NotFastEnuf "Brushless Boss Series" - 3D printable frames


#21

A short deviation from being on task…Are any of you guys interested in an open source version of a “full bodied shell” type design like the pocket quads 2" or do you prefer the dream catcher frame style of the brushed boss series? I don’t intend to copy his design - but if you like the style/concept we can move on to that after we build a brushless boss and select style elements as a group.

The alternative is i have a 5" ultralight tube frame design on the drawing board that I could push towards completion first. It consists of about 5$ wort of woven carbon fiber tube and printed & vacuum formed parts to assemble. Should be sub 50 grams and look pretty sick with a sweet canopy pod.

Since these projects are dual purpose - for my own fun and to share - I’m open to input on what you want next.


#22

I’ve been hoping you would bless us with a brushless design, I would love to be involved in an open source project, I am however lacking in skills, But, I have recently upgraded my computer and have a Graphics card for it on the way. I also have some experience with Auto Cad (25 Years ago, lol), And eager to help if I can.


#23

I would be keen to see what you brew up.


#24

I think either would be good, but where I fly, it’s fairly dusty, so I try to use canopies, or shells.


#25

You know for selfish reasons I’d like a hybrid of both - basically your frame in a deadcat config…Oh BTW, for brushed 6mm - hahaha
And made from that material “unobtainium”…

Happy Sunday!


#26

I like the canopy version also to partially protect my FC and camera.

I have a 3D printer and lots of experience with Solidworks so I may be able to help some. :grin:


#27

I use it for the same reasons. I use fusion 360 for designing though


#28

Fusion 360 is great for having multiple contributors to a project


#29

I don’t have that. :disappointed:


#30

It’s free.


#31

When I google it, it says free 30 day trial if you aren’t a student? Is it like Creo parametric where you can just pretend your a student and use it non commercially?


#32

Not really but sort of. You download the trial, then go through the process of activating a license. But there will be an option to tell it that you are applying for a hobby license or will make less than 100k a year with it. That license is a full activation for 1 year, can be renewed at the end of a year, and is also free.


#33

Cool. I’ve only used autodesk once but I’ll give it a shot.


#34

Well I like where this is going as a group. I am going to finish out the mods to the boss for brushless motors, get a canopy designed for it … and then we will move on to a group frame project.

For starters … I will accommodate the existing frames to accept 16x16 boards and the 07 and 11 motor sizes since I have some of that stuff here to test the fits. I do not own any 20x20 equipment and I’m not sure the esc is going to fit so that may not be possible with the boss. I will have to order an esc in on the slow boat or a killer sale … but eventually we will get something going for 20x20.

My personal brushless boss for 1s will be a modified e011 board with a 4in1 taped to the bottom. My 2s will be 16x16 properly mounted.


#35

When you set up fusion, it can configure in multiple ways. Like if you have a solidworks, rhino, or inventor experience.


#36

Well it seems 20x20 stuff is gonna be too big to fit down in the canopy guides. So the brushless version of the boss will be 16x16 only. I’ll do a 0703/05 and a 11xx version but it seems 11xx motors will be limited to the smaller ones since I think 6a is the biggest 2s esc in that size. I should be able to finish out the design modifications in the next few days and I will include a printable “plug” that can be used to vacuum form a canopy that can be used on either boss or whoop builds. I was gonna really put alot of effort into the design to adapt it to brushless… but after careful consideration - I think it’s best to keep it simple for really light builds and then we can move on as a group to designing the ultimate 2" brushless printable frame that gives us all the versatility we are looking for. The brushless whoop design will be revisited here eventually … bit not until I’ve explored some more filament types. Abs is not the answer for a whoop.


#37

1102 motors might be good for that. 1/2s, with low A rating


#38

Yeah that’s my plan for what I’ll be building. 1102 and 1103 2s. That’s all that fits my flying space anyway.


#39

I know that is especially true for me, because where I live, we get fairly harsh winters. So, I’ll be flying inside!


#40

So i just saw in another thread there now is a DYS 905 motor with 7mm mounting pattern and 1.5mm shaft…
Seems like it could use a lightweight frame and there is probably not many frames out there for these yet. :slightly_smiling_face: