One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. – Quadcopter build continued
May 31, 2013
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Finished Quardcopter Airframe
Late last week (before the F22 CAD craziness) I continued the build of the new quad. It went fairly straight forward and smoothly. I used an old CD case as a base of the build. Scavenging old hardware and spare parts I added no cost the build. The airframe build time came in just under 2 hours.
Discarded CD case to house all the electronics and Ardupilot
First round of bolts and everything is rock solid.
A motor mount made a great lower brace
A big part of the DIY ethnology is reusing old stuff in new and innovative ways. It much like the old saying: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
The power distribution board on the lower level
With the board centrally mounted there is still a ton of room to run the motor, ESC, and battery leads. But this if going to require a bit of cutting through the deck of the CD case.
Ardupilot and RX on the upper level
I am really happy with the outcome. The CD case turned out to be a great clean compact base to build upon. I still need to come up with an anti-vibration solution for the Ardupilot. Please post any ideas in the comments below.
Everything fits under the CD case lid
Next up is all the wiring of motors and ESCs. With any luck the first flight will be only a week or two away 🙂 The real question will be will it lift my GoPro?!?
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