This past Christmas I got a new 3D printer, my first one. It is a Creality Ender 3 Pro. I’ve been tinkering around with it, learning how it works and printing a bunch of random things I’ve found on the web.
Just recently I started learning Fusion 360, which is a 3d CAD application. I’ve started to create some very basic designs, and have now produced TWO different unique parts for some of my drone fleet.
Immortal T Mount
First I needed a TBS Immortal T antenna mount for one of my DJI HD based quads. Check it out.
Yeah it is basic, and I’ll probably move the antenna to the middle or back later but these mounts are working great.
Ummagawd Acrobrat Antenna Mount
After breaking a few antenna mounts and a VTX, I ended up zip tying the antenna to the frame. That was OK, but the antenna wasn’t in a great position and was still very susceptible to damage.
So I whipped up an antenna mount in Fusion 360. Took a bit of a wild guess on the angle, and got it nailed. The antenna is just about perfectly vertical when the quad is flying forward.
I’m about to experience my first DJI FPV warranty/repair. Will report what happens in “part two.” I bought these DJI HD goggles about a month ago and when I got them out to fly during my lunch a few days ago, saw yellow spots in the display, one with a tail like a comet.
I must say it is going to suck not having the goggles for awhile, as I was really enjoying flying the system. The visual quality has been fantastic.
Momentous occasion. Got my first DJI HD rig flying, on 6S. It’s an iFlight DC50 frame, deadcat style. The image quality in the goggles is stunning. I was not able to get the DJI VTX antennas to mount in the included 3D printed mount without them popping out of the MMCX connectors. Super annoying. So just rigged up a temporary zip tie setup which won’t do well in a crash. Yes I know the T antenna in the front isn’t a great locale, but this build is so back heavy I was trying to put anything I could forward.
Just flew around the neighborhood so no real ripping. It feels heavy though, compared to my 6S Chameleon. Flies very smooth though. I plan to do a blog post about this and my DJI impressions soon.
Maiden Flight Video
Here’s the first flight test. Working!