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Mini Mavic coming soon...
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:00:20 PM »
Sorry I've been s bit busy of late but I've finally ordered some bits for a mavic mini..

I've ordred so far ...
4 x 8520 brushed motors
65mm props
F3 Evo brushed flight controller

I do already have some batteries around somewhere but might change these once I've scaled down and seen how much room I have. These parts will come within the week so I should have something designed up for next weekend.

hoping to have something soon.....

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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 06:40:11 PM »
Looking forward to this!
Will you put the battery in the base section, or in the middle section?
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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 06:49:07 PM »
I'm thinking the FC in the front and the battery in the rear.. but need some ideas of what battery.  Was thinking something like 2s 1000mha .. what do you think?  Also going to stick some LEDs on it i think :-)

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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 07:05:56 PM »
2S 1000Mah would probably be good. It flies on 1S but only just and only for a few minutes.

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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 07:54:50 PM »
Yep.. understood.  The other thing is do we want foldable arms?  I'm thinking of doing the legs and base in one... What do you think ?
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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 08:55:04 PM »
I don't fold mine up, not really necessary being so small in my view.

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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 09:02:35 PM »
Hi!
I also think that 1000 mAh is a good compromise in terms of size, weight and flight time.
And yes 2s will be preferable.
I donīt think foldable arms are needed.
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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 06:42:44 PM »
Well my lipo was waiting for me when I got home. It's a 2S 1000mAh :-)  I went for this one because of its width, it seems slimmer than the others...

Giant Power 1000mAh 35C Fast Charge. I got it off eBay, I'll grab a photo in a bit and post it.  Already made a start on the design. Non-folding legs.. just trying to scale it now to fit everything in :-)

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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 07:16:15 PM »
Looking good Steve. The problem I had was the arms, had to keep folding back every flight as couldn't get enough tension on them.

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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 07:24:27 PM »
I've gone for fixed arms on this one.. the front ones are now part of the middle, so don't fold.  Just printing it out to see how it looks for size and if I can go a bit smaller :-)  I should be able to get the gps up front.. and in the middle the rx / fc / vtx... well that's the idea :-)

It might be made up of only 3 or 4 parts :-)
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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 07:26:06 PM »
This battery seems quite heavy mind..   not sure it will even take off.. lol
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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 01:51:56 PM »
So the design is 99% done. I just need to decided if to install GPS or not. If I don't it just means we have more room. The F3 Evo doesnt come with a Mag or Bar so the small GPS I have doesn't have a compass in it.. so I'm thinking it's not going to work is it?
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Re: Mini Mavic coming soon...
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 07:06:54 PM »
This battery seems quite heavy mind..   not sure it will even take off.. lol

And about 18650 batteries?