My insaneflie build

Discussions and questions about the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter
QuadRacer
Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am

My insaneflie build

Post by QuadRacer » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:38 am

I recently bought one of the original crazyflie, I bought it with the intention of making it into an indoor racer. I plan on changing out the 6mm motor with more powerful 7mm and from reading this (viewtopic.php?t=871) it should be able to handle them. Another upgrade is the whole thing is going into rakon nano qx frame since looking at the motor motor gets me worried about snapping them off on a crash and of course I plan on upgrading the battery.
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image



tobias
Bitcraze
Posts: 1914
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by tobias » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:24 am

That looks really nice! Will be very interesting to follow your progress (and help you out in case of any issues)!

QuadRacer
Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by QuadRacer » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:16 pm

Motor are on the way and they are CL0720-14 motor expecting around 26 gram max thrust from each motor with a Hubsan X4 propeller and a auw of around 30 gram it should be a pretty speedy indoor quad.

QuadRacer
Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by QuadRacer » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Update time, I was not happy with the rubber band mount and after some failure and several prototype my adapter plate finally came out good. This plate will perfectly mount the crazyflie to the rakon nano qx frame.
This is the end result
Image
I will probably get it cut in a little less thick material but for a prototype it's not bad.
This is how it started
Image
Then it was modified to this
Image
Then to this
Image
This followed
Image
And other followed until I got the one in the first photo.
This was my diy jig to test hole fitment to the crazyflie
Image
And this is the hole jig for the frame just some paperclips
Image
Programs used in the design process are rhino and solidworks

QuadRacer
Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by QuadRacer » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:42 pm

Motors arrived today and they are taller then I thought. Here is the original crazyflie motor next to them.
Image
And here they are mounted
Image
I am not to happy about the prop colors but those where the only colors my hobby shop had. I still haven't decided on which battery to buy still looking

chad
Expert
Posts: 555
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:54 am
Location: New York, USA
Contact:

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by chad » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:49 pm

Keep going! I love watching this process!!
Crazyflier - my CF journal...
4x Crazyflie Nano (1.0) 10-DOF + NeoPixel Ring mod.
3x Crazyflie 2.0 + Qi Charger and LED Decks.
Raspberry Pi Ground Control.
Mac OS X Dev Environment.
Walkera Devo7e, ESky ET6I, PS3 and iOS Controllers.

QuadRacer
Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by QuadRacer » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:24 am

If any of you are wondering what happened to the crazyflie motor, battery and propeller no I did not throw them away they got repurpose Into a carbon fiber frame
Image

QuadRacer
Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by QuadRacer » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:58 am

I have a question for you guys. Do any of you know the hole spacing for those holes and if Micro JST 1.25 2-Pin Connector can fit into them?
Image

tobias
Bitcraze
Posts: 1914
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by tobias » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:23 pm

Yes they do if they are put in special way. There is a thread about it with some photos.

QuadRacer
Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am

Re: My insaneflie build

Post by QuadRacer » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:40 pm

After flying the quadcopter with the adapter plate, I didn't like the feel of it, so I redesign a frame that incorporates the crazyflie board into it.
Image
Here is the crazyflie getting fitted on the frame
Image

Post Reply