Falcon Multirotors Pipedream Prototype

By lazd on Apr 17, 2018

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A prototype full SLA printed frame, inspired by the insect world. The codename "Pipedream" is temporary, please let me know what you think the frame should be named in the comments!

This is the V1 of my answer to constantly breaking 0603 motors on other prototypes I've built. It's stiffer, has more protection, and weighs less.

This build has an F3 FC with OSD, FrSky XM RX, and an AIO camera. The AIO camera is secured using a 30mm rubber band, and the battery is secured using 2x 30mm rubberbands installed under the FC. Changing battery rubberbands involves removing two screws from the top of the FC, lifting it up, and slipping the rubberband underneath. This keeps the rubber band securely in place and isn't too much trouble to change.

The frame weighs 5.8g, the build is 23g dry, and the all up weight is 29g with a GNB 260mAh battery.



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Samw85   Aug 25, 2019  

a bit late to the party bit what happened with the frame in the end? V2?

would be an absolute killer to have one :)

robomaniac   Jun 24, 2018  

have you try different resin from Formlab? Tough or rigid resin? We have a Formlab2 at work and I said multiple time that I was going to print a entire frame but never did. lol Nice work btw!

lazd   Jun 25, 2018 

Not yet, I'm using Durable now and it's working great!

stevescene   Apr 19, 2018  


lazd   Apr 20, 2018 

This is my favorite one yet. Maybe "Race Noodle" hahahah

EnemyAce   Apr 20, 2018 

I love Rice Noodle or Race Noodle!

jdmkramer   Jun 21, 2018 

I'm still thinking! StirFly, HulaWhoop, Falcon Lo Mein today ;)

aliimam   Jun 09, 2018  

btw @lazd you need to join this group - i posted this there and they had a lot of interest https://m.facebook.com/groups/1065770156769335

Bushwacka FPV   Jun 09, 2018  

I dont care whats its called I want one.

aliimam   Jun 08, 2018  

wow, this is awesome design and inspiration!

for names, without reading the above, ramen, birds nest, flying web

it kind of reminds me of those mail pneumatic tubes or possibly out of a scene from futurama

nevin   Apr 27, 2018  

any plans for making the frame for sale?

lazd   Jun 04, 2018 

I'm going through a second design revision now, if it works and can be manufactured at a reasonable price, I'll do it!

acromode   Apr 17, 2018  

its lighter and weighs less?!

lazd   Apr 17, 2018 

A tautological statement, indeed!

AndroidClone   Apr 20, 2018 

Stl file?

lazd   Apr 20, 2018 


Minichado   Apr 20, 2018  

"The helicoil" or "Double Helix"

solaireFPV   Apr 20, 2018  


jdmkramer   Apr 20, 2018  

mantis toboggan.

MNX   Apr 20, 2018  


SixxSeven   Apr 19, 2018  

It´s fucking awesome and cool! You could call it Locust cause its low cost and robust. xD

RocketSquidFPV   Apr 18, 2018  

can of whoop ass

thumbtwiddler   Apr 18, 2018  

call it pepperoni tim

FrenchB   Apr 18, 2018  

The final version needs a fin!

Whiffles   Apr 17, 2018  

Very cool! What printer was used to print this?

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Whiffles   Apr 18, 2018 

Very nice. Did you buy it yourself?

lazd   Apr 18, 2018 

I wish! I know a guy :)

Whiffles   Apr 18, 2018 

Hey, it's a write-off... why not ;)

Noboody   Apr 18, 2018  

Wow I love the idea ! I started to think and modeled an equivalent kind of frame for a 2.5" last week but I can see I am late.
What material are you using ? I was looking at titan properties and the energy needed to yield it in front of the density is pretty interesting (sad it is so expensive to print it)

Querk   Apr 18, 2018 

He's using SLA.

source: first sentence :P

Noboody   Apr 18, 2018 

Is not SLA the printing process (StereolStereolithography) ? I would say you can print different material in SLA even if the most common one seems to be epoxy.

lazd   Apr 18, 2018 

It's it's indeed SLA, with Formlabs Durable resin.

FissionBomb   Apr 18, 2018  

Andromeda is my vote.

Watsamatta   Apr 18, 2018  

Great frame, love the light-weight build.
Something about this transluscent material you used made me think of Prometheus.

Jodie Froster   Apr 18, 2018  

Fresh water shark!

Danballah   Apr 17, 2018  


EnemyAce   Apr 17, 2018  

Wet Noodle
Pasta Terrino

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