3D printable mount to turn 'tiny whoop' drone parts (+paper) into a remote control paper airplane with FPV

in 3D Printing Design held by Drone Bites Man
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I would like to remix 5 'things' on 'thingverse'.
The core 'thing' that inspired the project is this paper airplane motor mount created by Peter Sripol: www.thingiverse.com/thing:2905006
This video describes how it works: www.youtube.com/watch
But, I’m using different drone parts, and adding a camera.
Full details are provided in the attached PDF.
The reason for remixing five 'things' is that means the hard work of sizing the 3d-printed parts to match the electronics has been done for us.
Note that I do not need a CAD file, just a 3d-printable .stl file.
Note that I'm asking for three versions.
* Adheres to criteria specified in PDF / fits electronic components
* Low weight (when printed)
* Nonetheless sturdy (all landings are crash landings)
* BONUS (although not required) -- if you are a tiny whoop enthusiast and have the electronics yourself and can test-assemble it
* BONUS 2 (definitely not required) -- if you can test-print and test-fly it. Note this would almost certainly take more than 5 hours
Don't Wants:
* I don't need a design of the paper airplane. I'm just looking for the mount.
* To win the contest it is not required that the model actually work (fly); I expect there will be some redesigning needed, and tinkering with the parts and motor sizes and so on. Test-flying the mount is not a contest requirement.
  1. Just looking for .stl file


= Buyer's Rating
#10 Second stl model of 3D printable mount to paper airplane. by Dev shah
Jun 20, 2019 20:12
#15 Mount - long and short by Sava
Jun 21, 2019 18:47
#11 Third stl model of 3D printable mount to paper airplane by Dev shah
Jun 20, 2019 20:15
#9 First stl model of 3D printable mount to paper airplane. by Dev shah
Jun 20, 2019 20:08
#30 'tiny whoop' drone parts by Islam Heikal
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Jun 26, 2019 0:22
#35 Paper Airplane Chassis by sherifelsheikh
Jun 27, 2019 22:24
#37 aircraft by R.Vasanth
Jun 28, 2019 10:57
#39 Paper Plane Chassis by sherifelsheikh
Jun 28, 2019 22:04
#40 Paper Plane Chassis by sherifelsheikh
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Jun 28, 2019 22:30
Jun 29, 2019 11:27
#42 Paper Airplane Motor Clip Vit G v1 by Vit Gean
Jun 29, 2019 11:56
Jun 29, 2019 13:58
#44 Paper Airplane Motor Clip Vit G v1, No-camera version by Vit Gean
Jun 29, 2019 14:15
#47 Mount with/without camera by Sava
Jun 30, 2019 12:07
#7 Full Design with Paper Plane,Camera,Motors,Battery and Fly Control PCB by walxo
Jun 20, 2019 12:09
#16 Upgraded design based on the comment by ahmadnazree
Jun 22, 2019 17:01
#17 Mount with/without camera by Sava
Jun 23, 2019 10:22
#29 Frame for paper drone by Islam Heikal
Jun 25, 2019 23:52
#21 3D Printable parts of Paper Airplane - new design by walxo
Jun 24, 2019 8:44
#22 Mount - long and short by Sava
Jun 24, 2019 19:37
#25 Mount with/without camera by Sava
Jun 25, 2019 6:16


