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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #15 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 #16 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 #17 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 #18 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...

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2019, 08:28:15 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...

They all seem to be 5*5cm: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Micro+Brushless+Gimbal+Controller&_sacat=0

So getting rid of the case will be the only way to go...

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2019, 10:32:58 AM »
First version looks ok, I need to change some details but it will work. I cut the back off to make the front inline to see if the board still fits and it does so I'll redraw it tonight.

Nice solution! Makes me doubt again

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2019, 03:07:58 PM »
I thought i had better finish the prop adaptors off so others can use the files but it seems I'm too scared to use the printer now after all the horror stories so it's all on hold until I can fix the printer with the mosfet coming from banggood. If you have the same printer or one of its clones you must do the mosfet mod.

sorry for that problem. good luck with it!!

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 08:57:06 PM »
Is it any help if I posted the prop adaptor files for you to try, I don't mind reposting with alterations until it's right if you don't mind printing lol. I don't want to hold you up if you were waiting for them otherwise I'll sort them out when the printer is back together.

Yeah, would give it a try. As you've maybe seen in my thread, Quite disappointed that the GPS is not supported anymore in betaflight on the F3 boards...
So I'll fly without GPS I think...

What's wrong with your adaptors? Can't I print and try?

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2019, 03:41:12 PM »
I forgot about the adaptors, sorry. I post through my phone and the files are on my laptop with no internet access. I'll sort it out.

My printer repair bits have come along with a couple bits for the clone. I'm going to mod the printer today and hopefully be back on it tomorrow.

If you have a printer that uses the board to provide power to the heating bed you must do the mosfet mod or you are on a ticking time bomb that will set fire and can set fire to your house. It's a very serious problem most people don't know about until they've got a burnt out printer.

Hi Kananga,

Could you post the adaptors? My Mavic is almost ready. Today I finished the soldering of the motors and put everything in. It seems to fit, but I broke my LED. So need to buy new ones. Will take some times to get them delivered...

Thanks!

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2019, 08:53:45 AM »
Kananga, no problem!

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2019, 07:05:29 PM »
I'm curious. My order is still under investigation...
But my new LEDs should come beginning of april. then it will fly!

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2019, 09:33:04 PM »
I'm a new member and i don't know how to download, please i need your help. :'(

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Re: F4 v2 build 4.1 with camera
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2019, 12:59:15 AM »
hey mate! Do you still have the propeller mount STL's?

best regards..