projects

210_quad_cat_pic quadcopter #10 (210 class)

the 250 quadcopters are great to take along on hikes for filming. but there is still room for further miniaturization without having to bullnose the 5 inch propellers. the 210 class appears to be pretty much the minimum that makes sense. so here is a homemade 210 class quadcopter. the size offers another advantage, at […]

quadcopter #9 (250 class)

the 250 size quadcopter seems to become a favorite among fpv pilots. this type is small, light, fast, agile and therefore lots of fun to fly. i tried it myself with the following setup: naze32 rev5 flight controller frsky tfr6 rc receiver 2206 2150kV multistar v2 motors turnigy plush 10amp esc’s mini cmos 520tvl fpv […]

v-tail rc plane v-tail rc plane

this is an attempt at building a simple and small fpv plane. simple because the wing is straight having the same clark y airfoil over the entire wing span. small because it has a wing span of 700 mm and weighs around 500 grams. the plane consists of six separate parts, the fuselage, the two […]

hexacopter folding multiwii hexacopter

after having built many different quadcopters it was about time to build something bigger and better. here it is my first foldable multiwii hexacopter. the motor mounts are made of 3d printed abs plastic. they are attached to 15 mm aluminum square tubes. the tubes are hinged to a center plate using 3d printed abs […]

rc car chassis 1:6

most components of the chassis are either 3d printed or laser cut. the laser cut pieces could as easily be built with a 3d printer. the other components such as the motor, wheels, etc. are either from traxxas or hobbyking. the design of the chassis was created in creo elements express 4.0 from ptc. it […]

c30 rc car body (volvo c30)

the car body is still a work in progress. it is based on top, side and front views from volvo. they were used in blender to build a low poly 3d mesh of the car body. the smoothed mesh was then transferred to freecad, converted to a step file. this file was imported into creo […]

brushless gimbal brushless gimbal #1

this is the first brushless gimbal i designed and built. i hope it will be a useful add-on for filming. it should reduce the shakiness substantially. the gimbal relies on some of the cheapest components i could find for this project. adjusting the pid controller was a pain at first. i am still uncertain whether […]

flying wings flying wing #1

this is the first flying wing i have flown. some specs: wingspan 1 m take off weight 400 g glass fiber taped styrofoam wing clark y profile (may not be optimum…) 1370 kv motor and 20 a esc 2200 mah 3s lipo frsky tfr6 receiver mobius camera [youtubegallery] [/youtubegallery]

multiwii quadcopter #8 quadcopter #8

flying near rivers and lakes always comes with a certain probability that a quadcopter crashes into the water, disappearing forever. while my designs are somewhat cheap, the loss of the camera and other equipment would still hurt. therefore i designed a quadcopter with a lot of buoyancy. the quadcopter consists of a 4 mm layer […]

multiwii quadcopter #7 quadcopter #7

this quadcopter has already gone through multiple design iterations. three of these made it into actual flying machines. the design plans for the first can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:113703. the design plans for the second can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:167001. the third is not yet on thingiverse. the following pictures show the various design iterations: […]