Daedalus T510

By MauiToast on Sep 18, 2019

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I designed and built this beast class quad to figure out how I want to proceed with my Xclass build. I designed the frame in Autodesk Fusion360. I 3D printed most of the body and then reinforced it with carbon tubes and wrapped the body with carbonfiber sleeves. I initially was going to use 4 esc's and a pdb but one of the esc's was bad and switched to a T-55 4in1. I learned a lot from this first build and designing my Xclass with that knowledge. Flight test went well, just need to calibrate the amp draw. Weight without battery is 1131g



Part List


Maui Toast Photography
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Flight Controller

radix fc - brainfpv (117 builds)


T-Motor F55A Pro 55A 3-6s BLHeli32 4-in-1 ESC (19 builds)


BrotherHobby Tornado T5 3115 900KV/1050KV. Premium Brushless motor (7 builds)


E-PROP 3 Blade Propeller 10 x 5 (25 x 12 cm) Left Bore 8mm

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Mini V3 1000TVL 1.8mm FPV Camera (23 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV (SMA) (596 builds)
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Lumenier AXII 2 5.8GHz Long Range SMA Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (53 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1488 builds)


Pyrodrone Graphene 3300MAH 6S 22.2V 75C (11 builds)


FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (48 builds)
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Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (87 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)

Misc Parts

3-6s Tiny LEDs (14 builds)

Misc Parts

Carbon Fiber Tubes One Meter Lengths
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Video Receiver

LaForge Main & Diversity Module Combo V4 For Fatshark Goggles (5 builds)
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Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT D2 Smart Balance Charger (11 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface Mini Soldering Iron (264 builds)
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Pillbox™ (29.5 L)
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Jodie Froster   Sep 19, 2019  

I love what you're doing here.
The contour you put on the brace that runs between the motor mounts makes sense in a way that it couldn't if you put it side to side inbetween the front motors, but I wish you could get the strength there.
The 3d print as a pattern to lay your carbon on is so aweseome.
I see the way you need a modular section for your boards, and camera, but I kinda wish it dropped down out of the bottom, in stead of taking the top off like that. Mostly for aero concerns from the seams/gaps.
I want you to do it again, really a few times. The same design, just do it till you get really familiar with the material. A slick finshed version of what you have here would be a real winner. I honestly think what you HAVE is great. I imagine you might have some ideas about how to do it better structurally (just in terms of how you want to embed the tubes, and connections between long parts). I would watch a video series detailing every step of this process if you put it on youtube.

MauiToast   Sep 19, 2019 

Thanks! My Xclass design has the brace the way you describe it. Slowly working on that one incorporating the lessons learned from this build.
The gaps in the top cover were because I had 4 ESC's that were pretty big with the capacitors. I had cut open the frame to fit them.
While I'd like to make it super sleak, I still need to have airflow over the electronics for cooling. I'll be designing in vents on the Xclass.
I'm pretty shit at documenting my process, work and life often getting in the way. Plus always going broke buying materials!

Jodie Froster   Sep 26, 2019 

I can't wait to see the next one!!!!!

MauiToast   Sep 26, 2019 

working on it....

kwadkenstine   Sep 19, 2019  

Took the plunge .Baught a new 3d printer , because of you.
Also found this laying arround

MauiToast   Sep 19, 2019 

what printer did you get? I have a cr10 s4 and an Ender 2. If you need any help with that hit let me know. I want to setup a discord group or something to work on stuff like this and share the knowledge.

kwadkenstine   Sep 19, 2019  

Hi. Did you use prepreg carbon sheeting . if so where did you get it.

MauiToast   Sep 19, 2019 

I mostly used carbon sleeving with either heat shrink wrap or vacuum bagged it. You can find the sleeving here: https://www.sollercomposites.com/CarbonSleeves.html This stuff is awesome for building with.

Theres a way to make prepreg, I have a friend that builds boats that is going to teach me.

kwadkenstine   Sep 19, 2019 


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