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Do It Yourself RC => 3d Printed Inspire Clone => Topic started by: CdRsKuLL on July 07, 2015, 09:53:19 PM

Title: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 07, 2015, 09:53:19 PM

I will be doing full build instructions when I get time but for now below is a brief description.

I've tried to limit the number of screws required to hold the center body together by have 4 x M3 threaded bars running through. These also clamp the 14mm carbon tubes tight so they do not rotate. The smaller needle bearings then site on these. Attached is a photo of the center built up.


More to come..
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on July 13, 2015, 09:26:48 PM
We want instructions please...hahaha
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 13, 2015, 09:30:09 PM
Eltrocha.. lol, I'm trying but I always run out of time each day. I think I've finished the main unit now as the battery was really the last thing I wanted to add. I've already designed the frame to hold a small gimbal controller so the next thing was to add that really. I'll make a start on the lego type instructions tomorrow :-)

Would a printable pdf be better do you think for people to follow?  I would really like to do a build video but I haven't got enough spare parts to build another at the moment.

Steve
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on July 13, 2015, 09:35:07 PM
I think any type of instructions wether it is a pdf or a video is fine. Some people might find it more useful to watch a video others won't. I would not mind either but because im a newbie (i know about electronics and stuff) and don't really know exactly how to build it, instructions would be highly appreciated.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rbijl on July 14, 2015, 06:54:51 AM
pdf will do :)
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: MannyJayBustos on July 15, 2015, 06:05:59 AM
Lego style pdf would be great . I am almost done with the prints. Nice work .Cant wait to fly.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 15, 2015, 07:26:32 AM
Hi Manny,  would you mind doing a bit of a build diary as you go? I think people would be very interested and I would be able to assist if I see something along the way. :-).
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: MannyJayBustos on July 16, 2015, 02:03:48 AM
Hi Manny,  would you mind doing a bit of a build diary as you go? I think people would be very interested and I would be able to assist if I see something along the way. :-).


Will do . I have never done something like that but I will give it a try. Let me know if ya want me to add or change something as I go.




Manny
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on July 17, 2015, 07:29:46 AM
Hello, I am new on the forum and I started  to print the parts of the clone Inspires.
 I need your assistance for the system of moving the arms, which servo, which mechanism, which connections?
 Could you give me indications?
Thank you from France
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 17, 2015, 10:33:25 AM
Hi, have a look in the parts required list thread. In there it lists the 360deg towerpro servo, the DC-DC mini board that will output 7.2 volts to the servo, micro switches, lead screw etc.  You will also need an arduino and the code I wrote programming on it. I will help as much as I can with all this.

Thanks,

Steve
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on July 17, 2015, 11:48:43 AM
Thank you and congratulation for your splendid work.
I had begun the project of RcHobbysUK http://www.rchobbysuk.co.uk/store/p127/DJI_Inspired_%283D_Printable_Quad%29_STL_FILES.html
and tried to adapt  DJI parts.
I saw the list of equipment for the movement of the arms, which I will wish is a diagram of the assembly of the parts of this system.
Thank you for your assistance
Regards  Jacques
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 17, 2015, 07:20:48 PM
I'm a bit busy tonight but hopefully the attached photos will help you. The threaded bar you see has now changed to the lead screw and nut but you will get the idea
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on July 18, 2015, 12:15:09 AM
In the last picture what is the box on top that has a cable? I also do not understand how does the leg movement mechanism works.

Thanks
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on July 18, 2015, 01:38:30 AM
That is the 360 degree servo to lift arms. It will rotate the threaded shaft which will lift the arm mechanism to raise and lower arms.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on July 18, 2015, 06:16:40 AM
Thank you for the pictures. I will print and assemble these parts for understanding well. Where are the microswitchs  positioned ?
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on July 19, 2015, 03:41:42 AM
How can a little shaft lift up the legs???
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on July 19, 2015, 06:16:16 AM
Actually when in flight the arms are very easy to lift as the weight of the center body is actually lowering and the arms are just holding the craft level. So really the weight of the body makes it very easy. Its actually harder to lower the arms as it must push the center body and frame up. Using the 360 degree servo with my other 3d printed Inspire clone on 6v does a very nice job with little effort.





