Printed ‘Copter Flight Video

Michael Colton's Printed 'Copter!

Michael Colton's Printed 'Copter!

Yesterday I asked for flight videos from ‘copters with printed parts.  Two readers came through:

  • Michael Colton was the first to leave a comment with a link to a flight video and even provided the above photo!  Michael says, “The frame (except for the carbon rods), motor mounts, camera mounts, battery tray, etc. are all 3D printed parts of my own design.”  His flight video was part of a documentary earlier this year.  I hereby award Mr. Colton 9000 internet points along with the promised bragging rights for being the first one to send in this video!
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  • A little later Buzz uploaded a link to his homemade quadcopter.  I just couldn’t not give this guy a mention.  His ‘copter featured printed mounts four IR range sensors.  Unfortunately, he also says this is the first and last video his ‘copter ever provided, suffering a tragic catastrophic fall at the end of the video.  The last part of this video is nearly heartbreaking.  You may just not want to watch past 8:02.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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