Today I will be showing something very interesting especially for those who love flying their quadcopters and doing aerial photography.
THE 3D PRINTED PROP GUARD!......Can also be laser cut
So What is a prop guard??
A Prop guard is something very innovative in a way it protects your quadcopter or your propellers. Removing the risk of hitting someone or something outside or indoors. It is also a cheap accessory that can be printed or cut. I you are aware Of the AR drone it also has prop guards, now what makes it special? Well its because of the hull one for indoor and another for outdoors. It makes things dynamic for the quad right?
Ok so why did i decide to make one?
The dangers of flying a QuadCopter or any other multirotors
First of all flying quadcopters indoor is really dangerous because of the propellers. Hitting someone in the public may cause you serious charges and not only that but you risk destroying your expensive propellers. I know this will come very handy for most aerial photographers out there and If you think prop guards are heavy well think again 4 prop guards only weight aprox. 100g! and that does not really affect your flight does it.
Me as a student Hobbyist
I dont really go out to find some big fields because I have a big house perfect for my quad and a big back yard so why go outside right. I know all parents wont allow their son flying their quadcopters indoor right? So I designed this propguard so that I can play my DJIF450 inside the house or just in my room. And surprisingly when the prop guard arrived from the printing service my parents allowed me and supported me in selling it locally here in the philippines.So to help me mass produce this product here in the Philippines I decided to risk sharing it online to enter this Gadget/Accessorie hacking contest so plss vote/subscribe and hit favorite.
This project was made with the USE of 123D Design
If you have any question or special request PM me I already have tons of prop guard designs
VIDEO Coming soon slow upload here internet problems.....
So to start off you need to remove one of the arms of your quadcopter including the motors mounted.
In the picture I am using a broken motor and a broken DFJI F450 Arm.........