3d-modell 3d-model quadcopter Hovership MHQ
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8 Great Quadcopters from the 3D Printer

All makers who need a little challenge and like to spend the colder fall and winter days in their fablab at home to print cool things might as well venture into a quadcopter project. Here is a selection of great 3D printable models!


3d model 3d-modell quadcopter Peon230

Source: Thingiverse, Tech2C

The quadcopter frame of Maker “Tech2C” was originally to be printed with PLA. However, the material proved to be unstable and therefore unsuitable. The alternative: PET-G. All parts were printed with this filament with a layer height of 0.2 mm. There are also some extras that you cannot make with your printer. “Tech2C” lists them for you and explains in a tutorial how to make a working Peon230 and what you can do with it:

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: Tech2C

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Brushless Motor

3d-modell 3d model quadcopter brushless motor

Source: Thingiverse, RCFPVFlight

Maker “RCFPVFlight” provides you with the necessary 3D model files for this quadcopter frame. The model was prepared with Simplify3D and then printed with white PLA (yes, with this quadcopter the material held out!), 20 % infill, in a TEVO -Tarantula I3.

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: RCFPVFlight

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Hovership MHQ

3d-modell 3d-model quadcopter Hovership MHQ

Source: Thingiverse, Hovership

This mini-quadcopter frame with vibration protection is particularly suitable for smaller cameras such as a Mobius or GoPro. The stable ABS arms are foldable. Depending on the 3D printer, you may need to schedule support.

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: Hovership

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Hovership MHQ v2

3d-modell 3d model quadcopter Hovership MHQ v2

Source: Thingiverse, Hovership

And here is the successor model! Your 3D printer must have a build area of at least 20 x 20 cm for this quadcopter. The largest part should fit on the print bed if it is rotated through 45 degrees and printed diagonally. It was designed by maker “Hovership” and “MadDirtMonkey” shows you in this video how to get from the 3D model to your quadcopter frame:

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: Hovership

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T4 Quadcopter Drone

3d-modell 3d model quadcopter T4

Source: Thingiverse, Brendan22

Maker “Brendan22” didn’t try around for long with the print settings for this quadcopter frame: He chose PLA as print material, 0.25 mm layer height and 40% infill. All settings that turned out to be perfect.

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: Brendan22

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Spyda 500

3d-modell 3d model quadcopter spyda 500

Source: Thingiverse, Gyrobot

Maker “Gyrobot” offers for the printing of the Spyda 500 two different models for the frame. “Gyrobot” used Slic3r and printed his quadcopter frame out of 1.75 mm PLA on a glass printing bed with PVA Wash Solution. No warping!

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: Gyrobot

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3d-modell 3d model quadcopter crossfire

Source: Thingiverse, MikeyB

This quadcopter was tinkered with for some months and with the help of the community it became a really handsome drone. Maker “MikeyB” printed it with a Replicator with ABS. The frame including camera mount was printed with 20 % infill, the strong but at the same time light arms were printed with 50 % infill. The individual parts should be easy to put together, some all-purpose glue makes the construction bombproof.

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: MikeyB

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PL2Q Hugin

3d-modell 3d model quadcopter hugin

Source: Thingiverse, swepet

This is the successor of the “PL1Q Vampire” by Maker “swepet”. Those who already printed the first version, no problem, it can also be upgraded. “swepet” printed the frame with PLA, 100% infill and 0.3 mm layer height in an Ultimaker.

3D model found on Thingiverse, Maker: swepet

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