I've been wanting to do Quadcopter airial photography for a while now.. I had a big drone with a Gimbal, but now-a-days you cannot fly it because its too big and heavy.
This little guy is meant to fill that void once again. The idea here is that you run a Caddx Turtle or Runcam split mini with a light 20x20 stack to get nice smooth HD Video.
I am not sure if it would work, but you could probably put big motors on it as well and run a go-pro.
The ducts are for 3 inch props. I've put 3m holes in the duct joints, so a bolt through the whole thing would hold best.
Let me know your thoughts.. I have not printed or built this guy yet, but I am looking forward to it :)
Oh and the walls on the ducts are super thin. I would suggest you print them as fine as possible with 100% infill to get the best shape and strength out of them.
It is possible to get this under 250g !!..
My build with the Caddx Turtle V2 is JUST 250g on the button.
You will need to ensure:
1 - Short wires
2 - Nothing bigger than a lollipop antenna
3 - Short power lead /w XT30
4 - Not too much shrink-sleeving
5 - I had to skip the capacitor, but my video is awesome.
6 - Small light battery strap.
I am using a 650mah 3S battery
Eachine 1306 Motors.
Good luck & Happy flying!
Mix it up
Print high detail to maximize strength and quality of the ducts. You can cheap out elsewhere if you're a good pilot - but I'd suggest given the wall thickness is very thin to go as small as possible.