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My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« on: June 25, 2016, 01:39:34 PM »
Hi I am Chris from Germany and like all the others here I want to build my very own Inspire 1 clone. I am Building the 1.4 Version and printing with the CTC 3D Printer with white ABS at 0.2 layer height and 50% infill. After the whole assembly I will paint all the printed parts and the DJI Covers in black matte.

So at first I have read all the topics here and decided to start with printing all the parts and then screw them together. It took me about a week to print them.

By the way: I am thankful for every little hint or tip during my build!





After printing all the parts I ordered the carbon tubes in 22mm, 14mm, 8mm diameter each with a length of 1 meter (you do not need that much but it was the cheapest option for me).

So I assembled all the parts together and cut my carbon tubes to the length:

2x 22mm diameter with 290mm length

2x 22mm diameter with 180mm length

2x 14mm diameter with 64mm length

4x 8mm  diameter with 84mm length

2x 8mm diameter with 195mm length







At the same time my lead screw and the coppler arrived and I assembled it for the first impression. The length is 300mm and I will cut it when I get my servo.











Actually I am waiting for some new parts and constructing my own leglock like RcFiddy did. I will post them later on.



« Last Edit: June 25, 2016, 07:44:00 PM by Chris23 »

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 08:20:27 PM »
Very good!!

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 09:07:38 PM »
Thank you Dani,

So today I assembled the carbon tubes in the legs and the leg mechanism.

I have designed my own leg moving parts (you can find them later in the third party parts).

Print the legs of the mechanism and the connectors for the 8mm tube with 3 wall layers and 95 percent infill. You can glue the connectors to the 8mm tube for more stability. These parts aren't tested in flying yet but I think they will work. Otherwise I will design new ones. By the way: Use always self locking nuts only. Otherwise they will loosen after some vibrations during flying.









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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 01:05:13 PM »
So new parts are arrived!

The DJI covers the servo, the FPV Bluesky UBEC 5V Converter and the black paint are laying around here.

I have already mounted the cover for a first Fitting test and everything is working fine. After this I modded the servo for 360 degrees rotation.
To do so you have to losen the four screws on the servo case and disassemble the cover for the gears. There you will see a Little pin on one of the brass gears. This pin you have to remove by pulling it out. After this you will find in the gear a Little White Piece that hast two pins on it to fit into the gear. Remove this pins with a knife and file the rest a bit down. After this you only have to reassemble everything and you are done.


























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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 09:14:14 AM »
Looking good Chris,


Any updates on your quad build?


Cheers
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 10:32:11 AM »
Thanks Buster,

yes as I said in the other thread I will post my progress in the next days 😊

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 05:22:14 PM »
Here I am! After a long time of waiting for all the parts and for some freetime I will post my actual progress! So right now I have already painted the canopy of my drone and it looks amazing!






I ordered a Naza M Lite and a separate GPS module via Banggood for a reall good price. I flashed the NAZA to V2 some days ago and everything works fine. If you want to do so just take a look on Google there are several tutorials and it is done in 1 Minute. I had some Trouble during connecting it to my Receiver and I had to connect the wires in the traditional way like it is shown in the Naza Assistant Software and not like it should be for PPM. I don't kow why but it doesn't matter because in my way it works fine.



My Receiver is the FRSky D8R II plus and my Transmitter is a FRSky 2.4 GHz module and I am using it on a Turnigy 9XR Pro. It is a cheap and good solution I guess.
My ESCs are BlHeli Littlebees 30A and I will connect them to the Emax Mt 3510 via banana plugs. My props are made out of full carbon material and the measures are 14x4,8"

Right now I am painting my other parts and have to wait for some wires and plugs to begin the soldering process. So as you can see the next Inspire clone will be starting soon into the air.



Sadly Directupload makes some Trouble so I will add the other pictures tomorrow...


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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 01:46:16 PM »
hi,


im french and i would like to said your drone is amazing
Can you post more pictures please


Sorry for my bad english

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 05:56:54 PM »
Hi t3ix,

thanks man! Yes more pictures are coming. Yesterday I soldered the main parts (everything except the LEDs and the arduino arm moving mechanism) and today I had my fiest awesome flight time and a bad crash too :D I will post everything the next days.

Best regards

Chris

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 04:43:24 PM »
Hey Chris, great prints them.  How you getting on,have you flown her yet?

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 11:41:40 AM »
Hey Steve!


Thank you very much!



Yes I already had some flights in the past and also two crashes :D But I just had to reprint some parts. My actual problem is connecting the arduino, the LED's and the servo motor. The wiring diagrams are not the clearest at all (I am not that good in electrical stuff right now) But I hope I will get it soon.


Sadly there was no time to post the new pictures and videos right now but I will do this right when I have some time to.




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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 12:54:36 PM »
Hey everybody! I am back again and here are some informations about the progress:


The black matte finish looks pretty cool! I am very happy to get the first impression of the whole thing built together.



I bought some banana plugs and shrinking tubes (Is that the right word for it? I mean the thing you pull over the wires and heat it up. )





I decided to solder it in this way to get minimal use of wires by getting the option to unwire everything fast and easy.



The wiring fits perfecty under the canopy so you will not see much wires in the complete assemly.



The first flight was done perfectly. Now I will try to connect the arduino for the leg moving mechanism and the gimbal which I already tested right now. But this I will explain in the next post.



FIRST FLIGHT!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNE3p4Tje1K/?taken-by=chris_drdk&hl=de

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 04:49:23 AM »
Hey Chris, great progress on the build! I like the matte black look.

I was wondering what screw sizes you had used for your build. Did you use 2 very long screws to hold everything within the middle?

I highlighted what part I am talking about in the attachment

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone in black matte
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2017, 07:43:22 AM »
Hi,

yes I used M3 rods but actually I don't know the length because I cutted a 1m piece of it. The 200mm will work fine I guess. to be sure you can measure te parts and make the rod 2cm longer.

Best regards