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Instructables user Brian Ward posted this how-to for building a wooden storage and transport case for quadrotors. Inspiration for this project came from a falling box that broke the frame of his his own hand-built copter. He used Autodesk Inventor to design the case and a ShopBot CNC router to cut the pieces out of 3/4″ plywood. One commenter suggests making the box bigger so that the rotor blades can turn while inside the case and rigging up the doors to spring open so that the copter can fly right out of the box. For version 2, perhaps? [via Adafruit]

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


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  1. ramriot says:

    Seems with a little extra design the box can be much-much smaller: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/a-large-scale-variable-pitch-tilt-quadrotor-implementation

  2. Silas says:

    Why not just a foam insert with cutouts for the cross and blades, batteries charger and maybe the controller?

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