How to build plastic drone canopy without plastic forming…

If you want to have nice plastic canopy for your drone or other RC, usually u have to build it using plastic forming or at least heater and some base usually from wood or other hard material…

what if u don’t have any of that, but u want to build it too…

well this is u have to prepare to do that…

Material :

  • 0.30mm plastic mica (depend on our need)
  • paint (u can use aerosol paint or acrylic paint)

Tools :

  • Pepakura Designer http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/download/index.html
  • 3D modeler (u can use 3D model for your design using 3Dmax or else)
  • scissor
  • permanent marker
  • adhesive tape
  • cutter knife
  • ruler
  • soldering iron

Now how to do it…

  • Build your canopy using 3D modeler, build it using the real scale of your canopy u want to build and save it as .OBJ file, in this case i’m using 3Dmax to do it and this the result http://www.4shared.com/file/vTOYV5pVce/canopy.html

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  • Open pepacura and load the .OBJ on it, follow the instruction for no flip etc, then click unfold and don’t forget to change the scale to 1 (it mean it will printed same scale as your 3D model).

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  • the unfold result will be like this, u can adjust position of the paper as u want… after that print it…

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  • Assemble all the printed paper as one and place on flat surface

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  • Prepare your 0.30mm mica hard plastic and place on top of the pattern, and secure it with adhesive tape on the corner.
  • Mark every corner of the pastern using permanent marker so u not wrong in cut it later.
  • After that cut it using cutter knife and scissor, (Tips: scratch with cutting knife but don’t cut it on every folding line so u will have nice clean fold on every fold)

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  • after u cut just like pastern now u can fold and stick the plastic on the place, and u don’t have to use glue on it. just soldering iron.

  • Now u have complete form of u’r canopy…

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  • Than u can paint it as u like…

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  • Have a nice try…


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