This is flone 3.0: an Open Source Drone Ecosystem.
After the first release of our award winning flone 1.0 instructable three years ago, we made a lot of work.
Flone is a powerful, compact, and smart design of a low-cost quadcopter that can carry easily an smartphone, or a camera in a gimbal, and much more.
The flone ecosystem is composed by:
* SVG files for produce a low cost quadcopter with a laser cutter.
* Android App for control the quadcopter.
* Cut files of a servo gimbal for a camera.
* Instructions and cutting files of atransportation box.
Software is licensed by GPL v3. Frame and the rest of elements are licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA.
The construction process has moving parts, configuration files, brushless motor test, and much more. Let's go there!
Making mistakes building or operating a drone is normal, sometimes there are accidents. To avoid them, we must follow some safety rules before starting to fly. Only when you know what you are doing, last element to be placed in the quadcopter are propellers, and check that everything is OK before plug the LiPo battery.
The difficulty of getting the components to build a flone is highly variable from one country to another. Overall in United States and Europe can be achieved without major problems, but there are other countries that can be held in customs or lead high taxes.
Download the frame and cut in a Fablab or Makerspace near you, or customize the file using the open source tools you know and love. The best material is 30x30cm 5mm plywood, but you can use also MDF or even 3D print-it.
For the electronics you can buy them from different stores like hobbyking, banggod, goodluckbuy or ebay. We share this table as a reference:
Flight ControllerNaze32 rev6 10DOF with 32-bit STM32 $17.89
4 x Brushless Motor EMAX CF2812 1400KV Brushless Motor $35.04
4 x ESCs SimonK 10A ESC with BEC $20.44
2 x Propellers3-Blade Propeller 6x4.5 (CW/CCW) $4.10
BatteryLipo 1500mah 3S 40C $15.69
RadioLinkBluetooth Module (Level 5v) $8.99
4 x Propeller MountPropeller Adapter (Collet Type) 3mm $4.80
Battery PlugXT60 Male Female Bullet Connectors Plugs $1.19
Total (without shipping cost) $118