3D Printed Mini Racing Quadcopter HOWTO: Hovership MHQ2 Part 1

3D Printed Mini Racing Quadcopter HOWTO: Hovership MHQ2 Part 1

In this video I go through the process of building the Hovership MHQ2 mini racing quadcopter. The MHQ2 3d models and information is available for free at hovership.com and thingiverse.com.

UPDATE: More details about this project can now be found as part of my Instructables page here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-3D-Printed-Mini-Racing-Quadcopter/

This is my first mini quad and it was very easy to build as you will see. All parts were printed in ABS on my Ultimaker 2. It took about 2 days to print each of the frames.

In part 1 we construct the frame and get all the electronics wired up. Part 2 covers the configuration of the electronics as well as the maiden flight!

22 Comments

  1. Colin Winterborne on August 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Just been watching your videos on this quad, heading over to thingyverse to grab the stls

  2. Thomas Markhorst on August 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    +cozmogeek What is your average flighttime with this setup?

  3. Brandon Young on August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    are there any precautions you have to do to handle lipo batteries?

  4. Sebastian N on August 18, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    What about printing an aerodynamic fairing to cover the battery and flight controller housing?
    And propeller ducts?

  5. Matt Slover on August 18, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    great video would u be able to print  me one ?

  6. Atomic935 on August 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    junk

  7. David Kim on August 18, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Where did you get the 7mm vibration dampeners?

  8. Gustavo Hoffmeister on August 18, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Hey, You can’t stop to create !!! Amazing quad

  9. Goorc on August 18, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Hi nice video. I think i am ging to Bild a similar one. Can u recommend the Motors so far ?

  10. Elmo Tuisk on August 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    You probably wont respond but do you have the link for the little stabilization gimbal thingys you between the black and green plates. I have been looking for aageess but i cant find em in the eu atleast

  11. Juraj Cervenan on August 18, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Hi, really useful video 😉
    And how did you make the "V" black antenna? What material is the antenna made?
    Thanks 🙂

  12. ez21 on August 18, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Also, can you recharge the battery?

  13. Ray on August 18, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    is there a laser cut version for the mhq2 (excluding the arms) on the internet?

  14. Hallofo on August 18, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks for the build – +1 sub! I’m in the process of making one of theses little beasties, I’ve already printed and cleaned the parts (in PLA) and mounted a few bits. I’m just waiting for a few bits and bobs to come from Amazon.

  15. monstercolorfun co on August 18, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Hi, actual live human registering for duty. oh cool this video has been online for 2 days.

  16. laserman2431 on August 18, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks for the great video series. Best I’ve seen on the MHQ2. I just have one question about the nylon washers for the arms. Should they go between the arms and the upper and lower base plates, instead of on the outside of the arms?

  17. Sandman Airsoft on August 18, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    How hot do you keep your heat bed? I can barely print 5 inches of ABS without warping…

  18. James Chu on August 18, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    great, i like it. i also built one MHQ before… hah, now i am building my MHQ2! thanks for sharing

  19. ez21 on August 18, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Hi, I’m interested in making this build in a robotics club I’m in for the next school year. I just wanted to ask you some questions. How high can this thing go? How is the speed? And I don’t want to get any FPV camera on it so how much do you think everything will be without it? Thanks!

  20. Eli on August 18, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    looks like a fatter versacopter

  21. Luc Morgan on August 18, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Is there an online list of components?

  22. The Best Stooge on August 18, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Too bad that as soon as you build this we in the USA have to go register ourselves to be in the national database like a sex offender. :/ I refuse so I gave up the thought of having, or building, one.

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