I do have a question regarding the needle bearings. Do you think using a printed nylon split bearing in the outer arm joint would save some weight and allow for a tighter fit instead of the metal needle bearings? I noticed on the DJI Inspire they use a split collar with a stick on rubber shim to tighten arms enough to not allow any wobble.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 19, 2015, 08:26:57 AM
Nylon or PTFE would work well I think. And I agree the bearings do increase the weight.  The actual movement is limited, it was the stren. gth of the bearings I was using. Only one way to find out :-)

Were you thinking of something like... http://www.bpfonline.co.uk/show_product.asp?id=15945&catid=11068
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on July 19, 2015, 05:46:55 PM
Yes something like this.
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/11698849_10206200565124464_5049106667282512733_o.jpg)

I have STL if you want. I cant post it due to size being over 2000kb, Im sure with your talent you can probably make a better one. Im new to this stuff.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 19, 2015, 09:29:02 PM
thanks fella, never tried printing nylon. I will have a read to see if my print will manage it. :-)
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on July 22, 2015, 11:43:56 PM
Well, after I managed to fly mine into next doors conservatory (on purpose of course.. lol) It fell from about 5 meters up.. Broke both inner arms, an arm link and an outer top leg housing. I've been waiting on some pla to get it rebuilt which came today. So I've printed the outer legs but added a bit more strength to them and I will print the inner ones tomorrow.


Attached are a few pics of it stripped down a bit which might help you in the build process.


What I would advise is always have a spare set of inner joints / arm links and outer housings.. this way you can be back up in the air in no time, then reprint more spares.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on July 23, 2015, 12:21:02 AM
Steve or anyone is it too much to ask you to explain how the movement of the arms work since i do not seem to understand. Thanks
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on July 23, 2015, 03:25:23 AM
I will try to explain it.
The 360 degree servo sits on top of frame and will spin a threaded rod that extends thru the frame and thru the 608 bearing mounted inside the frame. The threaded rod passes thru the arm lifter block, which has a nut attached to it. SO as the rod spins the block moves up and down. That block attaches to the arms via leg links. So as this block moves up/down so does the arms. They are stopped by the micro switches positioned at the upper and lower positions on the frame. Hope thats helps you.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on July 23, 2015, 03:27:14 AM
RCFIDDY1 that helped a lot. thank you very much
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on July 23, 2015, 03:28:47 AM
Heres a video of my other Inspire Clone while I was building it. It shows the lifting mechanism which is based on same idea.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on July 30, 2015, 11:50:08 AM
HI, I have two questions:
or is situated the center bottom battery spacer plate and the center back battery clamp ? (pictures ?)
And has which position as it should be must put the tube 22mmOD in the outer leg housing?
I have end up printing pieces and I wait for some elements to make final assembly.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on August 08, 2015, 10:55:09 PM
Here is where the bottom battery spacer goes. Between dji bottom plate and printed bottom.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on August 10, 2015, 08:27:44 AM
thank you very much rcfiddy1, that help me a lot.
About the gear servomotor, do you know if I need a PPM encoder with my Turnigy TGY9X beca
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on August 10, 2015, 08:33:10 AM
About the gear servomotor, do you know if I need a PPM encoder with my Turnigy TGY9X, because for the moment I cannot arrive to  make turn the engine.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on August 17, 2015, 05:49:42 AM
Sorry that I do not know. I've got mine run with a Futaba 10c radio and frsky reciever. I am using a channel to control arduino and it works fine.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on August 17, 2015, 07:53:28 AM
Tanks rcfiddy1. (http://diyrc.co.uk/profile/?u=229)
I also have problems with the accelerometer calibration and I suppose my Pixhawk clone from Bangood is defective.
I've order a Naza lite and FrSky receiver and I hope it will be better.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 17, 2015, 08:00:56 AM
Is this where you do the naza dance?  I did mine and twirled round and it set fine but then I had trouble flipping it over, is this what you mean by vertical? If so, then it might need a bit of copper underneath the gps puk if that's where the compass is located.  I believe copper makes a good shield and should help. You can buy thin sheets of copper from ebay so wil order some and give it a try.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on August 17, 2015, 08:28:03 AM
Yes it is.
I have already "accelerometer calibration failled".
My NeoM8 gps/compas is directly fixed on the top of my Inspire frame without any protection.
I'll try to put a copper sheet and start again the tests;
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 17, 2015, 08:34:36 AM
Do you have some to try? I've ordered some sticky copper EMI shield tape used for an electric guitar but will have to wait a couple of weeks as I'm off on holiday tomorrow for 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on August 17, 2015, 08:47:48 AM
I have this part http://www.studiosport.fr/cache-gps-inferieur-dji-inspire-1-p-5032.html
It seems to be a metallic part and I hope it 'll do the job.
Thanks for your help.Have a good holiday
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on August 26, 2015, 09:50:48 PM
I have copper shielding tape from my guitar builds so I will give it a few pieces. I ordered a NAza V2 for this.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: jacpresta on August 27, 2015, 07:25:30 AM
I have just received my Banggood Naza V1 and I will start again the tests.
Later I would make an upgrade V1/V2 with this software http://naza-upgrade.com/
Thank you for the offer but I have copper.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on August 29, 2015, 01:54:00 PM
Steve as much as I've tried to follow the build diaries u don't really know where to start. I have almost every piece printed and all materials. I'm just missing how to start.

