Hello and welcome to this instructable about my Aerodynamic FPV case for RC planes, drones and more!
I will be explaining to you how I had the idea of this type of case, how I designed it and how I 3D printed it with my UP! Mini!
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Step 1: The Idea and the Design.
I wanted an aerodynamic case for my Fatshark FPV set and searched for one but I couldn't find one that suited me so I decided to make my own!
As a mechanical engineering student, I was able to use Catia V5 and V6 at my school to design this little project.
I started by measuring all the sizes of the camera and the video sending module, I wanted the finished object to have these all in one so it could be easely removed from the aicraft or drone.
As the title says, I wanted it to be as aerodynamical as possible so I shaped the 3D model that way.
Step 2: Printing!
This image shows how I organised the plate of my UP! Mini so all the objects could fit at once!
The parts were printed at a 0.2mm resolution, at the printer's max speed, and with support material for everything over 45 degrees, so it took 2 hours and 56 minutes to print.
Step 3: Test Fitting of the Parts.
Here you can see all the parts fitted perfectly, the only post processing used was support removal and a bit of sanding of the assembled product to make it more aerodynamic!
The next step was to see if the components of the FPV set fitted.
Step 4: Finished Product!
Et voilà, as the french would say, everything fits nicely together!
The only thing to do next is to make it fly!
Thanks for reading this instructable, I hope it inspired you!
You can find all the parts and even a 2nd version of this project here:
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