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Phantom 4 SAR Hub 3d printed

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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

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  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgJ7tXI9eTE

 

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

 

Floats listed here:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/REYM6YZSX/phantom-4-sar-float

 

It requires minimal assembly.

 

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

https://www.amazon.com/ARRIS%C2%AE-Outer-Wrapped-Carbon-Surface/dp/B015Z1RU6U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1466371781&sr=8-4&keywords=10mm+carbon+tube

 

A suitable hook must be threaded into the bottom.

https://www.amazon.com/Hillman-Group-320072-Zinc-Plated-100-Pack/dp/B00GI1C3WS/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1466377195&sr=8-11&keywords=3%2F16+screw+eye

 

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
INCM
Phantom 4 SAR Hub
White Strong & Flexible
Width
19.0 cm
Height
5.0 cm
Depth
19.0 cm

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