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18CommentsAnderson, IndianaJoined December 26th, 2016
Machinist, wood worker, model builder.
  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    Here are some photos of the Mavic Clone Frame I am working on from this instructable. I have printed all of the parts and assembled most of the frame. I am waiting on the springs to come in the mail, I am also waiting for the motors, ESC's, batteries, radio and propellers. There are a couple of parts I am going to reprint only because I made some mistakes or want to change the color. All in all it has been a very easy project so far even with some of the prints running as high as 18 hours. I am pleased with the overall design and will be flying this for quite a while because it is so compact when folded up.

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    Sorry for bringing up two problems I am experiencing here however I think this needs to be discussed. I have printed the body_bottom three times, the last time was printed right side up just to make sure I did not have any issues induced by printing it upside down. The attached image shows the 2mm gap between the front of the body and the head_bottom piece. This gap is the result of the opening for the front arms not being tall enough for the 14mm arms. The other issue I have, which was solved with a file, is the 10mm diameter pin that mates with the body_bottom front arm mounting area is too long at 3.18mm for the 2.378mm deep recess it is supposed to fit into. The top pins fit into the head_top just fine as the recess there is deeper than the ones on the body_bottom. I have printe...see more »Sorry for bringing up two problems I am experiencing here however I think this needs to be discussed. I have printed the body_bottom three times, the last time was printed right side up just to make sure I did not have any issues induced by printing it upside down. The attached image shows the 2mm gap between the front of the body and the head_bottom piece. This gap is the result of the opening for the front arms not being tall enough for the 14mm arms. The other issue I have, which was solved with a file, is the 10mm diameter pin that mates with the body_bottom front arm mounting area is too long at 3.18mm for the 2.378mm deep recess it is supposed to fit into. The top pins fit into the head_top just fine as the recess there is deeper than the ones on the body_bottom. I have printed the 20mm test cube which came out to exactly 20mm when measured is all directions.

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    I printed the rear legs last night, all turned out well. Since I am here in the United States it is not easy to locate metric wood screws. I found a source on ebay however the shipping is way more than the cost of the screws. I did some research and determined I can use #6 x 2 (50.8mm) so I went to the local home center an bought a pack. They work well and fit just fine. I did however learn to make very sure the hole for the screws is clear and ALL support material has been removed. I didn't get one of them cleared out completely and broke the pivot pin. Lesson learned, I had to print another right read leg.I am now on my third attempt today at printing the body top. For some reason they keep failing about an hour into the print with portions of the support structure coming off of...see more »I printed the rear legs last night, all turned out well. Since I am here in the United States it is not easy to locate metric wood screws. I found a source on ebay however the shipping is way more than the cost of the screws. I did some research and determined I can use #6 x 2 (50.8mm) so I went to the local home center an bought a pack. They work well and fit just fine. I did however learn to make very sure the hole for the screws is clear and ALL support material has been removed. I didn't get one of them cleared out completely and broke the pivot pin. Lesson learned, I had to print another right read leg.I am now on my third attempt today at printing the body top. For some reason they keep failing about an hour into the print with portions of the support structure coming off of the table. It is a lot of support material since I am printing it right side up, maybe I should turn it upside down. Any thoughts on this?Thanks

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    I am 4 hours into printing the body bottom, I have completed the head top and head bottom. The estimate for printing the body bottom is 19 hours so it will be done in the morning. So far so good, the parts are looking good.

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  • papajohn88 made the instructable Objet 3D Printer Fit Tests4 months ago
    Objet 3D Printer Fit Tests

    I made one of these on my new CooCheer Anet A8 printer, turned out great. It was the second thing I printed, first was a test file that came with the printer. These turned out very nice, this set is printed in gray PLA. I will print another set in ABS just to see what the differences are.

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    Great, looking forward to it. I am printing parts as I post this. It will take me longer than I thought but worth the time.

