How I got into Drone parts
Back in 2013 I started a new hobby, aerial videography and for this to work I needed a drone. Drones were a rising market especially the new DJI drones with it's first commercial / hobby Phantom generation, so I both one.
After some test flights and playing around with the Phantom I was not fully satisfied about a few design choices DJI made on it's Phantom product. It had a low small landing gear, It was a hassle to connect the battery and the battery compartment was... well the battery fitted just in and so I started to upgrade my own Phantom by designing my own parts for it. This way I was able to improve ease of use and flight performance which should result in better quality aerial photos and videos.
In the mean time I was also active on a drone forum to exchange some thoughts and I also gained some experience with a 3D printing service called Shapeways where I got my own designed 3D printed Phantom upgrade parts.
When I posted my Phantom part designs and final results on the forum thinks got going, people really liked my designs and where asking me if I could sell them to them. Shapeways offered a in shop 3D printing service and so my Shapeways drone parts shop "MaikelsDesign - Design goes to a new hight" was born.
I think my designs are a succes because they are simplistic and well thought out. I try to make full use of the way designs are possible to print via 3d printing technics in combination with the material performance and possibilities that 3D printing materials have to offer