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Offline stevan

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My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:00:46 AM »
Hi all, this is my Mavic 4.1 build for F3, it's not 100% completed because I'm waiting to receive some electronics for this project and then I will proceed with maiden flight, my configuration will be as follow:

Emax MT2216 810Kv motor
Folding propellers 8330 (Mavic copy) or DJI 9450 or Emax 8045
Racerstar REV35 35A BLheli 3S-6S 4 In 1 ESC
FC Omnibus F4 Pro V2 running iNav 1.8
Naza-M V2 M8N GPS with compass
Sonar
CYCLOPS 3 DVR-CAM AIO 1/3 CMOS 700TVL 
Eachine TX801 25/600 mW
Lantian WS2812B 4 LED 5V with Active Buzzer (rear mounted)
2 Green strobe LEDs (mounted on front side of nose)
Gens Eco LiPo battery 3S 3200 mAh
Walkera RX-SBUS for Devo F7

« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 03:24:41 AM by stevan »

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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 04:25:01 PM »
Hey stevan, good build, is it scaled?
can we have some photos of the internal part?

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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 01:50:25 AM »
Hi Roby, this build is not scaled, I just printed all parts in PLA with the original size of F3, there is is enough room to fit all all the components. 4 in 1 ESC is installed under the FC, GPS and RX on the nose, VTX will be on the front side of the base with the antenna outside the case facing the ground mounted parallel to the bottom of the base.
Total weight including battery will be around 900/1000 gr. As soon as the construction is completed I have to test and decide the propellers size between Mavic 8330, Emax 8045 or DJI 9450 after maiden flight considering that 3S battery will power 4 motors Emax 2216 810Kv with a total thrust of about 2000/2400 gr. I have also to decide how and where to install the RC antenna to have a good reception without noise and interference, any advise will be really appreciated.
I will post more photos as I proceed with the assembly of all the other components.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 03:07:06 AM by stevan »

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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 03:43:41 AM »
Hi all, the good news is that I done the maiden flight and I'm so happy about the results! The Mavic clone flown steadily without any oscillation and vibration even if I manually cut the DJI props from 10 to 8.3 inch, it flies perfectly with its MT2216 810Kv Emax motors that are giving the right boost for a good speed both vertically and horizontally so that I reached horizontal speed of 75 Kmh in Horizon mode. With my battery 3200mAh 3S the Mavic flown for about 13.5 minutes and I tested it in any flight mode including acro. I'm still waiting to receive the Mavic folding props 8.3 inch and in the maintime I will test it again using 9045 inch Emax props. With next fly I will try to make a video of my Mavic in action.

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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 10:02:17 AM »
CONGRATULATION!
I wish I could say I had a good flight until now  :-X

75km/h is not bad :) How did you measure that?
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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 10:36:13 AM »
wow, 13.5 minutes with a 3200mah 3s? good
with my setup(Fullpower 2208 1100kv + HQ prop 8045, take of weight about 720gr) and a 2000mah 3s i flown for 13 minutes

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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 10:40:51 AM »
Well I would expect that he drain the battery with the speed test quiet a lot. I mean it is something else to just fly stable to record a video with as little movements as possible. Would be interesting to know how long the flight time is while "normal" flying  :)
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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 02:51:14 AM »
I measured flight time and max speed during a normal flight switching on any flight modes available and my OSD showed the max speed of 75 Kmh in Horizon Mode during a flight time over 13 minutes and at the end I checked battery remaining voltage which measured 3.75v per cell. I believe that my motors Emax MT2216 810Kv with 8330 props are using less power due the low motor speed allowing to fly the Mavic for a longer time compared to using it with a highest speed motor. With this configuration my Mavic is hovering at about 45/50% throttle and the hovering flight time is of about 20/21 minutes with 3200mAh 3S Battery.
I am very satisfied of this build and I got the above results by flashing iNav 1.8 with presets 10" General Purpose and untouched PID's, I wish to express a great thanks to the developer of Mavic Clone for this fantastic project.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 02:52:53 AM by stevan »

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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 06:46:10 PM »
is this drone capable of flying autonomously

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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 09:48:03 PM »
That depends on what you understand as autonomous flying.

This drone is as good as the hardware and software you use for it and YES in theory with iNav for example and a good GPS you can fly waypoint Missions and the drone will controll herself during the flight. But it is definitely not working out of the box.
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Re: My build of Mavic Clone 4.1 F3
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2018, 07:11:38 AM »
Nice build!
.Any updates?  Internal photos / flying video?