Kitty-Copter

By Alien79 on Aug 10, 2019

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Jodie Froster   Aug 10, 2019  
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Are you acitone smoothing those pods?! How are you getting that finish!?!?!?!?
I am blown away.
I especially like your lightning bolt (and other various sundry black paint/tape accessories) on the yellow pod.
Is that a carbon fiber tape you are using on your motor wires to fix them onto the arms? It looks like it could be an artifact of the photography process, but more likely a graphic on the surface of the tape, but I really want it to be actual carbon fiber (I know, I know, wishfull thinking...)

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Jodie Froster   Aug 11, 2019 
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Here's a link to an .stl file with an appropriatly sized cup that you can chop off and splice into your design, in case you are curious about what I had in mind.
I have used it before (in TPU) and it is an amazingly snug fit on a foxeer lollypop axii antenna.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3381504

Alien79   Aug 12, 2019 

I prefer the sanding process, pla is always difficult to sand it properly but i still prefer it over epoxy because i don't know how to get uniform surface without dripping etc.
I have destroyed canopy and also the whole copter few times... its sux but they never too precious to fly :)
The speed is quite good, the yellow pod got 225kmh on 4s and around 250 with 5s, but they feel all the same, there is maybe a difference of 5/10kmh but i can't really tell..
YEP the vents are facing the wrong direction :D but they are mostly cosmetic anyway.
Pla is what i use the most, i tried petg and was nice and fast to sand but terrible to print but i never used tpu.

Alien79   Aug 12, 2019 
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Thank you, i will try this : )

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