With the new fast prototyping tecnology is possible to develop new technology from the concept to reality . With high performance DIY electronics and 3D Design tools today is possible to obtain this kind of result.
This is our experience :
We use some 3D Pro as EdgeWorks or Solidworks and Opensource Tools as Bleender for design the frame.
Then After some weeks is possible to recive the Frame .
After I put all the electronic inside the new frame I'm ready to doing the first flight the result of first experience was great , in only two hours we put all electronic inside the frame in the next days i would doing also some outdoor flight and put in front of quad a Gopro HD 2 cam for FPV :
The next step will be review of the original project with some upgrade as :
less material for have less price and less weight.
At the moment the weight is around 360 gr is yet good.
In order to fly with:
around 1250 gr
The main upgrade in our mind is more space for 10 '' propeller originally was developed only for 8 '' prop
possibility to change the tail if one broke. Better design for open and close cover on top of quad.
If you have other suggestions are welcome.