Hi Everyone, I am sorry it took me so long to jump on this forum. It has been crazy busy at the magazine and I am finally seeing a break where I can focus on this project.
A little about me... I was one of the principals of RCUniverse.com some 15 years ago. Four years ago this month, we sold RCUniverse and I started working at Maplegate Media Group managing RC Heli Pilot magazine. I have since taken over FLY RC magazine and recently, earlier this year, started the World's first magazine on multirotors - Multirotor Pilot (multirotorpilotmag.com or facebook.com/multirotorpilot - Please LIKE US) :-) About a year and a half ago I was introduced to 3D printing and began to come up with 100's if not 1000's of uses for 3D printing within the RC hobby. Earlier this year, I met Sander from Ultimaker at a 3D print show in NYC and I got a Ulitmaker 2 printer, which is totally amazing. We have been talking about ways to incorporate some of my designs for RC parts into the YouMagine and forum. This project is the first that I thought would be fun to collaborate with the community here to come up with a design that we can later publish in the magazine.
After reading all of the posts here, two things really stand out as being very interesting... A WATERFROOF QUAD and A CAR/QUAD.
I personally do a lot of aerial video and photography professionally and I also love to fly FPV with Mini quads (200-size). but there are a lot of designs out there for these types of machines.
We should take a Vote or something as to which direction we want to go in here.
Also, there is another need that I found for multirotors that I would love to collaborate a design for - retracts! A retractable landing gear for 550-size and smaller multirotors. I think we can do it with PLA and still have it be strong enough to withstand the weight. Thoughts??
It is great to meet everyone and I look forward to working with you on this project.