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Jumping into the 3D printer game

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Categories: 3D PrintingBuild LogEquipmentMultirotor Aircraft
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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.

 


New Build Started: 3 Inch Acrobrat HD Freestyle Quadcopter

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Friday, July 26th, 2019
Categories: Aerial ImageryBuild LogEquipmentFPVMultirotor Aircraft
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I just started up my 3rd build in three weeks.  This one is the three inch Acrobrat HD Freestyle Quadcopter.  I had “accidentally” bought some motors and decided to build a quad around them. Hehe.

This one will have a RunCam split camera. The Split is not only an FPV camera, but also captures 1080p/60fps HD.  That camera along with the Acrobrat frame which has some nice vibration dampening makes for a quad that can produce some fantastic HD video without a GoPro. We shall see.

This build is about half way done. Should be launching it this weekend.

 

 

 


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