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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2019, 07:17:03 PM »
First version isn't quite right, I need to tweak the hole sizes but more importantly I didn't allow for the nut, lol noob error.
The solution is to drop the bottom part to the base of the can.
I will alter it later and reprint. I believe this is will be the solution I'm going to use. It seems strong enough and uses the original pins..

nice. In meanwhile I indeed found a similar one. wanted to tell you, but you are quicker ;-)

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2019, 01:57:23 PM »
Other than the one i linked theres one on thingiverse from someone else on here, its called mavic clone prop adaptor or somthing simular but it looked a mess to me and doesnt fit our motors. Im going to alter and reprint mine this afternoon, let me know if you want to use my version or the other one youve found ;)

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2019, 06:59:51 PM »
V2 of the prop adaptors printed and I'm quite happy with the design, I need to tweak the hole sizes again otherwise I'm happy.

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2019, 08:27:29 AM »
V2 of the prop adaptors printed and I'm quite happy with the design, I need to tweak the hole sizes again otherwise I'm happy.

Nice! Interested in the stl-files  ;)

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2019, 12:13:36 PM »
Of course, I'm just getting them perfect then I'll post up.
I have worried about posting it up because I tweak the design until my printer produces what I want but my printer does holes too small so I'm worried if someone else prints it the holes will be too big.
It will be interesting finding out.

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2019, 07:17:42 PM »
I found my gimbal stuff today, i think it's a bit big lol. The motors were for a DSLR gimbal so I knew they were going to be too big but I was supprised at the size of the storm32 board, the mini cc3d is to use as a second sensor.
I'm going to put it all back with the hex project and order new stuff for this.

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2019, 07:55:18 AM »
I found my gimbal stuff today, i think it's a bit big lol. The motors were for a DSLR gimbal so I knew they were going to be too big but I was supprised at the size of the storm32 board, the mini cc3d is to use as a second sensor.
I'm going to put it all back with the hex project and order new stuff for this.

Had the same with the storm board. Still waiting for my motors... Need to search for a new smaller gimbal controller...  ;)

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2019, 12:03:38 PM »
There's a smaller storm32 but it's 10x more cost, I'm on the gimbal now as I can't move forward until I've got it's guard mounting sorted out, I'm wanting the runcam board and gimbal board to be inside the nose.
I'll keep you updated.


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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
The gimbal controller subject is dark and bleak, I've spent all my spare time searching the net and after hours and hours I'm still at the same point lol.
There's an arduino mini project on rcgroups but ts only 2 axis and I think it will be too thick. The quanum would have been ideal but no longer sold infact any small controller that came out seems to be discontinued.

I'm currently a bit stuck and find myself looking at mounting the storm32 board on the outside.

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2019, 10:54:31 PM »
De-cased I can get the storm board in with the camera board on top, I'm a little worried about heat and interference but I won't know unless I try. The camera board now comes with a shield to bolt on so I'm hoping it's not an issue.
I might redraw the middle part so the front has a cut out the size of the gimbal board to drop it a bit and then maybe recess the lid a bit and get them both inside with a bit of breathing space between them. I might look at adding some sort of air ducts to direct airflow over the boards otherwise I might get creative with a new insert for the front lights, maybe some angel eye lights with central ducts although they would only be small and maybe not much use if the lights are even achievable themselves.

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2019, 03:44:30 AM »
I've decided the best way to go is to cut the hole in the front of the middle bit to the size of the camera board, I'll then draw up a shallow box with rubber mounting points.
The shallow box will bolt under the front which will allow the camera board to sit almost flush with the inside.
The storm32 board will then have all it's header pins removed and will stand off the inside of the middle part as high as the lid will allow.
This will give me the gimbal holder, camera board mounting point and drop the camera board away from the gimbal board all in one go. I might add some cooling ducts to the box to direct some air up over the boards.

My plan has always been to mount the GPS and receiver at the rear above the sonar board hopefully addressing the centre of gravity issues I envisage I'll have later on.

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2019, 07:17:44 AM »
De-cased I can get the storm board in with the camera board on top, I'm a little worried about heat and interference but I won't know unless I try. The camera board now comes with a shield to bolt on so I'm hoping it's not an issue.
I might redraw the middle part so the front has a cut out the size of the gimbal board to drop it a bit and then maybe recess the lid a bit and get them both inside with a bit of breathing space between them. I might look at adding some sort of air ducts to direct airflow over the boards otherwise I might get creative with a new insert for the front lights, maybe some angel eye lights with central ducts although they would only be small and maybe not much use if the lights are even achievable themselves.

I think I'll start off with just the Mavic. Trying to get it up in the air. I'll address the camera issue later, once it flies...

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2019, 08:14:57 AM »
I've decided the best way to go is to cut the hole in the front of the middle bit to the size of the camera board, I'll then draw up a shallow box with rubber mounting points.
The shallow box will bolt under the front which will allow the camera board to sit almost flush with the inside.
The storm32 board will then have all it's header pins removed and will stand off the inside of the middle part as high as the lid will allow.
This will give me the gimbal holder, camera board mounting point and drop the camera board away from the gimbal board all in one go. I might add some cooling ducts to the box to direct some air up over the boards.

My plan has always been to mount the GPS and receiver at the rear above the sonar board hopefully addressing the centre of gravity issues I envisage I'll have later on.

Kananga, did you take a look at this tread: http://diyrc.co.uk/mavic-build-diaries/finally-it-works!/30/
He's using a HMBGC micro controller for the gimbal: https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/HMBGC-Micro-Brushless-Gimbal-Controller-Driver-w-Sensor-Russian-Firmware-V2-2-21290/1682673588.html

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2019, 08:24:09 AM »
I've decided the best way to go is to cut the hole in the front of the middle bit to the size of the camera board, I'll then draw up a shallow box with rubber mounting points.
The shallow box will bolt under the front which will allow the camera board to sit almost flush with the inside.
The storm32 board will then have all it's header pins removed and will stand off the inside of the middle part as high as the lid will allow.
This will give me the gimbal holder, camera board mounting point and drop the camera board away from the gimbal board all in one go. I might add some cooling ducts to the box to direct some air up over the boards.

My plan has always been to mount the GPS and receiver at the rear above the sonar board hopefully addressing the centre of gravity issues I envisage I'll have later on.

Kananga, did you take a look at this tread: http://diyrc.co.uk/mavic-build-diaries/finally-it-works!/30/
He's using a HMBGC micro controller for the gimbal: https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/HMBGC-Micro-Brushless-Gimbal-Controller-Driver-w-Sensor-Russian-Firmware-V2-2-21290/1682673588.html

Probably not an option. You find it here with more information: https://www.amazon.com/Kingzer-Brushless-Gimbal-Controller-Firmware/dp/B00VP023CW
> Brushless gimbal controller size: 50 * 30mm
So still pretty big...