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    I received my 3D printer this week, it is one of the Prusa Reprap clones with 220 x 270 x 230 build envelope. I have it assembled and working. After printing the test file I jumped into printing parts for this Mavic Clone. I am printing the head cover now. So far so good I am thinking it is going to take several days to print all the parts.

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  • papajohn88 completed the lesson Numbered Die in the class Easy 3D Printing5 months ago
  • 3D Printed & Carbon Fiber QuadCopter

    Yes, I am talking about the rings that clamp together around the frame tubes. I should receive my 3D printer tomorrow, it will take me a day or so to assemble it and then I will dive right into printing the parts. Nothing like learning the process by printing a new quad copter.

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  • papajohn88 completed the lesson Fit Tests in the class 3D Printing Class5 months ago
  • 3D Printed & Carbon Fiber QuadCopter

    I just found this design today, I like what you did. I downloaded the .stl files, are they all correct sizes for 3d printing? I checked the diameter of one of the center pieces is showed 73.63mm. Is that the correct diameter or will I need to scale them to another size?

    I like your design, I think I am going to build it. I have been looking for the arrows you specified and have not found any online. I did however find some 7mm carbon fiber tube with a 1mm wall thickness on ebay. Will that work in place of the arrow shafts? I also found some 8mm carbon fiber tube with a 2mm wall thickness.

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    When you print your parts do you use solid infill or something less than solid? I have been playing with cura and slic3r. I need some guidance before I send the files off to the 3dhub I am using to have them printed. I suppose my best choice in the long run would be to buy a 3d printer for myself.

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  • papajohn88 completed the lesson Class Overview in the class 3D Printing Class5 months ago
  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    Hello, I have a question for you. What do you recommend for 3D design software to draw parts to be 3D printed? I have used CAD/CAM packages for years but never any 3D. I am going to get your design printed perhaps next week, it has been submitted to someone for printing. I think I would like to try my hand at designing some of my own stuff.

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    Is the cover for the GPS supposed to be a separate part? I can find the head cover but not the cover for the GPS compartment if the files I downloaded from thingverse and sent to the 3D Hub for printing. If you can send that to me I would appreciate it or I can resend the files to the person who is going to print them.Thanks.

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  • Printable Foldable Quadcopter, DJI Mavic Clone Frame

    I like this, I have downloaded all of the files and looked at them using 3dsmax. I will be investigating what it will take to get the parts printed using one of the 3d hubs. I like your design and want to thank you for all the work you have put into designing this. I was looking for a larger foldable quadcopter but I like this one. Can you provide some dimensions such as center to center on the motor shafts?ThanksJohn

    Followed the link above for the spring, which one did you choose?

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  • papajohn88 commented on MaxPower1977's instructable Custom Folding H-Quadcopter5 months ago
    Custom Folding H-Quadcopter

    Good Evening,Nice project, what thickness Lexan did you use? I need / want a folding quadcopter, the H designs really interest me. I may use Lexan as you did or possible G10 fiberglass.Thanks

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  • papajohn88 commented on Xcompact's instructable Xcompact: how to make a portable drone5 months ago
    Xcompact: how to make a portable drone

    I have read your instructable, looked at the Xcompact site and downloaded the instructions and drawings from instructables. What is the status if your later versions of this? I have been looking for a good DIY folding quadcopter, this seems to be the best one I have found for my needs. I would prefer to build my own frame instead of purchasing something that only meets part of my desires.ThanksJohn

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  • papajohn88 commented on starkec's instructable Quadcopter frame design (fiberglass).5 months ago
    Quadcopter frame design (fiberglass).

    I just downloaded the .pdf for your instructable and from that I found the link to the .dxf file. I really like your design and appreciate your effort to design and document your build. I have two questions for you, Did you design this in inches or metric measurements? The other question is can you give me a dimention for one of the square or rectangular parts so I can properly scale the drawing? I would like to have a friend of mine laser cut the parts from G10 or baltic birch plywood.Thanks,John Guenther, Anderson Indiana U.S.A.

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