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Sun, 22 Sep 2019 20:50:22 +0000
FLIGHT VIDEO OF THE WINNING DESIGN. (design ) Congratulations! https://youtu.be/iMGbn0osrTA
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:12:10 +0000
FIRST PLACE: (and ) by Andy Cripps. When I started the contest, I did not realize how important durability would be. The camera mount has snapped off of every one of the designs I have flown except these. Basically, the camera mount ends up taking the impact of a lot of crashes (which isn't good for the camera either). This designer's camera mount, which has three connectors, outperformed the other designs. Also, the battery clip and motor clips are exactly the right size (or perhaps a bit small?) and therefore do a better job at holding the parts in place, which also important for durability. Congratulations.
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:05:40 +0000
SECOND PLACE: by ahmadnazree. The design is extremely light, and yet the clips are spaced far apart -- hence in in line-of-sight flight it has the best flight characteristics of any of the designs. (Probably because it is light; possibly something about the center of gravity vs where the propellers are?) However, the problem with the design is it is extremely fragile and therefore hard to use despite many times super-gluing it back together after crashes. Also the battery clip is a bit too big so the battery slides around. I might try printing it in glass-filled nylon, which is expensive...but maybe more durable?
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:01:09 +0000
THIRD PLACE: by walxo. The interlocking modular mechanism works very well, and is very clever. The battery clip works the best of any of the designs. The designer noticed that the camera I am using is actually different from the original camera (which I had not noticed) and corrected the camera mount accordingly. The big problem with the design is the clips that connect to the airplane body; they are too fragile and bendy and cause the mount to oscillate which makes it hard to fly the drone
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:55:28 +0000
FOURTH PLACE: by design territory. The mounts for the flight controller are a nice touch.
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:54:21 +0000
Note that I think only first place gets the money, I'm afraid
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:46:23 +0000
As a reminder, I do not wish to have exclusive rights to any of the designs; please feel free to post them anywhere. After a bit more flying I will probably post another contest to build on what I've learned from here. Eventually I'll post some flight video at my youtube channel "Drone Bites Man FPV"
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:43:37 +0000
OK, I'm ready to announce the winner. First, some things I learned, which I did not expect and were not in the contest requirements. 1. The two-clip design is crucial, because otherwise the mount starts to oscillate. 2. a durable design is crucial when printing in nylon -- this stuff is just not as robust as plastic.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 19:54:24 +0000
Currently in the lead are by ahmad nazree and and by andy cripps. I have got these designs to fly successfully using line of sight. by ahmad nazree is a little fragile though and the camera mount broke off on the second flight. I have not tried anything FPV yet.

by walxo and by design territory also appear to meet all requirements. I have had trouble getting to fly successfully; it turns out if a mount is too short the propellers and mount start to oscillate. I did not realize that would happen.

by supra 77 has only 1 clip; by vit gean has only 2 clips. Technically, I wanted both 1 clip and 2 clip designs, so these do not meet requirements, but I have tried printing them anyway.

by sava has only 1 clip. Sava also has another 2 clip design, , but the flight controller would be mounted upside down. Technically one can flip a flight controller in betaflight so I will try printing those as well even though there are some issues with meeting requirements.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 19:38:43 +0000
I am about halfway through testing at this point. There were some submitted in the latter half of the contest that unfortunately I could not print or did not appear to meet the requirements in the powerpoint (PPT). I printed using 3dhubs; if 3dhubs returned errors I could not print them. by Alzazari_tech returned printing errors. and others by sherifelsheikh also returned printing errors. by vipin kadambur had holes that were a bit too large for the flight controller screws. by Fadi Sayegh the camera mount was too small or flight controller mount too large. by R.Vasanth did not have all three designs required in the PPT. by Darcas had a battery mount of an incorrect size. (The batteries' cross-sections are rectangles not squares.) by AnwarDM and by MS22 Design both had propeller mounts that were too small (not enlarged to 7mm). by LickuidCAD had the camera mount upside down. by Islam Heikal the screw holes for mounting the flight controller appear to be missing
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:33:42 +0000
GENERAL NOTICE 3 Thank you everyone for your entries! I submitted the last designs for printing today, and in at most 10 days I will come back with the winner. I thought the overall quality was very high and I received many more entries than I expected. Thank you again.
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 19:00:26 +0000
GENERAL NOTICE 2 -- since so many of the designs don't print in ABS, and since I didn't specify ABS in the original requirements, I'm printing the test runs in nylon using FDM/MJF
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:12:35 +0000
NOTE TO ALL ENTRANTS -- please allow up to 10 days after contest closes for a winner to be selected, as I am printing and testing everything. I do not wish to own the intellectual property for any of the designs, and if you (including the eventual winner) want to post your designs to thingverse or other site you are welcome to do so
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:09:15 +0000
by ahmadnazree -- missing two mounting holes for the flight controller. technically, one can mount the flight controller with only two holes (and it saves weight on screws/bolts) but it makes me nervous, the flight controllers are expensive ($60ish)
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:07:16 +0000
by walxo -- don't have all parts so can't print, hence unrated
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:06:47 +0000
by MS22 Design -- also in the lead, although not yet flight tested anything
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:06:13 +0000
by Dev Shah -- the direction of the flight controller has been changed. For tiny whoops, traditionally the flight controller is on the diagonal
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:05:44 +0000
by Andy Cripps -- still in the lead, meets all requirements, although not yet tried flight testing anything
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:05:07 +0000
by Anwar DM -- I get errors when I try to print it
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:04:37 +0000
by sava -- I appreciate the creativity and rearrangement of parts. I get errors when I try to print it though, and the direction of the flight controller has been changed. For tiny whoops, traditionally the flight controller is on the diagonal

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