Thanks
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Eltrocha on August 29, 2015, 06:26:42 PM
Okay. That helped a lot more. The rest of the parts are snap in or normal M3 screws with nuts will do?
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on August 29, 2015, 06:39:31 PM
YEs. I will update as I create the pics.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 30, 2015, 05:57:26 PM
rcfiddy1




sent a pm
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 30, 2015, 08:06:57 PM
arm6 picture i see 2 leg links in blue has it been revised
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 30, 2015, 08:20:28 PM
getting confused maybe this will help, I'm going cdrskull inspire from thingiverse   http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:915443/#files. can you just tell me all that i need for bearings/bushings and carbon fiber tube size/lenth and how many, I'm being a pain in _ss guess reading to much on post. Im printing everything on the link above in org files. I'm 3/4 done printing now. sorry for being an _ss.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 30, 2015, 08:22:19 PM
Grab the latest stl pack from the download section on here, it has some updated parts.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 30, 2015, 08:29:14 PM
I have it, just loaded 1 hr ago, but wasn't the original  with 16mm tubes, 8mm, 5mm carbon fiber tubes or am i mistaken. I need the correct bearing and carbon from you orig post on thigvirse since my arms are printed sorry for this. I'm gonna order the tubes and bearing ext and want to make sure i order the right stuff

Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 30, 2015, 09:43:40 PM
Sorry I found your material list some how I have another list   I use the jr 9303 10 channel to you think when you set up gear channel and using the 360 servo  that your travel adjustment would be enough for travel. How much does the just meant move in one direction say at center point was thinking if you set up on your 3 way switch at center it might be enough throw tell me what you think I might just try it with a servo if I know the total lift and lower measurement in one direction
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on August 30, 2015, 09:49:14 PM
The 360 servo works differently to a normal one. It just keeps going round and round. I think it goes round about 4 times to fully lift the legs. The centre position just stops the servo it doesn't return it to a center point.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 30, 2015, 09:55:00 PM
I was just thinking if there was enough travel in the radio and sub trim to preset like my radio I have -+ 150 sub and travel
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 30, 2015, 10:02:25 PM
That is starting from a center point for both ways. If not can you tell me how to wire in the switchs to servo I see the diagram but lost. Say better detail inside servo ( an actual pic)
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: eaglesight on August 31, 2015, 08:34:20 PM
great job on the picture instructions well done.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: ulissessalvador on September 21, 2015, 06:03:49 PM
good afternoon no one has printed the nose and Top Cover dji Base inspire one?
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: rcfiddy1 on September 21, 2015, 07:25:58 PM
Nobody has done it yet.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: ulissessalvador on September 21, 2015, 07:39:58 PM
and shame because along very way
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: aussiemikey on December 20, 2015, 06:19:09 AM
Hey guys, for some reason I cannot open the part list file, each of the links will just open to www.ebay.com (http://www.ebay.com).  Can someone link a list in text form or actual ebay item number for the part list...thanks in advanced!!!
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Davis Patch on December 29, 2015, 12:50:28 PM
this looks pretty sweet and i really want to try this asa i'll have a 3d
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Inspire.clone on January 26, 2016, 12:51:49 AM
this looks pretty sweet and i really want to try this asa i'll have a 3d


Hi Welcome


I can confirm it is a real joy to print and then construct.... Loads of help available..


Regards
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 09, 2016, 07:36:24 AM
I will be starting version 2 once I finish my other project...  But that's 6 months away.. So get printing :-)
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Inspire.clone on February 09, 2016, 10:25:30 AM
I will be starting version 2 once I finish my other project...  But that's 6 months away.. So get printing :-)


Hi Steve


Care to give any insight into what version 2 may have had changed/adjusted?


Should be close to a maiden soon with my own.....



Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 09, 2016, 02:14:40 PM
I'm thinking a complete redesign  really, all 3d printed with no DJI bits.. Also the main aim is to reduce the weight a bit. .. Maybe add some more LEDs, a standard fpv mini camera which can move up and down at the front.. Still using all the motors etc from before .. Might even have a go at printing the screw thread, will have to see. Need to finish my car first mind!
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Inspire.clone on February 09, 2016, 02:20:11 PM
That sounds very interesting. I tried printing a screw rod. I found you need a very good filament cooling fan and a very well adjusted printer. I managed one of 70mm long but by then the filament as cooled too much .......


