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Spyda 500 Quad Remix

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Spyda 500 Quad Remix by Andycap Jan 20, 2014
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I have made a few parts for the Spyda 500. Body shell, Top plate with mounting points for the MultiWii/Cirrus controller board case that I have also included. The controller case mounts to the top plate with orange ear plugs to give vibration isolation.

I have also added a stronger DJI arm after finding that the included DJI one flexes quite a bit.

Added a mount that can be used for APM 2.5 with my top plate. Called generic mount.

Added a wall bracket to store your Spyda 500.

Added a gimbal mount that fits on the front and will bolt to top and bottom plate with 4 m3 socket head cap screws. The mounting holes are 2.5mm I tap them out to m3. you will need to make two holes in top and bottom plate 34mm apart at centres. If you use my top plate the holes are already there but the bottom plate will need them.

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I printed off the shell and it doesnt fit on Gyrobots design????
Its too long and not wide enough.
Are your plates different and its designed to fit them only or has something changed?

Have you printed the DeeJayEye or the Crossfire plate from my Spyda Design? This cover here is for the DeeJayEye version.

Ah, that would be it. Ive used the Crossfire plate. Thanks for clearing that up for me. I don't suppose you know of any covers that will fit the Crossfire?

hi there how didn't u print the top case im having trouble three times top bit folds in didn't u use surrports thanks

do these arms have the same bolt pattern as the spyda quad?

Do you have a solidworks file for the body? I'd like to modify it to hold an fpv camera.

Just doesn't print with makerware, and dual extruder, the back corners curl up and my extruder knoks the piece out of place, i was thinking on adding a second inside layer which rounds those corners more. on the inside

Can you provide a list of the parts that have built SPYDA 500?

Andycap, how exactly does your shell attach to the top plate?

There are three blocks on the cover. I use velcro to hold it on. I printed mine with no supports, it does struggle in a few places but prints ok. You just get a few hanging strands on the inside of the cover.

Hi, I printed the spyda 500 with your DJI arms but after some small crashes the "feet" seem to break along the printed plane so I would like to modify the arms and share my results. Would you happen to have the STP file to make it easier to modify in Solidworks, as the STL file imports as a solid body with many many surfaces that makes it hard to modify?

There are step files of the arms in the original Spyda 500 thing.

Hi. Sorry for the delay in replying to you. I have only just seen the message you sent. Do you still require the files for solidworks?

Thank you, but Gyrobot had already uploaded the step files for me.

Hey! I have printed a version of the Spyda, the "thicker" arms but I feel that they flex quite a bit. I was going to strengthen them with some 1/8" carbon finer rod glued to the centreline of each arm. Before I do, are these arms considerably stiffer? If so I won't bother, I'll just print your version... Thoughts? :)

Hi. I also printed the dji arms with the spyda 500 and found them to be very flexible when printed in abs. The one I have done on my remix is a lot stiffer and only adds about 5 grams to each arm. I printed with .15 layer height, 3 shells and 40% infill and am very happy with the results.

I'm curious, do you know if the original bought DJI arms which are solid are as stiff as this one printed at 40% infill?

I have a hex and a quad that have the dji style arms. Both quality chassis and my arms are about the same for stiffness as those arms but are about 17 grams lighter each arm. I cannot compare with genuine DJI arms though. I have no concerns about the stiffness now though and would replace any broken arms on my quad or hex with these arms.

Sounds great, would you mind therefore, if I replace the arms in the original Spyda with these ones and attribution to this thing and yourself?

Yes go ahead, just mention me somewhere in there.

Thank you very much, all done.

When you say the "thicker" arms, do you mean the thicker Crossfire arms or the DJI arms (which are not thicker)? The arm in this remix is a DJI arm which has a different hole pattern to the Crossfire.

very nice work. any tips of printing that shell?

I printed it with no raft or supports. layer 1.5 shells 2 infill 20% Printed fine on my Flashforge Creator.

Thanks. Yes the arms are printed too, It had its test flight this evening and flew great with Megapirate on the multiwii. I usually fly with APM but had the multiwii given my so thought your quad would be a good platform to try it on.

I really like the whole design. Well done.

Liking what you have done, printed arms too? Well done,