Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Finished machining these today, adding the pocket to fit the carbon fiber arm tube.  Drilled the corners first so that I could machine the rest of the pocket square with a .0625 end mill.  Everything fits pretty well, which can be challenging at this scale.
This weekend I hope to draw up the center portion of the quad, basically an "X" shape that will hold the arms, control board, and underneath it, the flight battery.
I still have to modify the brushless speed controllers as well.  More on that when I get to that stage.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

MQX Brushless Motor Mount

Here are some of the first models I've created in Alibre Professional.  They are some of the parts needed to make a brushless version of the MQX, a micro quadrotor that comes stock with brushed geared motors.  I'm using this as a first project to get used to the CAD and CAM in Alibre.