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

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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. Trimble SketchUp (Google)


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#10 Racing Drone by Jinen Sheth
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May 21, 2016 14:38
#9 Racing Drone by Jinen Sheth
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May 21, 2016 14:37
#8 Racing Drone by Jinen Sheth
May 21, 2016 14:24
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#5 Racer 77 by Decker
Apr 30, 2016 20:31
#3 The Scorpion by Adam
Apr 25, 2016 23:43
#2 Rev 2 - Concept Design by Decker
Apr 23, 2016 16:01
#1 Preliminary design concept verification by Decker
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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