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Bryan Carter
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"The Crossfire" 3D printed quadcopter - Part 6 - The 3D Printer Saga
Well, we've had to take a bit of a detour over the past few weeks to get our 3D printer working again after the extruder failed. Since this blog is to document the entire process, including all the pitfalls along the way and all the things we learned, here ...

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"The Crossfire" 3D printed quadcopter - Part 5 - Power Distribution
Well, the our 3D printer is down right now. Luckily, I have plenty to work on until we get it fixed. It's a great time for some soldering. To connect the motors to the ESCs, I used 3.5mm bullet connectors, with heat shrinks. Male connectors on the motors, f...

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"The Crossfire" 3D printed quadcopter - Part 4 - Sketching & Printing
One of the things that came up with my test print, was that the screw holes on the ends of the arms did not match up with the screw holes on the motors I got. Not to worry, though. The designer has provided the SketchUp files for all the parts on the quad, ...

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"The Crossfire" 3D printed quadcopter - Part 3 - Understanding the Radio
While I am waiting for the last of the components I need, one thing I can do now is learn how the radio works. This is my first time working with a programmable multi-channel radio/receiver setup like this, so I'll need to educate myself on binding and prog...

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"The Crossfire" 3D printed quadcopter - Part 2 - The Electronics
Now that we're confident in our ability to print a solid frame that would work well, it's time to order the electronics. We used Hobbyking to source our parts, despite the notoriously slow shipping, since they had pretty much everything we needed at very re...

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"The Crossfire" 3D printed quadcopter - Part 1
The Crossfire We're building our own quadcopter using a 3D printed frame and off the shelf electronics. The design we've chosen to go with is this one. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32281 The is what a finished version version of this quad looks like. Cr...

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