Laser-cut wood as a frame, Arduino as a flight controller, gyroscope from a Wii controller.
The rest is off-the-shelf: motors, ESC controllers, RC equipment.
@fribbledom sweet! how much can it carry for how long? :D
It really depends on the battery you attach to it. The sweet-spot is probably somewhere around 20 minutes with a GoPro attached. Could get more out of it with different motors.
@fribbledom 20min sounds reasonable. Have fun! :)
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I'll be honest, with those motors it's almost too agile for me not to crash it eventually 😂
But I'm mostly used to flying heavy, slow but stable hexacopters with camera equipment attached.
The big advantage that comes with this design: a new wood-frame is laser-cut within 10 minutes and costs you just a few pennies.
@fribbledom oh hello there, that's a nice looking drone friend
@fribbledom How much did all that cost? I see you mention the wood is only a few pennies, but I'm not familiar with the cost of the motors and stuff lol
The motors and their controllers are ~$60.
You can potentially re-use existing RC equipment, otherwise that's likely the most expensive part of this entire setup.
@fribbledom the only drone I have is a little starter drone with a camera, so no parts to re-use lol
I need to repair my drone, I tried to learn how to fly it indoors (got pretty good at not crashing it before one of the gears flew off the propeller and got lost)
$60 is less expensive than the drone I have, so that's pretty great!
Are the schematics available somewhere?
@fribbledom I might've used some PLA (non-solid) to keep the water from destroying/weakening the shell, and maybe make it able to be sealed inside the drone body
@fribbledom ...when grandpa tells storys about things from long time ago when you had to slaughter Wii controllers bc you had nothing. :-P
Btw can't remember that any of them flew longer than 10 minutes, just that they were somehow attracted to the ceiling ;-)
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