Main electronics and avionics have now been installed
Components I’m Using:
- Almost everything is velcroed on to the acrylic (it sticks well) including the battery
- Pixhawk is mounted on a square plate with 3DR anti-vibration foam
- Most electronics are mounted on middle plate, except for GPS, which is mounted on the top place to reduce interference (no mast).
- DIY Power distribution system with 10 AWG wire splitting in to 4 sets of 16AWG wire. The battery is connected with 4mm HXT plugs, while the motors and the ESCs are connected via 3.5mm bullet plugs
The cheap plastic props had to be reamed with a prop reamer to fit the 8mm shaft of the prop adapter. Nobody sells a metric prop reamer with a starting shaft size of 6mm (they all start at 1/4″!) I had to use a standard prop reamer that produced horribly off centered shaft holes. I bought a Durbo Prop Balancer and balanced the blades with tape, but I doubt it will do much good.
Next up: Test Flights!