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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kwadkenstine   Sep 30, 2019  
1

Thanks man , had a ton o fun building it . learnt a lott .
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kwadkenstine   Sep 25, 2019  
1

Printing one right now.
Will post the results , i hope ypu like it

StickyRice   Sep 25, 2019 

Thank you! hope it goes well...its been awhile since i came back to that project

Igi87   Sep 02, 2019  

Beautiful Build dude! TOP!

StickyRice   Sep 02, 2019 
1

thanks!!!

damienski (drc)   Aug 08, 2019  
2

nice build! im working on carbon tube too since 6months...check my fb page drc. Its a 5" quad with 4 tubes arms ! its rocks

StickyRice   Aug 08, 2019 
1

YOOO THATS SO COOL!! so far 96% of all tube related quads ive seen are bottom mounted. I feel like your design is more on the racing category am i right?

damienski (drc)   Aug 08, 2019 
2

yep seems to be very light and rigid ! 60g my 5" frame....

volitant   Jul 08, 2019  

really nice and unique!

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StickyRice   Jul 10, 2019 

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

Junnicutt   Jul 22, 2019 

eah that looks epic, have you posted any of your work like this anywhere?

MauiToast   Jul 25, 2019 
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not really, I've been changing designs a lot and trying out build methods. I did just settle on a prototype to build and I'll be posting that one for sure. Its a 10in build that I'm trying out some ideas with. I want to build quick though so its not as loaded as my Xclass design. Hopefully have it complete in the next few days.

jamiemc   Jul 21, 2019  

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

StickyRice   Jul 21, 2019 

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

Nikotttin   Jul 14, 2019  

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   Jul 15, 2019 

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

Kababfpv   Jul 13, 2019  
1

awesome beautiful design. how sturdy or resistant to twisting is it?

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Kababfpv   Jul 13, 2019 
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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   Jul 13, 2019 
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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   Jul 13, 2019 
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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   Jul 13, 2019  

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

StickyRice   Jul 13, 2019 

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

FPVisioning   Jul 09, 2019  

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

StickyRice   Jul 10, 2019 

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   Jul 09, 2019  
1

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   Jul 09, 2019 
1

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

QuadStar Drones   Jul 09, 2019  

Love this, it's a great looking design

StickyRice   Jul 09, 2019 
1

thank youu!! i hope its a durable design too hahah

Beamer94   Jul 08, 2019  

what motors did you use?

StickyRice   Jul 09, 2019 

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   Jul 08, 2019  

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

StickyRice   Jul 09, 2019 

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

Tyrdle   Jul 09, 2019  

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   Jul 09, 2019 

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   Jul 07, 2019  

dude this looks awesome! for sure gonna try it out

StickyRice   Jul 07, 2019 
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please do!! I need to get more feedback from people (aside from myself) if I want to improve it!

thumbtwiddler   Jul 08, 2019 

oh yeah btw where'd you get the rods?

StickyRice   Jul 08, 2019 

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

eduenlamer   Jul 08, 2019  

Looks dope! puts carbon rods in cart

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eduenlamer   Jul 08, 2019 

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

StickyRice   Jul 08, 2019 

2mm

eduenlamer   Jul 08, 2019 
1

Thanks dude!

SkyLine FPV   Jul 08, 2019  

How easy is it to raplace the arms?

StickyRice   Jul 08, 2019 

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   Jul 08, 2019  

This is brilliant!:)

StickyRice   Jul 08, 2019 

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

thegreen4me   Jul 08, 2019  
1

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   Jul 08, 2019 

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

thegreen4me   Jul 08, 2019 
1

thanks dude, ill probably post a build for it when i get a chance

Pit   Jul 07, 2019  

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

StickyRice   Jul 07, 2019 

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   Jul 07, 2019  
1

Looks awesome, what is the weight of the frame?

StickyRice   Jul 07, 2019 
1

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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