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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2016, 09:58:08 PM »
Today, I also managed to get the Arduino Nano reprogrammed after an error in my part. I think I should have taken advise from a close friend, measure twice, cut once.
In my case. Check diagram and solder once. I made a school boy error and had to purchase a new Nano. I have the wire attachments as below. Next will be too add connectors
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 10:03:13 PM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2016, 10:46:16 AM »
SUCCESS!


After being given advise about the excessive play in the Frame, I decided I would try and elevate the problem. So I purchased of eBay one of these,


http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/191681261504


I know from "Hing Fong" (check sellers address) but I wasn't in any rush, it arrived and the main problem is the Grub Screws on the 6mm end are too far away from the edge, to make a good secure connection to the servo. This is ware you will need some basic engineering skills. Not too difficult as it is made from Brass.


After not so careful measuring, I drilled a pilot hole 3mm ish nearer the end. The opened it up using the appropriate sized drill. Once both holes were drilled, I tapped the holes and the grub screws inserted perfectly. This now allows me to connect to the servo as in the pictures


95% if not more play removed


Hope this helps

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2016, 01:01:42 AM »
Further progress


Today I continued with the wiring. My aim is to make it as neat as possible and all wiring hidden as much as possible within the Canopy.

« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 01:03:35 AM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2016, 07:30:51 AM »
Looking good. Although I designed the wires to come out the other way so the connector was at the front.  I did this so you can progtram it without removing everything other than the nose piece.. But if that works for you then I'm pleased.

Love your wire harness covers.
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2016, 10:30:42 AM »
Looking good. Although I designed the wires to come out the other way so the connector was at the front.  I did this so you can progtram it without removing everything other than the nose piece.. But if that works for you then I'm pleased.

Love your wire harness covers.


Hi Steve


Thank you for the compliments, I understand your design. I had a plan of installing a short purpose made link cable so I would not need too even remove the nose cone too program. Although removing the board would not be a major task. I have already programmed the Nano.......


Should be close to a maiden shortly.


Have been looking at these for poser
http://www.radioc.co.uk/EMAX-MT-4114-Multicopter-Motor-340KV-p/2021.htm


They produce a massive 5.2lbs of thrust each. At 340KV, just wondering if these would prolong the flight time? Any advise welcomed


Regards


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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2016, 02:58:30 PM »
Finally finished the wiring and am able too dismantle with little if any trouble
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 03:00:50 PM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2016, 03:01:24 PM »
With Canopy nose cone fitted

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2016, 03:16:09 PM »
This morning I moved onto the propulsion


Finally being able too weigh the clone, I was a little shocked and amazed that it only weighs 2.4kgs MAUW inc. Motors


I chose EMAX MT 3510 Motors and after a lot of calculations these are the figures and possible flight time





Ok here is the Maths


Clone AUW 2400grams, 4 motors (2400g / 4 = 600g per motor)


In the table 590g is 4amps x 4motors = 16amps draw too fly


Battery used is a 4S 5000mah Lipo


5Ah / 16 x 60 = flight time of 18.75 Minutes

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2016, 08:41:46 PM »
According to ecalc with a 14 inch prop you will see 6-7 mins. That's with a 30a esc, your weight and motors.

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2016, 08:45:45 PM »
I have never had much success using ecalc.


I have some of these MT 3510 in a Tarot 690Pro an ecalc stated it should fly for 3-4min. Using the same formula as above the results were around 8.3 mins. It actually flies for 10ish minutes on a full charge.


But hey, we live and learn. So long as it flies I will report back
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2016, 08:59:39 PM »
Yea, I didn't get good results at first but I finally was able to and my tarot 650 build was almost exactly to ecalc.

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2016, 10:31:29 PM »
Panic......


Not quite sure what I have done wrong. Connected power for the first time today. All seemed well. The body lifted but then stopped. Could still hear the servo glitching. Looking through the forum I tried the swapping 4-5 & 5-4, all this did was reverse the servo direction. This time when it got to the bottom it stopped, changing the gear switch it rose about a inch and then stopped, and wouldn't rise any further. The original way it got to the top, the servo seemed to be trying to continue, gear switch did nothing, the LED's stay constant and flash when the switch is activated.

So I'm lost, may tried dismantling and doing a bench run, thought I was doing so well......

Any help guidance greatfully received





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Stuart
« Last Edit: February 14, 2016, 11:15:27 PM by sauntson »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2016, 10:02:44 PM »
Hi fella,

The pins work on a signal, either + or -. It may be the case that it's receiving the opposite to what it thinks it is. You can alter this in the code to try.  Swap the HIGH to LOW .. If this was the case it would move the servo when your press the microswitch rather than stop. Use a screwdriver if you do this so you don't squash your finger. :-)

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2016, 10:32:14 PM »
Hi


Thank you Steve for your reply, however things went from Bad to Catastrophe. I removed all the electronics to do a bench test. Turned on the power magic smoke, servo burnt out, nano burnt out and Power reduction board, over heated and Boom! Lol


I think I'll go back too basics and do a rewrite, I wasn't 100% happy with some of my connections. This way, I have ordered some redundancy in parts lol.......


Take two too follow..... Once the fire brigade leave :-)

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2016, 11:35:33 PM »
Oh dear.. double check your not shorting out + and - when you close the mircoswitch.. I think I'll change the wiring for the next one which I made a bit of a start on today. Still got moving legs but a whole different setup and no DJI parts.. All printable to keep the cost down.. Won't be for a few months mind so you have plenty of flight time yet :-)
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