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Phantom 4 SAR Hub 3d printed

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Phantom 4 SAR Hub 3d printed
Phantom 4 SAR Hub 3d printed

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Phantom 4 SAR Hub 3d printed
Phantom 4 SAR Hub 3d printed

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Phantom 4 SAR Hub

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3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Product Description

This is my entry for the "Search and Rescue 3D Printing' Design Contest".


This design provides a number of important features.

  • Wide base for stability even in rough waters.
  • Large floats each capable of supporting the entire weight of the vehicle by itself.
  • Minimal added weight, enhanced by using carbon tubes where it makes the most sense.
  • Minimal aero drag, especially under the propellors. Keeps flight times and speeds at acceptable levels.
  • Minimally obstructed camera view, including straight down, important for accurately delivering payload.
  • Simple hook for universal payload options, just hang payload on 5-10m tether. Simplifies payload mounting and is a much safer delivery method for both the human and drone. A simple pull-cord hanging below the payload can release the payload without requiring the copter to land or be close enough to put the human in danger.
  • Remote drop options like this could also be used.


This design consists of 2 seprate parts designs and requires 1 "Hub", and 4 "Floats".


Floats listed here:


It requires minimal assembly.


Four 10mm OD x 500mm long carbon tubes must be press fit or glued into it.


A suitable hook must be threaded into the bottom.


Then the floats are glued onto the ends of the tubes, a Phantom 4 is placed in the skid trays, and then zip-tied in place. The entire assembly process is less than 5 minutes.


There are many different quick-release hooks and caribineers that can be use for payload attachment.


These parts are almost certainly very over-built and I'm confident the weight and strength could be optimized. Please feel free to provide feedback!

What's in the box:
Phantom 4 SAR Hub
19.03 x 5 x 19.03 cm
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