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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 01:24:20 PM »
I got the black recieiver for the phone, the white one seemed to only have one ariel. You choose at checkout.

I admit I haven't revisited gimbal controllers since I bought a set up for a much bigger project a while ago, as soon as I find the box with those bits in I can see where I'm at but I think it's the same controller I've got.

I'm nearly finished redrawing the base, it might even be more suitable for your build if your fc doesn't fit the original, I'll post up my results soon.

Your getting close to finishing it :)


Indeed, I also got the black one.

Finished...??  ??? Still need to start mounting and connecting everything...  ::) That worries me most ;)

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 01:33:29 PM »
Nah that's the fun bit, the nightmare is programming it all lol.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 01:41:56 PM »
Nah that's the fun bit, the nightmare is programming it all lol.

indeed also...  :-\

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2019, 05:22:34 PM »
hello nice choices even the beautiful camera I wanted to ask, however, the gimbal is attached to the frame only by the rubber pads?

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2019, 07:53:13 PM »
hello nice choices even the beautiful camera I wanted to ask, however, the gimbal is attached to the frame only by the rubber pads?

Hi Antonello,

No, the rubber pads are to dampen the movements so the camera is not shaking. For the gimbal I'm looking if I can get one of these modified:

So, still some work to do, but I'll need to receive the ordered parts in order to create an adapted gimbal (except if Kanaga is finishing one ;) )
« Last Edit: January 02, 2019, 09:08:23 PM by foldingllama »

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 07:57:48 PM »
Antonello, yes it's normal to use those rubber mounts, if you have a hard fixing vibrations creep through onto the film footage,

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2019, 12:50:01 PM »
+ firefly mini : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3328503
following a rubber balls version to take out the vibrations.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #22 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 #23 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 #24 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 #26 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 #27 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 #28 on: January 04, 2019, 07:33:11 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.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #29 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.