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slarti42uk

Hubsan X4 v2 Prop guard

by slarti42uk Feb 6, 2014
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The motor mounts are WAY too small. No way to heat and stretch out, or enlarge by drilling out (since they are designed as a clip, with an open end).

Most definitely does not fit my Hubsan X4.

Also, it is about 80% heavier than the guard that comes with the drone (about 5.8 vs. 3.07 grams, printed in PLA).

It fits perfect to my son's X4. Now he can learn to fly with the quad. Thank you very much.

Great guard. I have customized it for my 8.5 mm mootors. It fits perfect and is very stable.

8.5mm motor version would be nice :)

In openSCAD you can easy change the MOTOR_DIAMETER to 8.5 mm.

I wish I had printed this out before I destroyed 2 sets of blades :D beautiful OpenSCAD file, thanks for sharing.

I appreciate it but something about it causes S3D to chop it up into sections and connects them at bad points where it ends up breaking easily if it crashes.. I assume the model you made is just the four smaller separate pieces shmooshed together?

In OpenSCAD the quadrants are joined with a union so they are then one solid thing. This then gets rendered and exported as the STL. Not really sure why S3D (Simplify3D?) would have any problems with the model. I use Cura and it's fine with it. OpenSCAD confirms it is a manifold shape.

Holes are too small, doesnt hit x4

I've not had any problems with this model, but if you open the OpenSCAD file, you can edit the MOTOR_DIAMETER setting to make it a little larger. I had had times where my printer isn't quite calibrated and prints holes too tight.

What printer and plastic works best?

Personally I've only made this in ABS. I think it's a bit more durable than PLA but I've not personally tried PLA.

@matthelps i dont think it will, its about 135mm or 5 inches across

will this print on a 4 inch plate? thanks.

@matthelps I've added an stl of just one corner. They're all rotational copies so you could try printing one at a time on the 4" plate and then gluing 4 up? If you try it, let me know how it goes. Cheers.

Cool, printed the corner parts and glued them together, works well thanks!