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GoPro mount & legs for the Dji f450 quadcopter

by swepet, published

GoPro mount & legs for the Dji f450 quadcopter by swepet Nov 17, 2012

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youtube.com/watch?v=cGfxn7FXdyY

Less is more! Minimalistic tiltable gopro-mount and legs for the "Dji f450 flame wheel" quadcopter. Should now work with all model of gopro cameras. No linkages gives a smooth tilt with zero play. It also has the awesome ability to look straight down !

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what size servo fits this mount? I printed it. Micro servos and standard sized RC car servos don't fit. Thanks!

You might want to check your everything file...the only item on the platform is the bracket...everything else is hovering.

Hi!
Anyone know how many channels you need on your sender?
How many has the Phantom sender that comes with it?
How many features can you control with a sender?
I know the spec says you need at least 4channel, but you need mor if you like the return home, and lock function.. (2 more channels)
Is there more stuff also?
One for the servo.. 7 ch then?
Im wondering of buying a naza and gps, but for just 1000kr more you get the DJi sender with the phantom also, instead of the F450 here...

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Watch the presentation video:
youtube.com/watch?v=cGfxn7FXdyY

Print, build and fly!

I printed my parts with 20% infill, made them strong with low weight.

Servo used: Turnigy MG930 Digital Metal Gear Servo 3.6kg / 26g / 0.14sec
(a round servo horn was included when i last bought this servo)

hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9391__Turnigy_MG930_Digital_Metal_Gear_Servo_3_6kg_26g_0_14sec.html

The "top" piece grabs the "dji f450 flame wheel"s top plate, that is for reducing vibration. Also the top piece can be used to mount fpv gear on. On mine i have a power filter and a video transmitter.


Two bolts and nuts are needed to mount the top and bottom pieces to the frame. It is possible to adjust the position of the mount, if you do not wish to have the arms in the corners at all.

However i like to be able to see the arms in the corners when flying, and by just tilting down a couple of degrees they are gone...

I use some tiny screws to mount the round servo horn to the bottom piece. But i think glue will work just fine.

The servo is just screwed to the "gopro" part. And do use locktite when fasten the horn/mount to the servo, you don't want that to come off.

To fasten the gopro to the mount, use "textile elastic band", it is strong and will not break. Also by just using a shorter elastic band i think even the new Gopro 3 will fit. The knot you make on the elastic band should be forward, and then the elastic band should go back through the inside of teh mount when fasten the gopro.

The legs are very simple, they just snap on.

The sketchup file also includes some other experimental parts, upwards tiltable, and foam anti vibration parts etc..

Happy flying !

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oski on Sep 17, 2013 said:

what size servo fits this mount? I printed it. Micro servos and standard sized RC car servos don't fit. Thanks!

marvins_dad on May 17, 2013 said:

You might want to check your everything file...the only item on the platform is the bracket...everything else is hovering.

henrik991 on Apr 10, 2013 said:

Hi!
Anyone know how many channels you need on your sender?
How many has the Phantom sender that comes with it?
How many features can you control with a sender?
I know the spec says you need at least 4channel, but you need mor if you like the return home, and lock function.. (2 more channels)
Is there more stuff also?
One for the servo.. 7 ch then?
Im wondering of buying a naza and gps, but for just 1000kr more you get the DJi sender with the phantom also, instead of the F450 here...

jzawodn on Dec 19, 2012 said:

Very nice. I'll ping you via email about ordering one. :-)

SirGronk on Nov 25, 2012 said:

Cool, thanks!

SirGronk on Nov 20, 2012 said:

Excellent. I just ordered the frame, and plan on using these enhancements.

The Turnigy MG930 servo seems to be out of stock everywhere. Are there others that would work with this setup, to your knowledge?

PolakiumEngineering on Nov 17, 2012 said:

Great job with your GoPro mount. I really like the simplicity and compactness of the design.

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