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My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« on: January 03, 2016, 04:35:44 PM »
First of all a MASSIVE thank you too CdRsKuLL aka Steve
You have brought to the 3D Printing and Multi Flying community an awesome Project, the time and patience you must have put into this project is beyond words "Amazing"


So from me and I am sure the rest of the membership. ThankYou and Respect.


Well just a brief outline and then I will come back to this and publish pictures and a full itemised build shortly.


I had already started to print another inspire clone which is out on the interweb. I had struggled for months trying to get the parts too print correctly. I was never very happy with the canopy prints and was thinking how amazing it would be to be able too use the original canopy parts.
So after a great deal is stress, hassle and furstration. I decided the Mark 1 printed drone should be scrapped. It was not so ceremoniously thrown into a box, next stop will be the File 13, more commonly known as the bin.


Feeling rather deflated after all the hours spent, I opened Google and Typed " Inspire Clone using original parts" to my utter amazement the first three threads were from this forum...


YIPEE and I hurriedly started too read this forum.


My mind was made up yet again and not being able too sleep, I immediately searched for the original parts. Got them ordered by 3:30am and then started too review build threads and see if I could gleen any info. The details some have gone to describe issues and solutions is inspiring, No Pun intended. Theses are my two printers,


On the left a Velleman K8200 which I have built a case for and modified the Hotend with a E3D v6
I have also upgraded the heated bed and adding auto-levelling


On the right is an XYZ Da Vinci 1.0. Again added an E3D v6 Hotend and installed Repetier 0.92 which makes it an all together far more enjoyable printer.


More too follow

« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 02:07:08 PM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 01:39:06 PM »
Ok


First of all make sure you have your printer calibrated and working good. I know this is just common sense but I fell foul of my printers a few times.


I printed most of the parts using no Supports and a mixture of 40% infill for none stressed items and 100% infill for parts that clearly would be under stress ie clamps for the main legs. Top & Bottom Brackets for the arms. I think a good guide is too think about how the parts are fitted. I printed a few parts and then once fitted they just split. I eventually worked out that even once printed the parts need to be inspected and using a rotating sander in my Dremel, 3mm drill bit and a straight Burr all parts can be made to be a perfect fit. When installing the Bearings/ brass top hats they need to be a sliding fit, if you need to use too much pressure this can and usually does break out in the part once fitted


NB make sure the parts fit closely to the CF tubing or other items. Any such additional Plastic residue puts extra strain on the parts and can lead too failure
« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 02:19:23 PM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 02:27:33 PM »
Then it's a process of printing the parts and ordering the extra components. I choose a majority of black bolts and nyloc nuts, again in black. Make sure you get the servo with a metal final drive. The first one that arrive came with a nylon final drive. This almost instantly pulled apart when attached to the Flexible coupler.


I have reused the two picture below as I found them the easiest too understand. So Praise goes to the original owners of them


A BIG ThankYou too rcfiddy for the diagrams below.


« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 10:50:31 PM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 02:43:40 PM »
Before getting too involved with this stage of the build. I would suggest getting the micro switches installed. This is a relatively easy process. Each Microswitch needs 3 wires. + positive, - negative & signal wire. I joined the Positive and Negative wires together and had a separate signal wire for each. This reduced wires from 6 to 4.


Wiring code


Red - Positive
Black - Negative
Green - Lower Microswitch
Brown - Upper Microswitch
« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 11:03:58 PM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 03:15:58 PM »
Position of Microswitches


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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 03:17:08 PM »
As you will see from the picture below, instead of having a 2mm nut on the surface of the part, I drilled the opposite side to the Microswitch to take a captive nut, this made for a neater install

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 09:34:27 PM »
NICE BUILD!
Hope those instructions helped. I tried to make them easy to understand. CDRskull did an amazing job designing this build. If you need help feel free to ask.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 09:37:24 PM by rcfiddy1 »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 09:38:05 PM »
NICE BUILD!
Hope those instructions helped. I tried to make them easy to understand. Steve did an amazing job designing this build. If you need help feel free to ask.


Thank you rcfiddy. I have just completed the first stage the build. Electronics too follow
I will be updating this build with the details from others and myself which I used too get this project built.......

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 10:10:17 PM »
Update


All the information required too build this project is included in the members posts. It is just a case of reading, reading and reading. A lot of members have included pictures which clearly are worth a thousand words.
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 10:26:09 PM »
This is where I am, the electronic installation is . I'm hoping for a fully loaded Inspire, OSD, LED's
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2016, 01:17:45 PM »
Very nice build you have there.. Like the idea of the different coloured support legs :-)

Looking forward to seeing it in the air..

Steve
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2016, 09:39:22 PM »
UPDATE


Well today moving onto the electronic install. i have tried to figure away of installing but being able too dismantle should any repairs bee needed.


I think I have solved it


Picture 1
I have attached the connector for the LED to the negative from the ESC, extended the positive wire so it connector to the Nano
and I have a two pin connector to attach the LED, which will allow me too remove should i need to.


Picture 2
shows the LED with simulated two wires, will be connected later


Picture 3
The other half of the connector for the LED power


I hope this is almost self explanatory




 

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2016, 12:51:34 PM »
Todays Task


Today I decided to attempt the programming of the Arduino Nano, after being sent a video link by rcfiddy1 on YouTube


https://youtu.be/yw2k--OJ0To


a quick watch of that and I felt ready too proceed.

I opened Arduino 1.5.8 and in the open sketch box, I removed all text and pasted CdRsKuLL's sketch to that box.

Connected the Arduino Nano Board and allowed windows too load drivers and assign a port.

In the IDE program under Tools, I set the following

Board - Nano
Processor - ATmega328 (printed on the chip on the board)
Port - COM9 (assigned by windows)

Clicking the compile button, IDE returned an error. (Fatal error: PinChangeInt.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. Error Compiling)

Looking through the electronics thread, Page 4 Post #58, this linked me to the https://code.google.com/p/arduino-pinchangeint/downloads/list I downloaded the only non beta version and copied the contents to C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries\PinChangeInth(PinChangInth) being the folder name.

Clicking Verify a second time and the Arduino program completed the process. Then I clicked the upload and the sketch was saved to the Nano.... Verified by watching the LED flash rapidly on the Nano

YIPPEE!
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2016, 10:45:32 PM »
Finally got the wires run within the CF tubing. While installing them, found some of the parts I printed using ABS were not as strong as Hoped and so have reprinted them using PLA which as cured the problem. You live and learn, luckily my modified Da Vinci 1.0 can print almost every type of filament


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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2016, 09:49:06 PM »
Well, what can I say.
I almost had the Clone in a position to add the motors and fly. Then in a moment of madness, I dismantled it completely to give it that finished look.


As you can see by the pictures below. The first is with the wires as they appear when first installed, not being content with that, the second is when they have had a protective covering and I think will make the finished Clone that much more finished
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 09:54:51 PM by sauntson »