Racing drone (quadcopter) from notes to CAD and 3D model

in 3D Modeling Design held by sjtrny
Contest Closed
Your task is to draft a mini racing drone from my design specifications.

The drone itself will consist of two pieces of moulded carbon fibre:
- bottom hull
- hood

Key features of the drone:
- two piece construction with interlocking lip
- tube arms (16mm outer diameter, 12mm inner diameter)
- fit 6" diameter propeller (152.4mm)
- 16x19mm standard motor mounting
- fit standard HS1177 camera with adjustable camera angle from 0° - 70° of tilt
- fit standard flight controller circuit board (30.5mm square mounting holes on the bottom)
- 4mm thick at motor mount
- 3-4mm thickness of hull


- Technical CAD model of drone components
- Inverse CAD model for the moulds for both pieces
- 3D renders

Bonus points for:
- finite element analysis to highlight structural weaknesses and suggest improvements
- include motors, propeller and other electronics in the 3D renders
Looking for:
- accuracy
- aggressive style

I would prefer a sketchup model. However I am willing to accept other formats and software if your design is good enough! Especially if you do finite element analysis.
Ask for Sample:
  1. SketchUp (Google & Trimble)


#10 Racing Drone by VertuDesign
May 21, 2016 14:38
#9 Racing Drone by VertuDesign
May 21, 2016 14:37
#8 Racing Drone by VertuDesign
This is my concept for racing drone. it is designed keeping in mind aesthetic as well as functionality. all things has been consider very deeply like center of gravity and weight distribution. i have made this model in very less time but if u approve this i will make it better and will submit it to you. and would love to have your comments on the design. Thank You
May 21, 2016 14:24
this is creative bat-drone design. I hope you like it. I need your feedback.
if you like this concept, I'll finish all functional parts like gimbal and feet for landing
May 14, 2016 2:04
this is creative bat-drone design. I hope you like it. I need your feedback.
if you like this concept, I'll finish all functional parts like gimbal and feet for landing
May 14, 2016 1:59
#5 Racer 77 by Decker
Lighting FAST! Racer 77
Apr 30, 2016 20:31
#4 uav racing drone by pavan davera
Ability to lift payloads and a separate payload chamber.Can move upto 60mph and helps in all surveillance aspects.
Apr 27, 2016 7:05
#3 The Scorpion by Adam
Apr 25, 2016 23:43
#2 Rev 2 - Concept Design by Decker
Incorporates a clam shell design, enclosing the LIPO internally.
Apr 23, 2016 16:01
#1 Preliminary design concept verification by Decker
Customer, I sure would like to know if you need a distribution board included in this design to mount your electronics too? I also think that if you adjust the propeller dia. from 220mm to say 240mm it would be more ideal for fitting the housing design and standoff points. Please also specify an idea of how your design stands out from your competition. There are a lot of race quadcopters in the market and a lot of hobbyists with 3D prototyping machines to make these parts for you.
Apr 22, 2016 18:35


Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:47:45 +0000
We do not use sketch-up is it possible to convert to PDF or jpeg so we can view the files.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:22:34 +0000
I'm very experienced in designing in carbon fiber, and for different processes, and can design/build production RTM, prepreg, or vacuum infusion tooling. Happy to take on a project like this but I think you will find the going rate to be about $70-$150 an hour. I would do for a discounted flat fee, but would still need 2 or 3K, not including the tooling design. Having said that, if you can work in sketchup yourself, I'm happy to have a look at what you come up with and give you some design help for no charge.



Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:50:25 +0000
Sam, yes you can use blender.



Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:50:08 +0000

- Lipo will be 4S 1300mAh (32x35x67mm)
- ESCs at a minimum will be Littlebee 20A (24.5x12.5x3mm) but if bigger ones can fit that's great
- Motors will be 2204-2206
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:36:07 +0000
can i use blender3d?



Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:43:07 +0000
What size of LIPO and ESC's do you plan to utilize for this design? Can you also indicate the motor selections you plan for.



Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:43:53 +0000
mediabox, I've added a new attachment with 2015 versions of the files. Let me know if you still have problems.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:32:15 +0000
I can`t open the sketchup files. I have Sketchup 2015 and seems like i have to install the 2016 version. :facepalm:



Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:56:37 +0000
UllrichNumber7, the deliverable's don't have to be in Sketchup format. You will however need Sketchup to view the required dimensions etc.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:49:18 +0000
Question, what do you get when you pay peanuts?.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:19:06 +0000
I don't work with sketch up sorry.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:43:06 +0000
My thoughts almost exactly, an almost free design worth $$$$ or ££££. I think when I have a design I'll market it and pocket the cash myself.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:41:41 +0000
And you want all of that for how much???

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