Who doesn’t like free stuff? And support the community while you’re at it!
I will provide free 3D printed parts for the first three brave souls to volunteer to help us build, test and document devFrame builds.
No charge for volunteers in US. If I have to ship international we will need to talk about you buying me a beer or two first.
You will need to buy the carbon fiber tubes - between 20 and 40 bucks depending on how crazy you get - and all the rest of the gear.
It’s been a few years since the devFrame project started so here’s a quick review: Reduce time to build and maintain so you can spend more time developing and flying. devFrame is all Open Source, uses 3D printable parts as much as possible, you do not need special tools, frame uses hardware store fasteners. You do need to have 10mm carbon fiber tubes for small builds up to about 7in props and 10mm and 12mm tubes for builds bigger than 7in props.
devFrame supports from 300-500 size builds and up to 2kg flying weight. Idea was to have something simple that you could bounce off the concrete and not ruin all your stuff while you figured out what was wrong with your code. And I have personally tested the “bounce off the concrete part” - multiple times. It works.
To make the devFrame really simple we want to publish recipes that are known to work. I have built and rebuilt three versions over the last few years: a d300, d440 and a d450 with various setups. I will start publishing all the details over the next week. Right now it’s just myself and @fnoop flying these things, so we could use a bit of help testing, refining and documenting.
With all the new features in ArduCopter 4.0, plus all the hardware it now supports, it’s more important than ever to help people get safe builds in the air.
Just hit me up in the comments if you are interested.
Here’s the project page and all the files: https://goodrobots.github.io/devFrame/
Here’s d300 and d450…