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Fit skids to a quad.

Started by Allanm, Saturday,April 06, 2013, 11:35:43

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Allanm

So, I have an f450 clone and a set of Align 600 skids and I want to fix them to each other.
But, I cant figure out which is the best way to do this without risking breaking anything if it lands a bit heavier than normal..
Has anybody fitted these skids to a clone quad and if so, how did you mount them?
Allan

firey1

i have the same setup
i put 1 m3 bolt through center of skid and aligned with the center slot on the frame at both ends i have had hard enough landing to bent the skid pipes but no damage to mounting or the quad frame
MIKE

550 RC Spider quad for FPV
550 Alien quad (my sons now)
F450 quad
450 size bell 212, MD500,Augusta 109
600 size Huey running apm 2.5  3 planes  Taranis and 9xr  radios Skyzone FPV goggles

Allanm

That';s perfect, thank you. I just drilled a couple of holes in each skid mount and fitted it onto the base of mine, replacing one of the main arm to frame screws in each corner with the ones supplied with the skids to fix it in place.
Looks pretty good too

Allan

Gaza07

You could take a pic and show us how good it looks  ~~

Quote from: Allanm on Saturday,April 06, 2013, 14:49:35
That';s perfect, thank you. I just drilled a couple of holes in each skid mount and fitted it onto the base of mine, replacing one of the main arm to frame screws in each corner with the ones supplied with the skids to fix it in place.
Looks pretty good too

Allan

Allanm

Saturday,April 06, 2013, 18:27:43 #4 Last Edit: Sunday,April 07, 2013, 18:06:56 by Allanm
Quote from: Gaza07 on Saturday,April 06, 2013, 17:36:13
You could take a pic and show us how good it looks  ~~


Ok, just a quick one then.....



Allan

Gaza07

That looks really good thanks for sharing  ~~ what gps do you have or is it in some sort of case  ?

Allanm

I';m embarrassed to say I dont really know. The quad was bought from Peter King and these were new gps units that come plastic cased and just marked with "GPS Global Positioning System" on the top.
I suppose I could have opened the case and had a peek inside, but I wasn';t sure if it was going to be a sealed unit, so left it alone.
I guess someone else will open one up and see whats inside. It seems to work very well though. The only thing I did was to modify the mount.
We have no wind here at the moment, so I will be taking it out for a flight and give it a thorough testing to check it all works as it should.
Allan

Gaza07


davethepitch

Hello all

I used Trex 550 skids and then used double sided sticky gyro pads to secure and cushion the skids and then used cable ties to secure and i have no vibration or impact issues at all.  :smiley:

Dave


Gaza07

Nice job Dave thans for sharing the pic  ~~

Allanm

This was only my second flight away from the back garden full of trees and the flight went very well, skids were well up to the job of cushioning a couple of firm touch downs and a bonus is they help a little more with orientation. I could see the upturned front of the skids quite easily when the rest of the quad was just a silhouette.

And a few lessons leant with the camera mounted on the front...

1, do everything slowly.  I almost made myself dizzy looking at the playback of a 360 degree turn at about 2 hundred feet up. ( it sure is small at that height!)
2, dampen down the vibrations. I may need to balance the props a bit better, and the camera mount is too firm. I need to look at something to cushion it a bit more.
3, practice smooth descents..... Its a bit disconcerting when you are high up and you cant hear the motors, its difficult to judge how much to lower the stick
4, go out and fly more.....but keep the altitude down.
5, land before the battery alarm goes off and the Alsation runs up to see whats just about to hit the ground and I know I cant take off again ....

Great fun.

Allan


davethepitch

Quote from: Allanm on Sunday,April 07, 2013, 07:26:07
I';m embarrassed to say I dont really know. The quad was bought from Peter King


Hello Allanm

The quad on the left was built by Peter as i was at his house a few weeks ago and he knows his stuff and this quad has a Crius all in one pro V2 with the latest firmware and GPS fitted.

The quad on the right is just a cheapish test quad that i have built to see if i could actually build one and this is the quad that i wanted the KK V2.0 LCD database settings for.

I was going to let a friend use it but for some reason he does not seem that interested when i mention it to him.

Allanm

Quote from: davethepitch on Sunday,April 07, 2013, 18:49:08
Hello Allanm

The quad on the left was built by Peter as i was at his house a few weeks ago and he knows his stuff and this quad has a Crius all in one pro V2 with the latest firmware and GPS fitted.

The quad on the right is just a cheapish test quad that i have built to see if i could actually build one and this is the quad that i wanted the KK V2.0 LCD database settings for.

I was going to let a friend use it but for some reason he does not seem that interested when i mention it to him.


I think I would jump at the chance of borrowing a ready built quad!
I just updated the firmware on mine, although I seem to have a Multiwii Pro V2 board.
This was my first flight in very light wind and I managed to test out Alt hold, loiter and RTL as well as getting up to around 200 to 300ft.
RTL was particularly impressive. When I flicked the switch it turned towards me and came over gently, landing perfectly within a foot or so of its launch position.
Bit weird though because I flicked the gear switch and it came back. I have RTL setup to F mode1 and Flaps1
Flicking the gear switch in mission planner flight mode settings does nothing!

It all seemed to work well though. I just need to work on damping down the camera vibrations

Allan