material though. Each new rolle of material is 260$ :(
     
  6. hjls3

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    looks great - i really like your GoPro FPV camera tray/case. What material are you using with your 3dprinter?
     
  7. p0Pe

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    Thanks man. Though I will not be using that tray anymore dou to the new design.

    The printer prints in ABS. It is the most sturdy material since PLA breaks to easy :(
     
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    i do like that integrated FPV cam that is cool. you have several really well thought out features on that thing. Ive got a 3d printer on he way and a stack of ideas :)
     
  9. p0Pe

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    Thanks man! What printer are you getting?

    Update time! I hope to have her done tomorrow:D

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    This is how the top and main part looks when connected. This will hopefully make her more sturdy in rain (not that I will fly on purpose in rainy weather) but is more to do so that wires wont be hanging everywhere.

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    Under the shell you can see that I have put the video transmitter in, along with the OSD, camera and a OSD voltage detector. I still need to get everything cut to length and tuckered away nicely.

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    A closer look at the wires.

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    In the bottom I have made room for 4 mm nuts since I would not make threads in the plastic. These will be glued in place with epoxy.

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    First two in. They fit very tight, so no fear of these popping out anytime soon.

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    And the rest. Here you can also see the holes for the battery velcro straps, and the mount for the GoPro mount.

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    Top with everything loosely fittet. I just need to solder connectors for the ESC´s and then get it all mounted with strips, vecro and double sided tape and we should be golden!

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    The new legs with room for ESC´s. i still need to sleeve the wires on these to make it look a little better.

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    All the mess in the works.

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    And with the top on, and how she will hopefully look in a few days, ready for flight.

    I hope you like it!
     
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  10. p0Pe

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    She is flying!


    7 min flight time with a 2200mah battery. Still need to tune her in, and get some vibration dampening tape beneath the KK2.0 and the vtx.


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