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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »
Sorry I don't understand.

Do you mean the rear legs are the built in ones at the end of the base?
I know that but I'm not using those, I'm having legs on each arm.

If you meant somthing else you'll have to explain it to me I'm sorry lol.

The site says print 4 legs so I did but I think we know what a mess the f3 set of files are in so it's no surprise I've printed yet more bits that aren't used lol.

I've redrawn the base, I'm hoping to print it tonight.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #31 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 #32 on: January 04, 2019, 10:31:22 PM »
Ah yes, we mean the same thing. I know it's one part but I was calling them two legs lol.

I'm not using those because the rear props can dig in the ground. I've seen the extended rear leg to replace the small one/s but I think it's better to have somthing on the rear arms.
I need to print my new base then I can put the arms on and see what possibilities there are for having somthing fold up or pull off.
After some rough cog estimations i suspect I'm going to need some weight in the rear so I might even need to make some alloy ones but I'm also open minded in that there may not be a practical way to hide rear legs on a folded machine, in that situation i will go with your suggestion.

I've had computor issues trying to modify the base, my cad program didn't like the number of triangles in the converted solid so each move took up to 10 minutes to calculate from adding a dimension to making a cut or pad it's taken 3 very long nights to do somthing that should have taken no more than an hour lol.
It's done now though so I can start building mine then I can be more help.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2019, 03:00:41 PM »
Have your gimbal motors come? What they like? I'm thinking of getting the same ones.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #34 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 #35 on: January 24, 2019, 03:59:35 PM »
That's a shame, which country are you in?

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #36 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 #37 on: January 28, 2019, 08:27:38 PM »
Just a little tip, never put power to an unfinished circuit especially when there's loose bare wires coming from the fc lol.

Glad you're on the move with it.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #38 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 #39 on: February 02, 2019, 09:04:25 PM »
Look up inav.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #40 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 #41 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 #42 on: February 03, 2019, 02:17:02 PM »
I've never used it myself, is it user friendly?

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #43 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 #44 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?