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Dec 11, 2011, 10:52 PM
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CNC Machined Tricopter Center Chassis


I built a Cnc a while back and now i want to put ti to work. I have been very interested in Tri and Quad copters lately so i wanted to give building one a shot. This design is off of David Windestål's design on his tricopter v2. Full build Here The chassis weighs 133.25 grams (4.7oz) and is really strong! I couldn't break it if i tried. The slots for the three separate arms are .5" wide by roughly 1.75" long. This was machined precisely out of MDF and can be painted, sanded, and drilled later on. I recommend sealing with a paint before flying because wood soaks water from grass and that would make the frame swell
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Weight: 133.25 grams (4.7oz)

Rough Size: 7.75" x 6"

Thickness: .5"

Arm slot width: .5"

Arm Slot Length: Approx. 1.75"

Price: $15 $20 for painted any color
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Dec 12, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Make them out of G-10 and I'd buy one, CNC in the bolt holes too. 8^)
Dec 12, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Ditto!
Dec 13, 2011, 01:28 AM
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I'll try to get a hold of some G10 but it is so hard to find!
Dec 13, 2011, 12:56 PM
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I'll try to get a hold of some G10 but it is so hard to find!
Hard to find...
Dec 13, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Hard to find...
Where can i get it? Or is it just anodized aluminum?
Dec 13, 2011, 05:45 PM
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G10 is fiberglass
Dec 13, 2011, 07:09 PM
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Oh that was stupid. I will definitely get my hands on some and rip it up un the CNC!
Stay tuned!
Dec 13, 2011, 07:14 PM
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No it's not stupid...
Now you know.

Call FR4 at some place. You can also try PCB
Dec 13, 2011, 07:44 PM
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I found it at mcmaster carr Do you guys want G-10, acrylic, or aluminum?
Dec 13, 2011, 07:48 PM
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I found it at mcmaster carr Do you guys want G-10, acrylic, or aluminum?
that's where i have order mine for testing.
Dec 13, 2011, 08:52 PM
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G10 seems expensive. I may try some out in some thin aluminum or somehting first. Anyone want aluminum around .05" thick?
Dec 13, 2011, 09:29 PM
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I'll try a set if they are inexpensive enough. But, I ultimately want a set in G10 for my final product.
Dec 13, 2011, 11:00 PM
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I could probably sell you the chassis center part out og .0625" G10 for $20 Sound reasonable?
Dec 14, 2011, 05:42 AM
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I could probably sell you the chassis center part out og .0625" G10 for $20 Sound reasonable?
Be carefull, McMaster charge you the shipping "After" order is done.. lol

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