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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2019, 01:09:36 PM »
+ firefly mini : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3328503
following a rubber balls version to take out the vibrations.

Could work, but the legend 2 is a bit broader than the firefly. So the arm facing forward, needs to be a bit wider to the side to get the cam in the middle of the Mavic.

Designed this in what software? For which motors? Mine will have a diameter of 22 mm.


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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2019, 12:24:15 PM »
The plungers arrived. The holes just needed a little bit of a Dremel and the plungers fitted perfectly.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2019, 02:10:46 PM »
so where did you get the plungers ?
I have metallic longer ones from ebay... could not find the correct ones...

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2019, 05:49:10 PM »
Got mine from here,
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BNH11WZ/ref=pe_1909131_77697121_tnp_email_TE_AMZLdp_1

Hope that helps.

Thanks to Kananga I also got them there. Quick delivery.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2019, 07:18:06 PM »
In order to get more clearance for the cam and the mavic in general, I'll print some leg extentions. The rear leg of this (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2028673) works perfectly, but the front feet are too wide. I'll try two things and provide you with the result:

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2019, 08:06:06 PM »
I only noticed last night that the rear arms don't have holes for legs, I printed 4 legs out but cant attach the rears without adding holes.

the rear one goes in the holes ot the one foot at the back. not at the legs.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2019, 08:54:40 PM »
At the back you have only one foot (as you see here: https://www.amazon.com/Mavic-Remplacement-Landing-mavic-MOLDED/dp/B072K8WTSP). There you also see the wholes. The first site on thingiverse has 3legs included: two for the front and one for the back. the back foot extention works well. The front extentions are too wide.

I have no feet for the foldable rear legs.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2019, 03:54:01 PM »
Have your gimbal motors come? What they like? I'm thinking of getting the same ones.

Not yet. They are in the post office, but I need to pay an import fee and didn't get the notice I need yet.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2019, 08:25:53 AM »
First soldering is done and the voltages are perfect!
More to do over the next days / weeks (but still awaiting my gimbal motors and my transmitter/receiver)...

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2019, 08:55:07 PM »
so, today I advanced quite a bit, with ups and downs...

The downs:
  • F3 flight controllers are not able to use GPS anymore in Cleanflight / Betaflight
  • I did not yet get the sonar to work

The UPS:
  • I got my transmitter and receiver. Managed to bind them.
  • For the first time I connected my flight controller to the pc. Managed to flash the firmware to the latest version
  • the soldering is now going well
  • in betaflight I get my trasmitter working. also the accelerometer, barometer etc. seem to work OK.

Next step will be to look at the sonar and connecting the motors to the ESC. as I can't put in a GPS, I'll mount the front legs and will be soldering the wires to the ESC.

Bummer on the GPS... Maybe I'll just try it without the GPS, Sonar and LED's...

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2019, 09:28:46 PM »
Look up inav.

Indeed. just found that. but that's for tomorrow. just flashed it for inav.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2019, 01:58:12 PM »
Look up inav.

Indeed. just found that. but that's for tomorrow. just flashed it for inav.

OK. GPS working with inav, but needed also to connect the wires of rx and tx the other way around than mentioned on banggood.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2019, 02:49:19 PM »
I've never used it myself, is it user friendly?

It's pretty similar to cleanflight and betaflight

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2019, 08:14:44 PM »
Hello, I purchased the same 4in1 esc. It took over a month to arrive from banggood. Now I cant find any info and instructions. Banggood seems to have removed the listing and ufofpv.com does not work. Did you get instructions on how to wire this esc?

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2019, 09:50:08 AM »
Hello, I purchased the same 4in1 esc. It took over a month to arrive from banggood. Now I cant find any info and instructions. Banggood seems to have removed the listing and ufofpv.com does not work. Did you get instructions on how to wire this esc?

Hi Rcnoob,

here you'll find the info: https://www.banggood.com/Blheli_32-4in-1-2-4S-Lipo-40A-ESC-Dshot1200-Ready-W-Current-Sensor-for-FPV-Racing-RC-Drone-p-1316340.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN
If you scroll down you'll see the wiring instructions.

Greetz ;-)