ChopSticks

By StickyRice on Jul 07, 2019

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This is just a pre-post for something i have plans on

heres the design if you are interested https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3674422
there is a video on how to make the frame too in that article.

hope you like it and please give me feedback. TY!!

Will be posting flights from previous versions soon!!

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jamiemc   5 hours ago  

When will the canopy be ready?, would it be possible to get an early version

StickyRice   2 hours ago 

well probably no huhuhu im sorry, im in the middle of college entrance exams and maybe in a few weeks?

Nikotttin   7 days ago  

Beautiful design! Well done!!
Have you tried a smaller frame? Say 65mm? Must be so much more rigid than the whoops... Need to try that :)

StickyRice   6 days ago 

i have! and yesss it is very stiff but i dont really like quads bellow 2.5"

Kababfpv   8 days ago  
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awesome beautiful design. how sturdy or resistant to twisting is it?

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Kababfpv   8 days ago 
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thank you. i appreciate it very much. the design style you have done here is sort of a dream of mine for the larger 5-inch size but I don't think it'll actually work out. in this small size it's much easier to pull off and you've done a really beautiful job

StickyRice   8 days ago 
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I actually plan of extending this project of mine because i get to learn a lot about structural integrity. Im releasing a 3" version thats a bit more like an H frame soon (maybe on a weekend hahaha). also thank you!! I never thought this project would reach someone I look up on ahahha.

Kababfpv   8 days ago 
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I I appreciate the kind words a lot but I hope everybody realizes that I'm just like you and the next guy that loves doing this stuff just for the hell of it. this really is a very elegant design that you come up with. learning about all the structural stuff and how things work is why I kept going with my own designs and now I'm all about how do I make it keep working with the least amount of effort possible while still having it perform well.

Tdog_fpv   8 days ago  

can i stretch this thing to a 3in quad? BTW this frame looks amazing!

StickyRice   8 days ago 

the original plan was to do that hahahha...i suggest used the braaced options. THANKS!!

volitant   13 days ago  

really nice and unique!

StickyRice   12 days ago 

Ahhh hahahah thank you!! tbh it wasnt originally me who made the idea i guess...just developed it more to what it is now. The link of the original article is in the article i posted!

MauiToast   11 days ago 

I don't see the link? Awesome to see someone else trying this idea, I've been building prototypes with carbon tubes and 3D prints for over a year. I have a model I named chopsticks... I laughed when I saw yours, its pretty close in frame design to my version of chopsticks. Yours looks awesome and clean. Lately, I have been building bigger stuff with aerodynamic arms.

I'm curious if you have tried flexing the carbon inside the frame? With the smaller diameter rods and tubes I found I could get away with having them slightly flexed(few degrees) and also off setting them a few degrees(5-15) would also help lock the frames together. I also found that from my source the carbon tube fits very well inside the next size up 2mm > 4mm > 6mm > 8mm > 10mm > 12mm. I've found a few ways to use this to my advantage in designing. Its so awesome to see others creations using this building style!

StickyRice   11 days ago 

YOOOO THATS A BEAST!!! the link should be in the thingiverse link!

FPVisioning   12 days ago  

You should put the cross piece on your front and back instead of sides so it protects your cam from crashes

StickyRice   11 days ago 

ORIGINALLY that was the plan, but from what ive noticed for me that id prefer it to be on the sides...you can change it anyways to have it infront

fovea   12 days ago  
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awesome awesome..! thanks for share. i like to do a build with carbon sticks, sure i will try your beautifull version!
waiting for your dvr-posts :-D pls soon, cant wait x-D

StickyRice   12 days ago 
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Thank you!!! soon i will post them! i just have some school work to be done hahaha

QuadStar Drones   12 days ago  

Love this, it's a great looking design

StickyRice   12 days ago 
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thank youu!! i hope its a durable design too hahah

Beamer94   13 days ago  

what motors did you use?

StickyRice   12 days ago 

lmao i used old motors from racerstars 1103 8000kv to DYS 1102 10000kv to Eaglepower 8000kv....generally cheap stuff as i dont wanna use new parts for these prototypes.

Dave_C FPV   13 days ago  

This is the best looking inplementation of the carbon stick idea in my opinion. Great work!

StickyRice   12 days ago 

hahhahaha omgg thank you!! im still planning on fixing some issues like space but i appreciate the thanks!!

Tyrdle   12 days ago  

Do you think the structure of this frame would be stronger if the arms used continuous rods diagonally? You would need to offset one of the sets of arms but it seems to me like that would strengthen the whole thing.

StickyRice   12 days ago 

OKAYY OMG soo i did actually test this and its was long time ago thats why i didnt show it anymore. I had 2 setups one thats full length and offesetted (setup A) and the one that i continued (setup B). In my test, setup A needed a lot of compromises because of that offset. It was marginally stiffer but id still say that setup B with braces takes my choice.

thumbtwiddler   14 days ago  

dude this looks awesome! for sure gonna try it out

StickyRice   14 days ago 
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please do!! I need to get more feedback from people (aside from myself) if I want to improve it!

thumbtwiddler   13 days ago 

oh yeah btw where'd you get the rods?

StickyRice   13 days ago 

Well i got mine from a local online shopping website (shoppee) but im sure there are some in hobbyking/banggood.

eduenlamer   13 days ago  

Looks dope! puts carbon rods in cart

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eduenlamer   13 days ago 

Minor setback.. What's the diameter of the rods?

StickyRice   13 days ago 

2mm

eduenlamer   13 days ago 
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Thanks dude!

SkyLine FPV   13 days ago  

How easy is it to raplace the arms?

StickyRice   13 days ago 

if you are using the braced options and the fitting is tight (this depends on your printer) then you wont have to glue the parts. However if you used the no braces options, then youll have to glue those parts and itll be permanent until you break it and have to replace the whole thing.

le_vinsky   13 days ago  

This is brilliant!:)

StickyRice   13 days ago 

ommggg thank you!! i need feedback thoo because its not yet perfect sooo please try it out!

thegreen4me   13 days ago  
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BLAST! these tiny carbon fiber tubes have been my closely guarded secret sauce for years! Oh well, might as well publish some of my secret skunkworks projects on rotorbuillds now that the cats out of the bag.

StickyRice   13 days ago 

WHOAAA YOURS LOOKS AWESOME THOO tthat looks so cool ahhaha!!

thegreen4me   13 days ago 
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thanks dude, ill probably post a build for it when i get a chance

Pit   14 days ago  

Cool! I have built several custom quads using tubes in the past, but never that tiny.

StickyRice   14 days ago 

TY! I couldnt get my hands on most cool toothpick frames but I did have a 3d printer and some carbon rods on hand ;)

Carbon FPV   14 days ago  
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Looks awesome, what is the weight of the frame?

StickyRice   14 days ago 
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well...hahahah theres different sizes but so far my 110mm sized ones are roughly 5-6g for non-braced and 7-8g for braced

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