Thursday, September 1, 2016

A little more Doink(er)

I made some more progress on the Doinker.  In fact, short of the props, it's complete.

There were a few steps leading up to that though.  I had to populate the PicoBlox.  The first thing I added was the power stub for the camera.

I really didn't get any pictures of modifying the receiver tray, and the spektrum satellite.  It's stuffed under the flight controller.  I have thick spacers under the FC to provide clearance for the satellite wire.

It's not the most pretty solution, but the "wedge them in" ESC mounts is quite elegant.

16ga wire is a little big.  Here I'm trying to get the receiver bound.  

Happily, I only got one motor wired backwards.  That's a first.  I've had as many as three of four spinning the wrong way.  The wires on the 1104 motors have varnish on them, so when you shorten, and strip them to attach to the ESCs, sand the wires a little, or else your flux and solder just ball up and fall off.

In the end, I swapped the 16ga lead for 20ga going to a JST plug.  Most of my multi cell lipos are either e-flite 3pin, or T-connector.  So I built two adapters to I can use all three kinds of battery without any real strain.

Next is to order a few batteries, and cut down some props.  

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