I was looking at using EMAX 4114 MT motors. Wi a total Thrust of 2350grams. But unfortunately they need a 6S lipo...... I am open to suggestions.


Do you have any guides to the Usual AUW ?


Regards S
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: archeonist on February 11, 2016, 09:43:19 PM
Guys, as aussiemikey already mentioned, a whole bunch of the ebay links in the excell file for the not printable parts do not work. Is there a way to get the correct links?


Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Inspire.clone on February 11, 2016, 11:25:04 PM
Hi


The links are not essential. You can find all the items you require by a quick google search.
I believe the links were active when Steve originally posted the .xls file. However it should not cause you much problem, finding the items required by the description.


Sorry not to have been much more help



Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: ALE2759 on February 23, 2016, 02:58:05 PM

Hi I need a little help.
I can not find the right position of the connector with 22mm bearings on the longest carbon tube.
My instinct is to assemble all the drone including battery and move the two tubes of long carbon where the engines are set to center the weight of the drone. Maybe someone can tell me where is the position of "the center?".
Difficult to explain in Italian is impossible with my English.
If you can understand what I tried to explain, thank you for all the help.
Alessandro
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Inspire.clone on February 23, 2016, 04:15:15 PM
I understand you fully


http://diyrc.co.uk/inspire-build-diaries/my-inspire-clone-build-(in-blue-abs)/15/


Message no. 20 is your answer


Regards
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Tommy on February 23, 2016, 06:16:12 PM
My advice is NO.

first, you print everything, assemble it loosely, and put motors on arms and ESC (with sticky tape if needed for fixing) and battery in its compartment...
with gimbal if you plan on using it,

THEN you put your finger at marked position (measure EXACTLY middle of your arms, that should be your CG, so front and back motors have same weight attachet to them in air)
and when your fingers are on that point(left + right arm)
you move your shorter arms(ones that rotate up/down) to position on longer(outer arms with motors) front/back until you got it leveled.
then you mark it and only then you drill a hole for wires for ESC... because later adjustments are not possible.

here is mine with all on it, before measuring lenght for correct CG.

http://diyrc.co.uk/inspire-build-diaries/inspire-clone-with-original-inspire-propulsion-setup-%29/msg938/#msg938


idea is to have SAME load on front/back motors
 
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: ALE2759 on February 24, 2016, 09:27:46 AM

Thanks to your explanations are very clear.
I will try to mount much material as possible and then calibrate weights.
I have some probblema in the printing of a few pieces although print to 0.20 with my Kossel xl which is set very well.
Some pieces do not fit together. The errors are constant although print twice the piece. Maybe because I made a mix between pieces ver 1 and ver 1.4?.
I can just make two photos I send. 1 picture is better than 1000 words.
Thanks again Alessandro
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: ALE2759 on May 03, 2016, 02:10:30 PM

Hello everyone, I finally finished my inspire I made some test flights and generally works well.
The building has not been easy and some things I have changed (I hope no one is offended).
The engine mounts I made slightly larger to accommodate the esc in more easy way. The difficult Arduino Nano I replaced it with mini servo and part of a relay in a micro printed box in 3d. Definitely less elegant as a solution. but it works!
I put a right washer printed below the servo 360 to avoid oscillations when the arms are raised, the joint similar to a spring was swinging her arms.
Another problem, and when the booms are lowered between the central body takes a bad move that failed to delete it. When hill to land the drone takes off and the arms move a bit and this is not nice to see . suggestion will be well accepted. Perhaps a change to the various joints would improve the movement. Or maybe I have not been accurate in the construction. Thanks again to everyone for the help you have given to me. Sorry for my terrible English Alessandro
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: berrylite on June 16, 2016, 07:00:45 PM
can anyone point me where I can download the canopy .stl files ?
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Chris23 on June 19, 2016, 04:09:28 PM
you have to buy it. Look into the list of what you require in the other thread.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: acardy on October 10, 2016, 06:32:50 PM
Hi, you can find a printable canopy for this quadcopter on www.redpah.com
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Bioethical on March 12, 2017, 08:53:25 PM
Do those canopy parts match the original Inspire?  I mean,  if they match,  they can be attached to this Inspire clone. Maybe I decide to print them and put some cloths to my skeleton one.
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: svensoni08@gmail.com on June 02, 2018, 06:34:30 AM
Hi ... great work.
I'm building the same inspire clone . Please send me stl file of this part.
Thanks so much .
Title: Re: Inspire Clone Build instructions
Post by: Bioethical on June 02, 2018, 07:59:51 PM
Check for "Inner underarm" there are  two versions, choose the one that suits you better.