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Mar 07, 2012, 01:40 PM
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The Waterproof body

As part of my project for a microquad toy concept...IŽve started to play with vacuum forming and ABS plastic to get the features I think I would like to find in a toy microquadcopter:
Crash Resistant
Waterproof (even underwater proof)

Yes...the last feature is on my own..but as I want to play with this toy in summer...IŽll have to take it to beach...pools...and lot of other places where water and moisture are a common I started this design having that feature as main goal...and letting the other two adapt to this one.

Hope You like it,
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Mar 08, 2012, 06:29 AM
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Not happy with results...I mean its waterproof..but i dont c it really as resistant as I would time to try another option...rubber coating...playing with colours too
Last edited by Doblao; Mar 11, 2012 at 06:42 PM.
Mar 15, 2012, 01:07 AM
That tree again!!!!
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Maybe just need different material?
Mar 15, 2012, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by thanhTran
Maybe just need different material?
Keep thinking abs plastic is good cause of his features for a toy. Would like to try also lexan and similars but unfortunately this is Spain, so no sheets available that I know of...and shopping sheets overseas is killing in shipping cost...

Mar 20, 2012, 10:57 AM
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how about this? now you have a few "plugs" maybe you can use them as molds for epoxy and cloth? as this size i think you could cut up old curtains,set them with epoxy then release them from the "plug" you have already made? might make things cheaper......
Mar 20, 2012, 08:08 PM
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this is how all started...with fiberglass... but then i did not have the molds..
So now probably time to go back to epoxi...but this time with molds...have around several fiberglass clothes really thin and also the ultrathin CF maybe should give them a try...
Mar 21, 2012, 11:12 AM
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cover this with cloth and epoxy once set keep making till plastic is knackered lol please fill in gap between motor pod and arm so the shape is constant along the arm, and i am happy to send you my ducted one for some of your epoxed cloth frames

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