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IFLY-4 Quadcopter - Cheap Aerial Imaging(Video) Platform (pictures&videos)
IFLY-4 Quadcopter - Cheap Aerial Imaging(Video) Platform (pictures&v...
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folded, 36x36mm FC as size comparison
unfolded, afropower inside
compare with my wood/alu frame from where I'll be taking the FC. exactly same size.
wired up esc32s
ESC32s in the bottom, ready for power distro
power distro in progress
all wired up and ready for fc
It comes fully built and very nicely packaged.
Looks the same, but very very different. BTW the right one is the latest version!
As received, all folded up
This is the FC and distribution board. There are 5 wires coming out of the IC2 ESC, the other 2 wires are for the LED at the bottom of each arm.
The back side of the FC, which go into the power distribution board. You can see the FC is stuck onto the power distribution board with double side foam tape.
Here is the bottom of the quad
The USB is quite easy to get to, even with the FC mounted onto the quad.
This is the front side. It's easy enough to figure out which wire goes where from the FC label.
The 15A IC2 ESC are firmly installed with screws! quick disassemble of the motors with the 2mm banana plugs.
ESC removed, revealing a nice channel in the arm for the LED wires, you can also see that the inserts in the arms for the ESC screws. If they where cheap about it, the screws would have simply screwed directly into the plastic.
Flashing LEDS for each of the four corners... Front - Blue, Back - Red. Nice stainless screws for fixing the motors...
The props use an adapter which goes into the prop, so it is screwed onto the shaft.
You can see the clearance between the prop and the arm. Some people have complained about it... but we will see.
One thing I'm 'anal' on is the label being stuck skew!! Happy to report, it is possible to peel off and re-position!! Here it is straight! ;)
This is the old frame that GLB is selling
This is the latest material from Ideal Fly!
Idea fly booth (with Joe at the middle right)
ShenZhen Convention Center (bigger than some airports I've been to)
DJI's new Hex frame
This is what I keep getting everyday.
Covered in a lot of this stuff...
Then the moulded packing tray.
2 minutes later..
Box turned around the right way, just for the hell of it!
....Then I check the weather for this weekend.....Duh!
Camera mount using RC fuel line, silicone type very flexible. Gopro Strap mount with velcro around ends.
Used with just an 808 key chain camera for longer flight times.
MaxAmp 3250 100c nice and light for the power, but spendy. Electric Fly 3350 25 c which does good also.
I hope this explains what I'm asking, does the turquoise coloured wire loop between S1 and S2 as the diagram shows? Thanks in advance.
The two bolt heads pass from inside the mount and there is a piece of shoe insole foam under the base plate, then the horizontal plate from the camera box (black coloured)) other side of that is another piece of foam, then another ply plate and the bolt h
The mount on the frame for the baseplate, I used carbon tube for spacers with long bolts running through, screwed into the frame holes. Under the bolt heads, I cut some hard rubber I had lying around and put washers on the other side, immediately beneath
A closer look at the camera mount on the baseplate.
An expanded view.
My servo in postion, I used some old RC car steering parts I had lying around, they connect to ball links.
Side on view of the baseplate mounts.
And here it is with the camera mounted. A single piece of looped velcro applied very tightly is all I used.
Here is how it arrives from HobbyKing
Look for exposed connectors and wires, be sure to cover them up
I just used hot glue around the exposed connectors so they don't touch each other
I wonder what this 4pin port is for?
Not sure about this port as well
Cut away some heat shrink for better cooling....... notice very little solder here
Lots of solder here.....????? mine are ALL different
Use hot glue to secure all the tiny wires as well as cover the exposed connections
Balance ALL the props..... mine were out quite a lot
The hobbyking one is on the right
LED`s installed on the front
Remote switch on the transmitter to turn LED`s on and off in flight
Gopro mounted with Velcro on a piece of balsa wood thats zap strapped on
Original box used to transport the quad
Just remove the landing gear
place them in first like this
Then the quad nose first
almost fits...... just the back props stick out
Velcro the top closed...... and away you go
Screen captures from the news article.
Flying inside the studio, it looks like it is carrying a lot of gear!
As you can see these Ifly-4 ESC's don't have any heat sink,you can just make out where the chip in the top right hand side burnt out,i still haven't found why this might of burnt out,apart from over heating.
Plus on this shot the solder looks a bit to close for my liking where the motor wires plug in,as i'm not an electric engineer what do i know.
The rubber band is hooked to itself with a wire 'S' hook.
Rush Job Setup
Use kit plates as template for new wider fibre glass board plates. Then measure spacing of threaded inserts in bottom of frame and drill holes to line up.
Drill mounting holes large enough to fit servo grommets to isolate bolts from camera mount
Bolt plate to bottom with silicone rubber isolaters from heli landing skid "nuts" or something equivalent.
4 bolts through plate and isolated from camera mount. Be careful with bolt length as they can thread in to far and contact the main IFly circuit board and crack it. Use a magnifying glass to check the length once installed.
Spacers from carbon tube, bolts, rubber and foam washers, not overtight, just enough to 'bite'.
Showing the servo output horn in place
Max tilt from the servo although in reality is unlikely this much movement will be needed.
Back of cam box.
Other side, shows rubber band, cut, overlapped and glued, again not too tight.
And from the side.
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