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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2018, 07:42:47 AM »
Thought I would make some more room for the esc wires down each side of the controller.
I removed the 3 long tabs on the sides of the controller as you dont need them, the controller is recessed into the base and the battery base sits on top of the controller. Its not going any where.
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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2018, 03:11:30 AM »
ESC arrived and they are tiny, it was a tight fit with no room.
I soldered one wire first and then tested the rotation before doing the other two wires.
Once the four arms were done I fitted them onto the body and checked there ok when folding.
Connected up the power wires and XT60 connector.
Powered it up and all motors spin in the correct direction.
Now waiting on props to fly it.
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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2018, 12:36:17 PM »
Props arrived today, Yahoo !!
Well they weren't the right size with a 2.5mm hole and to thin for the prop adaptors, so I drilled them out to 3mm and fitted
a spacer under them.
Was waiting for bad vibrations but they seemed ok for now.



« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 12:51:27 PM by Mkc2 »

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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2018, 10:23:42 AM »
Wow.. super steady, you have to be impressed with it. Great build without a doubt :-)  Done in a short time too, well compared to my original one which was months and months.  Be interested in how the legs hold up to any heat generated by the esc's, but they fit well, nice find.

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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2018, 11:13:06 AM »
Wow.. super steady, you have to be impressed with it. Great build without a doubt :-)  Done in a short time too, well compared to my original one which was months and months.  Be interested in how the legs hold up to any heat generated by the esc's, but they fit well, nice find.

Steve

Thanks

If the esc get hot and start to melt the legs, then I will make that area a little bigger with more breathing room.
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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2018, 01:37:41 PM »
@ MKC2

Hi, I'm currently looking for ESCs for my Emax XA 2212 980KV engines that fit in the modified arms.

What are the ESCs you have installed?

Thanks you

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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2018, 02:11:10 PM »
@ MKC2

Hi, I'm currently looking for ESCs for my Emax XA 2212 980KV engines that fit in the modified arms.

What are the ESCs you have installed?

Thanks you

ESC are Racerstar RS 20amp size 27mm x 12mm x 6mm
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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2018, 11:45:17 PM »
Working on the gimbal, had to try different sizes until I got them balanced.
More to print tonight, the hard part is fitting all the boards, gimbal pcb,osd pcb and the 5.8ghz tx.


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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2018, 08:31:11 AM »
Hello, I am new to the site. I love what you build. It makes me want to build a mavic with a gimbal.
(excuse my english, i'm french)
Patrick
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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2018, 02:04:22 AM »
Printed a few different ways on how to fit the pcb and this was what I came up with.
Iím going to mount it with 2mm double sided tape, so will see how it goes for vibrations.

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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2018, 04:24:43 AM »
I was wondering if there are special stl files for the arms that are able to house the esc inside them.

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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2018, 09:49:16 AM »
I was wondering if there are special stl files for the arms that are able to house the esc inside them.

I tried to upload them but the site tells me they are to large at 1,100 KB even though it said 2,000 KB max.

PM me your email and I will send them.

Cheers Michael

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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2018, 11:13:43 PM »
After the test flight and all seems stable, I shorten the controller cables which freeís up a little space and weight.
Gimbal is mounted, stuck the Video TX underneath as this gets extremely hot and needs plenty of air.
Waiting on the gimbal controller and OSD to finish off.
Will test fly today as I can do video recording and transmitt back to my 5 inch screen.
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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2018, 12:50:37 PM »
Well after todays flight and the mavic going crazy I decided to research and see what went wrong.
Found that the camera interference with the GPS causes it to lose control so you either have to switch to manual mode or crash.
After researching the internet, most camera's do this and it's a big problem with all the Naza GPS.
Tried adding some shielding but its not reliable.
So I removed all the camera gear and will just fly it as normal with GPS and return to home if I can no longer see it, Makes a great learner drone for some beginners.

Some flight videos to come when I get out again.

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Re: Mavic build - Mkc2
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2018, 06:45:27 AM »
Hello MK2, is it necessary to leave the gps naza of the frame?
Patrick