Making a cardboard tank part 4 – Make it fly!

As mentioned in previous posts, i want to make this tank fly. The most reasonable way to achieve this is by giving it a quadcoper frame. This was of course built with cardboard and hot glue.

The result so far

The result so far

The material; A very stiff cardboard lid from some noise dampening foam.

The material; A very stiff cardboard lid from some noise dampening foam.

The frame. Added some stabilizing

The frame. Added some stabilizing

 

Had to cut it down in order to fit between the tank and the ground

Had to cut it down in order to fit between the tank and the ground

 

Adding the propeller "arms" Weights for glueing is a good alternate use for multimeters and Dymo's.

Adding the propeller “arms”
Weights for glueing is a good alternate use for multimeters and Dymo’s.

 

Motors and props arrived!

Motors, ESC (Electronic speed controller) and propellers arrived! I am still waiting for the propeller adapters and couplings

 

This beast is turning out somewhat different than what i had in mind. In order to lift the relatively heavy tank, very large propellers were required. It is turning out to the a quadcopter with a small tank on top, and not a flying tank. As seen in the video below, it is also very far away to being able to drive around like that.

Because of this, the quadcopter will get it’s own spinoff series of blog posts when more parts arrive from Hobbyking.

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